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Mrs. Minster from Stevensville MT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Historical Biographies to Inspire My Students!

My students need a variety of interesting biographies about historical figures at their individual reading levels!

  • $177 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our rural school is a K-12 school. Our elementary school is K-3, serving about 300 students. This year I am moving up to third grade from kindergarten. With this move, my third graders' needs are very different from the needs of the kindergarten students in my former classes. I would like to be able to provide these students with a learning environment that meets these new needs and standards.

Please help me in this quest!

My students are eager for new experiences and chances to explore the world around them. Whether it be through using tablets, performing science experiments, or reading about faraway places, I want to provide them with these opportunities in any way I can. This project will help me make this year as successful as I can.

My Project

We want to learn about a variety of historical figures! What better way than to read a chapter book from the Who Was Series?! These books come in a variety of reading levels and on a variety of different historical figures. They are current, interesting, and will get my class excited about history. No more long, dull biographies!

I want to provide many interesting choices of historical figures for my students to learn about!

I want them to find someone who really sounds interesting to them and READ! Then I plan on having my students share to the entire class some interesting things they learned from these inspirational people. I hope the students will make connections with what they are reading and be able to see that anything is possible.

Thank you for encouraging a love of reading and history!

Mrs. Minster
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Johnny Appleseed? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Babe Ruth? • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
Who Was King Tut? • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Blackbeard? • Amazon Business $4.75 1 $4.75
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • Amazon Business $4.58 1 $4.58
Who Was Queen Elizabeth? • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
Who Was Sally Ride? • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Was Sitting Bull? • Amazon Business $4.09 1 $4.09
Who Was Seabiscuit? • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Who Was Harry Houdini? • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $3.52 1 $3.52
Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder? • Amazon Business $3.40 1 $3.40
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $2.73 1 $2.73

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