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Ms. d. from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Multicultural Literature Library

The cost of this proposal is $2429, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $2,429 goal

This project expired on July 11, 2004.

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As a second year NYC Teaching Fellow, I have practiced multicultural education with my students. I have witnessed the transformation of students when they learn about cultures. Students need to be able to explore different countries, religions, societies, histories, and social justice issues through independent reading and literature studies. However, the availability of excellent multicultural literature is limited. I would like to develop a multicultural literature circles curriculum for my third class at PS 218 in the Bronx. The practice of literature circles allows students to read independently, while making personal connections with the characters and events within the literature. Students will meet with me three times a week to discuss their relationship to the literature and analyze its relevance to our community. Literature circles have proven to foster critical thinking skills, as well as reading comprehension skills. In addition, the multicultural literature circles will expose the students to historical and social issues that are relevant to their daily life. The materials necessary for multicultural literature circles is an extensive collection of books representing the minority groups within the United States and the global community. Because of the design of literature circles, the class is divided into four groups with six students in each group, with each group is reading a different book. Books are selected on the students' reading level and the appropriateness of the literature. The literature rotates from group to group every 2-4 weeks, depending on the discussions during the literature circles. My educational and personal philosophy stresses the importance of multiculturalism in schools. If students are not exposed to the realities of our country and the world, they will not be prepared to encounter society with a diversified education. With this knowledge, they will be able to participate as productive citizens. Multicultural literature circles will afford the opportunity to examine the lives of others and themselves. It is a challenge worth accomplishing.

Ms. d.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education • Barnes and Noble $46.95 1 $46.95
The Lemon Grove Incident: A Story of Early Desegregation $25.00 1 $25.00
Lil' Dan, The Drummer Boy • Barnes &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Noble $15.16 1 $15.16
6 $0.00
A Very Important Day • Barnes &amp; Noble $16.95 1 $16.95
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story • Barnes &amp; Noble $16.95 1 $16.95
6 $0.00
Wachale: Poetry and Prose about Growing Up Latino in America • Barnes &amp; Noble $16.95 1 $16.95
6 $0.00
Frida • Barnes &amp;amp;amp; Noble $13.96 2 $27.92
In the Shade of the Nispero Tree $16.00 1 $16.00
6 $0.00
6 $0.00
6 $0.00
Si, se puede: Yes, We Can! • Barnes &amp; Noble $15.95 1 $15.95
Colonialism in the Americas: A Critical Look $15.00 1 $15.00
Colonialism in Africa: A Critical Look $15.00 1 $15.00
6 $0.00
Picasso and the Girl With a Ponytail: A Story About Pablo Picasso • Barnes &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
All the Colors We Art • Barnes and Noble $9.95 1 $9.95
6 $0.00
Patakin: World Tales of Drums and Drummers • Barnes &amp; Noble $12.95 1 $12.95
Oh, Freedom! Kids Talk About the Civil Rights Movement with the People Who Made It Happen • Barnes &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Noble $12.95 1 $12.95
1 $0.00
How Big is Africa? $12.00 1 $12.00
6 $0.00
6 $0.00
Talking Walls: The Stories Continue • Barnes &amp; Noble $9.95 1 $9.95
6 $0.00
Africa is not a Country • Barnes &amp; Noble $9.95 1 $9.95
Got Me a Story to Tell $8.00 1 $8.00
The Streets Are Free $8.00 1 $8.00
6 $0.00
6 $0.00
The Rainbow People • Barnes &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Noble $5.99 1 $5.99
6 $0.00
6 $0.00
6 $0.00
Rediscovering America $5.00 20 $100.00
6 $0.00
6 $0.00
My Name is Maria Isabel • Barnes &amp; Noble $3.95 6 $23.70
Wilfredo: Un Nino de El Salvador $4.00 20 $80.00

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