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Ms. Hamilton from Shageluk AK is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

4th Grade Trip Urban Survival

Help me give my students an urban experience opportunity to expand their knowledge.

  • $1,170 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is in a rural remote village in the interior of Alaska. Our village is the last remaining village on the Innoko River.

Something special about our village, school and students are that we are literally the last of our tribe, the Deg Hitan.

We try to instill a sense of pride in our students about our culture and also school pride, as we are also modern that way! They really don't realize how important and unique they are.

My students live a subsistence lifestyle which means they live off the land. Our fish, moose, waterfowl and greens all come from the land around us. Our traditions, our culture and our lifestyle is a life in harmony in the world around us.

We are not rich. We know how to work. We volunteer

A LOT. Our students know how to be kind, empathetic and gentle. I wish everyone could come and meet our students.

My Project

Our rural remote students will learn some fundamentals in how to live in the city including walking on city streets, bus schedules, restaurant behavior, introduce them to museums, science exhibits, farms and zoos. Most of our students have never been been outside of our village. We feel that the experience the students will have traveling to Anchorage will help them gain an understanding of behavior etiquette, how to cross streets, how to order and pay for food, how to ask for help, how to help each other, things to watch out for and be aware of and how to conduct themselves in public places.

Ms. Hamilton
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Lodging Innoko River School $950.00

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