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Mrs. Corsano from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring the West with Lewis & Clark

The cost of 37 different titles from Barnes & Noble, including Lewis & Clark Expedition, Johnny Appleseed, Daniel Boone, and Davy Crockett is $520, 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>.

  • $535 goal

This project expired on August 9, 2005.

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I am a third year fifth grade teacher of all subjects in Sunset Park Brooklyn. The school in which I teach is a Title I school and all of the students are eligible for free lunch. One thing I love about teaching fifth grade is the social studies curriculum which is American History. We begin the year teaching about the American Revolution, following with Westward Expansion, the Civil War and ending the year with Immigration. The difficulty I encounter is that we do not use any textbooks in the classroom. We are required to use authentic literature for read alouds, shared reading and independent reading. There is a severe lack of resources due to my school being fairly new. What my students need is books with primary documents, photos, diaries and accounts from the period of Westward Expansion in history. This way they can work in groups and analyze and have discussions about what they are reading during group work as well as while working independently. As a class, we can have a shared reading discussion together in addition to whole class discussions. I try to always teach social studies in an interactive way so that all of my students are involved. This works in my classroom and my students love Social Studies. After every study they ask me if they can do group projects. This is every teacher's dream!! The books that I am asking for will cover all aspects of our study of Westward Expansion. We would be grateful if you could make our wish come true!

Mrs. Corsano
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lewis & Clark: American Exploreres • Barnes & Noble $23.93 1 $23.93
Lewis & Clark • Barnes & Noble $22.78 1 $22.78
Pioneer Life A-Z • Barnes & Noble $22.60 1 $22.60
The Back of Beyond • Barnes & Noble $21.27 1 $21.27
A Pioneer Sampler • Barnes & Noble $19.00 1 $19.00
Words West • Barnes & Noble $18.00 1 $18.00
Lewis & Clark: Explorers of the America West • Barnes & Noble $16.95 1 $16.95
Kindle me a Riddle • Barnes & Noble $16.00 1 $16.00
Wild West • Barnes & Noble $15.99 1 $15.99
Lewis & Clark for Kids • Barnes & Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Buffalo Bill • Barnes & Noble $12.95 1 $12.95
Seamans Journal: On the Trail with Lewis & Clark • Barnes & Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
The Lewis & Clark Expedition • Barnes & Noble $10.95 1 $10.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Pioneer • Barnes & Noble $9.95 1 $9.95
Lewis & Clark • Barnes & Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Quilt Block History • Barnes & Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Daily Life in a Covered Wagon • Barnes & Noble $7.99 1 $7.99
Pioneer Life from A-Z • Barnes & Noble $7.95 1 $7.95
How We Crossed the West • Barnes & Noble $7.95 1 $7.95
Picture Book of Davy Crockett • Barnes & Noble $6.95 1 $6.95
Lewis & Clark • Barnes & Noble $6.95 1 $6.95
Pioneer Thanksgiving • Barnes & Noble $6.95 1 $6.95
Picture Book of Lewis & Clark • Barnes & Noble $6.95 1 $6.95
Would you have gone with Lewis & Clark? • Barnes & Noble $6.95 1 $6.95
If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon • Barnes & Noble $5.99 1 $5.99
Pioneers Go West • Barnes & Noble $5.99 1 $5.99
Lewis & Clark • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Merriwether Lewis • Barnes & Noble $4.99 1 $4.99
Sacagewea • Barnes & Noble $4.99 1 $4.99
Sacagewea • Barnes & Noble $4.99 1 $4.99
Lewis & Clark • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Johnny Appleseed • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
The Trail of Tears • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Pioneer Cat • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Davy Crockett: Young Pioneer • Barnes & Noble $3.95 1 $3.95
Daniel Boone • Barnes & Noble $3.95 1 $3.95
Lewis & Clark Expedition • Barnes & Noble $3.95 1 $3.95

Materials cost

$373.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$438.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.30

Total project goal

$535.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$535.00

1 Donor

-$505.00

Donations toward project cost

-$439.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.37

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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