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Mrs. Motta from Providence RI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading to Learn About Religious Tolerance Promotes Peace

Help me give my students the opportunity to continue to read the work of Alan Gratz.

  • $212 goal

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My Students

" The future of the world is my classroom today!"

My amazing students come from all around the world; overcoming wars, poverty, family separations, not being able to communicate in English and traumas unlike any we can imagine.

They come with resilient spirits, open hearts, smiles, love, and an unquenchable thirst for learning. My students range in age from 11-15. They have all experienced limited/interrupted formal schooling, and most of my new students this year, have not gone to school past second grade.

Other colleagues sometimes refer to my students as a mini League of Nations. The countries represented in my classroom are Afghanistan, The Dominican Republic, Guatemala, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Mozambique, and El Salvador. My students speak many different languages, and even those from the same country often speak different dialects or tribal languages.

While it is no easy task to design instruction that meets their many varying levels of literacy and language, it is an indescribable feeling to watch my students grow and mature as they acquire English and learn to read and write.

My Project

Following the reading of the novel, Refugee, my students are yearning to learn more about the Holocaust and its survivors, like the characters from the novel who ultimately and ironically helped Syrian refugees.

The novel, Prisoner B-3087, will give my students the opportunity not only to build on their love of reading, but to learn more about religious tolerance and acceptance of others who are different.

During the reading of this novel, students will participate in daily discussion groups, comprehension and writing activities. At the conclusion of the book, the culminating project will be for students to research a religious or ethnic group who has been disenfranchised simply because of who they are, present that research to their classmates, and describe ways in which they can help to support this group with education, tolerance and acceptance, which will promote peace.

Mrs. Motta
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Prisoner B-3087 • Amazon Business $14.73 10 $147.30

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