Wouldn't it be great if you could walk a mile in someone else's shoes? One way to do that is to read to learn what the person's life was really like.
I teach fifth grade students in an urban district in upstate New York.
They are curious ten and eleven year-old kids. They live in high poverty areas without libraries close by. My kids know very little about kids in other areas of the world. They have limited access to books about kids their age.
I want to do a unit on the perspective of kids from different areas of the world. We have just finished a unit on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We collected for U.N. I.C. E. F for Halloween and are going to pay for a smile from the Smile Train (clefts palette) for Christmas. The books will help us focus on kids that are less fortunate than us. We can do our last service project based on the characters from these books and how my students propose to make a change. The setting of the stories are in Argentina, Nazi Germany, and Korea.
Please help my kids to learn empathy but learning about the struggles of other peoples.
Your funding could improve the perspective of my students forever. Help mold these pliable minds.
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