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Ms. Smith from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pass the Salt and Fill Your Glass

My students need the books," A History of the World in 6" and "Salt".

  • $749 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Advance Placement World History to ninth grade students in an inner-city urban public high school. Our school is an IB for all school in which every student works toward the International Baccalaureate diploma.

We are a diverse community of learners reaching across the spectrum of ability levels, race, religions, sexual orientation, and socio-economic levels.

Many of the students have not traveled out of state and few have traveled outside of the United States. Along with content, I strive to teach and model those "soft skills" needed for the students to succeed in the future.

My Project

As a teacher of World History, I think the faster way to kill a student's love of history is to read a textbook. Dates, details, battles, names, and terms that do not tell the story of humankind does a disservice to our past and our students.

"A History of the World in 6 Glasses" and "Salt" tell the story of our past through the use of common beverages and a well-known spice.

We know that when students can relate to the topic they are more likely to engage with the material and remember what they have read. Both of these books allow students to do just that. The books also allow us to use very concrete examples of how everyday items can have a global and historical impact.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A History of the World in 6 Glasses • Amazon Business $10.98 30 $329.40
Salt: A World History • Amazon Business $8.64 31 $267.84

Materials cost

$597.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$636.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.27

Total project goal

$748.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$748.47

9 Donors

-$644.65

Donations toward project cost

-$555.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.20

match offer

-$95.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$80.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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