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Mrs. Shaw from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

National Women's Month Biographies

Help me give my students biographies to use for National Women's Month projects.

  • $157 goal

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My Students

The students at my school are an energetic and hardworking group of children. They enjoy coming to school, but school funding cuts over the years have impacted what schools can provide to individual classrooms.

I teach second grade in an urban neighborhood where all the students at school are eligible for free breakfast and free lunch.

Some students live below the poverty line and their families struggle to provide them with basic necessities needed to be successful in school. Despite these obstacles, our school has hard-working students, as well as teachers and staff, who strive to make our school a welcoming and inviting place. In addition, our school is one of the top-performing schools in the city.

My Project

My second grade students are learning how to conduct research and report writing. They will using what they have learned to do their own research on a historical figure for National Women's Month. Students will choose a person to research and read a biography of the person. They will write a report and create a poster that will highlight what they have learned about the person. Students will also have to give an oral presentation to their classmates.

My students need a variety of biographies of historically important individuals to use for their National Women's Month projects.

The books I am selecting represent people from different times and backgrounds - musicians, writers, leaders, activists, inventors, and athletes. My students have just learned about nonfiction text features, so they will be ready to tackle reading these biographies. I know my students will be excited to have great books to read as they learn new things.

Mrs. Shaw
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was Princess Diana? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Julia Child? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Beatrix Potter? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Rachel Carson? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Annie Oakley? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Maria Tallchief? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Dolly Parton? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Jane Austen? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Hillary Clinton? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Marie Antoinette? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Clara Barton? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Lucille Ball? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Joan of Arc? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Betsy Ross? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55

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