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Ms. Hendrickson from Minneapolis MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

American History Books for Young Historians

My students need books about colonization, slavery, and the American Revolution to learn about American history.

  • $328 goal

This project expired on August 7, 2013.

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My Students

Did slavery in America start with Christopher Columbus? What was life like during the colonization period? What is the Boston Tea Party - was it a real party that we'd like to go to? Please help my students find the answers to their questions!

The majority of my students are Spanish speakers that come from families with great financial needs.

About 70% of students at the school where I work are English Language Learners (ELLs), and about 98% of all the students receive free and reduced-price lunch. My students are 75 enthusiastic and curious fifth graders who want to learn and be engaged and challenged on a daily basis!

My Project

I am requesting various books about the colonization period, slavery in America, and the American revolution so that my students could find answers to their questions about American history. I believe that it is important to engage students in learning about history in the elementary grades, because one needs to know the past in order to solve the problems of the present and the future. I think these books will help me achieve this goal!

Please support my students' curiosity about American history and help them find the answers they are looking for.

These books will help my students understand how and when slavery started in America and what happened as a result.

Ms. Hendrickson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jamestown Colony • AKJ Books $23.94 1 $23.94
The Georgia Colony • AKJ Books $19.45 1 $19.45
Slavery in Early America • AKJ Books $19.42 1 $19.42
American Indians and African Americans of the American Revol • AKJ Books $17.47 1 $17.47
Roanoke, the Lost Colony: An Unsolved Mystery from History J • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Aztec, Inca, and Maya • AKJ Books $12.83 1 $12.83
American Revolution (Eyewitness Books Series) Stuart Murray, • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
North American Indian (Eyewitness Books Series) David S. Mur • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Origins of American Slavery • AKJ Books $10.22 1 $10.22
You Wouldn''t Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party!: Wharf Wate • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Colonial America • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
The Maryland Colony • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The Delaware Colony • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The Rhode Island Colony • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The North Carolina Colony • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The South Carolina Colony • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The Massachusetts Bay Colony • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The New York Colony • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The Plymouth Colony • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The Virginia Colony • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The Jamestown Colony • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The New Jersey Colony • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The Connecticut Colony • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 Ann Mcgovern, Anna De • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution Kay Moor • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen from Both • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
American Revolution • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37

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