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Ms. Cook from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Looking Back to Now in the Future!

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn about their histories and how they are connected to social justice today through films and documentaries.

  • $813 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students represent the beautiful diversity of students coming from all parts of the city. They are passionate about learning and seeking independence in the most transformative part of their development. They are energetic, inquisitive and ready for opportunities.

My students bring such unique perspectives and experiences into the classroom.

This dynamic further enhances their creativity and potential for learning. I am in awe of the manner in which they challenge each other's ideas and build off of them to gain a better understanding.

My Project

The films and documentaries in this project will give students the chance to understand their histories and cultural backgrounds. In doing so, they will gain a better understanding of current events and the roots of racial conflicts and social injustices. Students will also get a chance to reflect on how these events impact their lives and could potential impact their futures. For example, in the beginning of the year would be a great time to learn about the history of human beings and how we are all connected.

Students with relevant historical awareness and cultural pride have a sense of belonging and purpose in learning.

My goal is for students to learn about each other to gain a better understanding of our society and how it functions. This understanding will lead to students making positive changes and supporting each other's success through math learning.

Ms. Cook
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hidden Colors Collection 1 2 3 4 & 1804: The Hidden History of Haiti • Amazon Business $89.50 1 $89.50
Buffalo Soldiers (1997) • Amazon Business $55.66 1 $55.66
THE STORY OF MATH COLLECTION • Amazon Business $49.49 1 $49.49
Human Family Tree, The • Amazon Business $39.98 1 $39.98
Eyes on The Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965 • Amazon Business $26.21 1 $26.21
Black Indians: An American Story • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Glory (Special Edition) • Amazon Business $21.60 1 $21.60
Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
African Americans and Black in Latin America • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Native America DVD • Amazon Business $19.83 1 $19.83
Coach Carter [Blu-ray] • Amazon Business $19.51 1 $19.51
Africa's Great Civilizations DVD • Amazon Business $18.51 1 $18.51
San Francisco 2.0 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Red Tails [Blu-ray] • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Slavery By Another Name • Amazon Business $15.44 1 $15.44
Nova: The Great Math Mystery • Amazon Business $15.22 1 $15.22
NOVA: Great Human Odyssey DVD • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
American Experience - Scottsboro: An American Tragedy • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
The Chinese Exclusion Act DVD • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Hate U Give, The • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Stand and Deliver/Lean on Me (DBFE) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Time Scanners: Machu Pichu • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
American Masters: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise DVD • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
Hidden Figures • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
Selma • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Aftershock: Beyond The Civil War [DVD] • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
For the Love Of Liberty: The Story Of America's Black Patriots • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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