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Mrs. Blackford from Portland OR is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning the Truth from Just Mercy

Help me give my students a chance to see the motion picture version of a book that is part of our classroom library and that we have discussed on First Chapter Friday.

  • $2,066 goal

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My Students

I teach English language development to an amazing group of refugee and immigrant students. Many of them had severely interrupted schooling before they got here, so they are not only learning English and all of their school subjects in English, but they are also learning all other academic skills and subjects.

My students are eager to learn and deeply appreciative of the opportunities they have here at our school.

My goal is to provide them with every opportunity and resource that they need to be successful in their new home.

My Project

In our English Language Development class, we have learned about the United States' criminal justice system, and because many of my students showed interest, I purchased (with the help of amazing donors on DonorsChoose) some copies of the young reader's edition of Just Mercy.

We discussed the book and I read the first chapter aloud during a weekly installment of First Chapter Fridays, and the copies got borrowed from me on the spot.

This field trip will give all my students the chance to see this book on the big screen and will be an incredible way to begin a deeply exploratory unit on criminal justice. Students are eager to write about topics they are passionate about, so I know I will easily be able to center writing in the unit. I am sure I will need to get more copies of the book after we go to see the film.

Mrs. Blackford
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Trip package Movie Screening: Just Mercy (PG-13) (Tickets Only - Up to 100 Attendees) $1,700.00

Trip cost

$1,700.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$25.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,755.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$309.79

Total project goal

$2,065.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,065.29

2 Donors

-$207.00

Donations toward project cost

-$175.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.05

match offer

-$1,858.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,579.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$278.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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