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Ms. Burke from Annandale VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Government Come Alive Through Literacy

Help me give my students books with global political themes to make government content relevant and personal.

  • $249 goal

This project expired on December 12, 2019.

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My Students

I am starting my 11th year as a high school government teacher in Fairfax, Virginia. Our students are an amazing and diverse group, with many speaking English as another language. I love their perspectives as so many come from different backgrounds, religions, and countries—it makes conversations in social studies especially lively!

Reading and discussing global issues through books last year really changed how my students connected to politics and our content.

These stories give a human perspective of what we discuss in class as well as promote literacy through reading, writing, and discussing.

My Project

Last year, I experimented with my students reading a book connected to global politics and having them form discussion circles to relate what they were reading to the content we were covering in class. It was a big success but one of the things students stated at the end was that they would love to have more choices in the books. With more students taking part in this project this upcoming year, I would love to build our classroom library to allow for this.

At 14 and 15 years old, my students sometimes struggle to connect to the government content but this book project allows them to understand how politics impacts individual lives.

These books bring larger concepts into a more personal context, and I would love to build upon this project to offer my students even more options.

Ms. Burke
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World • Amazon Business $14.45 5 $72.25
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees • Amazon Business $12.48 3 $37.44
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card • Amazon Business $7.48 5 $37.40
Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother • Amazon Business $10.37 3 $31.11

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