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Ms. G. from Chicago IL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make History come alive

The cost of 12 videos/sets (covering aspects of American history and WWII) is $889, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $889 goal

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I am a High School history teacher on the west side of Chicago and I service over 130 students. My students come from a depressed area of the city; 93% of them receive free lunch. With that said however, these students are an amazing group. Each fights his or her own turmoil outside of school and has the determination to succeed within the community of Michele Clark H.S. As a teacher, I try to make their experience in my classroom as fun and challenging as possible. I would love the chance to make history come alive for them! Have you ever read a history textbook? Let's just say, they're not the most exciting! I want to get my students' attention by developing a video library. Through video my students will learn not only facts, but they will also be able to better identify with history and historic persons. A video library will enhance my students' learning by making their textbook readings come to life. Now, just so you understand, my students will not simply watch video, they will interact with it, take part in critical analysis of it, and always write about the history they are learning! I hope you can help make the students' experience in my classroom a memorable one!

Ms. G.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
THE WEST • Amazon.com $116.99 1 $116.99
KEN BURNS AMERICA COLLECTION • Amazon.com $116.99 1 $116.99
THE CENTURY-AMERICAS TIME BOXED SET • Amazon.com $114.94 1 $114.94
CHICAGO CITY OF THE CENTURY • Amazon.com $71.99 1 $71.99
THE CIVIL WAR BY KEN BURNS BOXED SET • Amazon.com $49.99 1 $49.99
LIBERTY- THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION • Amazon.com $39.99 1 $39.99
FOUNDING FATHERS • Amazon.com $35.96 1 $35.96
GLORY • Amazon.com $23.96 1 $23.96
Reconstruction: The Second Civil War • Amazon.com $20.45 1 $20.45
SCHINDLERS LIST • Amazon.com $18.99 1 $18.99
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN • Amazon.com $14.99 1 $14.99
AMISTAD • Amazon.com $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$637.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$728.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$159.98

Total project goal

$888.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$888.76

1 Donor

-$729.00

Donations toward project cost

-$729.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$160.02

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$0.00

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