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Mrs. Farrell from Galt CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Understanding the Before to Prepare for the Later

My students need a variety of perspectives to better understand our nation's history.

  • $173 goal

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My Students

These 5th graders come from a small town where sports are life. I work to expose them to the concept of opening their minds to new ideas, wanting them to learn about new ideas and deciding on their own what new ideas they can discover.

They are in the middle of a new movement and are the product of much confusion.

My goal is to provide them with concrete examples to help them really understand the world around them. I'd like to give them solid ideas so that they can feel safe to explore their own.

My Project

My students will be exposed to a variety of points of view regarding historical events. We will begin with our country's original occupants, the Native Americans. We will move through the exploration, colonization and creation of our country.

With these new books I can share more modern thoughts, images and perpectives with my students.

They will have better access to recent debates and findings about our country's history. With this more recent material my students will also be able to create better questions, connections and undersandings.

These new books will go a long way to foster the engagement students need to become more curious about our past. No longer will they think this subject is dry!

Mrs. Farrell
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 35 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Native Americans in Early America • AKJ Education $19.42 1 $19.42
Navajo Code Talkers • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
You Wouldn't Want to Explore With Lewis and Clark • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Split History of the American Revolution Patriot Perspective / British Perspective • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
A Visual Dictionary of Native Communities • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Split History of Westward Expansion in the United States • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Scoop on Clothes, Homes, and Daily Life in Colonial America • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
We the Kids The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The New Americans Colonial Times: 1620-1689 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How We Crossed the West The Adventures of Lewis and Clark • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
If You Lived with the Indians of the Northwest Coast • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Mayflower 1620 A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07

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