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Mrs. Keaton from Fort Worth TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Culture into the Classroom

My students need 11 books such as; Women in the Material World, Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan and Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan to help bring the world into our classrooms.

  • $268 goal

This project expired on May 19, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Textbooks throw facts at us but where is the real world tie? Students see pictures of what the White House looks like but may never get to tour it. These books will be a way for students to “tour” different places and understand culture.

I teach Social Studies and need something to help grab my students’ attention when we talk about world geography and culture.

My favorite way to yank them in is to tell them stories they won't find in their text books. The suggested books are great for taking the students to the location and exposing them to the countries beliefs and customs. Our school is a Title I school where about 75% of our students are on free and reduced price lunch. I can only put so much money of my own into the classroom and would not ask the parents because I know that they are hardworking people that need the money themselves.

My Project

The textbooks are boring. They were boring when I was in school and not much has changed. Knowing how much I disliked reading fact after fact in the book, I realized that I could get the same information if someone told it to me in story form and showing them what it looks like. These books are my visual with additional information that our textbooks do not have. Showing them these books also changes the tediousness of our textbooks. I want to pull in more resources so that these students will gain an understanding and respect of different cultures.

By helping purchase these books, you are helping students grasp a better understanding of world cultures.

These supplemental resources would be a great enrichment tool for students to dive into our history.

Mrs. Keaton
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Women in the Material World • Amazon $33.44 1 $33.44
What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets • Amazon $29.17 1 $29.17
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats • Amazon $28.00 1 $28.00
Material World: A Global Family Portrait • Amazon $21.80 1 $21.80
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa • Amazon $14.05 1 $14.05
Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan • Amazon $13.78 1 $13.78
Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery • Amazon $13.41 1 $13.41
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq • Amazon $13.15 1 $13.15
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia • Amazon $12.75 1 $12.75
Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words • Amazon $8.63 1 $8.63
Calavera Abecedario: A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book • Amazon $6.63 1 $6.63

Materials cost

$194.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$227.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.19

Total project goal

$267.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$267.92

2 Donors

-$267.92

Donations toward project cost

-$227.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.19

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$0.00

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