James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
My students need a class set of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in order to understand and enjoy a great modernist novel!
This project expired on December 9, 2015.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
What if a book could change your entire view of the world? What if a book could change your entire life? Joyce's Portrait is that a book. With its imaginative allegories, beautiful imagery, and discussion inciting questions, Portrait is a wonderful novel that would greatly benefit our class.
I have the privilege of teaching the most genuine young men and women I have ever known.
We live in the dusty and dry city of Bakersfield in a largely agricultural section of our humble state. Given all of the challenges these students must overcome, I can honestly say they are some of the best people I have ever met and I am so proud of who they are all becoming. These students seem to come alive when poetry is read, but we simply don't have the resources at our school to expose them to life-changing poetry.
I am requesting a class set of James Joyce's novel Portrait of the Artist to teach to my various English classes.
My intent in teaching this book is to open students' eyes to the influence Joyce had on our modern world and modern literature. We will pay close attention to Joyce's stylistic innovations and how he shaped modern consciousness about psychology, how memory works, and how we interact with others.
It is a great novel for the grade-level that I teach because the novel revolves around many of the themes that young men and women deal with, including: creating their own unique identity, confronting religious beliefs, joining a political and communal society, falling in love.
This is the perfect book for my kids and I believe their lives will be changed with this encounter!
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mr. Chilton.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mr. Chilton and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.