As we bring back our Crowdfund of the Week column, we have decided to focus on projects posted on DonorsChoose.org.
If you don’t know yet, DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on our site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you.
This week: Knock-Knock! Who’s There? MACBETH
My students will be studying Shakespeare through the lens of Macbeth. We will be embarking on a journey that will ask the students to read, memorize and perform Macbeth with a combination of original text and contemporary language. Looking at Macbeth in this way will introduce them to classic literature in a positive and fun environment.
When I ask my class how many people have heard of Shakespeare, less than 5 students raise their hands. I want my students to take a way from my class a positive experience with literature and performance that only a theatre class can provide! When my students see that they can tackle Shakespeare then future challenges may be a little less scary and totally possible.
Please visit the link above and consider giving to this class. Because the projects in DonorsChoose are small scale compared to various projects on Kickstarter, for example, your generosity will have an immediate impact on the lives of teachers and students around the country.
Thank you and let’s do good things together!