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Mr. L. from Bronx NY is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Following the Founders to Philadelphia

The cost of sending 45 students to Philadelphia for the day to see the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the National Constitution Center is $1252, including transportation and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,275 goal

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As a teacher of seventh grade social studies in the Bronx, I challenge my students to imagine what America was like in its early years. We look at how this wide open land became a home to so many people from so many walks of life. We explore the course of events that led our founding fathers to choose liberty and the risks they took in doing so. We study the Constitution and how this living document still effects us today. We see how the Liberty Bell has been the beacon for movements throughout American history, from the abolition of slavery in the 19th century to women\'s rights and civil rights in the 20th. My kids have a difficult time visualizing what many of these important events were like. Many of my students have never been outside of New York City and their grasp of geography is limited. Some are first generation Americans for whom many of these names mean little. With this in mind, I am writing for your support to take my students to Philadelphia for a day to explore three places that will bring American history to life for them. We plan to leave early on a school day for the 2 hour bus ride and arrive in Philadelphia at around 9:30. Our first stop would be the Liberty Bell and a guided tour of Independence Hall. We would then head up the block to the National Constitution Center. Opened in 2003, the center offers a hands on introduction to the Constitution and shows how it has been interpreted over time. We would then get back on our bus and return back to the Bronx. Your support would go towards the bus for the students and the admission to the National Constitution Center. I can\'t stress enough the impact you will be making on the 45 students who will make this trip. Thank you very much on behalf of my 7th graders for your commitment to understanding the foundations of our country!

Mr. L.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Destination Partipants Total
Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA
(Liberty Bell and Independence Hall are free of charge, National Constitution Center charger $4.50 per person with a group rate.)
45 students and 4 teachers $1,002.50

Trip cost

$1,002.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$1,045.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$229.50

Total project goal

$1,275.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,275.00

1 Donor

-$1,202.32

Donations toward project cost

-$1,046.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$156.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$73.29

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$0.00

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