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Mr. Krauss from New Haven CT is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Visualize the Civil Rights Movement

My students need a video projector so they can watch aspects of the Civil Rights Movement.

  • $741 goal

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My Students

I love my classroom. More importantly I love the students that I teach inside my classroom. By the end of the year I want my students to know that they have the power to accomplish what ever they want in life. I want them to know that their dreams can come true if they work hard and don't give up.

My students are Hispanic and black.

They are great kids that are always up for a challenge. I love to see my students smile when they get a challenging question right or when they finish a project that they have worked so hard on to complete. My school has a positive atmosphere going for it which rubs off on both the staff and students. I love working here and I look forward to seeing my students everyday.

My Project

Right now, we are reading the book Getting Away With Murder: The Emmett Till Story. When reading this book, I often accompany the reading with some pictures of the civil rights movement so the students can at least have some vision and insight about what what was happening in America during this very turbulent time. However, with a video projector I would be able to show video clips of the Emmett Till Trial and speeches from the Reverend MLK Jr. I would also be able to show movies about the Civil Rights Era like Selma and The Long Walk Home. I already have a computer and a pull-down-screen in my classroom. All I need to do is hook my computer to the projector and I can show these video clips and movies to my students on the pull-down-screen. This will allow them to properly visualize the Civil Rights Movement.

This project will make a difference because the students will be able to finally visualize a part of history that they are reading about.

This will make a great impact on the students and will peak their interest even more on the subject. The projector will also serve the same purpose when we read other books throughout the year. After the Civil Rights Unit, we will start to read the book Disasters which is about certain tragedies that plagued our nation such as the smallpox epidemic.

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Mr. Krauss
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 110 students.

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Epson PowerLite 97H LCD projector • Best Buy Education $590.99 1 $590.99

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