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Mr. Taylor from Oakland CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What do you mean Civil Rights is More than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks?

The cost of two Canon digital cameras, two firewire cables, and two Memorex DVD 120-minute 50-Pack Spindles is $1579, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,625 goal

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Since becoming a teacher, I have learned that students get more involved with the learning process when they can make a personal connection. They always want to know how it all relates to them, and they want to know the answer to "so what?". Whenever I have given out a research assignment involving Black History Month, my students all want to do their assignments on either Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Rosa Parks. I have to strongly encourage them to explore and discover other contributors to our history. I am proposing an annual Black History Month documentary project that will require my students to go out and interview senior citizens to get a first-hand account of the Civil Rights Movement. For this project we will need two digital camcorders. We will have two groups of students who will go out and interview seniors in our neighborhood. The other team will go out and interview seniors in care homes and senior centers. The students will be responsible for developing interview questions, scheduling and conducting interviews, videotaping, editing and organizing a showcase to premiere the documentary. This project can also be duplicated to educate students about other ethnic groups at our school.

Mr. Taylor
Grades 6-8
  • Lowell Middle School
  • Oakland, CA
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon ZR300 Mini-DV Digital • Highsmith Inc. $488.40 2 $976.80
MEMOREX DVD+R 8X 4.7GB 50PK SPINDLE -- Memorex DVD+R 8X 4.7GB 120Min 50-Pack Spindle • Quill Corporation $34.99 2 $69.98
IEEE 1394 ICE CLEAR FIREWIRE CABLE, 4 PIN/4 PIN, 6FT -- Belkin IEEE 1394 Ice Clear Firewire 6' Cable • Quill Corporation $17.99 2 $35.98

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