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Ms. S. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shakespeare, anyone?

The cost of this proposal, including teacher and student editions of Shakespeare's Macbeth, Othello, and Much Ado About Nothing is $1380, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,380 goal

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Hello. This is my third year teaching high school English in Brooklyn, NY (this is also my third year teaching, period.) Our school is in its 7th year of existence, and for the first time we are offering electives to 11th and 12th graders. My colleague and I are teaching electives on Shakespeare, and we have been planning these classes together. We started teaching last week, and we are very excited - our students are too! There's a problem though: our school doesn't have class sets of any plays by Shakespeare other than Romeo and Juliet, which the students already studied. Catherine and I will be teaching Othello, Macbeth, and Much Ado About Nothing. As of today, we are using photocopies from our own personal texts, but we really feel that the experience could be much more satisfying and enriching if students could each have their own text! Not only would bound books give students a greater sense of ownership of the play, but the photocopies make our students feel, yet again, that they have been short-changed. They have asked for their own copies and complained that our school is cheap; they know very well that students in private schools don't read Shakespeare from photocopies! If you could please help, we would be so grateful!

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

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Macbeth -- Teacher Guide • AKJ Educational Services $8.68 1 $8.68
Much Ado about Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library Edition) William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine (Editor), Barbara A. Mowat (Editor), Brenda Copeland (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 60 $323.40
Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library Series) William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine (Editor), Barbara A. Mowat (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 60 $323.40
Othello William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine (Editor), Barbara A. Mowat (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 60 $323.40
Much Ado About Nothing(Folger) • AKJ Educational Services $4.36 1 $4.36
Macbeth(Folger) • AKJ Educational Services $4.36 1 $4.36

Materials cost

$987.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$1,131.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$248.40

Total project goal

$1,380.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,380.00

3 Donors

-$1,308.65

Donations toward project cost

-$1,132.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$176.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$72.14

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$0.00

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