My students need 18 copies of the book The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder.
I teach 4th grade children who have been identified as gifted. These children come from 15 different area schools, a majority being Title I schools, and see me only one day a week for four hours. Those few hours they see me are often an oasis away from their daily lives. There is very little funding for gifted education in our state. What materials we are able to purchase come from out pupil supply allocation which is often spent to cover cost of testing supplies to identify children in the gifted area. While the school in which I am housed has a library, the particular class set of books I am requesting is not available nor is there funding to purchase them.
My theme is called "Time Trek" and the class book, The Egypt Game, I would like to include would supplement my unit to include reading. In my Time Trek unit, students will travel back in time through a concept-based curriculum unit on the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Students will look through these civilizations through the conceptual lenses of culture, conflict, and identity.
Students are usually not taught history in their classes using this method. Scholars say that teaching history to kids has many important benefits. History provides
identity. Studying history improves our decision making and judgment. History shows us models of good and responsible citizenship. History also teaches us how to
learn from the mistakes of others. History helps us understand change and societal development. History provides us a context from which to understand ourselves and others. With this additional resource, the book "The Egypt Game," my students would be able to make real world connections to their study.
By funding this project, you will make it possible for my students to have this print resource that would not be normally available to them.
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