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Mrs. Davis from Winchester IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Discovering History Through Novels

My students need these "Dear America" novels to read in Language Arts class for a cross-curricular study with their History class.

  • $489 goal

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My Students

The students in my classroom are fun, loving, charismatic middle schoolers who can't get enough when it comes to reading. They fly though the series of books on my shelves, and are always eager to increase their own abilities, and challenge themselves to become better readers, and learn as much information as possible. Any free time my students find, they choose to read a book.

When a student has finished reading a book at, they have a sense of accomplishment and pride in themselves.

Within a day's time, I see three sections of 6th graders, and one section of 7th graders for Language Arts class, and I couldn't imagine a better group of kids to spend my days with. A teacher always hopes for a group of kids who love the subject they teach, and for me, I received that group of reading lovers this year!

My Project

I would like to align the novels being taught in my Language Arts class to the content being taught in the History classroom for both 6th and 7th grade. The Dear America series of books really helps students to understand a time period in history better than just reading it straight from a textbook.

Students will have the opportunity to see history through the eyes of a child close to their age.

The novels I have chosen cover coming to America on the Mayflower, and living during the Revolutionary War. I believe both of these novels will not only enrich my Language Arts classroom, but will also have a positive effect in the History classroom as well.

Mrs. Davis
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dear America: The Winter of Red Snow The Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart • AKJ Education $9.48 20 $189.60
Dear America: A Journey to the New World The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower, 1620 • AKJ Education $9.48 20 $189.60

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