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Mrs. Baran from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Authentic History

My students need for their classroom to feel like a genuine global history classroom with maps, posters and world flags.

  • $424 goal

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My Students

My students are motivated by their dreams. The 12 and 13 year old's in my classroom yearn for success and opportunities. These students ask critical questions about the world around them and why things are not equitable in our society. They see and are impacted by the violence in our communities. Summer vacations don't provide much solace because their parents fear for their child's safety. Regardless of the social and economic burdens that follow my students, they work hard because they see glimmers of a better tomorrow.

My Project

We spend so much time in the classroom thus, the space should be inviting, interesting, and appealing to students. A history class should feel like a history class. This project is about the authenticity and the environment of space that students occupy each day. The materials we are asking for range from world flags, history poster and art. Learning about the world is more interesting with visual images. Furthermore, the posters we are asking for are of important world figures such as Gandhi and the Black Panther Party, which are often not presented in Middle School classrooms. Students need to see and hear about individuals who made major contributions to history and look like them. Authentic global and historical education begins when students see themselves in the figures they are learning about. Having a classroom that represents that multiculturalism will make the space more conducive to learning.

Mrs. Baran
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 93 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School Social Studies: Methods, Assessment, and Classroom Management • Amazon Business $50.94 1 $50.94
Teaching U.S. History Thematically: Document-Based Lessons for the Secondary Classroom • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas • Amazon Business $29.90 1 $29.90
Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers • Amazon Business $25.10 1 $25.10
International Flags, G2PLUS 164 Feet 8.2'' x 5.5'' World Flags, 200 Countries Olympic Flags Pennant Banner for Bar, Party Decorations, Sports Clubs, Grand Opening, Festival Events Celebration • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Tri-Seven Entertainment Frederick Douglass Poster Build Strong Children Classroom Quote (18x24) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
We Took the Streets: Fighting for Latino Rights with the Young Lords • Amazon Business $19.35 1 $19.35
Buyenlarge 0-587-28490-0-P1218 "Kennedy for President" Paper Poster, 12" x 18" • Amazon Business $17.50 1 $17.50
Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today • Amazon Business $15.58 1 $15.58
The End of Everything • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Inflate World Globes (1 Dozen) - Bulk • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
Gandhi Poster (24x36) PSA003887 • Amazon Business $11.46 1 $11.46
Statue of Liberty Close Up Clouds Quote Patriotic Political Print (Unframed 12x24 Poster) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Where Is Our Solar System? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Cesar Chavez? • Amazon Business $5.27 1 $5.27
Where Is the Amazon? • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77

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