You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $422 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Engaging Students in the Civil Rights Movement

My students need a collection of 21 books to engage in learning about the Civil Rights Movement. These books include Rosa's Bus, Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges, and I Have a Dream.

My Students

In our classroom, we are building critical thinking skills. I would like my students to be able to integrate knowledge from texts, videos and class discussions to develop their own understanding and to be able to apply these skills to the world around them.

My fourth graders are hardworking and conscientious students.

They are working on building scholarly thinking and actions. They are voracious readers, budding authors and mathematicians in the making. These diligent fourth graders would greatly benefit from resources that help them expand their experiences. Our school is a very diverse Title I school in the Boston area.

My Project

My students need a collection of 21 books to engage in learning about the Civil Rights Movement. These books include Rosa's Bus, Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges, and I Have a Dream. The students will be learning about many facets of the Civil Rights Movement. Students will benefit from both engaging historical fiction books and powerful nonfiction books. These books will help to increase student engagement, understanding and comprehension of a complex time period. The students will develop their critical thinking skills by listening to, reading and discussing these incredible books. The books that have been selected cover many events in the Civil Rights Movement. Students will use critical thinking skills to compare and contrast books on the same event and integrate their understanding with knowledge from video clips and class discussion.

These donations will make a positive impact on these students.

By providing them with resources that are interesting and relevant, students will be engaged and take ownership of their learning. They will develop their critical thinking skills that will help them be not only good students but also good citizens.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
We''ve Got a Job • AKJ Books $29.20 1 $29.20
Sit-Ins and Freedom Rides: The Power of Nonviolent Resistance (Library of the Civil Rights Movement) • Amazon $22.11 1 $22.11
The March from Selma to Montgomery: African Americans Demand the Vote (Library of the Civil Rights Movement.) • Amazon $20.34 1 $20.34
The 1963 March on Washington: Speeches and Songs for Civil Rights (Library of the Civil Rights Movement) • Amazon $20.34 1 $20.34
The Montgomery Bus Boycott: Integrating Public Buses (Library of the Civil Rights Movement) • Amazon $18.08 1 $18.08
Rosa''s Bus • AKJ Books $16.16 1 $16.16
I Have a Dream • AKJ Books $16.05 1 $16.05
Freedom Summer • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Remember: The Journey to School Integration Toni Morrison • AKJ Books $13.14 1 $13.14
Through My Eyes • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Freedom on the Menu • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Goin'' Someplace Special Patricia C. McKissack, Jerry Pinkney • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
A Sweet Smell Of Roses • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Of Thee I Sing (A Letter to My Daughters) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Child of the Civil Rights Movement • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
March On! • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
This Is the Dream • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Back of the Bus • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Other Side, The • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down Andrea Dav • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation Andrea Davis • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40

Materials cost

$323.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$358.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.18

Total project goal

$421.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$421.22

4 Donors

-$421.22

Donations toward project cost

-$358.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Newton","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2224129],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1205329,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/engaging-students-in-the-civil-rights-mo/1205329/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Monopoli","authorIds":{"2224129":{"owner":"Mrs. Monopoli","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1205329],"proposalHash":"-1182684480","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-5_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":380596,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjI5Njk3Ng==","MjIyNDEyOQ==","MjI4NDAzOA==","MTY0NDQxNQ=="],"teacherId":2224129,"schoolCounty":"Middlesex","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MA","name":"Massachusetts"}}