More than half of students from low‑income households
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Primary and Secondary Source Books
My students need more historical sources, like 40 copies of "A Separate Battle: Women and the Civil War," and our school is not wealthy enough to provide them.
"How can I change the world today" is a quote we have up in my room. I want them to know and it helps if they can see how others did it.
My students come from a mixed background of ethnicities and social-economic situations.
I have noticed how many of them are so eager to learn, but have not been properly taught how to learn. I have students who come from many neighboring countries of the U.S. and from as far away as the African continent, Southeast Asia, and beyond. One of the greatest strengths that they bring each other is the ability to present different perspectives.
I want to be able to present the perspectives of all groups of people, and seeing how women of the Civil War era made a difference to their communities and nations seems a great way to start in that process. Great things have been done in our country by some very unsuspecting heroes and heroines. My goal is to bring that to life. My request is for a classroom set of historical books about women in the Civil War. The Book "Women and the Civil War will provide a great resource for the students to understand history from another set of eyes.
When students can walk in the shoes of another person and try to feel what they felt, and know what they knew, it gives them the ability to realize that what makes people great throughout history is not great character, but raw and often unrefined character that is put to the test.
Greatness comes from hard work, determination, and perseverance, not from being born that way.
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