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Mrs. Krieger from Endicott NY is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

The Scarlet Letter in the Age of Mansplaining and MeToo

I need to attend a writing workshop at the Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College.

  • $788 goal

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My Students

I teach enthusiastic students who are excited to make their marks in the world. Like so many communities across the United States, we have endured economic upheaval and redefinition over the last few decades. Nonetheless, my students are resilient and eager to learn everything they can about writing, literature, rhetoric, and life. They are also eager to do good in our community and in our world. By giving students constant opportunities to do amazing things, we empower them to change anything and everything.

My Project

Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, The Scarlet Letter, challenges students on many levels. First, Hawthorne's language requires students to slow down. Not only is the vocabulary difficult, but so too is the syntax. Hawthorne's sentences are long and ponderous, but they are also full of beauty.

Second, Hawthorne's protagonist, the enigmatic Hester Prynne, defies the Puritan paradigm of the perfect woman.

Hester's insistence on upright behavior in the wake of severe public castigation sets her apart from the other more "righteous" women of her day.

It's interesting to consider Hester in the wake of the current social upheaval including the #metoo movement and the legal actions pending against several prominent men in American society. This workshop at Bard College will consider Hester in a modern light while helping me to imagine new ways for my students to engage and understand this quintessential American text.

Mrs. Krieger
Grades 9-12

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Lodging Marriott or AirBNB $100.00
Activity IWT - Bard College $425.00
Food Local Restaurant $30.00
Transportation Local Service Station $75.00

Trip cost

$630.00

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FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$669.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$118.14

Total project goal

$787.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$787.59

4 Donors

-$685.95

Donations toward project cost

-$669.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$101.64

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$0.00

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