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Mrs. K. from Albuquerque NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Breaking the Chains of Boring History Lessons!

Help me give my students the historical fiction novel "Chains", so they can learn about slavery during the American Revolution.

  • $401 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach Social Studies to 130 eighth graders at one of the largest middle schools in the state of New Mexico. Almost half the student population receives free or reduced lunch due to economic need, and about 70% of the student body was on the honor roll last semester.

My students are motivated and hardworking, and I enjoy creating new and engaging learning experiences for them.

Recently our Language Arts test scores have dropped. By supporting my project you will be helping me to create a learning opportunity for my students that will help history come alive, and strengthen their literacy skills at the same time.

My Project

I am requesting a class set of the novel "Chains" by Laurie Halse Anderson, and the audio CD. This book tells the story of a thirteen-year-old girl name Isabel and her struggle to escape slavery during the Revolutionary War.

As a Social Studies teacher I am excited to include a historical fiction to my lessons.

I believe that my students understanding of the time period will be deeper and more authentic thanks to the connections they create with the characters in the story. Also reading this novel and completing the lessons and projects will help my students to improve their literacy skills, which are essential for life long success.

Mrs. K.
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy) • Amazon Business $7.39 40 $295.60
Chains (Chains Series) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$305.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$340.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.03

Total project goal

$400.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$400.20

5 Donors

-$400.00

Donations toward project cost

-$340.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.00

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$0.00

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