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Ms. A. from Harrisburg PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Turning the Pages of History

My students need nonfiction books to learn about the world in which they live!

  • $380 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in an urban low income school district in Pennsylvania. I am a full time supplemental self contained learning support teacher. I have ten students.

One of my main goals this year is to create a classroom family in which my students feel they belong.

My students should be able to enter the school doors each day knowing that their only stress is to do their best. They will be fed, loved, and encouraged.

My students come from very diverse backgrounds. The majority of my students come from single parent homes or are being raised by a relative of some sort. They all qualify for free lunch, and many receive food substitutions as a part of our school's backpack program. Regardless of their home lives, these students enter my room each morning with a bright smile. Their ability to push past daily stress from the outside world is truly amazing.

My Project

My students are members of a society that does not focus on history. They are unaware of many important events have shaped the world in which they live. My goals is to provide fun and encouraging ways for my students to learn about the past though the use of literature.

Our school does not have a curriculum for social studies/history, thus leaving the student population largely uniformed.

I do not want my students to grow up in a world in which they cannot understand. I want them to be informed of the people and events that have create this wonderful life for them.

Through the use of literature my students will be able to read and hear about many of this historical events, people, and places of the past. This collection of "Who was?" and "Where is?" books provide engaging stories that are factual and easily understood by young minds.

Ms. A.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Where Is the Great Barrier Reef? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Are the Great Pyramids? (Where Is?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is Mount Everest? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is Our Solar System? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is the Brooklyn Bridge? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Mark Twain? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Betsy Ross? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the San Francisco Earthquake? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is the Empire State Building? • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
What Was Hurricane Katrina? • Amazon Business $5.77 1 $5.77
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
What Was Ellis Island? • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
What Was the Age of the Dinosaurs? • Amazon Business $5.54 1 $5.54
What Was the Great Depression? • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.11 1 $5.11
Where Is the White House? • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
What Were the Twin Towers? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Who Was Blackbeard? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Who Was Marie Curie? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Where Is Alcatraz? • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Who Was Paul Revere? • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Where Is the Eiffel Tower? • Amazon Business $4.83 1 $4.83
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
What Is the Statue of Liberty? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Were the Beatles? (Who Was--?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Mother Teresa? • Amazon Business $4.67 1 $4.67
Where Is Niagara Falls? • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $4.40 1 $4.40
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $4.40 1 $4.40
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Who Was John F. Kennedy? • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Where Is Mount Rushmore? • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Who Was Queen Elizabeth? • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
What Was the Ice Age? • Amazon Business $4.13 1 $4.13
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Was Ronald Reagan? • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
What Was Pompeii? • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Was Theodore Roosevelt? • Amazon Business $4.05 1 $4.05
Who Was Elvis Presley? • Amazon Business $3.97 1 $3.97
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $3.86 1 $3.86
What Were the Salem Witch Trials? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Where Is the Amazon? • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Who Was Edgar Allan Poe? • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Where Is the Grand Canyon? • Amazon Business $3.40 1 $3.40
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
Who Was Charles Darwin? • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14

Materials cost

$288.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$322.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.90

Total project goal

$379.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$379.31

6 Donors

-$275.00

Donations toward project cost

-$233.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.25

match offer

-$104.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$88.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.65

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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