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Mrs. Mertz from Eugene OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Oregon History Come Alive!

My students need more nonfiction books about Oregon's history to help them better understand our own history and those that made it possible.

  • $453 goal

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My Students

The students here often try to find information about the amazing state of Oregon. But for a school of about 360 students, our Oregon History section is very limited. There would only be enough books for one class to check out and nobody else. We would love to broaden and deepen our historical content of Oregon to include more diversity and knowledge.

We love learning about our own Oregon history.

Students want to check out books about how Oregon came to be, and all of the rich history we have, but with such a limited supply, only one class can do research on this topic at a time. We feel it is vitally important that students have the resources and opportunities to learn about their own state. This will help them become life-long learners and global citizens.

My school has an amazing staff and support system. The students, teachers, and families at my school are all connected to the importance of learning as each student grows.

My Project

Books like The Oregon Trail (True Books), A Young People's History of the US, and Native American History for Kids will provide complete non fiction reading practice to help improve their reading skill. Students will be excitedly pouring over these books to help them learn new, valuable information about Oregon's history.

These books will give our students a stronger sense of how Oregon came to be as a state, and the people that made our history unique.

Putting the historical pieces together builds a better global citizen. What an opportunity! Help history come alive for us through Non Fiction literature!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark • Amazon Business $27.00 1 $27.00
Minnow and Rose: An Oregon Trail Story (Tales of Young Americans) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Your Life as a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail (The Way It Was) • Amazon Business $16.25 1 $16.25
The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country From Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad With 25 Projects (Build It Yourself) • Amazon Business $16.24 1 $16.24
Native American History for Kids: With 21 Activities (For Kids series) • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
The Tragic Tale of Narcissa Whitman and a Faithful History of the Oregon Trail (Cheryl Harness Histories) • Amazon Business $14.76 1 $14.76
The Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion: A History Perspectives Book (Perspectives Library) • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21
Heading West: Life with the Pioneers, 21 Activities (For Kids series) • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror (For Young People Series) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
My Little House Crafts Book: 18 Projects from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House Stories (Little House Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Why Did the US Government Need More Land? The Louisiana Purchase - US History Books | Children's American History • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
More Than Moccasins: A Kid's Activity Guide to Traditional North American Indian Life (Hands-On History) • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
A Pioneer Sampler: The Daily Life of a Pioneer Family in 1840 • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Native American Leaders From Then Until Today - US History Kids Book | Children's American History • Amazon Business $9.55 1 $9.55
Expansión de la nación (Expanding the Nation) (Spanish Version) (Social Studies Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Pioneer Trails: Expanding & Preserving the Union (Primary Source Readers) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
American Indians of the West: Battling the Elements (Social Studies Readers) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Kid's Life During the Westward Expansion (How Kids Lived) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Daily Life in a Covered Wagon • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Rachel's Journal: The Story of a Pioneer Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Mystery on the Oregon Trail (33) (Real Kids Real Places) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Louisiana Purchase: A History Just for Kids • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Oregon Native Americans (Oregon Experience) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Were a Kid on the Oregon Trail • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Lived With The Indians Of The Northwest Coast • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Oregon Trail (True Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Westward Expansion (True Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Facing West: A Story of the Oregon Trail (Once Upon America) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The California Gold Rush (True Books) • Amazon Business $5.17 1 $5.17
The Lewis and Clark Expedition: A History Just for Kids! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Prairie School (I Can Read Level 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
DK Readers L2: Journey of a Pioneer • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Wagon Wheels, Level 3, Grade 2-4 (I Can Read ) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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