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Ms. G. from Brighton MA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read, Write, Think, Talk, Repeat!

My students need 20 titles including "The Boy In the Striped Pajamas" and "The Devil's Arithmetic" for a Holocaust Unit. Included are DVD's to provide visuals & build background knowledge!

  • $732 goal

This project expired on April 26, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Always an engaging unit with the right tools! Last year, my Holocaust unit was the most successful because I had the right books, dvds, and non-fiction articles. This year I am at a new school with fewer resources and money. I would love to repeat my holocaust unit with students but I lack resources

My students are incredibility motivated to learn!

They truly value their education. They often show up before and after school for extra support and guidance. They are happy to be in the USA and happy to have the opportunity to learn English. My students come from countries all over the world and have often escaped war and turmoil in their native countries. Our classroom community embraces a spirit of overcoming adversity, understanding history to change history, and valuing the opportunity and responsibility of education.. We are a large urban school and proud of our hard work. Our resources are few and are reduced every school year. My students would genuinely appreciate your support and would not waste this learning opportunity!

My Project

Any time we read a book with a historical theme it is important to build background knowledge and provide vocabulary through visuals. Additionally, when teaching history it is important to identify and experience multiple perspectives. The materials I have requested allow my students a variety of learning experiences through multiple modalities that encourage critical thinking. My students will read, write, think, talk, and view throughout this unit as they engage in higher level thinking and express this thinking through conversation, written analysis, artwork, and reflection journals. Thank you for your support. We are all so grateful for our learning.

History and the ability to think as a historian are critical in the development of a teenage mind.

I have always found that the units I have planned on the holocaust have been highly engaging for students and have encouraged students to explore further study independently. My students will be working on building academic vocabulary in this unit as well as developing critical thought and analysis in the forms on reflection journals, Socratic circles, artistic expression, and literary analysis.

Ms. G.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Holocaust Marvin J. Chomsky, Fritz Weaver, Rosemary Harris, Joseph Bottoms • AKJ BOOKS $25.64 1 $25.64
Holocaust: Concentration Camps - Dachau and Sachsenhausen Irmgard von zur M hlen • AKJ BOOKS $12.81 1 $12.81
Holocaust: The Liberation of Auschwitz Irmgard von zur M hlen • AKJ BOOKS $12.81 2 $25.62
American Experience: America and the Holocaust Martin Ostrow • AKJ BOOKS $17.09 1 $17.09
Broken Silence Steven Spielberg • AKJ BOOKS $23.07 1 $23.07
Holocaust Angela Gluck Wood, Dan G. Stone, Contribution by Dan Stone • AKJ BOOKS $24.35 1 $24.35
The Holocaust Sean Sheehan • AKJ BOOKS $28.04 1 $28.04
The Holocaust Neil Tonge • AKJ BOOKS $22.65 1 $22.65
The Holocaust: A History of Courage and Resistance Bea Stadtler, Morrison D. Bial (Editor), David S. Martin (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $10.40 1 $10.40
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps Andrea Warren • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Who Was Anne Frank? Ann Abramson, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
DK Readers: The Story of Anne Frank (Level 3: Reading Alone), Vol. 3 Brenda Ralph Lewis, Linda Martin (Editor) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Hana's Suitcase Karen Levine • AKJ BOOKS $8.54 1 $8.54
A Place to Hide: True Stories of Holocaust Rescues Jayne Pettit • AKJ BOOKS $3.84 1 $3.84
Holocaust Marvin J. Chomsky, Fritz Weaver, Rosemary Harris, Joseph Bottoms • AKJ BOOKS $25.64 1 $25.64
American Experience: America and the Holocaust Martin Ostrow • AKJ BOOKS $17.09 1 $17.09
Holocaust Testaments • AKJ BOOKS $34.19 1 $34.19
The Devil's Arithmetic Donna Deitch, Kirsten Dunst, Brittany Murphy, Paul Freeman • AKJ BOOKS $12.24 1 $12.24
The Devil's Arithmetic Jane Yolen • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 20 $119.40
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas John Boyne • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 20 $153.60

Materials cost

$577.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$621.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$109.68

Total project goal

$731.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$731.20

11 Donors

-$360.00

Donations toward project cost

-$306.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.00

match offer

-$371.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$315.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.68

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$0.00

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