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  • $1,964 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Muhlbaier
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 29 donors
  • $0 still needed

Worlds Away: Exploring Cultural Differences While Making Connections Through Reading

My students need to experience real-life stories of children, teens, and young adults from all over the world overcoming all different types of challenges and conflicts in order to broaden their understanding of their own world.

My Students

My Language Arts 2 College Preparatory students are, first and foremost, people. In my 10th grade World Literature course, we journey through time and space via literature.

I challenge my students to connect to the literature we read through collaborative activities and discussions that emphasize important skills required for the 21st century student.

Through these activities and discussions, students are able to realize that fairy tales, Greek myths, and the works of Shakespeare are relevant, interesting, and worthy of study.

My Project

Because our school's 10th grade Language Arts course focuses on World Literature, I want to provide my students with contemporary nonfiction works from outside of the US and Europe for them to study. Through Literature Circles, an authentic way for students to experience the "adult" side of reading, students will choose, read and discuss these works in order to make connections to their own lives.

Many of my students may never leave our county, let alone the state.

With your help, I hope to open their eyes and hearts to the experiences of others from different continents, becoming both their literary travel agent and teacher.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence • Amazon Business $13.59 15 $203.85
Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea • Amazon Business $12.79 15 $191.85
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir • Amazon Business $12.78 15 $191.70
IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq • Amazon Business $10.85 15 $162.75
On Two Feet and Wings • Amazon Business $9.99 15 $149.85
Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo, Revised Edition • Amazon Business $9.28 15 $139.20
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $8.77 15 $131.55
Hiroshima • Amazon Business $7.95 15 $119.25
Chinese Cinderella • Amazon Business $7.87 15 $118.05
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • Amazon Business $7.63 15 $114.45
Farewell to Manzanar • Amazon Business $6.16 15 $92.40

Materials cost

$1,614.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$24.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,669.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$294.55

Total project goal

$1,963.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,963.67

28 Donors

-$1,283.26

Donations toward project cost

-$1,091.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$192.14

match offer

-$680.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$578.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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29 donors29 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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