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  • $180 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. E.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Let's Vote: Experiencing American Citizenship

My students need 13 children's books about voting and elections.

Let's Vote!! It's election time and a perfect opportunity to guide students to become responsible citizens in future years. As voter turn-out becomes less common, not all children experience grown-up conversations about government and voting. I think if we start early in school, talking about why American citizens should vote, students will form a commitment to this privilege.

Luckily, many children's authors have written appropriate-age books about voting, elections, and the Presidency. With these books, my third grade students will all be able to read a book and report to the class about what they learned. Then the books will be exchanged among other classmates.

Along with these books, my students will use 2 US maps to track the campaign stops of the Presidential candidates. Life-sized posters of the Presidential candidates will be in our hall so other students will be aware of our project. We will write letters to the candidates telling them about our learning. We will invite local candidates to visit our school. We want to take a trip to a voting poll so we can see voting booths and maybe even practice voting. These books will give students the knowledge needed to write and to ask questions smartly.

Is there any doubt that on Election Night, my third graders will be participants in their American government? Your donation to this project will make this happen, and we can all be proud of our American privilege!

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Voting in Elections Terri DeGezelle • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Voting and Elections Patricia J. Murphy • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Election Day Patricia J. Murphy • Barnes and Noble $13.14 1 $13.14
Election Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays Series) Patricia J. Murphy, Caroline Anderson (Photographer), Katherine A. Kane, Nanci Vargus • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Presidency Patricia J. Murphy • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
The Presidency (Let's See, Our Nation) Patricia J. Murphy, Dana Meachen Rau • Barnes and Noble $17.93 1 $17.93
What's a Mayor? Nancy Harris • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
What's a President and Vice President? Nancy Harris • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
If I Ran for President Catherine Stier, Lynne Avril (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
My Teacher for President Kay Winters, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Why Are Elections Important? Jacqueline Laks Gorman • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
The Election Activity Book: Dozens of Activities that Help Kids Learn about Voting, Campaigns, Our Government, Presidents, and More Karen Baicker, Manufactured by Scholastic Professional Books • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
What's a City Council? Nancy Harris • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19

Materials cost

$111.72

Vendor shipping charges

$11.17

State sales tax

$4.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$147.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.27

Total project goal

$179.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$179.27

1 Donor

-$179.27

Donations toward project cost

-$147.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.27

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$0.00

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This project will reach 22 students.

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