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Mrs. Cox from Ogden UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Doing History in English Class

My students need 14 Civil Rights books, including "Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching" and "The Murder of Emmet Till", along with 2 sets of US History Readers Theater Scripts.

  • $502 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Thanks for being a part of one of the best English classes on Earth! Currently, I am the only full-time English teacher in our alternative high school. We cater to students who have been unsuccessful in their regular high for some of the following reasons: major credit deficiencies, excessive truancies, drug/alcohol abuse, and safe school violations. Regardless of their history, my aim is to give them a fresh start, a new beginning full of limitless possibilities.

My English class is often mistaken for a history class. The more my own knowledge of history grows, the more I am able to plant this knowledge in my students. This spring we will be studying the civil rights movement. I find that my most successful teaching units occur when I can literally surround students with texts about the subject, texts and resources from which they can pick and choose as their interests grow.

As I prepare to teach students about the civil rights movement in our country, I need to fill my classroom and my bookshelves with a variety of texts and resources about the civil rights movement. With your help I will be able line up books all around the classroom on counters, on my whiteboard ledge, and on my bookshelves, books that will pique my students' interests and aid them as we study this historically important movement.

Donors Choose donors have transformed my classroom. Everything I do has a greater impact on my students thanks to you. Your contribution to my classroom will provide students with texts at a variety of reading levels, texts for those reading at a 3rd grade level and texts for those already reading at a college level. Thank you in advance for helping to create lasting, educational experiences in my classroom.

Mrs. Cox
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mississippi Trial 1955 Chris Crowe, Tim Okamura (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till Simeon Wright, Herb Boyd • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
Readers Theatre For American History Anthony D. Fredericks • Barnes and Noble $30.60 1 $30.60
Readers Theatre for African American History Jeff Sanders, Nancy I. Sanders • Barnes and Noble $27.00 1 $27.00
Mississippi Trial 1955 Chris Crowe • Barnes and Noble $5.39 10 $53.90
Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America Mamie Till-Mobley, Christopher Benson • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Coming of Age in Mississippi Anne Moody • Barnes and Noble $12.80 1 $12.80
Wreath for Emmett Till Marilyn Nelson, Philippe Lardy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Emmett Till in Literary Memory and Imagination Harriet Pollack (Editor), Christopher Metress (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $20.25 1 $20.25
The Murder of Emmett Till David Aretha • Barnes and Noble $22.36 1 $22.36
Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press Davis W. Houck, Keith A. Beauchamp, Matthew A. Grindy • Barnes and Noble $32.00 1 $32.00
Ghost of Emmett Till: Based on Real Life Events W. James Richardson • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
The Murder of Emmet Till Gale Group • Barnes and Noble $25.96 1 $25.96
Acolytes: Poems Nikki Giovanni • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights Maurice Berger, Foreword by Thulani Davis • Barnes and Noble $29.96 1 $29.96
Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching: A Resource Guide for Classrooms and Communities Deborah Menkart (Editor), Jenice L. View (Editor), Alana Murray (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $22.50 1 $22.50

Materials cost

$360.62

Vendor shipping charges

$36.06

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$411.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.24

Total project goal

$501.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$501.33

2 Donors

-$501.33

Donations toward project cost

-$411.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.24

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$0.00

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