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Ms. M. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Connecting to History through Current Events

The cost of the Weekly Reader is $133, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $133 goal

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For many of my students, social studies means a big textbook with difficult words and kind of boring ideas. In my experience, the student who really enjoys the subject is the one who can connect the topics to his or her life. This year, my goal is to use current events stories to bridge the gap between historical ideas and the students' lives. By relating current events to historical examples, students will understand the importance of these events in history and how these ideas are still relevant in their daily lives. For example, learning about the process of making a bill into a law can be unexciting. However, if we learn about this process in the context of controversial House of Representatives Bill 4437 (The Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005), this topic can come alive. Many of my students missed class to attend the first, huge immigration rally in downtown Chicago. Also, they deal with the implications of this law in the context of their own families. The potential for discussion and learning is great. To provide this sort of current event connection, I would like to use the Weekly Reader publication. It is written at the level of the student and the topics are targeted to student interests. By using the textbook and the Weekly Reader, I will establish a connection between the past and the present that will help inform them as citizens in the future.

Ms. M.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Weekly Reader Grade 4 • Weekly Reader $3.85 25 $96.25

Materials cost

$96.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$108.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.85

Total project goal

$132.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$132.50

2 Donors

-$127.20

Donations toward project cost

-$109.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.20

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.73

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$0.00

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