You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $823 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Hall
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 18 donors
  • $0 still needed

Bringing History Alive in Grade 5!

Help me give my students a look into the past through rich, engaging books from the "Who Was?" series, Time for Kids biographies, and more.

My Students

I have the privilege of teaching social studies to 52 thoughtful, creative 5th graders each day. Many of my students face personal struggles outside of the classroom, but they come to school each day ready to learn. Most are being raised by a single parent or another guardian, and many live below the poverty line. Their world view is limited to what they see at home, at school, in their community and in the media.

My students need more access to the world behind the social studies standards they are expected to master.

While we have textbooks, I want to create a library of books that correlate to the big ideas taught in 5th grade to give my students additional resources that will help them develop a deeper understanding and visual reference of these tough concepts they are expected to comprehend and eventually master.

My Project

As a teacher, I continually reflect on my lessons and teaching. I love researching and finding new ways to make learning engaging and fun. This is only my second year in 5th grade. While I slowly have been building my library by adding more high-interest nonfiction and historical fiction books that relate to the 5th-grade social studies standards, I am hoping through this DonorsChoose.org project to be able to add even more books to share with my students. I also often use picture books to teach reading standards, so picture books geared toward social studies will help me integrate the two subjects.

My students always have so many questions about the social studies content we've studied; I want to give them more options to further their own learning and interests.

Books like They Called Her Molly Pitcher, The American Revolution, Pioneer Trails along with other books will help my students dive even deeper and learn even more about the 5th-grade social studies and beyond. I can guarantee these books will be read and loved by my 5th grade students for many years to come.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Native Americans in Early America • AKJ Education $20.15 1 $20.15
Fight for Freedom The American Revolutionary War • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Revolutionary Friends General George Washington and the Marquis De Lafayette • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Liberty or Death The American Revolution: 1763-1783 • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Struggle for a Continent The French and Indian Wars: 1689-1763 • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Answering the Cry for Freedom • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Gingerbread for Liberty! How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Independent Dames What You Never Knew About the Women and Girls of the American Revolution • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone and How Early Americans Took to the Road • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Whoosh! • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
A Pioneer Sampler • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Rebel With a Cause The Daring Adventure of Dicey Langston Girl Spy of the American Revolution • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
The Crossing: How George Washington Saved the American Revolution • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
George vs. George The Revolutionary War as Seen by Both Sides • AKJ Education $8.99 1 $8.99
Sleds on Boston Common • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
Children of the Great Depression • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Life on the Homefront During the American Revolution • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
The American Revolution • AKJ Education $7.67 1 $7.67
King George: What Was His Problem? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Immigration • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
American Revolution • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Into the Unknown How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
No More! Stories and Songs of Slave Resistance • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Free at Last! Stories and Songs of Emancipation • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Where Did Sacagawea Join the Corps of Discovery? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Explore With Lewis and Clark • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Civil War Soldier! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Frederick Douglass The Last Day of Slavery • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Problems of a New Nation 1800-1830/Graphic U.S. History • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Explore With Marco Polo! A Really Long Trip You'd Rather Not Take • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Flag We Love • AKJ Education $7.16 1 $7.16
Lewis & Clark • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Remember the Ladies 100 Great American Women • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Only the Names Remain The Cherokees and The Trail of Tears • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Pioneer Trails • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Expanding the Nation • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The American Revolution • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Causes of the Revolution • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Split History of Westward Expansion in the United States • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Split History of the American Revolution Patriot Perspective / British Perspective • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Your Life As a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
The Real Story About Government and Politics in Colonial America • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Brother Sam Is Dead • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
They Called Her Molly Pitcher • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Lewis and Clark Map the American West • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Picture Book of Thurgood Marshall • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Discovery of the Americas From Prehistory Through the Age of Columbus • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Cracking the Wall The Struggles of the Little Rock Nine • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The New Americans Colonial Times: 1620-1689 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Amazing Lewis and Clark Expedition • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Revolutionary John Adams • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Groundbreaking Pony Express • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Colonial Life • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Unite or Die How Thirteen States Became a Nation • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
A Rebel Among Redcoats A Revolutionary War Novel • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
If You Lived 100 Years Ago • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
American Revolution • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Kids' Guide to the American Revolution • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Escape to Freedom The Underground Railroad Adventures of Callie and William • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The White House: Introducing Primary Sources • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
George vs. George The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
The Declaration of Independence: Introducing Primary Sources • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Who Was Christopher Columbus? • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79
From Slave Ship to Freedom Road • AKJ Education $4.50 1 $4.50
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Frederick Douglass? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Ronald Reagan? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The American Revolution • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was John F. Kennedy? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The American Revolution • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Daniel Boone? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was George Washington? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Andrew Jackson? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Sitting Bull? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Marco Polo? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Queen Elizabeth? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Albert Einstein Genius of the Twentieth Century • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Abigail Adams First Lady of the American Revolution • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Abigail Adams First Lady of the American Revolution • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Teddy Roosevelt The People's President • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Kids Readers: Alexander Hamilton (L3) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Time For Kids: Henry Ford Putting the World on Wheels • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Alexander Hamilton: From Orphan to Founding Father • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Time For Kids: Alexander Graham Bell Inventor of the Telephone • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Time For Kids: Clara Barton Angel of the Battlefield • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$659.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$699.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$123.43

Total project goal

$822.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$822.85

17 Donors

-$712.76

Donations toward project cost

-$614.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$97.91

match offer

-$99.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$84.58

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

18 donors18 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 51 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The DonorsChoose.org Community and 17 other donors.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Louisville","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1847762],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"KY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":3892787,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/bringing-history-alive-in-grade-5/3892787/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":51,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Hall","authorIds":{"1847762":{"owner":"Ms. Hall","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3892787],"proposalHash":"-1343314858","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp1847762_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1548105600015","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":403773,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":1847762,"schoolCounty":"Jefferson","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"KY","name":"Kentucky"}}