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Ms. Fee from Danbury CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Holocaust Aka Shoah

Help me give my students the ability to learn through first-hand accounts, pictures and stories about the Holocaust. This will enable them to understand a part of history that needs never to be repeated.

  • $674 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school system is dedicated to teaching a portion of the 8th-grade history curriculum about the Holocaust. With this in mind, it is the hope that we can dedicate a portion of the media center, by creating a section that would be one of the primary setups for this unit.

It would be a wonderful opportunity to have the students be able to peruse books, both fiction and non-fiction, that reach all aspects of the Holocaust.

The book selection for this unit would be reflected in both the 8th-grade curriculum and the summer reading list. We are hoping to have multiple copies of books so that students would be able to read a specific title and discuss it within a book club/cluster setting.

My students come from a varied background that has its challenges both economically and personally. The school is in a low poverty area with more than half the students from low-income households. The student population in part come from primarily Spanish-speaking households. Therefore, as some of the households' first language is Spanish, we are looking for a wide range of reading levels.

My Project

This project will hopefully take on a life of its own. Encouraging the students to research, picture and understand this part of history and how the world came together for one moment to help put an end to a tragedy that affected so many. Whether students work individually or in groups they will be able to use these books to make a bigger impact on their project. When a student finishes this unit it will be with a more knowledgeable understanding of the Holocaust. Hopefully, this section of the media center will expand every year with more books, materials, and databases that address this topic.

Ms. Fee
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Devil’s Arithmetic • AKJ Education $13.43 2 $26.86
Holocaust Landscapes • AKJ Education $25.55 1 $25.55
Rescuing the Danish Jews A Heroic Story from the Holocaust • AKJ Education $25.02 1 $25.02
Origins Of The Holocaust • AKJ Education $23.36 1 $23.36
The Legacy of World War II • AKJ Education $22.86 1 $22.86
Beyond Courage The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust • AKJ Education $20.69 1 $20.69
Wiesel, Wiesenthal, Klarsfeld The Holocaust Survivors • AKJ Education $20.40 1 $20.40
Jars of Hope How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During the Holocaust • AKJ Education $19.94 1 $19.94
Voices from the Second World War • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Passage to Freedom • AKJ Education $17.06 1 $17.06
Denied, Detained, Deported • AKJ Education $16.02 1 $16.02
Night • AKJ Education $15.33 1 $15.33
Stone Angel • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
What the Night Sings • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Erika's Story • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg Courage, Rescue, and Mystery During World War II • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Tapestry of Hope Holocaust Writing for Young People • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Somewhere There Is Still a Sun A Memoir of the Holocaust • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Mapping the Bones • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust A Child's Story of the Holocaust • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
World War II • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Last Train A Holocaust Story • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
We Are Their Voice Young People Respond to the Holocaust • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Holocaust: The Origins, Events, and Remarkable Tales of Survival • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Diary of Laura's Twin • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
The Hidden Children • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Terrible Things An Allegory of the Holocaust • AKJ Education $9.00 1 $9.00
Paper Hearts • AKJ Education $8.54 1 $8.54
Terezin Voices from the Holocaust • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Six Million Paper Clips The Making Of A Children's Holocaust Memorial • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Keeping the Promise A Torah's Journey • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Scholastic Discover More: World War II • AKJ Education $7.20 1 $7.20
The Whispering Town • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Lost and Found (Astonishing Headlines) • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Holocaust • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
One Candle • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Black Radishes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$534.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$572.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.01

Total project goal

$673.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$673.42

3 Donors

-$594.91

Donations toward project cost

-$572.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$78.51

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$0.00

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