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Mrs. Cox from Westminster SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Our Way Through History

My students need historical fiction and historical nonfiction books to connect in order to help make connections about what they are learning in social studies.

  • $333 goal

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My Students

My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. They love when learning is brought to life, and they have an enthusiasm that sparks my passion for teaching on a daily basis.

I teach at a very small, rural, Title I school in South Carolina where eighty-five percent of our students live in poverty.

Many of my students receive backpack food on the weekend, and have an extremely difficult home life. Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful one day.

My Project

My third graders are excited about learning about the history of our nation. The books requested for this project will enhance their learning.

By having historical fiction and nonfiction books in our classroom library, students will be exposed to important content through literature.

Reading about the content that we learn in social studies is an important part of our curriculum, and having these wonderful books will help us reach our goals of bringing history to life in our classroom.

My students are excited to read about the historical characters that they are learning about and seeing them in other books besides our textbook.

Mrs. Cox
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pebble Guides: My World (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $31.20 1 $31.20
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Those Rebels, John and Tom • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Across America on an Emigrant Train • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Life on the Homefront During the American Revolution • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Black Tuesday and the Great Depression • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
King George: What Was His Problem? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Civil War Soldier! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Underground Finding the Light to Freedom • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Liberty!: How the Revolutionary War Began • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Split History of the American Revolution Patriot Perspective / British Perspective • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Boston Tea Party • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
If You Lived in Colonial Times • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
American Revolution • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Shh! We're Writing the Constitution • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
George vs. George The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Buttons for General Washington • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
The Constitution of the United States • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
At Battle in the Revolutionary War An Interactive Battlefield Adventure • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
What Was the Underground Railroad? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Boston Tea Party? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Great Depression? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Is the Declaration of Independence? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The American Revolution • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
African-Americans in the Thirteen Colonies • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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