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Ms. Chen from Chicago IL is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Carmen Brings Opera to Lake View High School

The cost of sending 38 students and four teachers to the Lyric Opera to see "Carmen" is $1074, including <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>.

  • $1,094 goal

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I am a French teacher at a North Side inner city Chicago Public School where 85% of our student body composed primarily of Hispanic, Black, Eastern European, and Asian are on public assistance. My students are bright,enthusiastic,and eager to go beyond the classroom walls and textbooks to explore French. We have had volunteer guest speakers from the business, art, music, and culinary communities share their experiences with my students. My students have also visited free exhibits of Impressionist artists at the Art Institute. These experiences have enriched their lives. In March 2006 the opera "Carmen" comes to the Lyric Opera House. I would like to take my advanced students to the March 16th matinee and show that opera music just might challenge their world of hip hop and salsa. My unit includes intro to what opera is, the reading, listening, and viewing of selected scenes from the opera, and a variety of follow up activities. The Lyric Opera House education committee also provides a curriculum that I can adapt for my classes as part of my instruction. If I can expose my students to a live opera performance, I know they will benefit. The French language set to music sung with so much emotion, beautiful costumes, history come to life, stage sets, and just the idea of being in an opera house will make this an aesthetic education and an unforgettable personal experience that will further enrich their lives.

Ms. Chen
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 38 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Destination Partipants Total
Lyric Opera
(the opera &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;Carmen&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;)
38 students and 4 teachers $858.00

Trip cost

$858.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$896.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$196.88

Total project goal

$1,093.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,093.76

1 Donor

-$1,042.66

Donations toward project cost

-$897.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$145.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$51.24

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$0.00

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