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Ms. Lawson from Chicago IL is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Mural of Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable

My students need more exposure and information on their cultures' history (African American history) and creative experiences connected with the visual arts.

  • $2,245 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

When I asked my students to tell me what they know about Jean Baptiste Point Du sable they had never heard of him. They were not able to tell me any information about Du sable. In addition they were surprised to learn about a time long ago, the 1700's. They are lacking knowledge concerning history.

Waiting at the edge of their seats while I was reading and sharing true stories about the great migration.

Eager to learn more about what life was like in the Jim Crow south. My students are fascinated in learning about their culture's history. One student went home and shared her leaning to her grandmother and invited her grandmother to share her experiences while living in the Jim Crow south. This bright, energetic bunch of African American students on the south side of Chicago (englewood) are for the most part stricken with the evils of poverty, gang violence, homelessness, neglect and emotional pain yet they reach a daily average of 96% attendance because they are excited to reach their fullest potential in teaching and learning. Students participate in class discussions in an effort to strengthen critical thinking skills and work in cooperative learning groups to build their social skills. The school upholds high standards for all students despite their surroundings.

My Project

The students will be taught about the life of Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable and be apart of the exhibit decision process. This process will require students to think about what essential parts of Dusable's life should be displayed within the exhibit. Ms. Gray the artist will instruct students on how to measure wall space for design composition, prepare art materials, painting designs, placing mosaic pieces and setting and cleaning materials.

Donations towards this project will improve my students and the school tremendously!

Students and families within the community of Englewood will begin to learn and become inspired by their cultures rich history. A history that reflects, freedom, unity, determination and resilience. Learning these stories of the past will motivate students to persevere through difficult situations they will face in life and take bold and courageous steps despite fear to better their life.

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Ms. Lawson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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49 donors49 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
Rhonda Gray (Ms. Gray will lead the students in creating an exhibit to help build a museum inside the school. The exhibit will tell the story of the history of Black people in Chicago from the the 18th century to the 20th century through murals. This first exhibit will focus on Jean Baptist Pointe Dusable. Ms. Gray will instruct and guide students with creating various pieces of the mural. ) $1,850.00

Visitor cost

$1,850.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$27.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,907.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$336.66

Total project goal

$2,244.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,244.41

48 Donors

-$2,040.45

Donations toward project cost

-$1,750.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$289.95

match offer

-$185.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$157.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.96

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$0.00

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