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Ms. F. from La Crosse WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Awareness

My students need ten copies of each of these nonfiction texts to build a stronger foundation of the issues in our society and to develop a more democratic and empathetic outlook on their world.

  • $585 goal

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My Students

Meet my AP Language and Composition juniors! These 60 students are a driven, creative and clever group looking for new opportunities to challenge their thinking both in and outside of the classroom.

This group of students varies from voracious readers to those who have found challenges in keeping up with the dense canonical texts of an early American literature curriculum, and it is my goal to help them build a love of reading by providing them a choice unit at the end of the year.

My Project

As an AP Language and Composition teacher, I have the benefit of modifying my curriculum around current social issues to help the students I teach find meaning and apply what they study to the world in which they live. Many of my students, while kind, caring, and informed individuals, have a limited perspective. I want to take what they know about the community in which they live and provide the resources to bridge their understanding to greater issues, offering each student the opportunity to explore his/her beliefs and develop understanding in a safe environment.

I am looking for this donation in order to create a student-led unit in which students will analyze these texts and apply what they are learning to develop a greater awareness for and empathy toward the social issues each text addresses.

Reading these true stories about individuals who have faced great challenge will help my students who have had little adversity recognize and empathize with others, and it will provide a safe platform for those who may have experienced similar adversity to discuss their challenges without sharing more than they are comfortable with.

As part of this unit, students will self-select a text and be designated into a group based on that selection. Then, as a group, the student will work through activities developing their understanding of the main issue of the text as well as through supplemental materials to help them better understand how that issue relates to them in their country, region, and community.

Ms. F.
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 60 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness • Amazon Business $13.56 10 $135.60
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis • Amazon Business $12.04 10 $120.40
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City • Amazon Business $11.55 10 $115.50
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption • Amazon Business $8.82 10 $88.20

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