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Ms. Vetter from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A More Inclusive World History Course needs South African Resources

Help me give my students a class set of the book, "Born a Crime" to supplement our study of South Africa.

  • $458 goal

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My Students

My students are diverse, quirky and among the kindest human beings I have had the pleasure to know! The are so invested in every opportunity that I can offer them and I'm so excited to introduce literature into our history classroom.

One of the most exciting things about my students is how passionately and empathetically they approach their history education.

They have so many questions about the depth of history and have a desire to understand it in all of its' complexities. They also want to see themselves in history and think a lot about angles of history that reflect their own experiences and backgrounds.

My Project

We are currently rewriting our second year "European History" course to be a "World History" course with a case study in South African history. We're hoping to help our students understand the nuance of personal experiences in world history.

Trevor Noah's book, "Born a Crime", isn't typically considered a "history" book, but his memoir about growing up in South Africa under Apartheid, is the perfect primary source to engage my students and have them thinking about the lived reality of the laws, dates and names we study.

Additionally we're requesting a few single copies of books to help us write the curriculum.

Ms. Vetter
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood • Amazon Business $15.77 20 $315.40
South Africa in World History (New Oxford World History) • Amazon Business $22.46 1 $22.46
A History of South Africa, Fourth Edition • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89

Materials cost

$353.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$389.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.66

Total project goal

$457.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$457.72

2 Donors

-$239.16

Donations toward project cost

-$207.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.12

match offer

-$214.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$182.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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