You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Ms. Pesavento-Conway from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The War That Killed Achilles--Part 2

My students need 17 copies of "The War That Killed Achilles".

  • $450 goal

This project expired on February 19, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I want my students to go to college! To make sure they are ready for AP English and/or college studies, they need exposure to non-fiction texts. Our problem is that freshman English lacks that type of literature. Please help us obtain these books!

My students are 9th grade students in a freshman English class.

They are ethnically diverse and at home speak languages that include: Tagalog, Vietnamese, Spanish, Farsi, Urdu, and Cantonese. Twenty-five percent of them were English learners at one time, and all of them are identified as Gifted and Talented students. My students are creative, intelligent, and work to rise to the academic challenges their teachers provide. Our high school is on the top ten list of achieving high schools in San Diego County, currently ranked at number nine; however, we are the only high school on the top ten list that is a Title I school, meaning we have a large percentage of students who come from homes of low socio-economic status.

My Project

I am requesting a portion of a class set of Caroline Alexander's The War That Killed Achilles, which is a non-fiction text that gives one scholar's perspective on the Trojan War. This would fit into our first semester curriculum perfectly, couched between Greek mythology, The Iliad, and The Odyssey. Students will be able to analyze a scholarly text from a different perspective of their mythology text. They will learn to question the validity of materials read and understand this time period, characters, and events with depth and complexity.

The donations in this request will make a difference because having these texts available for my students will allow me to expand their thinking around a topic and increase their background knowledge.

This project will impact my students by broadening their experience with literature and prepare them for upcoming challenges of Advanced Placement English and university-level coursework.

Ms. Pesavento-Conway
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Pesavento-Conway is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War Caroline Alexander • Barnes and Noble $18.43 17 $313.31

Materials cost

$313.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$381.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.36

Total project goal

$449.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$449.04

4 Donors

-$97.00

Donations toward project cost

-$82.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.55

match offer

-$352.04

Match offer toward project cost

-$299.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.81

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"San Diego","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[598031],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":444537,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/the-war-that-killed-achilles-part-2/444537/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Pesavento-Conway","authorIds":{"598031":{"owner":"Ms. Pesavento-Conway","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[444537],"proposalHash":"-947363829","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-1_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":64523,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Mjg5NzE1","Njk4NzY1","NTg3MDE=","Mjg1MjM0","NjI1MDY4"],"teacherId":598031,"schoolCounty":"San Diego","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}