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Mrs. B. from Philadelphia PA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Up Close and Personal With African-American History!

Help me give my students a trip to NMAACH to learn about African-American history so it can come alive to them!

  • $2,055 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Even middle school students want to be successful learners for a bright future regardless of their current situation. My sixth graders want to be winners in life. Many students have experienced setbacks and trauma but need to feel as if their life matters. They need to know that when they walk into my classroom that it is a safe, nurturing, and loving environment. It is filled with opportunities for them to learn, grow, and make their dreams become a reality!

My Project

It's so important for history to come alive to students! The 6th graders at my school are eager to learn about who they are and the contributions that African-Americans have made in the United States. Too often, they are taught about other perspectives different than their own and have had a limited understanding of the rich heritage and positive influence that African-Americans have had on the foundation of their country.

What better place to visit than the NMAACH where there are, "85,000 square feet of exhibition space, nearly 3000 objects, 12 exhibitions, 13 different interactives with 17 stations, and 183 videos housed on five floors," documenting African-American life, history and culture.

This will be an epic educational experience that takes students out of there neighborhood and comfort zone to visit historic Washington, DC. This trip will propel students to invest more in their education and take a deeper interest in social studies.

Students will be able to listen to an audio tour and walk around on five floors bringing history knowledge to life. They will be able to share what they have learned through a writing activity, Google presentation and teach their parent facts and information the learned at the museum.

Mrs. B.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Transportation Academy Bus $1,691.00

Trip cost

$1,691.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$25.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,746.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$308.18

Total project goal

$2,054.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,054.54

1 Donor

-$1,370.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,164.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$205.50

match offer

-$684.54

Match offer toward project cost

-$581.86

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.68

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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