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Mr. Parker from Pawleys Island SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Small Towns and Identity

Help me give my students copies of Friday Night Lights for a relevant nonfiction reading unit.

  • $484 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Everyone involved in education these days knows that students are very quickly losing the love of reading. If it isn't broadcast in 140 characters or less, signed with a hashtag, or attached to a funny picture, it does not register.

My students are still in the crucial stage of curiosity about the world and all things in it; I want them to journey through others' experiences before they are lost in the vast blackness of social media.

I intend to read a number of classics and discuss literature, words, and ideas with them in a manner that is slowly being lost to us. These students have individual dreams and unique outlooks on the world, and I hope to flavor those experiences with a broad base context full of richness and variety so that they can take a depth of thought, understanding, and outlook with them.

My Project

Students will read the famous nonfiction account, Friday Night Lights, about a high school in Texas that has formulated an identity around their successful football team. Student will get to experience the author's take on small-town struggles in middle America that reflect issues they still see in the world around them.

The novel confronts sexism, racism, class struggles, education, and sports in a small town setting, relevant to these small town students.

My students will read about how a community, despite massive struggles and significant social differences, can find a way to unify around their football team on every Friday night in the fall.

Mr. Parker
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition: A Town, a Team, and a Dream • Amazon Business $8.78 40 $351.20

Materials cost

$351.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$411.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.57

Total project goal

$483.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$483.80

2 Donors

-$261.90

Donations toward project cost

-$222.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.28

match offer

-$221.89

Match offer toward project cost

-$188.61

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

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$0.00

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