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Ms. Thornfeldt from S Portland ME is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

What is the Direct Result of Hate and Intolerance?

Help me give my students an opportunity to hear from a Holocaust survivor.

  • $394 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 8th-grade students are the typical teenagers - they are eager, comical, observant, smart, technologically connected and are all about fairness!

My students attend an urban public school and live in a coastal community in Maine.

Our student population is growing more diverse every year; social, emotional and economic disparities of their families are becoming extremely evident.

These young people ask fabulous, insightful questions, see more of what is happening around them than we think they do and are accepting and gracious to those who are different.

My Project

My students are increasingly questioning and learning about our country and the world around them. Hate crime reports are increasing as heated racial, religious and sexual orientation rhetoric and actions have come to dominate the daily news. As we process these reports in the classroom, it's becoming much more important to continue the discussions and problem solve ways to combat hate in our communities.

This project will help create effect conversation and heightened awareness in our school community around hate rhetoric, actions, and crimes.

Inviting a Holocaust survivor to take about their experiences will embed the reality of such actions. My students will learn the cause and effect of hate crimes and the consequences of such actions.

Ms. Thornfeldt
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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