8th Annual Caribbean-American Heritage Month
Since 1969, members of the Congressional Black Caucus have remained committed to fighting for the rights of African-Americans and other underrepresented minorities across the globe. In June 2005, the House of Representatives unanimously adopted H Res.71, which recognized the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States. Members of the CBC have continued to be strong advocates for issues that affect the livelihood of Caribbean –Americans and the region. From founding CBC member Rep. Shirley Chisholm to current members Rep. Donna Christensen and Yvette Clarke, the region continues to have a consistently strong legislative voice in Congress. This month marks the eighth anniversary of Caribbean- American Heritage Month. This year we applaud the CBC for their efforts in supporting the agenda of Caribbean-American community and we recognize the progress made by this group to remain an active part of public service.
The Avoice Section For Educators is Expanding!
Avoice presents our new lesson unit on the making of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Exhibit; this new teacher's guide will offer educators flexible ways to bring primary sources into the classroom.
The new Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Lesson Unit joins four other units already offered as part of the Avoice For Educators Section. Explore the units for classroom activities, vocabulary lists, worksheets, timelines, bibliographies and other great resources. Each unit is designed to meet national educational standards and draws on the extensive primary sources in the Avoice collection to give teachers a way to incorporate digitized documents, photos, videos and other online resources into their history, social studies, political science and environmental science lessons.
Check out the Avoice lesson units available now:
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
The Voting Act of 1965
The Anti-Apartheid Movement
The Environmental Justice Movement
Women of the Congressional Black Caucus
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