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Ms. Le from Bloomington MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Spicing Up History!

My students need interesting and up to date books like You Wouldn't Want to Be a Mayan Sloothslayer! to supplement our social studies curriculum!

  • $426 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school, my students are faced with many challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the hurdles they face, I am always impressed by their drive and motivation to succeed.

My students are intelligent, kind and curious.

They like to move, they love books and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence

My Project

The materials our students have at their disposal to learn about history are very out of date and dull. I am looking to spice up our history class with some new books the kids will be excited to get their hands on. Some units of study that we really dig into are Native Americans, ancient civilizations, exploration, the 13 colonies, and the Revolutionary War. I would love to spark their interest with fun and exciting books for them to read instead of just our old, dusty textbooks.

History is so interesting and kids love to learn about the past!

I would love to be able to give them a chance to get lost in a book and learn fun facts on their own that coincide with what we are learning about in class. Students are also expected to do research projects throughout the year, and without reliable, up to date books, students have been forced to rely heavily on the internet to find their sources of information. Unfortunately, the facts they find are often inaccurate or inappropriate for their age level. With these books I can give them age appropriate, accurate books to help them with their research.

Ms. Le
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Inca Empire (True Books: Ancient Civilizations) • Amazon Business $6.95 7 $48.65
The Aztec Empire (True Books: Ancient Civilizations) • Amazon Business $5.89 7 $41.23
The Ancient Maya (True Books: Ancient Civilizations) • Amazon Business $5.76 7 $40.32
Aztec, Inca & Maya (DK Eyewitness Books) • Amazon Business $15.24 1 $15.24
Guts & Glory: The American Revolution • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Civilizations • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
The Mayan Fact and Picture Book: Fun Facts for Kids About Mayans (Turn and Learn) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
American Revolution for Kids | US Revolutionary Timelines - Colonization to Abolition | 4th Grade Children's American Revolution History • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
You Wouldn't Want to Explore with Marco Polo!: A Really Long Trip You'd Rather Not Take • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Inca Mummy!: A One-Way Journey You'd Rather Not Make • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Mayan Soothsayer!: Fortunes You'd Rather Not Tell • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans for Children | Ancient Civilizations for Kids | 4th Grade Children's Ancient History • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52
Hidden Like Anne Frank: 14 True Stories of Survival • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Life of a Soldier During the Revolutionary War - US History Lessons for Kids | Children's American History • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party!: Wharf Water Tea You'd Rather Not Drink • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist! • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
You Wouldn't Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus!: Uncharted Waters You'd Rather Not Cross • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
The Dreadful, Smelly Colonies: The Disgusting Details About Life in Colonial America (Disgusting History) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Remember World War II: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
If You Were a Kid During the American Revolution • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
Who Was Paul Revere? • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived #15) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93

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