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Mrs. Kim from San Ramon CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Understanding History Through the Characters' Eyes in Historical Fiction Books

Help me give my students an opportunity to understand the past through historical fiction books and be moved by how the protagonists faced and handled challenges.

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  • $284 goal

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My Project

My students are noticeably more engaged when they can relate to the protagonist in a book they read. History is not my students' favorite subject, but they are beginning to express their interest in history as they started working on National History Day research projects.

With these new historical fiction books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of historical contexts that will not only allow them to understand the past on a more personal level but also to make more sense of the current world they are living in.

Even with the limited selection of historical fiction books I have in my class now, my students are already having insightful discussions. One of my students realized how there was a thin line between bravery and foolishness when she read Number the Stars. Another student read My Name Was Keoko and questioned the communication channel among Koreans when they were occupied by Japan.

It is my hope that my students will find out more, question more, and make more connections between the past and the present as they step inside the world of historical fiction.

Mrs. Kim
Grades 3-5

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Irena's Children: Young Readers Edition; A True Story of Courage • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Brother's Keeper • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Show Me a Sign (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
The Bicycle Spy • Amazon Business $7.19 3 $21.57
Cuba (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): An American History • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Underground Abductor (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5): An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Blades of Freedom (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #10): A Tale of Haiti, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #4): A World War I Tale • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$190.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$17.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$241.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.55

Total project goal

$283.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$283.67

4 Donors

-$201.83

Donations toward project cost

-$171.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.27

match offer

-$81.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$69.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.28

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$0.00

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