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Mr. Dokurno from Meriden CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Great Cultural Resources for World Language Students

Help me give my students literature on the cultures of other countries, specifically Italy, Spain, and the South American nations.

  • $532 goal

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My Students

Our students represent a very diverse community, which is wonderful in that a wide range of socio-economic levels, ethnicities, and languages are present in our school.

Our students tend to be in the lower middle class or even below the poverty level, and therefore are quite needy when it comes to basic school supplies or personal belongings.

Teachers often mitigate this by donating clothes or food items in various drives which are intended to help the community.

I would like to help in the way of providing current library books on country studies, to enrich the social studies curriculum.

My Project

I am the library-media specialist at a high school in Connecticut, and the World Language teachers have asked me to provide books that will inspire their students and enrich their knowledge of the countries where their particular language is spoken. Our language courses are rigorous, and it seems that there is never enough time to expose students to the culture of the various countries, including history, geography, music, art, cuisine, and many other aspects. Our book list includes ancient history for our Latin students, South American travel for Spanish learners, and high cuisine studies in Italy for our Italian students!

Our school has a very limited budget for books, and this grant will provide a much-needed resource for our students, who wish to broaden their understanding of people in different parts of the world.

Mr. Dokurno
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The History of Peru (The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations) • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
Mexico: What Everyone Needs to Know® • Amazon Business $43.43 1 $43.43
Stone Offerings: Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment • Amazon Business $40.00 1 $40.00
The Most Beautiful Villages of Spain • Amazon Business $40.00 1 $40.00
The Ancient Roman World (The World in Ancient Times) • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange • Amazon Business $26.14 1 $26.14
Poet in Spain • Amazon Business $23.79 1 $23.79
The Heart of Spain: Families and Food • Amazon Business $22.62 1 $22.62
One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Italy (Rizzoli Classics) • Amazon Business $20.40 1 $20.40
Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain's Food Culture • Amazon Business $20.30 1 $20.30
A Sacred Landscape: The Search for Ancient Peru • Amazon Business $20.20 1 $20.20
An Archaeological Guide to Central and Southern Mexico • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Best-Kept Secrets of Italy • Amazon Business $19.19 1 $19.19
National Geographic The Greeks: An Illustrated History • Amazon Business $16.10 1 $16.10
Anno's Spain • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Classic Recipes Of Peru: Traditional Food And Cooking In 25 Authentic Dishes • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69

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