Understanding The Past And Changing The World Through Books
My students need 145 copies of Uncle Tom's Cabin, with additional reading resources.
This project expired on October 9, 2012.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
"Be the change you want to see in the world," Mahatma Gandhi said. I want my students to read this quote and apply it to their lives every single day. This is why I have chosen to start our school year with "Uncle Tom's Cabin".
Here is some information about our school population: 90% of our students are first-generation college bound, 80% of our students are economically disadvantaged,
and 95% of our students are Hispanic or African American.
Most students enter our school at least one grade level behind in Math and Reading.
We will start off the school year with "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in order to get a grasp on the injustices that have existed in the past, and currently exist in the present. This will set up a classroom culture in which our students at YPW feel motivated to change the status quo that is sadly still so alive today.
Uncle Tom's Cabin is a high-interest book for 8th graders.
With this novel, I will form books clubs, which will build my students' critical thinking skills. Providing students with a shared text gives them the opportunity to grow as readers and thinkers, while also assisting in promoting a positive classroom culture.
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