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Ms. Mohammad from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham-Teaching Social Justice Through Literature

My students need access to copies of The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis.

  • $493 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach language arts to a group of fifth grade students who are avid readers. When you walk into my classroom, you can see students engaged in reading varied texts at their levels while also working on refining skills that target areas of literacy, their learning plans, their communication abilities, and even their specific interests.

Imagine coming to school and being given a diverse set of tools and resources specific to your needs and interests.

It is an amazing space to be in and these are the opportunities I try to provide students with every day. I work in a school with a very high low-income student population in Chicago, Illinois. Many of my students have very limited resources in their own homes and are in constant need of ways to compensate for the things that they lack at home. Like all students living in the United States, my students hold the American dream of success but they just need access to the tools that bridge this possibility.

My Project

Reading literature that makes students think and engage in discussions of issues that are relevant and worthwhile are proven ways of motivating students in the language arts classroom. This is literature that will challenge their thinking and better prepare them for the rigorous literature that they will encounter in middle school.

Students need opportunities like these to have real novels, authentic books, in their hands so that they can be read, analyzed and discussed.

Please consider making a difference in this group of students' lives by giving them access to an authentic piece of literature like The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. This novel will enable students to embark on a journey through the past in order to learn about present day social justice issues. Help bring the Civil Rights Movement to life for these kids!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • Amazon Business $8.99 35 $314.65
Los Watson van a Birmingham-1963 (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.20 4 $36.80
A Guide for Using The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 in the Classroom (Literature Units) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963: An Instructional Guide for Literature (Great Works) • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
The Watsons Go To Birmingham • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Selma Lord Selma • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$383.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$418.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.90

Total project goal

$492.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$492.68

4 Donors

-$289.58

Donations toward project cost

-$249.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.44

match offer

-$199.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$169.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.94

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

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