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Mr. Aymie from Roxbury MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Humanities to Newly Immigrated Students

My students need 5 multicultural art kits, posters, a DVD set, and 41 books including 30 copies of "Philosophy For Dummies".

  • $6,845 goal

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I have been teaching English as a Second Language to newly immigrated students. Helping these students develop the ability to communicate, function and study in a new country is an incredibly rewarding experience. Now, I have been reassigned to teach humanities to high school students who have been living in the United States and have already achieved a level of English which allows them to study in mainstream classes. The school where I will teach focuses on teaching immigrant students who have come from every corner of the globe and various cultures.

The study of humanities will provide a great opportunity for these students to expand their breadth of knowledge to include philosophy, mythology, art, music, historical movements, poetry, the classics and other studies important to the development of critical thinking and sound analysis. Students will understand the connections between various intellectual themes and how the development of human thought and culture has been and is being influenced by prior and current events and developments. An eclectic education will prepare these students for higher education, responsible citizenship, and a more purposeful life. The high school is located in an urban setting and has a great reputation for administrative leadership and high performing students. Although the class has a basic textbook and access to a few computers, there remains a profound lack of teaching materials. Particularly for a course as encompassing as humanities, it is important that there be a broad selection of effective teaching materials.

For this proposed project our class will need supplementary books and teaching material on art and art history, musical genres, philosophy, historical atlases and time lines, world atlases, art posters, poetry, mythology, and other areas within the study of the humanities. These supplementary teaching materials will provide an enriched learning environment for over 200 students this year and for many years in the future.

I humbly ask you to consider making this wonderful opportunity available to these highly motivated and deeply appreciative students. Your concern for our students will provide an educational opportunity that will have a profoundly positive influence on their lives and consequently, on the quality of our shared community. I am truly grateful to you for caring about these young people and their desires to create productive lives for themselves in their adopted country.

Mr. Aymie
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Dictionary of Proverbs John Simpson, Jennifer Speake (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
The Yale Book of Quotations Fred R. Shapiro (Editor), Foreword by Joseph Epstein • Barnes and Noble $37.50 1 $37.50
Great Quotes from Great Leaders Career Press, Incorporated (Editor), Career Press (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Essential World Music • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
Mythology for Teens: Classic Myths in Today's World Zachary Hamby • Barnes and Noble $17.95 30 $538.50
Hammond Historical World Atlas Manufactured by Hammond World Atlas Corporation • Barnes and Noble $9.56 1 $9.56
Atlas of the World Manufactured by Oxford University Press • Barnes and Noble $60.00 1 $60.00
A Dictionary Of Philosophical Terms Richard Timothy • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Spiritual Ascent: A Compendium of the World's Wisdom Whitall N. Perry, Foreword by Marco Pallis, Huston Smith (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $31.45 1 $31.45
A Popular Dictionary Of Hinduism Karel Werner • Barnes and Noble $47.65 1 $47.65
Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy Simon Blackburn • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy Nicholas Bunnin, J. Yu • Barnes and Noble $116.95 1 $116.95
A Dictionary Of Philosophy A.R. Lacey, A. R. Lacey • Barnes and Noble $27.85 1 $27.85
Adler's Philosophical Dictionary: 125 Key Terms for the Philosopher's Lexicon Mortimer Jerome Adler, Betsy Radin (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 4 $61.00
The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy Simon Blackburn • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms Michael Clarke, Deborah Clarke (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
WALCH MULTICLTRL ART/NATIVE ART N AMERICA • Blick Art Materials $71.39 1 $71.39
WALCH MULTICLTRL ART/NEAR EAST/ANCT EGYPT • Blick Art Materials $71.39 1 $71.39
WALCH MULTICLTRL ART/ART OF MEXICO • Blick Art Materials $71.39 1 $71.39
WALCH MULTICLTRL ART/ART OF ASIA • Blick Art Materials $71.39 1 $71.39
WALCH MULTICLTRL ART/ART OF AFRICA • Blick Art Materials $71.39 1 $71.39
CRYSTAL ART STYLES/4 POSTERS/DVDS SET • Blick Art Materials $246.46 1 $246.46
Literary Terms, Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged: A Dictionary Karl Beckson, With Arthur Ganz • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Global History Fred S. Kleiner • Barnes and Noble $148.67 1 $148.67
National Geographic Concise History of the World: An Illustrated Time Line Neil Kagan (Editor), Foreword by Jerry H. Bentley • Barnes and Noble $32.00 1 $32.00
World History (SparkCharts) SparkNotes Editors • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
World Religions: A Voyage of Discovery 2003 Jeffrey Brodd • Barnes and Noble $20.88 1 $20.88
The Usborne Book of World Religions Susan Meredith, Cheryl Evans (Editor), Nicholas J. Hewetson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 30 $269.70
World Religions (SparkCharts) SparkNotes Editors • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Tell the World Writerscorps, Foreword by Sherman Alexie • Barnes and Noble $8.09 30 $242.70
The Sound of Water: Haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa, and Other Poets Sam Hamill (Translator), Kaji Aso (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 10 $89.50
The Complete Sonnets and Poems William Shakespeare • Barnes and Noble $13.45 5 $67.25
Best Poems Ever: A Collection of Poetry's Greatest Voices Various, Edric S. Mesmer (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 30 $107.70
The Poetry of Our World: An International Anthology of Contemporary Poetry Ed J. Paine • Barnes and Noble $17.05 25 $426.25
19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East Naomi Shihab Nye • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
A Child's Book of Poems Gyo Fujikawa (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 20 $179.00
Major Works: Including Poems, Plays and Critical Prose William Butler Yeats, Edward Larrissy (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $3.99 5 $19.95
D'aulaires' Book of Norse Myths (New York Review Children's Collection Series) Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, Ingri d'Aulaire, Preface by Michael Chabon • Barnes and Noble $19.96 5 $99.80
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: 17th Edition John Bartlett, Justin Kaplan, Justin Kaplan (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $37.50 1 $37.50
100 Love Sonnets / Cien sonetos de amor Pablo Neruda, Stephen Tapscott (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 10 $135.60
Beowulf Anonymous, Burton Raffel (Translator), Roberta Frank (Afterword), Burton Raffel (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 5 $22.25
Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer, Nevill Coghill (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $8.00 5 $40.00
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation Anonymous, Seamus Heaney (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $11.16 5 $55.80
World Religions • AKJ Books $13.04 25 $326.00
Director's Choice: A Tour of Masterpieces in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Malcolm Rogers • Barnes and Noble $14.35 20 $287.00
Treasures of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Gilian Wohlauer • Barnes and Noble $10.75 20 $215.00
Philosophy For Dummies Tom Morris, Thomas V. Morris • Barnes and Noble $17.99 30 $539.70

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