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Ms. Bitting from Waller TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Dead Teach the Living

Help me give my students funding to purchase a class set of the book "STIFF: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach.

  • $364 goal

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My Students

Anatomy & Physiology is a Career & Technology Education (C.A.T.E.) / Science elective offered to 11th &12th graders. Our school is a Title I school, low socio-economic status, high minority students, with many on free and reduced lunch. Anatomy & Physiology is an elective offered where students can obtain science credits. The increasing popularity of anatomy & physiology in popular Hollywood TV drama and as a career has sparked a great interest & curiosity in our students. Due to exponential growth, funding for materials has been minimal to keep up with demand. The students who take anatomy & physiology are high performing honor students who are enrolled in more than 1 science course and are college bound. The class utilizes all science disciplines & is cross curricular utilizing math, history, English language arts, and government. Anatomy & physiology also qualifies as a STEM course, emphasizing Science Technology Education & Math

My Project

Enticing my students to put down their devices and read can be a challenge. I have been successful at persuading students to take up a good book to read about content relevant to my class, Anatomy & Physiology. There is a key factor. That book must be captivating, entertaining, and stimulating.

I want my students to READ!!!

When I read Mary Roach's book "STIFF: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" I was instantly hooked. I could not put it down and I have shared this great read with past students.

Anatomy & Physiology is not just the study and dissection of interacting cells, tissues, and organs, it should be more than that. I want my students to know how specimens, human cadavers, are used everyday in science. I want them to read about the variety of unconventional careers associated with the course they are taking.

Ms. Bitting
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers • Amazon Business $9.17 30 $275.10

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