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Ms. Purdy from Camden NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Marching Through History

Help me give my students the autobiographical graphic novel March: Book One to give them a new perspective on their Civil Rights Unit.

  • $260 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Every day, my students ask, "Miss, what are we doing today?" and the usual response is "Learning!" followed by groans and eye-rolling. My students come from low-income households and receive free breakfast and lunch in school.

Often, schoolwork isn't their primary focus and it can be hard to motivate them to take their learning seriously.

I regularly introduce outside resources like biographies, film studies, and guest speakers to spark their interest in history. As part of my practice, I try to bring creative and challenging research projects to the classroom, in order to advance their learning and inquiry about the world around them.

My Project

I am asking for a class set of Book One of the March Trilogy graphic novel, in order to encourage students to read non-fiction text. As an educator, I strive to find texts that are relevant to our curriculum, but still, hold a high interest with the students.

Reading a graphic novel, like March, will hopefully spark a new interest in reading about history.

My students often see reading non-fiction as daunting, but I think that they may fall in love with this graphic novel style of reading. If we can encourage more students to fall in love with reading, then it was worth it.

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

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
March: Book One • Amazon Business $10.45 18 $188.10

Materials cost

$188.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$220.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.99

Total project goal

$259.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$259.91

4 Donors

-$165.69

Donations toward project cost

-$143.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.85

match offer

-$90.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$77.08

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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