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  • $327 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Lucas
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Exploring the World Around Us

My students need 4 sets of books and resources related to American History and the westward evolution of our country.

My Students

Save our future citizens! My students are lacking resources related to the history of our great nation. Rather than teaching solely from a textbook, I would love to have resources that would provide my students with hands-on activities related to some important developments in American History.

I am a fifth grade Language Arts/Social Studies teacher at a low-income, Title One school in North Carolina.

We have a large percentage of students receiving free/reduced lunch. Many of my students lack the necessary resources to come to school and be prepared. My ultimate goal is to overcome these obstacles and ensure my students have successful academic careers.

My Project

Rather than sitting and just reading about the history of our nation, having different types of texts, and hands-on activities about the topic would ensure that my students retain the information learned about the development of our country. Engagement is one of the most important factors in student achievement. By providing my students with new texts, and games that they can work with about the Explorers, the American Revolution, and Westward Expansion would help create a solid foundation of knowledge needed to become a well-informed citizen.

Having these materials would allow me to show my students exactly how fascinating and exciting the history of our nation is.

From the explorers from Europe to the Gold Rush and immigration with the Westward Expansion, our country has evolved and adapted to lifestyles of the citizens. In order to develop helpful, educated members of society, it is crucial that students learn and retain this important information about their home.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH573 - Westward Movement Literature Library Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $42.50 1 $42.50
HH574 - American Revolution Literature Library Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $39.50 1 $39.50
HH173 - Westward Movement Resource Box Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $69.95 1 $69.95
HH174 - American Revolution Resource Box Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $69.95 1 $69.95

Materials cost

$221.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.31

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$277.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.98

Total project goal

$326.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$326.52

1 Donor

-$163.26

Donations toward project cost

-$138.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.49

match offer

-$163.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$138.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.49

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$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 45 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Gap Inc. and one other donor.

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