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Ms. Waterbury from Lexington KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Stories of the Holocaust

Help me give my students lots of books about the Holocaust and World War II to give them more perspectives on this time period while we are reading "Number the Stars".

  • $465 goal

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My Students

I work in an amazing arts integrated public school in Kentucky. Our students audition and are accepted into our school for creative and performing arts. This makes for a very unique and wonderful teaching and learning environment. Though all our students have the commonality of being identified as talented in their focus arts areas, we have a diverse population of students with a wide range of academic interests and abilities that come from all over our city.

My students are highly motivated and hardworking children- Because of their diverse educational backgrounds, they have all had different experiences than each other, but providing engaging and real-world experiences allows my students the ability to teach and learn from one another and achieve success.

In my classroom, we think and wonder, wonder and think, each and every day. We work to develop empathy and gain awareness of the world and its people

My Project

We already have been immersed in learning about Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. We are currently reading "Number the Stars", have read non-fiction accounts about the history and people of that time period. I am looking to add lots of picture books and stories to our classroom library to further our understanding of the events during WWII and the Holocaust.

My students will use the stories of these Holocaust survivors and protectors to enrich our understanding and projects for this unit.

They will work in small groups to discuss and develop their projects that will be displayed in our school to help educate other students on the Holocaust and what it cost humanity.

They have been learning about the area, people, and cultures during this time period. I want them to have lots of experiences reading different authors and people's perspectives through all of these different picture and photographic books. They will create projects about what they learn. This is a cross-curricular project that will then be shared with the entire school community.

Ms. Waterbury
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 54 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler • Amazon Business $19.88 1 $19.88
Always Remember Me: How One Family Survived World War II • Amazon Business $19.09 1 $19.09
Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Fania's Heart • Amazon Business $18.10 1 $18.10
What the Night Sings • Amazon Business $17.72 1 $17.72
Pennies in a Jar • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Greenhorn • Amazon Business $16.64 1 $16.64
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
Yellow Star, the: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Stone Angel • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank's Window • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Skylark and Wallcreeper • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Hedy's Journey: The True Story of a Hungarian Girl Fleeing the Holocaust (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
The Cats in Krasinski Square • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Irena's Jars of Secrets • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Remember Not To Forget: A Memory of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
Hana's Suitcase: The Quest to Solve a Holocaust Mystery • Amazon Business $9.81 1 $9.81
Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64
The Butterfly • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Harmonica • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During the Holocaust (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Benno and the Night of Broken Glass (Holocaust) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Whispering Town (Holocaust) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Erika's Story • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Eleanor (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
One Candle • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Four Perfect Pebbles: A True Story of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
I Will Come Back for You • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Edelweiss Pirates • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57

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