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Mr. V. from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We are the World-- Resources to help 4th Grade Victims

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My classroom has developed as a patchwork of diverse backgrounds. I currently have 3 recent immigrants from southeast Asia, as well as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita victims. These students all share a first-hand account with crisis- both last year's tsunami and the recent hurricanes. The remainder of my class has also shared in the recovery experience both within the classroom and in the greater Houston area. My school is an authorized school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a recognized leader in the field of international education, encouraging students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals, and engaged world citizens. The philosophy at the heart of the Primary Years Program (PYP) is a commitment to structured inquiry as an ideal approach to learning. Teachers and students are guided by a series of basic questions as they design curricular transdisciplinary units for exploration and study. Ideas of local and global significance reveal concerns shared by people of all nations. Ironically, the last planner in our 4th grade program of inquiry this year is titled "We are the World". It is an examination of how the world responds to human crisis-- which is no doubt a poignant topic this year. I am seeking to gather resource books about the tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. Students will examine how people are responding to come to the aid to help victims recover. It is my hope that this will lead to a greater sense of compassion among my students, as well as give hope to those in our class who were victims of these crisises.

Mr. V.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Escapes from Natural Disasters Stephen Currie • Barnes and Noble $25.83 1 $25.83
Disasters That Shook the World Cathie Cush • Barnes and Noble $24.40 1 $24.40
Tsunami!: The 1946 Hilo Wave of Terror Scott Ingram • Barnes and Noble $21.56 1 $21.56
Predicting Natural Disasters John Allen • Barnes and Noble $21.33 1 $21.33
Tsunami! Walter C. Dudley, Min Lee • Barnes and Noble $19.75 1 $19.75
Dangerous Planet: Natural Disasters That Changed History Bryn Barnard • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
Eyes of the Storm: The Story in Pictures of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita The Dallas Morning News, Cokie Roberts (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Katrina: Stories of Rescue, Recovery and Rebuilding in the Eye of the Storm Associated Press, Susan M. Moyer (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Hurricane Katrina: An American Tragedy and Its Aftermath Time Magazine (Editor), Manufactured by Time Magazine • Barnes and Noble $17.56 1 $17.56
Hurricane Katrina: Through the Eyes of Storm Chasers Jim Reed, Mike Theiss • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
Hurricane and Tornado (Eyewitness Books Series) Jack Challoner, DK Publishing, Manufactured by DK Publishing • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Super Storms Seymour Simon, Chronicle Books • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
Natural Disasters Jenny Vaughan, Nick Hewitson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
I'll Know What to Do: A Kid's Guide to Natural Disasters Bonnie S. Mark, Michael D. Chesworth (Illustrator), Aviva Layton • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Tsunamis Luke Thompson • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Escaping the Giant Wave Peg Kehret • Barnes and Noble $4.49 25 $112.25
DK Readers: Volcanoes and Other Natural Disasters (Level 4: Proficient Readers) Harriet Griffey, Dk • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

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