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Ms. Ginther-Hutt from Renton WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Biographies for Black History Month

Help me give my students engaging biographies for Black History Month research projects!

  • $277 goal

This project expired on March 15, 2019.

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My Students

My students are wonderfully creative and imaginative thinkers. They amaze me with their innovative ideas and creativity! They are energetic and eager to learn!

My students love to learn from one another and they are very collaborative, cooperative learners.

We participate in many small group learning activities, and they are always respectful and thoughtful toward one another. We have a very diverse classroom, which makes our learning community even more special. These students are smart, motivated to learn, and passionate second graders!

My Project

My students are in need of a variety of current biography books about accomplished African Americans. To honor African Americans during the month of February my students will read a biography of their choice, conduct research about their person, and write a written report.

During their research, students will identify strong character traits that their person demonstrated which will provide the opportunity for students to practice and strengthen their reading skills.

Students will practice identifying character traits in inspirational African American men and women throughout history. This project will diversify our reading library and give students exposure to texts about African American singers, poets, athletes, politicians, inventors, and educators. This project will also complement our current Non-Fiction Reading unit.

Ms. Ginther-Hutt
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gabby Douglas Historic Olympic Champion • AKJ Education $20.81 1 $20.81
Chris Paul • AKJ Education $18.44 1 $18.44
Cam Newton: MVP Quarterback • AKJ Education $16.50 1 $16.50
Louis Armstrong • AKJ Education $7.67 1 $7.67
Michelle Obama • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
On the Court with ... Shaquille O'Neal • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
George Washington Carver • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Beyonce Knowles • AKJ Education $5.98 1 $5.98
Booker T. Washington Great American Educator • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
Matthew Henson: Arctic Adventurer • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Coretta Scott King Dare to Dream • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Russell Wilson • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Michael Jackson • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Odell Beckham Jr. • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Venus & Serena Williams • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Richard Sherman • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Gabby Douglas • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Drake: Actor and Rapper • AKJ Education $5.15 1 $5.15
National Geographic Readers: Barack Obama • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Maya Angelou? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Lebron James • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Oprah Winfrey • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Vision of Beauty: Candlewick Biographies: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Barack Obama: Out of Many, One • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Henry Aaron's Dream: Candlewick Biographies • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Mae Jemison • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Tia Clara Brown • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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