More than half of students from low‑income households
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Civil Rights Movement: The 1960's: Part 2
My students need an Apple iOS iPad so that we can use ebooks, research, look up authentic articles and primary resources to learn about civil rights.
Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction," Martin Luther King, Jr., The Purpose of Education. It was not so long ago, during the Civil Rights Movement, that these now famous truths were spoken.
My students live in a low socioeconomic area with high unemployment and high poverty level.
About 75% of our students are on free and reduced lunch. My group of students are hands-on learners, and I feel this is very important for their education. I also believe in order to get the students motivated, we need to connect with their interests. What better way than through technology? With the high unemployment rate and poverty level in our community, the revenue is not available for the technology which is a necessity in a very competitive world and that every student should be able to access. My students need an Apple iOS iPad to keep up with the technology.
As an educator, it is my civic and moral duty to educate my students to examine and weigh truths for themselves. Upon approaching our unit of study on the Civil Rights Movement of the 60's, my U.S. history class of students would benefit immeasurably from the opportunity to utilize the ipad in their research. They would be able to reasearch biographies of rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., which being in a Title I school, our library does not posses these resources. Also, my students would research sources involved in the Civil Rights Act and its affect on anti-discrimination legislation. With such limited technology in my classroom, as well as the low income area, many without computers or even Internet at home, the iPad would inspire multicultural awareness and interest and bring respect along with the knowledge of each leader and what they went through for future generations like themselves.
With your generous donations, you are giving my students the opportunity to learn how the Civil Rights leaders impacted our future.
By placing the technology in the hands of young minds, this will enhance their growth and knowledge, and create an appreciation for all those before them who dedicated themselves to pave the way to a better future.
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