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Mr. Gardner from Houston TX is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Life: Malala

My students need to see the film He Named Me Malala to understand how hard it is for some people around the world.

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This project expired on September 11, 2015.

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My Students

Fortunately, our school is one of the most diverse in our school district. This is a great thing and it helps our mission since we are an IB (International Baccalaureate) school. We seek to understand diversity here and abroad.

As a Title One campus, we have a wonderful variety of students at our school.

Yet they are like kids all around the world: inquiring, gregarious and fun loving. As an IB school, the students work hard in their classes and notice how subjects interrelate and how they could potentially fit into the world.

My Project

The staff at our school would like to take our entire 7th grade class to see the new documentary, "He Named Me Malala". A school-wide unit will be developed that will culminate in the viewing of the movie. It would be a chance for our students to see how difficult some young people have it. Malala went through a horrible atrocity just because she wanted to attend school. Yet the Nobel Peace Prize winner has stood firm in the face of danger and judgment. This movie will help our students see what it means to overcome adversity and stay strong.

By attending this movie, I believe that some of our international students will connect with her and many others will come to understand how fortunate they are.

It will encourage all our students to think and reflect on what really goes on in many countries around the world. I hope this movie impacts their lives in a way that causes them to recognize injustice and to fight for what is right.

Mr. Gardner
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 198 students.

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Activity CICERO $1,980.00
Transportation CICERO $2,840.00

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