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Mr. Clemons from Morganton NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books About the Past for a Better Future!

Help me give my students a better selection of historical non-fiction books to build their understanding of the past!

  • $236 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have an upcoming group of 7th graders who are eager to learn about the world around them and how it came to be. My class focuses on the previous 500 years of history spanning from the Renaissance to the Global Age or present age.

My history class focuses primarily on historical skills, one of which is to understand historical figures and developments through literature.

Table Rock Middle School is focused on developing young readers and students who can analyze a written text and students who are able to read to learn as opposed to learning to read.

In addition to the primary source documents, cause and effect, compare and contrast, and map skills my students will develop, they will also need to develop a larger vocabulary and ability to read and learn from what they are reading. As you can see, my book shelf is very small and filled with books that either do not pertain to my curriculum but are long and boring. These books will spruce up my classroom library and inspire learning skills in my brand new students.

My Project

Students typically do not find reading interesting, and they also don't typically find history too fascinating. I've found that these books are a hit for young readers and it pulls the readers into the story. These stories will help bring the past to life for my students and will at the same time better their reading skills and build their vocabulary.

Students need to have more historical options of books to choose from.

I don't have a large selection of books in my classroom as I am still in the beginning sages of my teaching career. These books would be a big help for my students to have more options in their reading time during my class and at the mandatory end of day reading time.

Mr. Clemons
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Animal Farm • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Who Was Henry VIII? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Marie Antoinette? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Woodrow Wilson? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Queen Elizabeth? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Marco Polo? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was Pearl Harbor? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was Ellis Island? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Franklin Roosevelt? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Were the Salem Witch Trials? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.96 1 $5.96
Who Was Winston Churchill? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Who Was Ferdinand Magellan? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Who Was Isaac Newton? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Who Was Christopher Columbus? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Who Was William Shakespeare? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
What Was D-Day? • Amazon Business $5.17 1 $5.17
Who Was Napoleon? • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Who Was Gandhi? • Amazon Business $4.01 1 $4.01
What Was the Titanic? • Amazon Business $3.97 1 $3.97
What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? • Amazon Business $3.15 1 $3.15
What Was the Great Depression? • Amazon Business $3.15 1 $3.15

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