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Mrs. Wegner from Grass Valley CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Jealousy, Betrayal and Pure Evil; Shakespeare for All

My students need 20 copies of William Shakespeare's Othello and a Cliffs Notes guide to help with understanding a powerful and timeless classic tragedy.

  • $248 goal

This project expired on February 13, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Who hasn’t heard a special monologue written by the Bard himself? Whether it's Juliet’s lament for her Romeo or Hamlet’s ponderings on death, there are so many memorable moments of beautiful language. Unfortunately, most of my students probably can't even tell you one line from a Shakespeare play.

Our classroom is made up of young adults, ages 17-25, who come from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life.

They are usually defined as “at-risk” which basically means that they have a lot of obstacles in their path to success, including living in low-income situations, having criminal records and having to take care of children at a young age. They have joined our program to finish high school and graduate with a diploma. Many of these students have not had successful experiences in school before and are generally turned off toward education. They need to be stimulated so that they remember that learning can be fun and enjoyable.

My Project

I am requesting a set of 20 copies of Othello that include scene summaries and notes to help students access the text. This class set of texts, accompanied by Cliffs Notes, a recent film adaptation and background explanation of the time period, characters and issues, will help students to appreciate the complexity of Shakespeare's play. The themes of jealousy, betrayal and evil are beautifully examined in this play, and are themes that are easy to relate to. In addition, the character of Othello, the Moor, opens up room for a historical discussion about World History and the role the Moors played in shaping European events. By having a class set of the texts, students will be able to read along together, and share the language in the spoken form as well, the way it was intended to be experienced.

Your donation to this project will help bring the power of language to a group of students who need to be inspired to learn how to use English effectively.

Othello is a story that these students can relate to, which will help them to engage with the beautiful language of William Shakespeare.

Mrs. Wegner
Grades 9-12
  • John Muir Charter School
  • Grass Valley, CA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shakespeare on the Double! Othello William Shakespeare, Mary Ellen Snodgrass (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 20 $153.60
Othello (Cliff Notes) Gary Carey, Helen McCulloch • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12

Materials cost

$158.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$210.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.17

Total project goal

$247.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$247.79

7 Donors

-$247.79

Donations toward project cost

-$210.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.17

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$0.00

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