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Mrs. Cienkowski from Beaver Falls PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

History Comes to Life

My students need biographies to help provide information about important people throughout history for our Wax Museum projects.

  • $485 goal

This project expired on August 11, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In my third grade classroom one of my main goals for the year is to teach students to develop a love for reading. The best way to accomplish this goal is to have a variety of books that students are interested in reading. Another way to promote reading is to incorporate it into various subjects.

Every year our third graders participate in a Wax Museum project in which they research, dress up like, and present a speech of a famous person.

Every year students enjoy learning about a variety of individuals who helped shape our world. To help students research more effectively, we need a variety of kid friendly biographies for students to choose from.

My Project

Every year third grade students create a wax museum to highlight famous people throughout history and today. The students spend a few weeks reading about, researching, writing about, and creating a speech to give when they dress up as their famous person. Then students put on a wax museum for family and friends.

A wax museum is when students stand in a frozen position and wait for visitors (parents, siblings, and other family to bring them to life, by the simple press of a button.

Students then teach their visitors about the famous person they have researched while pretending to be that person.

In this project we will receive about 100 biographies about famous people from history. This will give our student a wide range of options when deciding who they will be for the wax museum. These biographies are chapter books at a third grade level, and they contain a variety of men and women who have been influential in history.

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was? Nonfiction (24 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $107.57 1 $107.57
Who Was Jane Austen? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Maria Tallchief? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Joan of Arc? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Queen Victoria? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Rachel Carson? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Susan B. Anthony? • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Who Was Milton Hershey? • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74
Who Was Clara Barton? • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73
Who Was Princess Diana? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
Who Was Paul Revere? • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
Who Was Betsy Ross? • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Abigail Adams? • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
Who Was King Tut? • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.12 1 $5.12
Who Was Milton Bradley? • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Who Was Annie Oakley? • Amazon Business $4.92 1 $4.92
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Is Wayne Gretzky? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Who Was Mother Teresa? • Amazon Business $4.67 1 $4.67
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
Who Was Julia Child? • Amazon Business $4.58 1 $4.58
Who Was George Washington Carver? • Amazon Business $4.53 1 $4.53
Who Was Beatrix Potter? • Amazon Business $4.53 1 $4.53
Who Was William Shakespeare? • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Who Is Hillary Clinton? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Derek Jeter? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Roberto Clemente? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Queen Elizabeth? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Alexander Hamilton? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Jacques Cousteau? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Steve Irwin? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Jeff Kinney? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Andrew Jackson? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Dolly Parton? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright? • Amazon Business $4.27 1 $4.27
Who Was Davy Crockett? • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Who Is Steven Spielberg? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Who Was Sally Ride? • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Was Jacqueline Kennedy? • Amazon Business $4.08 1 $4.08
Who Was Marie Antoinette? • Amazon Business $3.96 1 $3.96
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $3.06 1 $3.06
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $2.96 1 $2.96

Materials cost

$375.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$411.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.60

Total project goal

$484.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$484.01

9 Donors

-$484.01

Donations toward project cost

-$411.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.60

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$0.00

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