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Mrs. Kleban from Bellport NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning History Without Textbooks

Help me give my students the ability to learn about history through narrative stories!

  • $163 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students consist of 24 elementary school children during the school day and various fourth and fifth-grade students in my after-school programs. They always come to school with smiles on their faces and continue to make me laugh. They come from various backgrounds and some have limited opportunities due to financial means.

My students love to be at school, love to learn, have fun, and appreciate verbal praise as well as working toward earning rewards in the classroom.

In addition,​ they love to do one thing the most, free write.

My Project

Learning about history through the use of textbooks is one way to learn about the events from the past. However, I feel that introducing history through narrative stories helps students learn about the past in a different way. It allows students to see what the people of that particular time period were going through and the challenges they faced. In addition, it allows for the students to study character traits and various story elements. In this cart I have included age appropriate historical fiction books to help students learn about various historic events that are told from a different perspective than their traditional textbooks.

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Mrs. Kleban
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Favorite Author Study - Eve Bunting (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
One Green Apple • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Other Side • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Baseball Saved Us • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
A Day's Work • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Train To Somewhere • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fly Away Home • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Night Tree • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ox-Cart Man • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

Materials cost

$106.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$138.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.36

Total project goal

$162.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$162.38

1 Donor

-$162.38

Donations toward project cost

-$138.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.36

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$0.00

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