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Ms. Impson from Richmond VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Race and Reconciliation Using Freedom Writers

Help me give my students the tools to explore the themes of bias, racism, and how to build a sense of community within the inner-city and a diverse community using the Freedom Writers movie and diary!

  • $935 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Hello! My ESL students are so warm and loyal. I would like a chance to have the race discussion within the safe environment of our classroom. They need to understand what they are seeing on the news. Please help us.

My Project

My school mirrors the students in the movie Freedom Writers. My ESL students and the non-ESL students in my school need a curriculum that shows them their similarities and how they can thrive within the same community, together.

I plan on using this book study and the Diary of Anne Frank to help my students understand the race issue in America, and how acceptance starts with understanding one another.

I plan on having round table discussions to coincide with the book with our school counselor and other community guests. I am eager to start this study!

Ms. Impson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Freedom Writers Diary (20th Anniversary Edition): How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them • Amazon Business $10.19 50 $509.50
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl • Amazon Business $5.76 37 $213.12
The Freedom Writers Diary Teacher's Guide • Amazon Business $18.02 1 $18.02
Freedom Writers • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34

Materials cost

$752.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$794.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$140.17

Total project goal

$934.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$934.44

11 Donors

-$906.38

Donations toward project cost

-$794.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$112.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.06

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$0.00

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