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Mrs. Heasley from Wichita KS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Helping History Come Alive!

Help me give my students books that will interest them and make history come alive!

  • $372 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are definitely something special. I have 16+ 1st-5th grade exceptional learners in my room each day. Our smaller class size allows for a wide range of differentiation. Students are working at their own pace and love to be challenged.

My students always give their best effort and strive for excellence.

I hold my students to high standards and expect them to learn at an accelerated pace to get them college and career ready. These student have the potential to make a huge impact in this world with your help!

My Project

History is a perfect subject to help take school from something your child has to do every day, to showing him/her what they get to do, by making learning come alive. I never liked History in school because I was exposed to the sitting and listening method of teaching. We read from history text books that were boring, and to be honest, full of dates that I didn't pay much attention to because I didn't see the point. By making history exciting for my students it will become meaningful. Students need to know the purpose of what we are asking them to learn. By providing them with text that interests them they will become engaged and gain a desire to learn more. I've carefully selected trade books that align with the district curriculum covering topics such as: American Revolution, Signing of the Constitution, 3 branches of government, Bill of Rights, etc. These text are full of rich vocabulary and vibrant pictures that will make history exciting for all my students. These books will be used as read-alouds, resources for creating our history projects and for reading pleasure to spark interest for upcoming units. However, since I teach a wide range of learners ranging from grades 1-5, the topics covered vary and materials needed can get pricey. I can't do it without your help!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Explorers Who Got Lost • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
Our Government: The Three Branches (Social Studies Readers : Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Middle Colonies: Breadbasket of the New World (Social Studies Readers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Water Bodies (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party!: Wharf Water Tea You'd Rather Not Drink • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Pioneer!: A Wilderness You'd Rather Not Tame • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pony Express Rider!: A Dusty, Thankless Job You'd Rather Not Do • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Explore with Lewis and Clark • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus!: Uncharted Waters You'd Rather Not Cross • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live in a Wild West Town! (Revised Edition) • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
The New England Colonies: A Place for Puritans (Social Studies Readers) • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
The Louisiana Purchase (Pioneer Spirit: The Westward Expansion (Powerkids)) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Earth's Landforms and Bodies of Water (Earth's Processes Close-Up) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
What Are The Us Regions? (Little World Social Studies) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
The Mystery at Jamestown: First Permanent English Colony in America! (17) (Real Kids Real Places) • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03
The Bill of Rights: Protecting Our Freedom Then and Now • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Supreme Court (True Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Congress of the United States (True Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
U.S. Landforms: What You Need to Know (Fact Files) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
U.S. Landforms (True Books: U.S. Regions) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Declaration of Independence (True Books: American History (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Presidency (True Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Thomas Jefferson? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Paul Revere? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Boston Tea Party? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived #15) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Very First Americans (All Aboard Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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