You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $249 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Coit
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Bringing Our History to Life

My students need 35 copies of "One Crazy Summer" to explore the genre of historical fiction.

My Students

"History teaches everything including the future".-Lamartine My students ARE the future! In exploring the genre of historical fiction, I want to expose my students to their rich history so they are able to value and respect the present and the future they will create.

My students are the hardest working students in a violent, often tumultuous inner city in Maryland.

They often ride one or two mass transit buses to get to school each morning and face the perils of poverty, crime and violence. Despite these challenges, my students come to school everyday--and for an EXTENDED school day in order to prepare to climb the mountain to college. They show grit in pushing through challenges so that their future can be one of choices.

My Project

Having access to "One Crazy Summer" as our capstone reading unit, my students will be invited into a realistic, historical world in which they will surely be able to see themselves, despite the setting in 1968. They will feel as if they are experiencing the trials and tribulations of the Civil Rights Movement just like the engaging characters in the book. This beautifully written novel will surely transport them to a time and place that should not be forgotten.

Your donations will help students learn about and value their own history.

It will expose them to realities they may not have understood before and will allow them to understand the world around them in a much clearer, powerful way. This story will impact students as people and as learner, as they deeply explore a new literary genre...and their own history.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Books $5.10 35 $178.50

Materials cost

$178.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$211.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.27

Total project goal

$248.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$248.45

5 Donors

-$125.00

Donations toward project cost

-$106.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

match offer

-$123.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$104.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Baltimore","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[556746],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MD","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":992274,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/bringing-our-history-to-life/992274/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":35,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Coit","authorIds":{"556746":{"owner":"Mrs. Coit","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[992274],"proposalHash":"-1780988381","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-4_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":23,"teacherChallengeId":110925,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTgyMDUxNw==","MTY0MjQ0Mg==","MTgyMDQzMw==","MTgyMDQ1Ng==","MTgyMDUwNQ==","MTgyMDQ4OA=="],"teacherId":556746,"schoolCounty":"Baltimore City","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MD","name":"Maryland"}}