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Mrs. Malone from Klamath Falls OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Oregon History To Life Through Historical Fiction

My students need 10 copies each of 6 novels, an assortment of historical fiction about life on the Oregon Trail, for literature circles this fall.

  • $488 goal

This project expired on November 22, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember a time when you truly related to a character in a book and couldn't put it down? My students will be studying the Oregon Trail this year and need relatable characters to help them discover a passion for history.

My students are motivated and inspiring young minds who are always hoping to learn more.

Their passion for learning is contagious and they are always asking to go deeper with their learning. Many of them lack the opportunities afforded to students in more affluent regions and communities, but this does not stop them in their search for knowledge.

My Project

I am asking for an assortment of historical fiction related to the Oregon Trail to be used in literature circles. While students will be learning about the Oregon Trail in Social Studies, I am hoping to use these books within their literacy block to help students build connections across the disciplines.

The books requested in this project will completely transform the learning atmosphere in my classroom.

Instead of hearing a lecture on the Oregon Trail, students will be able to discover the hardships and challenges right alongside their favorite characters. The circumstances they read about in these books will be compared to primary and secondary source accounts, building further background knowledge of what it was like to live along the Oregon Trail. This will give life to trail history.

Mrs. Malone
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie • AKJ Books $9.48 10 $94.80
A Perfect Place: Joshua''s Oregon Trail Diary, Book Two Hbk • AKJ Books $9.45 10 $94.50
Tucket''s Travels • AKJ Books $5.83 10 $58.30
Rachel''s Journal • AKJ Books $5.11 10 $51.10
Bound for Oregon • AKJ Books $4.37 10 $43.70
The Story of Sacajawea, Guide to Lewis and Clark • AKJ Books $3.64 10 $36.40

Materials cost

$378.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$414.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.14

Total project goal

$487.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$487.62

10 Donors

-$484.09

Donations toward project cost

-$414.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

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