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Ms. Turner from Bennington VT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning About Ethics and Genetics!

My students need copies of Brave New World to supplement our genetics unit in biology!

  • $387 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from rural New England. They have varied experiences, enrichment opportunities, and educational goals. They are funny, bright, cooperative, and goofy. Because of the depressed economy in this region, students often view higher education as the path to success!

My biology students struggle with seeing the relevance of some of the more abstract topics we cover, particularly genetics.

I would like to use Brave New World as a supplemental reading for students while we learn the rudiments of transcription and translation!

My Project

I'd like to read Brave New World with my students in biology class. Students struggle with understanding and projecting potential long-term effects, especially in science courses.

I'd like my students to experience reading a novel for our class to help them frame a creative, interesting, interactive presentation about a topic from our genetics unit.

Although the book was written in the 1930s, it remains an engaging, relevant look at a society engineered to reinforce strict classes. Some of the possibilities that Huxley imagined are becoming potentially possible in the not-so-distant future.

Students don't get a lot of opportunities to read fiction in a science class, and I'd like to discuss the way fiction in fact informs and changes our perceptions of what is possible in reality. Would we have cell phones without Star Trek and the tricorder? Maybe, maybe not!

Ms. Turner
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brave New World • Amazon Business $11.77 25 $294.25

Materials cost

$294.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$328.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.00

Total project goal

$386.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$386.66

2 Donors

-$386.66

Donations toward project cost

-$328.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.00

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$0.00

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