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  • $479 goal

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Mrs. Manswell
Grades 6-8
  • JHS 162 Lola Rodriguez De Tio
  • Bronx, NY
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Understanding Civil Rights and Diversity in Our Classroom

My students need a variety of books including "Letters from Rifka," "We are All Americans: Understanding Diversity," and a kindle tablet to help understand diversity.

My Students

Every person is diverse and unique in their own way. My students need to understand that they too are diverse and unique. This project will give them a chance to celebrate their diversity and learn about what makes people special in their own way.

I teach troubled 7th graders in the heart of the Bronx.

They are unaware of how their actions and words can hurt a person. They use the "B" and "N" words constantly to hurt and insult anyone who disagrees with them. They also bully other children based on being different. With the books "Letter from Rifka", "We Are All Americans," and "Black Women of the Civil Rights Movement," the students will be able to learn about diversity and acceptance. The tablets would allow the students to research the topic of diversity and Civil Rights as a small group at their desks. They students will then create a project based on the information they researched via books and tablet.

My Project

These resources will allow my classroom to have fun while using creative resources so that they can learn about diversity, civil rights, bullying, and cultural differences. One of the resources is a book about diversity in the classroom called "One Size Does Not Fit All". The multicultural books along with the tablets will allow us to work on projects related to cultural diversity. These resources will allow them to have plenty of materials for different stations to teach kids about different cultures, diversity and civil right issues as well as bullying.

Your donations will help students access information.

The more information that students have about a topic, the better they will be able to share and discuss information around that topic. It is my goal to create a space for discussion. The addition of books and tablets will be used as a research tool to support this venture. With students able to explore a variety of websites, they can better link the past to the present and share their new and deepened understandings with other students.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Letters from Rifka • AKJ Books $5.17 6 $31.02
Black Women Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement • AKJ Books $17.76 1 $17.76
Nobody Gonna Turn Me ''Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Verbal Mastery Vocabulary System • AKJ Books $25.86 1 $25.86
We Are All Americans: Understanding Diversity • AKJ Books $26.50 1 $26.50
One Size Does Not Fit All • AKJ Books $11.06 1 $11.06
Amazon Kindle Fire tablet 8 GB 7 • CDW Inc. $197.99 1 $197.99
Belkin Verve Tab Folio protective case for Amazon Kindle Fire • CDW Inc. $26.65 1 $26.65

Materials cost

$344.23

Vendor shipping charges

$22.46

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$406.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.80

Total project goal

$478.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$478.65

1 Donor

-$239.33

Donations toward project cost

-$203.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.90

match offer

-$239.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$203.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.90

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by PricewaterhouseCoopers and one other donor.

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