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Ms. Loubier from Meriden CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

History Through Movies

My students need DVDs of documentaries and movies related to the topics we study throughout World History.

  • $278 goal

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My Students

Our school is an urban high school with about 1,000 students, and it is a very diverse learning environment! My students encompass a variety of backgrounds, beliefs, and ideas. My students love interacting with their peers, socializing and telling jokes. They are full of passion, energy, and excitement and take pride in their successes.

Many of my students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and deserve to have every opportunity they can to succeed.

They are excited to be a part of PHS and I hope to help provide them with the skills they need in my class and beyond.

My Project

My students need DVDs of films and documentaries relating to historical and current events to help them better understand these events and make connections to them. We study so many different events throughout history and it is very helpful for students to view some of these events through a visual representation. Through the use of films, my students will be able to make better connections and empathize with the characters in the movies, some of whom are based on real people and events. They will be able to see dramatizations of actual events that occurred. In addition, through the use of documentaries, my students will be able to hear firsthand accounts from experts like historians and scientists and individuals involved in current and past events.

It is important for my students to understand that history is more than just dates and facts but also consists of stories by real people.

History happens every day and effects everyone throughout the world in many different ways. Through these documentaries and films, I hope that my students will be able to feel like they are witnessing some of these events and make those connections so that they have better understanding.

Ms. Loubier
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frontline: Outbreak • Amazon Business $21.45 1 $21.45
Barefoot Gen Movies 1 & 2 • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
Sophie Scholl - The Final Days • Amazon Business $18.53 1 $18.53
Egalite for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution • Amazon Business $15.42 1 $15.42
Wonder Woman: SE (2017) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Michael Collins • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
FRONTLINE: Children Of Syria DVD • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Frontline: Secret State of North Korea • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
FRONTLINE: The Secret History of ISIS Season 34 DVD • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Cry Freedom • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
War Horse • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Winnie Mandela • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Persepolis • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Gandhi (Collector's Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Hotel Rwanda • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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