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Mrs. Corsano from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching American History: Immigration

The cost of a set of books about the immigrant experience in America is $270, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $283 goal

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I am a fifth grade teacher of all subjects in Brooklyn, New York. The school in which I teach is a Title I school in a low socio-economic neighborhood. One of the reasons I have a passion for teaching the fifth grade is because of the social studies curriculum. One of the subjects that I love to teach is immigration. The problem is that we are severely lacking the resources needed to teach immigration. The children do not have a textbook and the burden is left on the teachers to come up with ways to teach this important part of our history. I would like to use a variety of different books and resources to teach children about immigration. The goal is to teach them not from one perspective but from many perspectives. The books that I would like to use for this study include non-fiction, historical fiction and biographies that can teach children immigration from all different perspectives: European, South American, Asian and many others. The children will be working in collaborative groups to read and study about how different groups of people immigrated here, the hardships they endured and their triumphs. The children will be using these books during independent reading and social studies periods. With these books the children will be able to have an experience they will remember and the culminating activity will be either a project or a book report on a topic of their choice using the books that have been donated to our classroom community.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Journey to Ellis Island • Barnes & Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
A Very Important Day • Barnes & Noble $16.99 1 $16.99
Hannah is My Name • Barnes & Noble $16.99 1 $16.99
My Diary From Here to There • Barnes & Noble $16.95 1 $16.95
The Color of Home • Barnes & Noble $15.99 1 $15.99
Maggie's Door • Barnes & Noble $15.95 1 $15.95
A House of Tailors • Barnes & Noble $15.95 1 $15.95
My Name is Yoon • Barnes & Noble $12.80 1 $12.80
Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel • Barnes & Noble $12.80 1 $12.80
The Lotus Seed • Barnes & Noble $7.00 1 $7.00
Watch the Stars Come Out • Barnes & Noble $6.99 1 $6.99
Red Midnight • Barnes & Noble $5.99 1 $5.99
I Hate English • Barnes & Noble $5.99 1 $5.99
Ellis Island • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
The Long Way Westward • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
The Long Way • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Tatiana Comes to America • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Mollys pilgrim • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99

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