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Mrs. Tammen-Jensen from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Oregon Literature

My students need a variety of 18 book titles on Oregon History to access the rich history of the state they live in including book titles such as "Children of the Trail West" and "The Back of Beyond: A Story about Lewis and Clark".

  • $541 goal

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I teach 4th grade in a high poverty and highly culturally diverse community in Oregon.

Currently, the state standards require that in 4th grade we teach Oregon History. The textbooks in my room are over 30 years old. The obstacle is that the texts do not engage students.

I have requested various books on Oregon History that will reach children at their levels of learning. The books are highly engaging and will be able to help students to learn about their state history. Students will be able to use the books for research individually or in a group. A lot of the books I have chosen also have very colorful pictures that will be highly engaging and helpful to the students who speak English as a Second Language.

Your help will provide current literature to a group of students who often do not have access to literature in their home or updated literature in the classroom. I also believe that students who buy into the history of the state will have an opportunity to think further about how they can become a bigger part of our community, locally as well as worldwide.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon Ellen Levine, Elroy Freem (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Oregon: A History Gordon B. Dodds • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Westward Expansion: An Interactive History Adventure Allison Lassieur, Malcolm Rohrbough • Barnes and Noble $6.25 2 $12.50
The Oregon Trail Jean F. Blashfield • Barnes and Noble $7.15 2 $14.30
Oregon Ann Heinrichs, Matt Kania (Illustrator), Marianne Keddington-Lang • Barnes and Noble $24.36 1 $24.36
Talking on Paper: An Anthology of Oregon Letters and Diaries Shannon Applegate (Editor), Terence O'Donnell (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $19.75 1 $19.75
Oregon Trail Stories: True Accounts of Life in a Covered Wagon David Klausmeyer • Barnes and Noble $8.95 2 $17.90
Oregon Rich Smith • Barnes and Noble $24.36 1 $24.36
The Oregon Trail (We the People Series) Jean F. Blashfield • Barnes and Noble $23.94 1 $23.94
Oregon Trail and the Daring Journey West by Wagon Amy Graham • Barnes and Noble $29.94 1 $29.94
The Oregon Trail Sally Senzell Isaacs • Barnes and Noble $7.06 1 $7.06
Westward Expansion: An Interactive History Adventure Allison Lassieur • Barnes and Noble $25.13 1 $25.13
The Back of Beyond: A Story about Lewis and Clark Andy Russell Bowen, A. Bowen • Barnes and Noble $13.72 2 $27.44
Children of the Trail West Holly Littlefield • Barnes and Noble $20.34 1 $20.34
On To Oregon Clifford Merrill Drury (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $10.97 2 $21.94
The Oregon Trail Francis Parkman, Parkman • Barnes and Noble $8.95 2 $17.90
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West Stephen E. Ambrose • Barnes and Noble $24.00 1 $24.00
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West Stephen E. Ambrose, Read by Cotter Smith • Barnes and Noble $24.00 2 $48.00

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