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Ms. Ota from Sacramento CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning About WW2 Japanese Incarceration

Help me give my students a class set (30) of Farewell to Manzanar to learn about an injustice in American History

  • $320 goal

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My Students

My sixth-grade students are curious and are constantly seeking opportunities to learn more on a deeper level. They are continuously asking questions in order to understand different forms of oppression towards minority groups in the history of the United States.

More than half of my students come from low-income households.

My students are compassionate, kind, and hard workers. They are always seeking ways to help out others through donating and volunteering in their communities. Please encourage them to continue their passion towards understanding and promoting equity throughout their community!

My Project

The novels will be greatly loved and cherished by all of my students. They have been learning about Japanese American incarceration during World War II and have a continued interest in deepening their understanding of what happened in this period of American history. Farewell to Manzanar will also be a wonderful title to read with my students that also developing their skills as nonfiction readers.

With a class set of Farewell to Manzanar, I can lead my GATE students through a novel study in which they analyze the book from both a historical and literary lens.

My GATE students would love the opportunity to be challenged with this nonfiction piece.

I will be using this book to teach about Japanese American incarceration through the lens of the Wakatsuki family. Students will develop empathy and compassion for this family and apply to the world they are growing up in.

Ms. Ota
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Farewell to Manzanar • AKJ Education $7.29 30 $218.70

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