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Mr. Benton from Caldwell ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Visualize Greek Mythology; The Odyssey

Help me give my students a classical text experience; a visual, captive Odyssey!

  • $474 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school district serves a diverse population from all walks of life, but distinctively, agriculture. As such, many of my students are from migrant families where English is a second language. While language barriers alone are a difficult gap to bridge, there is one defining trait among many of my students that is truly remarkable: grit.

Many of my students will be first-generation graduates upon completion of their high school journey; as such, many of my students struggle with reading comprehension, making it difficult to expose them to many classical literary texts as they are inaccessible for them to enjoy, let alone understand.

Your support to bring classical texts to their classroom in an accessible format will mean significantly more than providing an alternative medium to address language gaps. You'll be helping to build a strong foundation in a group of students who climb incredible mountains for

My Project

Many of my students are English Second Language learners. This graphic novel by Gareth Hinds does a stupendous job of maintaining the literary integrity of this classic while making it incredibly accessible to everyone.

Gareth Hinds' rendition of The Odyssey retains much of the rigor from the classical text, but with the addition of visual elements and simplified writing style that allows students to remove the barrier that the poetic narrative traditionally provides.

Additionally, Gareth Hinds provides access to something class textbooks do not: the whole story! Please, consider supporting my classes to experience the whole story of the Odyssey!

Mr. Benton
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Odyssey • Amazon Business $9.89 35 $346.15

Materials cost

$346.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$402.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.99

Total project goal

$473.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$473.27

4 Donors

-$269.72

Donations toward project cost

-$236.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.96

match offer

-$194.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$165.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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