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Mrs. Shaw from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Black History Month Biographies

My students need biographies to read for Black History Month reports.

  • $159 goal

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My Students

The students at my school are an energetic and hardworking group of children. They enjoy coming to school, but school funding cuts over the years have impacted what schools can provide to individual classrooms.

I teach second grade in an urban neighborhood where all the students at school are eligible for free breakfast and free lunch.

Some students live below the poverty line, and their families struggle to provide them with basic necessities needed to be successful in school. Despite these obstacles, our school has hard-working students as well as teachers and staff who strive to make our school a welcoming and inviting place. In addition, our school is one of the top-performing schools in the city.

My Project

My second grade students are learning how to conduct research and report writing. They will using what they have learned to do their own research on a historical figure for Black History Month. Students will choose a person to research and read a biography of the person. They will write a report and create a poster that will highlight what they have learned about the person. Students will also have to give an oral presentation to their classmates.

My students need a variety of biographies of historically important individuals to use for their Black History projects.

The books I am selecting represent people from different times and backgrounds - musicians, writers, leaders, activists, inventors, and athletes. My students have just learned about nonfiction text features, so they will be ready to tackle reading these biographies. I know my students will be excited to have great books to read as they learn new things.

Mrs. Shaw
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was Coretta Scott King? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Bob Marley? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Stevie Wonder? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Frederick Douglass? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Sojourner Truth? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Booker T. Washington? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Aretha Franklin? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.91 1 $5.91
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $4.84 1 $4.84
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Was Jesse Owens? • Amazon Business $3.50 1 $3.50
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29

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