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Ms. Price from Arlington VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Build Our History Class Library!

My students need various books about history, including Time for Kids Biographies and several from the For Kids series, for our classroom library.

  • $290 goal

This project expired on June 30, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away. And in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall." (Roald Dahl) Most students would much rather be watching tv, but if they had a great library of books, they may choose to read instead!

My students are in the 7th grade in a large middle school right outside a major city.

They are in a self-contained classroom due to their special needs that range from specific learning disabilities to autism. I am their science and social studies teacher. Most are 2-3 grade levels behind in their reading skills than other students their age. Despite their struggles, you will never meet a more hardworking and amazing group of students!

My Project

My students need a wider selection of classroom books about history to read. Many of my students become interested in topics that we are learning about in history, including the Great Migration or the assembly line. They also want to learn more about historical leaders including Theodore Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington. Since most struggle to read, it would be so amazing if they had books they are interested in reading! Not only are they learning more about important events and people in history, they are also improving their reading skills!

Reading is the foundation of learning, and when students have difficulty reading, they are often reluctant to read.

My hope is that by providing my students books they are interested in, they will overcome their fear of reading one historical book at a time!

Ms. Price
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Six Tycoons: The Lives of John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford and Joseph P. Kennedy • Amazon $14.51 1 $14.51
Child of the Civil Rights Movement (Junior Library Guild Selection) • Amazon $13.86 1 $13.86
Native American History for Kids: With 21 Activities (For Kids series) • Amazon $13.32 1 $13.32
Rebekkah's Journey: A World War II Refugee Story (Tales of Young Americans) • Amazon $13.32 1 $13.32
Theodore Roosevelt for Kids: His Life and Times, 21 Activities (For Kids series) • Amazon $13.21 1 $13.21
Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities (For Kids series) • Amazon $13.19 1 $13.19
Lily's Victory Garden (Tales of Young Americans) • Amazon $12.73 1 $12.73
The Look-It-Up Book of Presidents (Look-It-Up Books) • Amazon $11.33 1 $11.33
The Great Migration: An American Story • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Geronimo: My Life (Native American) • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
How the Other Half Lives, Special Illustrated Edition • Amazon $7.95 1 $7.95
Time for Kids: Presidents of the United States • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
The Scrambled States of America • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History (100 Series) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Henry Ford: Young Man With Ideas (Childhood of Famous Americans) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt! (Unforgettable Americans) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Smart About the Presidents (Smart About History) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #28: Heroes for All Times: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #51: High Time for Heroes (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon $5.09 1 $5.09
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Time For Kids: Theodore Roosevelt: The Adventurous President (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.96 1 $3.96
Time For Kids: Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Pioneer (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Leader in Troubled Times (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Alexander Graham Bell (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Henry Ford (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon $3.13 1 $3.13
The Jungle (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon $2.97 1 $2.97
Up from Slavery (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon $2.25 1 $2.25

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