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Mrs. Boehler from Terre Haute IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

25 Different Who Was Books to Inspire Second Grade Readers!

My students need 25 copies of different Who Was books to become inspired and learn more about famous individuals.

  • $175 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a lucky teacher of second grade students. My students aim to please and are always interested in learning something new.

I find that it is very important to keep my students engaged and excited about learning.

The best way to do this is by providing them with hands-on materials and resources that focus on current events. This allows my students the opportunity to learn more about what is taking place in the world around them. In addition, it makes learning a lot more fun!

My Project

I have selected twenty-five different titles from the Who Was series with the purpose of inspiring my second grade students. I would use these books while teaching biographies.

Students will be inspired by the individual and the impact they had on others.

For this activity, students will select a book to read on their own or with help from their family. After reading the book, students will create a written report about the inspiring individual. All family members will be invited to our living Wax Museum during the school day. Students will dress as the individual and come to life and share their written work with all of our guests. By listening to their peers, students will also learn more about all of the other individuals.

Mrs. Boehler
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 21 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $5.25 1 $5.25
Who Was Marie Curie? • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Thomas Jefferson? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Babe Ruth? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Clara Barton? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Princess Diana? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60
Who Is George Lucas? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.44 1 $4.44
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • Amazon Business $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Sally Ride? • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • Amazon Business $3.75 1 $3.75

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