You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Ms. L. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Iranian Revolution Through Comics

The cost of 35 copies of Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood from Barnes and Noble is $609, including shipping 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>.

  • $627 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Many students have a difficult time grasping the Iranian Revolution which took place in 1979. Most textbooks provide a limited explanation to this very complex and important topic in world history. Using the graphic autobiography "Persepolis" would provide students with an excellent opportunity to learn about this complex topic through the eyes of a young woman who experienced the Revolution herself as a child. In "Persepolis" Marjane illustrates her experience through a colorful and easy to understand comic. Using this book in a global history class would allow students to understand the important conflict of tradition versus modernity that people the world over struggle with today. Using the book as a supplement to the text in a unit on the Iranian Revolution would provide for student engagement and excitement on this topic. I would love to use this book with the students in my global history class because they often think that history is boring because of the way it has been presented to them. I think that using this strategy would show my students that there are several channels through which to explore history the least of which is the textbook. Most of my students have failed at other schools and are in my class as a sort of "last chance" before GED. I want to provide them with as much compelling material as possible. My students are bright and enthusiastic but life has handed them many problems making school sometimes a low priority. It is important that I show them how wonderful learning can be. And, hey, it might open some students to the wonderful world of comics !

Ms. L.
Grades 9-12
  • Pacific High School
  • Brooklyn, NY

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. L. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood • Barnes & Noble $12.56 35 $439.60

Materials cost

$439.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$513.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.73

Total project goal

$626.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$626.26

1 Donor

-$590.56

Donations toward project cost

-$514.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$36.27

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[650],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":18713,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/iranian-revolution-through-comics/18713/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":35,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. L.","authorIds":{"650":{"owner":"Ms. L.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[18713],"proposalHash":"-1230562306","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-1_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":22,"teacherChallengeId":44259,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":650,"schoolCounty":"Kings (Brooklyn)","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}