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  • $231 goal

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Ms. Potter
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Honoring Black History in Our Classroom

Help me give my students books that educate about the history of black people in America and current issues affecting these communities.

My Students

Our students are unique because of the diversity found in our classroom. Currently, I teach inclusion geometry with Ms. T. Serving approximately 150 students, inclusion education is the integration of special needs students with the general population.

My classroom is a place for diverse students to learn and grow into young adults with the skills to thrive in our ever-developing world.

These students come from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our school is almost all low income with students from all around the world, making 39% of our student's English language learners as well. We have been dubbed the most diverse school in the state of Arkansas. Our goal is to provide every possible advantage for our students to develop the skills necessary to become as successful as they can be, regardless of how their disability may try to​ hinder them.

My Project

February of each year is Black History Month. In the past, this celebration has often been overlooked in many schools. As educators, we aim to inspire young men and women to accomplish great things. We have a diverse student population, yet we have few things in our classroom that represent our student's identity. In an effort to do so, we intend to create a display in our classroom of books focused on the visibility of the Black community through books written by and about black people.

We intend for every young person that enters our classroom to leave with equitable respect for people and belief in their ability to achieve great things.

By providing these books as resources to our students, we hope to help our students see themselves in our classroom. We want students to feel accepted for who they are and know that they have a place in our school community.

The books we have requested are varying reading levels and lengths to accommodate our students that are represented in our classroom.

By supporting our project, you can help our students feel represented in our classroom.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Complete Poetry • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela • Amazon Business $18.51 1 $18.51
Becoming • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
And Still I Rise: A Book of Poems • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
Letter to My Daughter • Amazon Business $12.78 1 $12.78
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Through My Eyes • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
An African American and Latinx History of the United States (ReVisioning American History) • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48

Materials cost

$150.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$195.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.50

Total project goal

$230.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$230.02

3 Donors

-$116.00

Donations toward project cost

-$98.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.40

Matching donations from our partners

-$114.02

Match offers toward project cost

-$96.92

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.10

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by CRUNCH and 4 other donors.

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