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Ms. Hermes from Chicago IL is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Selma is NOW Field Trip

My students need to experience the movie Selma. It is a wonderful movie that they need to watch.

  • $1,295 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

“I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote. I am the caring white supporter killed on the front lines of freedom. I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand but was instead given a bullet. Selma has awakened my humanity. Selma is now.” -Common

My students range from 16 to 21.

They are trying to obtain their high school diploma. 99% of my students are African American. They all qualify for the free lunch program and over half of them are considered homeless. Our school is an alternative charter school, which means that in order to get to our school the student has to have been unsuccessful at their first high school.

My Project

Every day the students and teachers have "large group". This helps establish our family mentality and have everyone in the school come together as one united unit. After the entire school views this movie together we will be able to have great group discussions relating to the movie as well as related relevant issues happening all around the world, especially within our country.

It is very important that all of my students view this movie to show them how so many people bravely fought for rights that they have today.

I hope to have many discussions relating to the movie Selma and I imagine many of the teachers in our school will be able to relate the topics they are teaching to this beautiful movie as well.

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Ms. Hermes
Grades 9-12
  • Prologue Early College School
  • Chicago, IL
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 85 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Miscellaneous Cicero Field Trip Planning $95.90
Activity CICERO $609.00
Transportation CICERO $350.00

Trip cost

$1,054.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,100.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$194.24

Total project goal

$1,294.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,294.96

1 Donor

-$1,294.96

Donations toward project cost

-$1,100.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$194.24

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$0.00

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