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Ms. Kemp from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Justice and Archetypes vs. Stereotypes with Dickens

My students need thirty-two text copies and one audio recording of Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.

  • $204 goal

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My Students

The students in my class are constantly looking at the world around them and asking hard questions. Questions that deserve speculation and consideration. Though a lot has changed since Dickens' time, some of the same struggles still plague our society.

My students come from all walks of life.

They are a very diverse group of young people in every sense. Some of my students are from very wealthy homes, but some live in poverty. Some of my students have had a lot of life experiences and travels, but some have never left their neighborhood. All of my students have a passion for social justice and critical thought. They show strong leadership and cooperation skills. With the right cultivation, they can grow to be global citizens.

My Project

Students in my class will read the book while analyzing issues of social justice in Dickens' time. They will also delve into exploring Dickensian archetypes and stereotypes in the literature. Real-world connections will be made as we examine living and working conditions of people still living in extreme poverty. Students will produce an examination of one Dickensian archetype, write an essay related to the issue of social justice tied to A Christmas Carol, and come up with a personal action plan for promoting social justice now.

Students needs to realize how much power they have.

They ask hard questions, and they need to know that the answers aren't always easy. By reading and fully examining this book in the context of promoting social justice, I believe my students will become more critical thinkers with better historical context. Additionally, I believe this project will help them to harness their voice and become more articulate about promoting social justice.

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Christmas Carol • Amazon Business $3.50 32 $112.00
A Christmas Carol (Classic Fiction S.) • Amazon Business $17.15 1 $17.15

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