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Mr. Shaw from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Designing the Future: Rights for All

My students need copies of "The Giver" by Lois Lowry to underline, highlight, and write in the margins.

  • $774 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students at my school participate in inquiry-based expeditions that ask them to be the leaders of their own learning. They are asked to think about a topic over an extended period of time and consider important questions to guide their learning. Our school works hard to have more student talk in the classroom and less teacher talk, so we use protocols and structures to help them develop their verbal and written communication skills. We love reading novels and discussing as a class!

My Project

Students in my classroom engage with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as an anchor text for our yearlong learning expedition. After studying the creation of the UDHR we examine a dystopian community of the future in "The Giver" by Lois Lowry where the rights of citizens are repeatedly violated in their quest for perfection and "sameness."

Students in my classroom are active readers who are expected to annotate texts as they read to prepare for class discussions and Socratic seminars.

By having their own copy of "The Giver" to underline, highlight, and make notes in the margins, students will have a tool that will dramatically improve their reading experience.

Mr. Shaw
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.56 89 $583.84

Materials cost

$583.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$657.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$116.05

Total project goal

$773.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$773.68

1 Donor

-$768.39

Donations toward project cost

-$657.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$110.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

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$0.00

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