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Mr. Brooks from Marietta GA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Black Heritage

Help me give my students flags and posters for an African-American Heritage Festival.

  • $474 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students of my Title I school are some of the most caring, diverse and hard-working teenagers in Georgia. They face many challenges each morning, including having worked the night before, helping younger siblings with homework the night before and helping them off to school, and having to arrive on time to school ready to learn in a climate of high expectations.

In addition, our campus is under construction, so they have to walk from our bus port to one of 4 trailers or to one of 5 buildings in the elements with no overhead protection.

We have slightly over 2000 students and 60% are Hispanic, 30% are Black and the rest are White and Asian. Even with this mixed population, conflict rarely happens and the students work together to make our very fractured campus a community. Our mission statement is One Goal, Many Paths: Student Success.

My Project

For the first time in over 9 years, for Black History Month, my school is holding an African American Heritage Night. This will benefit students in our World Geography, Honors World Geography, AP Human Geography and U.S. History courses. Many of our students are unaware that African slaves were held outside of the Continental United States. We will have lecturers, immigrants and other community speakers that will be able to enlighten our students about the differences in the roles, histories and cultures of Africans throughout the Diaspora.

I fully expect that this festival will make textbook information come to life in a way that students will be able to appreciate and celebrate that different Africans in the Americas all have a unique history based on their geographical background.

This experience will help teach the standard for Human Geography ( Evaluate how the physical and human characteristics of places and regions are connected to human identities and cultures). In addition, it will help teach the US History standard of exploring the relationship between slavery, growing north-south divisions, and westward expansion that led to the outbreak of the Civil War.

I fully expect this experience to affect test scores on the Advanced Placement Human Geography Exam as well as the US History End of Couse Test. We will have food, trivia, celebrations, and entertainment provided by community leaders. Students at our school come from all over the African Diaspora and therefore they will be able to learn about each other's cultures. We have food donations and entertainment but with no budget, we have a large cafeteria to decorate and these items can be used for years to come. The flags to induce pride and the posters to provide information on the accomplishments of Africans throughout the Diaspora.

Mr. Brooks
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic Teacher's Friend Notable African Americans Bulletin Board (TF8026) • Amazon Business $21.38 1 $21.38
Biggie Smalls 3D Poster Wall Art Decor Print | 11.8x15.7 | Lenticular Posters & Pictures | Memorabilia Gifts for Guys & Girls Bedroom | Biggy Notorious Big Greatest Hits Vinyl Album Cover Photo • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Trends International Whitney Houston Smiles Wall Poster 22.375" x 34" • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Martin Luther King Poster (13x18 Non Laminated MLK Poster) Black History Posters for Classroom (1 MLK Jr Poster Included) Non Laminated • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Malcolm X Poster (Black History Posters 13x18 Non Laminated) Social Justice Civil Rights Posters (1 Poster Included) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Rosa Parks Poster - Civil Rights Art (13x18 inch Black Women History Poster) History Classroom Decorations - Famous Women Posters (1 Poster Included- Non Laminated) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Maya Angelou Quotes Wall Art Poster (13x18 Non Laminated Maya Angelou Poster) Black History Posters for Classroom, Home or Office • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Prince 3D Poster Wall Art Decor Print | 11.8 x 15.7 | Lenticular Posters & Pictures | Memorabilia Gifts for Guys & Girls Bedroom | Greatest Hits CD Memorabilia Hot Rock Pop Music Star Purple Rain • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Kobe Bryant Quotes-"Great Things Come From Hard Work"- 8 x 10" -Motivational Basketball Poster Print-Ready to Frame. Home-Office-Locker Room-Gym Dxe9cor. Perfect Wall Art to Inspire Perseverance. • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
AZ FLAG Sierra Leone Flag 3' x 5' - Sierra Leonese Flags 90 x 150 cm - Banner 3x5 ft • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
AZ FLAG Barbados Flag 3' x 5' - Barbadian Flags 90 x 150 cm - Banner 3x5 ft • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
AZ FLAG Somalia Flag 3' x 5' - Somali Flags 90 x 150 cm - Banner 3x5 ft • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Sudan Flag Polyester 3 ft. x 5 ft. • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Foot Dominican Republic Flag - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - Dominican National Flags Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
DFLIVE- Cameroon Flag 3x5 ft Printed Polyester Fly Cameroonian National Flag Banner with Brass Grommets • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
DANF Panama Flag 3x5 Foot Polyester Panamanian National Flags Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
DFLIVE Angola Country Flag 3x5 ft Printed Polyester Fly Angola National Flag Banner with Brass Grommets • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
DFLIVE Cape Verde Country Flag 3x5 ft Printed Polyester Fly Cape Verde National Flag Banner with Brass Grommets • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
DFLIVE Republic of Liberia Country Flag 3x5 ft Printed Polyester Fly Republic of Liberia National Flag Banner with Brass Grommets • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
DFLIVE Bahamas Flag 3x5 ft Printed Polyester Fly Bahamian CARIBBEAN Flag Banner with Brass Grommets • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
DFLIVE Gambia Country Flag 3x5 ft Printed Polyester Fly Gambia National Flag Banner with Brass Grommets … • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Trends International Tupac-Praying Mount Wall Poster, 22.375" x 34", Poster & Mount Bundle • Amazon Business $6.45 1 $6.45
US Flag Store Tanzania 3ft x 5ft Printed Polyester • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Foot American US Flag - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - USA Flags Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Foot United Kingdom UK Flag - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - British National Flags Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Foot Brazil Flag - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - Brazilian National Flags Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Foot Guyana Flag The Golden Arrowhead - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - Guyanese Flags Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Foot South Africa Flag - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - South African National Flags Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Foot Nigeria Flag - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - Nigerian National Flags Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Foot Cuba Flag - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - Cuban National Flags Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Foot Ethiopia Flag - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - Ethiopian National Flags Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Foot Kenya Flag - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - Republic of Kenya Flags Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Feet Rwanda Flag - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - The Republic of Rwanda Flags Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Foot Jamaica Flag - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - Jamaican National Flags Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Foot Puerto Rico Flag - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - Puerto Rican National Flags Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Foot Haiti Flag - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - Haitian National Flags Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Foot Flag of Trinidad and Tobago - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - Trinidad & Tobago Flag Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Foot Ghana Flag - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - Ghanaian National Flags Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Foot Egypt Flag - Vivid Color and UV Fade Resistant - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - Egyptian Flags Polyester with Brass Grommets 3 X 5 Ft • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

Materials cost

$343.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$402.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.05

Total project goal

$473.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$473.64

5 Donors

-$438.34

Donations toward project cost

-$402.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.30

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$0.00

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