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Ms. Smit from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inquiry: Indigenous Life in North America

My students need informational books about native american tribes of North America. These books will be the focus for their informational writing and reading unit!

  • $403 goal

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My Students

My students are energetic, creative, and kind. They love to learn and teach others, and they enjoy reading and writing about books. They are expert researchers, computer coders, scientists, and mathematicians. They are professional kickball and dodge ball players, debaters, artists, and performers. Our school is in East Oakland and serves a socioeconomically disadvantaged student population. The majority of the students are English language learners and qualify for free and reduced lunch. Our school is making great strides to help our students and put their learning first.

My Project

In fifth grade, students write informational reports that require cross-text synthesis and collection of information from a myriad of sources. Each year, students study a variety of topics. This year, students will be adding a layer to their social studies inquiry by researching a North American Native America Tribe. This way, students will have a wrap around unit in social studies, reading, and writing.

Thematic units help kids learn best--so these books will accelerate both language and literacy learning in our class.

Students will work in teams to research a Indigenous nations in different regions of the country. They will study their culture and customs, and also how the environment affects their way of life. Along with articles and a language-rich social studies unit, student will learn all about the Native Americans of North America!

Ms. Smit
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 31 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Atlas of Indian Nations • Amazon Business $26.96 1 $26.96
Indian Nations of North America • Amazon Business $26.03 1 $26.03
Native Peoples of the Arctic (North American Indian Nations) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Southeast Indians (First Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Plains Indians (First Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Arctic Peoples (First Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Southwest Indians (First Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Northeast Indians (First Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Northwest Coast Indians (First Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Great Basin Indians (First Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
American Indians of the West: Battling the Elements (Social Studies Readers) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Nations of the Southwest (Native Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Nations of the Northwest Coast (Native Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Nations of the Northeast Coast (Native Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Life in a Plains Camp (Native Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Nations of the Western Great Lakes (Native Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Life of the Powhatan (Native Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
American Indians of the Plains: Surviving the Great Expanse (Social Studies Readers) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
American Indians of the East: Woodland People (Social Studies Readers) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
California Indians (First Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Life in the Far North (Native Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
If You Lived With The Indians Of The Northwest Coast • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Sioux (True Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Apache (True Books: American Indians (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Inuit (True Books: American History (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
Life of the California Coast Nations (Native Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
If You Lived With The Cherokees • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Pueblo (True Books) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
The Wampanoag (True Books) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
The Navajo (True Books: American History (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38

Materials cost

$282.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.84

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$342.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.44

Total project goal

$402.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$402.95

4 Donors

-$380.89

Donations toward project cost

-$342.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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