Avoice Announces the Passing of Former Representative Major R Owens (NY)
Avoice announces the passing of former Representative Major Owens ( NY) Congressman Owens was an advocate for working class families and fought relentlessly to eliminate economic disparities in his community . Also known by his colleagues as ' Rapping Rep' because of his ability to write political rap songs , he was most recognized for his work in empowering the less fortunate . Legislatively , he aided in the passage of the Americans with Disability Act. A strong contender in the United States House of Representatives for over 20 years, we salute this champion of the people and we are grateful for his many contributions. For more information on the archives of Rep. Major Owens please visit here.
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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