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Ms. Edson from Atlanta GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Curious? Open Wide

My students need to extend their curiosity through books. The time they spend following their interests in a beautiful book or atlas creates opportunities for their intellectual growth.

  • $270 goal

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My Students

I teach sixth-grade social studies at Inman Middle, a Title I school in Atlanta. I have been teaching for 23 years--the last 18 in Title I city schools.

Please join my students in our beloved community as we take on the big questions: Who gets what?

(economics); Who decides? (government); How does the past create the present? (history); and How does where determine how? (geography).

I encourage my students to be curious about the world beyond the classroom. Some have traveled the globe; others have barely left Atlanta.

I am helping to train the next generation of citizens. I thank you for joining me in this work.

My Project

My students are full of questions, but they have little experience turning the pages of a thoughtful, gorgeous atlas or coffee-table book. I have a few lovely books in my room, but I am eager to expand my class collection.

Curious about the world?

Open a beautiful book! A map from 1320; a diagram of a city street in 1564; a connection between geography and history as shown on an illustrated map.

I give my students time to be intrigued, and the physical beauty of a book attracts them to the knowledge contained there.

Something fascinating, beautiful, pleasing to touch, and compelling for its own sake: I want to introduce my students to the joy of learning by browsing.

Ms. Edson
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maps • Amazon Business $22.43 1 $22.43
Atlas of World History • Amazon Business $22.21 1 $22.21
Mapping the World: The Story of Cartography • Amazon Business $20.57 1 $20.57
Great Maps (Dk Smithsonian) • Amazon Business $20.12 1 $20.12
Did You Know?: Amazing Answers to the Questions You Ask • Amazon Business $18.93 1 $18.93
Great City Maps • Amazon Business $18.66 1 $18.66
History of the World in 1,000 Objects • Amazon Business $18.11 1 $18.11
Where on Earth? • Amazon Business $16.86 1 $16.86
When on Earth? • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
A City Through Time • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86

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