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Mrs. Rowe from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy Through Gaming and Reading

My students need games like Monopoly, Payday and The Game of Life and books to teach them financial literacy skills.

  • $360 goal

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My Students

Our school library serves 1,300 students in grades 9-12 from all economic backgrounds. An average of 200 students visit the library each day. Many students, especially upperclassmen, have multiple study halls during which they visit the library.

Students and parents expressed to me that they would like the library to be a relaxing haven where they can interact with each other.

We have a diverse student body, ranging from students with severe disabilities in a life skills program to highly advanced students in a gifted program.

My Project

Students love our collection of board games in the library, which is currently rather small. I would love to add some financial literacy board games to the mix so students can learn these valuable skills while also socializing and having fun with their peers.

High school students learn best socially, and board games will help them acquire financial literacy skills better than through a lecture.

They can come to the library to play Monopoly, Payday, or The Game of Life during their study halls or activity periods, which would be a valuable use of their time.

We also need some books like I Can Get Paid For That? that will help them launch careers in business and finance. These books will help them get into college and deal with stresses of college and the workplace.

Mrs. Rowe
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ticket To Ride • Amazon Business $39.71 1 $39.71
Stockpile Board Game • Amazon Business $39.28 1 $39.28
Economic Inequality: The American Dream Under Siege • Amazon Business $37.32 1 $37.32
Acquire Game • Amazon Business $21.45 1 $21.45
The Game of Life - Amazon Exclusive • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
I Can Get Paid for That?: 99 Creative Careers to Live a Life Less Ordinary • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Payday • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech • Amazon Business $14.94 1 $14.94
Monopoly Classic Game • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
The Self-Esteem Habit for Teens: 50 Simple Ways to Build Your Confidence Every Day (The Instant Help Solutions Series) • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
Write Your Way In: Crafting an Unforgettable College Admissions Essay (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Life Is Like a Musical: How to Live, Love, and Lead Like a Star • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
When Anxiety Attacks • Amazon Business $9.65 1 $9.65

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