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Ms. Potter from Fort Smith AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrating American Indian Heritage Month Part 2

Help me give my students books about Americans Indians to learn about and celebrate American Indian Heritage Month.

  • $263 goal

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My Students

Our students are unique because of the diversity found in our classroom. Currently, I teach inclusion geometry with Ms. T. Serving approximately 150 students, inclusion education is the integration of special needs students with the general population.

My classroom is a place for diverse students to learn and grow into young adults with the skills to thrive in our ever-developing world.

These students come from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our school is almost all low income with students from all around the world, making 39% of our student's English language learners as well. We have been dubbed the most diverse school in the state of Arkansas. Our goal is to provide every possible advantage for our students to develop the skills necessary to become as successful as they can be, regardless of how their disability may try to​ hinder them.

My Project

November of each year as American Indian Heritage Month. In the past, this celebration has often been overlooked in many schools. As educators, we aim to inspire young men and women to accomplish great things. We have a diverse student population, yet we have few things in our classroom that represent our student's identity. In an effort to do so, we intend to create a display in our classroom of books focused on the visibility of the American Indian community through books written by and about Indigenous people.

We intend for every young person that enters our classroom to leave with equitable respect for people and belief in their ability to achieve great things.

By providing these books as resources to our students, we hope to help our students see themselves in our classroom. We want students to feel accepted for who they are and know that they have a place in our school community.

The books we have requested are varying reading levels and lengths to accommodate our students that are represented in our classroom.

By supporting our project, you can help our students feel represented in our classroom.

Ms. Potter
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple in the Middle (Contemporary Voice of Indigenous Peoples) • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
Her Land, Her Love • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
Storyteller • Amazon Business $17.60 1 $17.60
Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928 • Amazon Business $17.40 1 $17.40
When We Were Alone • Amazon Business $16.33 1 $16.33
Give Me Some Truth • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
House of Purple Cedar • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Pemmican Wars (A Girl Called Echo) • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
Ceremony: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
When a Ghost Talks, Listen (How I Became a Ghost) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

Materials cost

$175.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$223.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.38

Total project goal

$262.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$262.53

2 Donors

-$132.00

Donations toward project cost

-$112.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.80

Matching donations from our partners

-$130.53

Match offers toward project cost

-$110.95

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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