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Ms. Henriksen from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Cultural Diversity and Awareness in the Classroom!

Help me give my students a diverse classroom library. Multicultural Literature serves as a powerful tool in enabling students to gain a better understanding of both their own culture and the cultures of others.

  • $422 goal

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My Students

I have a fantastic group of 2nd-grade students who are highly motivated and have a love for learning. My students inspire me and they push me to think outside of the box to create lessons and experiences that will interest them and meet their needs. My students represent a very mixed population both culturally and economically, and despite challenges, they always give their own personal best and push to succeed!

My Project

Culturally diverse classroom libraries are important!! I selected many diverse books like Too Many Tamales, Freedom Summer, and Whoever You Are to help my students become aware and accepting of others who are different than them. In class we will complete novel studies on these three books to deepen student understanding of different cultures.

In our increasingly diverse and multicultural society, it’s more important than ever for teachers to incorporate culturally responsive instruction in the classroom.

Fostering inclusion and awareness around multicultural education and taking a culturally responsive approach to teaching benefits all students. Not only does creating greater multicultural awareness and inclusion help students with different backgrounds and needs succeed, but it encourages acceptance and helps prepare students to thrive in an exponentially diverse world.

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 5 $32.80
Freedom Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Whoever You Are • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Happy in Our Skin • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Grandfather Gandhi • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Just In Case • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Deep in the Sahara • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malala's Magic Pencil • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Pink Hat • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Princess and the Warrior • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
For the Right to Learn Malala Yousafzai's Story • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Wonder • AKJ Education $9.73 1 $9.73
El Deafo • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Fiesta Dress • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Too Many Tamales • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
If A Bus Could Talk • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Legend of the Bluebonnet • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Earth under Sky Bear's Feet • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Turtle of Oman • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Two Homes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The True Story of Pocahontas • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Helen Keller • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Amelia Earhart • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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