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Mr. Bartels from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

U.S. History Library

Help me give my students a new library for my U.S. History class.

  • $969 goal

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My Students

My students are from East New York and are hungry to learn new perspectives, challenge their own beliefs and want to become informed citizens. They are mostly visual learners who just soak up the information presented to them in a fun and engaging way. While each of them has their own personality, as individual classes they bring an inquisitive nature to their learning and a bit of spunk. Our school is in its 3rd-year as a high school and is building up resources that students can use to further explore content. Since literacy and reading are so important, bringing new experiences will broaden their horizons.

My Project

By giving my student this expansive library, they will be able to get a broader view of American History, as well as look at historical time periods in depth. AP US history requires students to have a deep understanding of US history to prepare them for the AP Exam. Wanting to expose my students to as many historians as possible, as well as different points of view on history and the time periods within US History, I am looking to grow my library of books. Since this is a college level class, students need to see how historians make connections between events and time periods. This library would help them a great deal.

Mr. Bartels
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 (Oxford History of the United States) • Amazon Business $29.94 1 $29.94
Henry Clay: The Man Who Would Be President • Amazon Business $28.33 1 $28.33
American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century • Amazon Business $27.49 1 $27.49
The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past • Amazon Business $12.36 2 $24.72
Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War • Amazon Business $23.11 1 $23.11
Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation • Amazon Business $22.48 1 $22.48
Voices of a People's History of the United States, 10th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $21.55 1 $21.55
The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict, Bicentennial Edition • Amazon Business $21.42 1 $21.42
Jefferson the President: First Term, 1801-1805 (Jefferson & His Time) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America • Amazon Business $18.63 1 $18.63
Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 (Oxford History of the United States) • Amazon Business $18.61 1 $18.61
The Strange Career of Jim Crow • Amazon Business $18.45 1 $18.45
Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 • Amazon Business $18.40 1 $18.40
Alexander Hamilton • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
The Great Exception: The New Deal and the Limits of American Politics (Politics and Society in Modern America) • Amazon Business $17.89 1 $17.89
Truman • Amazon Business $17.68 1 $17.68
What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (Oxford History of the United States) • Amazon Business $17.21 1 $17.21
The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Reconstruction Updated Edition: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920 (American History) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Washington: A Life • Amazon Business $15.75 1 $15.75
The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition) • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938 • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies • Amazon Business $15.13 1 $15.13
Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt • Amazon Business $15.09 1 $15.09
What Is History? • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
Silent Spring • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
AMERICAN LION: Andrew Jackson in the White House • Amazon Business $13.23 1 $13.23
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era • Amazon Business $13.03 1 $13.03
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
The New Human Rights Movement: Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
1776 • Amazon Business $12.04 1 $12.04
Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920 • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States • Amazon Business $11.23 1 $11.23
Uncle Tom's Cabin • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America • Amazon Business $9.77 1 $9.77
12 Years a Slave • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
The Jungle (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Signet Classics) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

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