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Mrs. Boles from Muncie IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning History Through Historical Fiction

Help me give my students 25 copies of Crispin: The Cross of Lead so that they can learn about the Middle Ages and Reformation!

  • $210 goal

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My Students

Within the course of a day, I have around 120 students coming in and out of my classroom to learn Social Studies! Many of them come to me on a daily basis to share some new piece of history they learned, or a connection they made to another text, subject, or event in their daily life. They are also very questioning and analytical, always loving a discussion involving a social issue or a debatable topic!

My 120 students love to learn through hands-on activities and projects, games, "what if" scenarios/discussions, stories, and history mysteries!

They all have a variety of skills and a variety of needed supports, but they all have one thing in common; a need for supplies and materials. Please consider donating to us so that we can create and complete the activities we love!

My Project

I am currently teaching a unit on the Middle Ages and Reformation using a historical fiction text, Crispin: The Cross of Lead. My 6th graders are enthralled in this version of the past where there are lords and ladies, as well as young boys all on their own. While reading, we discuss the main character's world which involves the feudal system, life of a serf, religion, and more. Their emotions and thoughts on our topics and discussions are very real, almost as if the characters and their situations are alive with us. Students who are normally distant in class have been active participants in our discussions about Crispin, his life, and history in general!

We have one small problem with our fascinating book; missing pages and broken spines!

Many of my students have come to me recently to show me that pages are missing out of their book. Another came to me to show me that the spine of the book has been completely split in half. Tape only does so much, and I barely have enough books for a whole class set! Please help us finish our book, and ensure that I can teach this exciting unit next year!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crispin: The Cross of Lead • AKJ Education $5.83 25 $145.75

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