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Mrs. Dilks from Arthur NE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shakespeare On The Ranch: Culture In The Middle Of Nowhere

My students need "No Fear Shakespeare" sets to broaden their horizons.

  • $261 goal

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My Students

My lovely and charming little school is set in a tiny county in the midwest. Many of my students will be following in the footsteps of multiple generations and headed into the agriculture industry. However, their destined future does not keep them from exploring all of their options as these kids are the busiest high school students I have ever seen. In addition to playing three sports, they are also involved in extracurriculars such as FFA, One Act drama, forensics and student council, just to name a few. At least once a week, these kids are in the school building for twelve hours.

Miraculously, all of these activities do not interrupt their desire to learn and achieve.

My goal, as the only ELA teacher in the school, is to subject my kids to as much culture and as many different points of view as possible in order to broaden their horizons and groom them to become informed citizens, even if they're "just headed to the ranch".

My Project

Although some may argue about the importance of Shakespeare, he was the creator of the modern day theme and the author of dozens of quotes still used today. It's important for students to understand this, as well as learn from the timeless themes that Shakespeare employed that continue to be shockingly relevant hundreds of years later.

Because my kids are so secluded, the culture that Shakespeare offers is important now more than ever.

Having sets of "No Fear Shakespeare" would allow my kids to approach Shakespeare without the fear of being overwhelmed by the language. NFS would also allow me to easily bridge the gap between my lower and higher level students without either group having to sacrifice anything.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Julius Caesar (No Fear Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $2.97 12 $35.64
Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $2.97 12 $35.64
Spark Notes No Fear Shakespeare Othello (SparkNotes No Fear Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $2.97 12 $35.64
Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $2.97 12 $35.64
Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $2.97 12 $35.64

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