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Mrs. Cooper from American Fork UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ending Hate Through Empathy

My students need carefully selected, quality literature that teaches empathy through stepping in another's shoes.

  • $396 goal

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My Students

This is my first year at a new school and I will be teaching a large group of 5th graders. I love 5th graders because they are becoming much more aware of the world around them. They are beginning to want more independence, but are still looking for someone to guide them.

I'm so excited to teach this group of students; teaching brings me a fulfillment and joy that almost nothing else does.

Thank you for your support in making a difference in children's lives so the world can be a better place!

My Project

In a world where we are constantly hearing about school shootings, hate crimes, and war; it is obvious that something needs to change. As a teacher, I take very seriously my responsibility to help raise children to become citizens who give back to society in positive ways. One of the most important traits a person can have in order to end hate in the world is empathy: the power to feel what others feel.

Read alouds allow for children to step into someone else’s shoes and feel what that person feels.

I have selected quality literature to read aloud to my class that provide a foundation to see the world from another’s perspective and also facilitate authentic dialogue. Having empathy and being able to discuss our differences are two important and vital skills to have in order to make a difference in the world by ending hate.

Mrs. Cooper
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set: Books #1-7 • AKJ Education $63.46 1 $63.46
Chronicles of Narnia (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $39.60 1 $39.60
The Giver Quartet • AKJ Education $29.19 1 $29.19
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $18.25 1 $18.25
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 3 - The Last Straw • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 2 - Rodrick Rules • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Among The Hidden • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
Fever 1793 • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Walk Two Moons • AKJ Education $5.93 1 $5.93
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tuck Everlasting • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Frindle • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The City of Ember The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Wringer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Witches • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Twits • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.28 1 $5.28
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Crash • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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