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Ms. Futterman from North Miami FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Everything is Connected: Evaluating A Long Way Gone

My students need 30 books (class set) so that we can use Ishmael's story to compare and contrast the lives of teenagers.

  • $201 goal

This project expired on November 16, 2010.

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My Students

Do all teens have similar lifestyles? How could where you live affect how you live?

I teach a global elective course in a public middle school in Florida.

My class is comprised of 7th and 8th grade students of mixed backgrounds. My course is well known for its challenging topics so these students come prepared to explore areas they are not aware of.

My Project

My goal has and will always be, to expose my students to concepts and experiences that they are not aware of - specifically those related to global issues. By exposing and educating my students, I expect that their heightened awareness will be transferred to others. A Long Way Gone, and other books I have used in the past, is a chronicled experience of life as many of us here in the USA could never conceive of. The book offers a wealth of discussion and possibilities.

As always, education and understanding are the ultimate power tools in the attempt to restore balance.

Balance in our environment, balance in our relationship with others. It is only through education that we will survive and it is the children who must be empowered with this knowledge. A Long Way Gone shares so much in such a small book

Ms. Futterman
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah • Barnes and Noble $5.11 30 $153.30

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