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

Kansas, the Land of Oohs, Ohs and Ahs

My students need these books to further understand the state in which they live.

  • $600 goal

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My Students

The students that will benefit from the project are young adults in the seventh grade, and they will be participating in a co-curricular class this year. This will be the first year for this project. The students are from very small towns, farms, and ranches in Southeast Kansas.

Many of these junior high students participate in the regular classroom education as well as music and sports, and they are contributing their time and skill to the family business or home once the school day ends.

These students are very busy and very focused.

My Project

The English and History classes will become cross-curricular. The students in the English class will be expected to read a non-fiction book about an area of Kansas that interests them. The students will then be expected to submit a non-fiction book report. Books such as Civil War Kansas and Farming the Dust Bowl will qualify for this assignment. The reading and book report will take place in the fall semester. Then in the Spring semester, the students will study Kansas History. The students will be expected to select at project-based learning (PBL) project using the non-fiction book as a resource. An example of a possible project is to use the Civil War Kansas and create a presentation pertinent to the topic. As the final for the course, the students will present their projects.

It is the desire of this project is to assist the students' learning that they live in a state that has a rich past, diverse ethnic heritage and a very promising future.

Mrs. Cook
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 30 students.

14 donors have given to this project.

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Harvesting the High Plains: John Kriss and the Business of Wheat Farming, 1920-1950 • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
Kansas and the West: New Perspectives (New Perspectives (University Press of Kansas)) • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
Next Year Country: Dust to Dust in Western Kansas, 1890-1940 • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
The New Kansas Cookbook: Rural Roots, Modern Table • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Abolitionists, Doctors, Ranchers, and Writers: A Family Journey through American History • Amazon Business $27.89 1 $27.89
The Enduring Indians of Kansas: A Century and a Half of Acculturation • Amazon Business $22.50 1 $22.50
Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border • Amazon Business $22.50 1 $22.50
Headlights on the Prairie: Essays on Home • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Hayseeds, Moralizers, and Methodists: The Twentieth-Century Image of Kansas • Amazon Business $19.14 1 $19.14
The Diaries of Reuben Smith, Kansas Settler and Civil War Soldier • Amazon Business $18.68 1 $18.68
Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Kansas Cookbook: Recipes from the Heartland • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Dodge City and the Birth of the Wild West • Amazon Business $17.71 1 $17.71
Farming the Dust Bowl: A First-Hand Account from Kansas • Amazon Business $17.12 1 $17.12
Ghost Towns of Kansas: A Traveler's Guide • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Flint Hills Cowboys: Tales from the Tallgrass Prairie • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
More True Tales of Old-Time Kansas • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Haunted Kansas • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Civil War Kansas: Reaping the Whirlwind • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
The Last Cattle Drive: 30th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53

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