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Mrs. True from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Human Rights Expedition

My students need 12 copies each of 9 books, and 1 copy of 1 additional title.

  • $992 goal

This project expired on February 14, 2011.

This project expired on February 14, 2011.

My Students

During our Human Rights Expedition, our middle school students have been challenged to expand their world view. Reading novels about compelling characters and the struggles endured will open the students mind to what others have gone through . . . and are going through today.

Our students are middle schoolers (7th and 8th grade) from the Midwest and are attending an Expeditionary Learning school.

They come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. They choose to come to our school for a more project/problem based learning experience.

My Project

With the books, students will be able to experience being involved in the lives and circumstances of young people who have lived through very difficult times. Not only will they gain insight to issues that have in the 20th century and are still happening today.

Reading is a challenge to students today.

We have been reading news articles about human rights violations and we have watched the students become personally invested in the lives of people around the world. We hope that reading these novels about a character's experiences will only further deepen their openness and caring toward others.

Mrs. True
Never Before Funded Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
Never Before Funded

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sold Patricia McCormick • Barnes and Noble $7.68 12 $92.16
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution Ji-li Jiang, Foreword by David Henry Hwang • Barnes and Noble $5.97 12 $71.64
Milkweed Jerry Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $6.41 12 $76.92
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced Nujood Ali, Delphine Minoui • Barnes and Noble $8.20 12 $98.40
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas John Boyne • Barnes and Noble $7.68 12 $92.16
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Adapted by Sarah Thomson • Barnes and Noble $7.68 12 $92.16
Messenger Lois Lowry • Barnes and Noble $6.41 12 $76.92
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah • Barnes and Noble $8.20 12 $98.40
Copper Sun Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $7.68 12 $92.16
Homeless Bird Gloria Whelan • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12

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