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Mrs. Houston
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Teaching Tolerance Through Literature

My students need opportunities to learn about diversity and tolerance. Traveling out of their rural community is not an option. Literature is a great and inexpensive way to teach acceptance and tolerance.

My Students

My amazing students live in a rural area and more than half survive below the poverty line. My classroom is an inclusion class. This means that I teach students with disabilities along with their typically developing peers.

I learn as much from my students as they learn from me.

Despite the challenges my students face from learning difficulties to poverty, they continue to have good attitudes. They are kind and tolerant children; however, there isn't a plethora of diversity in the area. These children also miss out on opportunities to travel and see the world. I would like to introduce them to diverse cultures through literature.

My Project

My amazing students are kind and loving; however, they live in a community with limited diversity. Traveling to learn about other cultures and people is not an option because over half live below the poverty line.

"The highest result of education is tolerance." -Helen Keller I want to bring the world to my classroom in rural, southeastern Ohio.

I want my students to embrace the differences that we have and celebrate our uniqueness. I want my students to someday change the world with their tolerance and understanding.

This project will fill our classroom library with books about tolerance and diversity. It will help my students learn that our differences make us special. Please help me introduce my students to the world through literature. Please help me teach tolerance.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Let's Get Along! Kids Talk About Tolerance • AKJ Education $19.94 2 $39.88
The Isle of the Lost A Descendants Novel • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
The Butter Battle Book (New York Times Notable Book of the Year) • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Let Them Play • AKJ Education $12.37 2 $24.74
My Secret Bully • AKJ Education $11.67 2 $23.34
Just Kidding • AKJ Education $11.67 2 $23.34
Stick Up for Yourself! Every Kid's Guide to Personal Power & Positive Self-Esteem • AKJ Education $9.48 2 $18.96
Sneetches on Beaches • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Dad, Jackie, and Me • AKJ Education $6.53 2 $13.06
The Peace Book • AKJ Education $5.84 2 $11.68
The Cow That Went OINK • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Anne Frank and the Children of the Holocaust • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
La Mariposa (The Butterfly) • AKJ Education $5.07 2 $10.14
A Horn for Louis • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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This project will reach 32 students.

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