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Mrs. Terranova from Boston MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Native American Perspectives and Immigrant Journeys

My students need books that reflect cultural diversity and immigrant experiences. These texts will be part of our novel studies about reasons groups of people immigrate to America and our country's relationship with Native Americans.

  • $510 goal

This project expired on December 20, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is home to a diverse community of learners, representing many cultural backgrounds. More than three-quarters of the students are from low-income families and rely on the school to provide the necessary tools for success.

Our fourth graders are eager learners who love books; however, not all students consistently have access to books and technology at home.

As teachers, it is our goal to ensure that our fourth graders have the tools necessary to become engaged readers, fluent writers, and great thinkers.

They are a great group of kids who deserve to have all of the resources they need to succeed.

My Project

There is nothing better than the excitement of opening a brand new book. I want to expose students to texts that reflect the immigrant experiences as well as the native experiences. We will explore the reasons individuals may choose to leave their home countries as well as the reasons why Native Americans were forced from their lands.

I want my students to gain perspective when reading about these important experiences and to realize the impact of the distinctive contributions that immigrant groups as well as Native Americans (Cherokees) have made upon American culture.

I want my students to see themselves in the texts they read and to be able to connect and empathize with the experiences of others.

This is especially true for the Cherokee Native Americans.

All of this would not be possible without these books including titles such as Only The Names Remain and Journey to America. These books will not only benefit students who are in my class this year, but will continue to have a lasting impact in the years to come. Please support me in making this learning a success!

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Only the Names Remain: The Cherokees and The Trail of Tears • Amazon Business $8.49 28 $237.72
Journey to America • Amazon Business $5.69 28 $159.32

Materials cost

$397.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$433.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.41

Total project goal

$509.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$509.41

6 Donors

-$279.69

Donations toward project cost

-$237.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.95

match offer

-$229.72

Match offer toward project cost

-$195.26

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.46

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$0.00

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