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Ms. Popp from Duson LA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

History Headlines

Help me give my students an assortment of these fun books which will help them learn about key figures, places, and events in our history.

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My Students

My school library is a very busy place. On any given day you will find students browsing the shelves searching for their next just-right book, researching or using the school's computers, taking Accelerated Reader tests, or tinkering on a maker-space activity. My theme for the 2019-2020 school year is "Reading is Where the Magic Begins". My school is a small neighborhood school found in a rural area outside of Lafayette, Louisiana. We are a Top Gains school with our performance scores on the rise. As the librarian, I work hard to help to bring the students reading levels up while fostering a love of reading. We are a school categorized in the highest-poverty range in the local public school system which qualifies our school for the 100% free lunch program. Many of our students do not have access to the internet at home, nor have the means to access the public library. The majority of our student population does not have broader life experiences extending beyond our small community. For this reason, I have chosen a book series that help to expand their background knowledge of history and the world outside of Louisiana.

My Project

I am requesting books from two different series to accommodate the 4th graders and 5th graders at my school. These grade levels will be challenged to read at least 10 books from the series, take and pass an AR test for each book which will then earn them an invite to our end of the year History Headlines Party.

I plan to have a wide range of historical fiction and biographies so that every child can find books that will interest them.

The "I Survived" series will target fourth-grade reading levels, whereas the "Who was" series will target 5th-grade reading levels.

Ms. Popp
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Was...? (10 Books) • AKJ Education $44.82 1 $44.82
I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
I Survived #3: I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
I Survived #2: I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
I Survived #8: The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
I Survived #5: I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
I Survived #9: I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
I Survived #4: I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79
I Survived #11: I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Johnny Appleseed? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Gandhi? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Boston Tea Party? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Were the Twin Towers? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Anne Frank? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Louis Armstrong? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was King Tut? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harry Houdini? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Queen Elizabeth? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Barack Obama? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (I Survived #17 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived #15) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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