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Mr. Jeffords from Hyde Park MA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We're On To Beijing - Part 2

My students need your help in taking learning out of the classroom and experiencing history first hand in the locations they occurred.

  • $1,230 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Ever since I became a history teacher five years ago I have found that getting kids engaged with material outside of the classroom have encouraged their thirst for knowledge about the world.

I teach World History and US History at a public high school in Boston, Massachusetts, where my students analyze historical processes and trends in class that I hope with your help can extend out into the world.

Through inquiry-based learning, they explore civilizations' social, religious, and economic patterns, acquiring a deeper understanding of ancient history to understand our current world.

My students are drawn to learning about different cultures in our world and discovering things about each that make those cultures unique. Anytime I get to have students interact with these ancient cultures it gives them a better perspective of people in the world today.

We are seeking additional funds to contribute to the overall costs of our trip.

My Project

A quote I was exposed to in college described traveling as such: “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” The majority of my students come from low-income households and are declined numerous opportunities for enriching their understanding of the world. Many have never left the city, let alone gone to another country as far away as China.

Travel does not simply enrich students' understanding of history or their understanding of other cultures, but travel allows students to understand themselves, their worth, and their place in the world.

It provides students opportunities to try new things, discover things about the world, and develop a level of compassion and understanding of humanity that is difficult to replicate in a classroom.

This is an amazing opportunity for students to gain levels of independence for themselves as they travel without family and set off into the world. The experiences they will have will impact their perceptions and help guide their thinking as they encounter new topics when they return to the classroom. We hope you can help us reach our goal and help these students gain new perspectives on the world and themselves. Every dollar donated goes directly to helping a child have the experience of a lifetime, and for that, we are incredibly grateful.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Education First $1,000.00

Trip cost

$1,000.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,045.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$184.41

Total project goal

$1,229.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,229.41

12 Donors

-$916.18

Donations toward project cost

-$790.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$126.18

match offer

-$300.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$255.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.23

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$0.00

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