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Mr. Fulbright
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
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Dorothy and Toto- the Allegory of the Wizard of OZ

My students need twenty copies of the graphic novel version of The Wizard of OZ!

My Students

Why are Dorothy's shoes silver? Students need to experience inquiry. As the Wizard and Scarecrow’s exchange shows; "Can't you give me brains?" "You don't need them. You are learning something every day... Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge."

As an alternative school the average student who comes to us is an "at risk" student.

Since traditional schools did not serve our students well we do things

differently. Field trips and project based learning keeps students engaged. Using inquiry in our curriculum makes our students take a more active role in their education. This helps them develop as critical thinkers, and grow as individuals. Furthermore, our democracy needs citizens who can think critically. While our students struggled in the past we never allow their past to impact their chance for success in our school. We take great pride in what our school is able to accomplish, but more importantly we give our students pride in what they are able to accomplish!

My Project

Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of OZ is a must read thanks not only to its historical importance, but also on its merits as good literature. The problem is The Wonderful Wizard of OZ is no longer required reading in our English Classrooms, even worse, it is banned from some school libraries. I need help bringing this literature to my students. This graphic novel will help the students better access the meanings of the book, but also help them visualize the story. My students learning is often magnified when they are given visuals aids and this book is full of them! This book is the focus of an Inquiry project. The students are going to read the book and see if the content in the book represents any part of American History Frank Baum could have been writing an Allegory for. When the Inquiry is complete students will have been able to see the connections between Baum’s characters and figures from the Populist era.

This activity will increase their understanding of the time period, and give them an opportunity to flex their inquiry muscles.

This book will increase their understanding of an important, and with current events, extremely relevant, movement! Most importantly- they will learn Dorothy's slippers were not red!

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $7.29 20 $145.80

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This project will reach 60 students.

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