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Mr. Dawson from Saginaw MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad: A Book Study

My students need 35 copies of "Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money that the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!" to do a book study to improve reading and literacy skills within the context of my Financial Literacy program.

  • $238 goal

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My Students

I would like to engage my students in a book study that will challenge the perspectives and behaviors in the "normal" culture in regard to money management decisions. I believe the concepts in this book will help motivate discussion and help shift the developing paradigms of personal finance.

My students are 12th graders preparing for their life beyond their secondary education.

They predominately come from lower to middle class families, which is a perfect situation for the book I have chosen. They are in need of ideas and experiences that will give them any advantage to succeed.

My Project

I am requesting 35 copies of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money that the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!" to do a book study to improve reading and literacy skills within the context of my Financial Literacy program. Students will take time each week to read a chapter from the book, write a summary in a journal and connect the main concept in the chapter to some situation they will be able to apply it to in their lives. Students will engage in class/group discussions to validate or challenge the concepts they are learning from the book study. Students will also use various summarization methods, like illustrations, creating and acting out short skits, etc. to emphasize the concepts being learned through the book study. They will learn it is important to read and learn from experts who have been successful at something, and then how to apply it in their lives. They will learn to challenge popular culture and think for themselves about their personal decisions. In this case, their personal financial decisions.

The content of what will be read will act as a common theme for the more detailed and specific information they will learn throughout the personal finance class.

This project will enhance the Reading Across the Curriculum intuitive written in our school improvement plan. This project will improve reading proficiency of my students because of their interest in the material and desire to soon be financially independent.

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Mr. Dawson
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! • Amazon $4.83 35 $169.05

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