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Mr. Burrows from Fallbrook CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels to Increase Engagement and Develop Literacy Skills.

My students need a visual library to supplement their core social studies text. These graphic novels present information in a colorful, visual medium, allowing students of all ability levels to engage and explore.

  • $512 goal

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My Students

My 8th grade social studies class is full of fun-loving, insightful students with very curious minds. Students learn about the birth of the United States and how it has developed over the last 200 years. My students love exploring new content and examining the country's past.

With 66% of the school's students classed as low income, my students face challenges both in and out of the classroom on a daily basis.

Using these books to engage students with the content and to improve literacy skills would be a magnificent opportunity.

My Project

In a world where so much of our learning involves screen time, comics bring something bright, colorful, and different into the room, offering a wonderful way for students to learn. These graphic novels will bring history to the fingertips of my students in a fun, and engaging way. The "Biographical series" will give insight into some of the nations most famous leaders, and the 3 part series, "March" will allow for a great investigation of the Civil Rights protests. All learners love to engage with the material in this format.

This project would significantly increase my students' level of engagement with the core text and allow them to develop stronger and more focused literacy skills.

Students of all ability levels will use the graphic novels to supplement the core text and read as stand-alone pieces. Please help me to add these wonderful books to the classroom, and engage students with history.

Mr. Burrows
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fight the Power! A Visual History of Protest Among the English Speaking Peoples • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
Silence of Our Friends, The • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
March: Book Three • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
March: Book Two • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Colonial Comics New England, 1620-1750 • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Love is Love • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Americans Move West: 1800-1850- Graphic U.S. History • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Civil Rights Movement & Vietnam: 1960-1976- Graphic U.S. History (Saddleback Graphic: U.s. History) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The United States Emerges: 1783-1800- Graphic U.S. History (Saddleback Graphic: U.s. History) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Fight for Freedom: 1750-1783- Graphic U.S. History (Saddleback Graphic: U.s. History) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
March: Book One • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Thomas Paine Writes Common Sense (Graphic Heroes of the American Revolution) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Samuel Adams and the Boston Tea Party (Graphic Heroes of the American Revolution) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Samuel Adams: Patriot and Statesman (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Sacagawea: Journey into the West (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Benjamin Franklin: An American Genius (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
The Lewis and Clark Expedition (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
The Mystery of the Roanoke Colony (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Nathan Hale: Revolutionary Spy (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Thomas Jefferson: Great American (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Patrick Henry: Liberty or Death (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
John Sutter and the California Gold Rush (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Molly Pitcher: Young American Patriot (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Betsy Ross and the American Flag (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
George Washington: Leading a New Nation (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
The Battle of the Alamo (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Women's Rights Pioneer (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
The Story of Jamestown (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy • Amazon Business $7.47 1 $7.47
The Boston Massacre (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
The Sons of Liberty #2: Death and Taxes Death and Taxes • AKJ Education $6.75 1 $6.75
Sons of Liberty • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Voyage of the Mayflower (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Graphic History: the Battle of Gettysburg • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Winter at Valley Forge (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $5.36 1 $5.36
Graphic Flash: Ropes of Revolution The Boston Tea Party • AKJ Education $4.56 1 $4.56

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