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Mrs. Tyner from Macon GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Remembering the Past to Protect the Future

Help me give my students books about events throughout history that have shaped our present

  • $494 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every student in grades K-5 comes to the library every week. They love to learn more what they are discussing in class, as well as nurture their own curiosities. They are truly on their way to becoming lifelong readers.

Our students are eager to learn.

Starting our sixth year, we still face the challenge of filling our shelves with the books our students want to read. We have managed to build a decent collection in five years, but our students want more.

My Project

It is said that "a people who do not know their history are fated to repeat it." Understanding what generations before us have experienced, whether right or wrong, teaches us how to better ourselves today.

Knowing our past has more control over our future than we choose to believe.

Providing books about prominent historical events enables our scholars to think about why events unfolded the way they did. It is one thing to know that the Holocaust existed. It is another thing entirely to understand why it happened. Embracing our past, whether negative or positive, allows us to fully understand our future.

Mrs. Tyner
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hiroshima and Nagasaki • AKJ Education $26.27 1 $26.27
Pearl Harbor • AKJ Education $26.27 1 $26.27
Kristallnacht • AKJ Education $26.27 1 $26.27
The Horror of World War I • AKJ Education $24.32 1 $24.32
Beyond Courage The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust • AKJ Education $20.69 1 $20.69
The Soviet Night Witches: Brave Women Bomber Pilots of World War II • AKJ Education $20.43 1 $20.43
How I Became a Ghost A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story • AKJ Education $18.95 1 $18.95
Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
A Young People's History of the United States, Volume 1 Columbus to the Spanish-American War • AKJ Education $16.95 1 $16.95
Vietnam: A History of a War • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
FDR's Alphabet Soup: New Deal America 1932-1939 New Deal America 1932-1939 • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Gaijin: American Prisoner of War American Prisoner of War • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Stolen into Slavery The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Freedom Walkers (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Somewhere There Is Still a Sun A Memoir of the Holocaust • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Unlikely Warrior A Jewish Soldier in Hitler's Army • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Young People's History of the United States, Volume 2 Class Struggle to the War on Terror • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Vietnam War • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Spies of Mississippi • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Witches The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37

Materials cost

$359.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$419.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.06

Total project goal

$493.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$493.71

1 Donor

-$419.65

Donations toward project cost

-$419.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$74.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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