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Mrs. Meihaus from Granada Hills CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help! Stranded in Jamestown!

My students need a class set of hardback "Blood on the River" by Elisa Carbone because they need to learn about one the first settlements in the Americas.

  • $537 goal

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My Students

My students are curious and eager to learn 10 and 11 year olds. We are a very diverse campus with a variety of learners. We love to read, write, and discuss all types of topics! Our teacher works hard to blend technology, hand-on activities and standards aligned curriculum in creative and engaging ways. We also use technology to keep our families informed about what goes on in the classroom.

Ms. S is passionate about education and her students; one of her goals is to educate her students in such a way that they foster a love of learning and a sense desire to be an active citizen of our American democracy by learning what those that went before us meant when they stood up and fought for freedom and liberty from tyranny.

Ms. S's specialty is in the area of Colonial American history and civics. Through research and workshops in both Colonial Williamsburg/Jamestown, Virginia and Valley Forge/Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; she continues to develop her social studies curriculum.

My Project

This project will provide my students' for many years to come a chance to personally connect with the likes of John Smith and Samuel Collier. These two characters, who also happened to be real people in our country's history showcase why people have been coming to America for over 400 years. Both Smith and Collier were lower class citizens from humble beginnings, but when they got to the New World; were able to become whoever they wanted to be.

As future citizens of the first successful democracy in the world, my students' need every tool possible to develop a deep understanding of the history of America.

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Mrs. Meihaus
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blood on the River: James Town, 1607 • Amazon Business $6.87 40 $274.80
Interactive Notebook for Blood on the River Jamestown, 1607 • Amazon Business $22.00 5 $110.00

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