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Ms. Tharp from Kansas City KS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Helping Underdogs: Promoting Literacy in Social Studies

My students need copies of Mariano Azuela's The Underdogs.

  • $392 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember thinking that history was boring and didn't relate to your life? In my classroom, I am constantly trying to make instruction innovating and show my students how interesting history can be, while improving key skills to carry them into the next stage of life.

My school is an urban, public school with a very high poverty rate.

My students are 11th grade International Baccalaureate students. They are bright and inquisitive. They come from very diverse backgrounds. Despite hardships in their own lives, they have grand visions for themselves that they are working hard to achieve.

My Project

My students are learning about the Mexican Revolution. This includes a component that shows the impact of the Revolution on the arts. This includes the novel The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela. They will use this book to connect our knowledge of the Revolution to the arts - while improving literacy skills.

This donation allows my students to interact with the material in a more relatable way.

It shows my students the important of literacy in society and helps expand their understanding of how literature can reflect and impact society. For a growing portion of my students, it also allows them to read and acknowledge the influence of an important Latino figure, which can expand their vision for themselves.

Ms. Tharp
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Underdogs • AKJ Books $5.07 55 $278.85

Materials cost

$278.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$332.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.71

Total project goal

$391.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$391.40

1 Donor

-$195.69

Donations toward project cost

-$166.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.35

match offer

-$195.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$166.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.36

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$0.00

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