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Mrs. McLeod from Lumberton NC is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Through The Eyes of Our Ancestors

Help me give my students the American story through the African American lens.

  • $1,439 goal

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My Students

My classroom is full of bright and amazing students. The majority of them come from low income areas. My students are eager to learn and enjoy reading, math, and hands on projects. Due to the low income in this area, some are often left without.

Many of my students have never traveled beyond our town and have never experienced the world around them.

With your generous donation, you could help provide them with a glimpse of what goes on beyond their limited scope. I want my students to be able to hear the American story through the African American lens.

My students are bright, curious, eager to learn, and cute as can be.

They love school and are little sponges. Many have never traveled beyond our county and have parents who also have limited exposure to other locales beyond our own.

I have found that, while the kids come from loving, supportive homes, many also come from homes where there is only one parent or guardian, parents who have limited education, and can't offer the type of educational support that the kids would benefit from.

My Project

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will take my students on a journey of life and prosperity before slave trade, to the lack of humanity during and after slavery, to the amazing intellectual, industrial, political and sociological impact of human souls who have been treated in ways that are unspeakable.

On this trip will be the time to tell the stories, to relive the journeys, to embrace the contribution of millions and to live as one race, one human family, one community of souls is overdue.

My students had never known and so much that has not been told before as it is communicated in those truthful and vibrant displays of moments in our nation’s history. Society has kept us in the dark when we needed to know about the important pieces, the contributions and the inventions. The museum shares that knowledge of how this nation and other nations would not be as advanced, as progressive and as rich in living without African American contributors.

While in Washington, DC the students will also visit other historic locations.

Coming from an African American community, our students will learn more about their ancestors.

Mrs. McLeod
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Transportation Vacations R Us Travel, LLC $1,175.00

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