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Mr. Y. from Washington DC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seeing History is Believing Part 1

The cost of the U.S. History DVDs is $2248, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>

  • $2,248 goal

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I teach American History at an urban middle school in DC. My students are eager to learn but have difficulty and/or no motivation to read text(s) at length. I would love to show students videos of various aspects of history so they can experience visually as well as audibly America's exciting, and sometimes controversial past. The goal of the "Seeing History is Believing" History Project is to give students the knowledge of the past with the tools of the present to inspire them to affect change in the future. I brought in a VHS/DVD player from home. However, I need videos that address appropriate themes and events related to American history. The topics I am required to cover are broad and the various topics in history greatly exceed the contents in my personal collection. I teach 100 students, all eighth graders. My students really respond to video, as part of instruction. They are especially excited when I teach using videos. My desire is to teach American History in the most effective, impactful manner. Please give me the resources I need to keep my kids excited about learning history!

Mr. Y.
Grades 6-8
  • Bertie Backus Middle School
  • Washington, DC
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Encyclopedia of the 20th Century: Days that Shook the World • Social Studies School Service $29.99 1 $29.99
10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America • Social Studies School Service $39.95 1 $39.95
Cartoons Go To War • Social Studies School Service $24.95 1 $24.95
Readings from Voices of a People's History of the United States • Social Studies School Service $25.00 1 $25.00
Sacagawea • Social Studies School Service $19.99 1 $19.99
The Civil War • Social Studies School Service $129.99 1 $129.99
500 Nations • Social Studies School Service $59.98 1 $59.98
Scottsboro-An American Tragedy: The American Experience • Social Studies School Service $24.99 1 $24.99
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson • Social Studies School Service $24.99 1 $24.99
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow • Social Studies School Service $99.00 1 $99.00
Something Strong Within • Social Studies School Service $19.95 1 $19.95
Riding the Rails • Social Studies School Service $19.95 1 $19.95
Life in the Thirties: Project XX • Social Studies School Service $19.98 1 $19.98
The Roaring Twenties: America in the Twentieth Century • Social Studies School Service $79.00 1 $79.00
Terrorism In Our World • Social Studies School Service $152.00 1 $152.00
Everybody's Ethnic: Your Invisible Culture • Social Studies School Service $89.00 1 $89.00
Films from the First Amendment Project • Social Studies School Service $26.95 1 $26.95
Bill of Rights, Bill of Responsibilities: Bill Maher • Social Studies School Service $79.95 1 $79.95
An Empire of Reason: The Ratification of the U.S. Constitution • Social Studies School Service $95.00 1 $95.00
The Presidents • Social Studies School Service $49.95 1 $49.95
The Road to Brown • Social Studies School Service $49.95 1 $49.95
With All Deliberate Speed: The Legacy of Brown v. Board • Social Studies School Service $39.95 1 $39.95
The Rosa Parks Story • Social Studies School Service $14.98 1 $14.98
The Murder of Emmitt Till: The American Experience • Social Studies School Service $29.98 1 $29.98
Strange Fruit • Social Studies School Service $49.95 1 $49.95
1776: Reproducible Curriculum Unit • Social Studies School Service $19.95 1 $19.95
1776: The Musical • Social Studies School Service $29.95 1 $29.95
FREEDOM: A History of US • Social Studies School Service $200.00 1 $200.00
The Greatest Speeches of All Time • Social Studies School Service $38.00 1 $38.00
The Speeches Collection • Social Studies School Service $39.98 1 $39.98

Materials cost

$1,623.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$1,843.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$404.56

Total project goal

$2,247.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,247.56

4 Donors

-$2,168.24

Donations toward project cost

-$1,843.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$325.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$79.32

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$0.00

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