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Ms. Kastens from Bridgeport CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

U.S. History, Read All About It!

Help me give my students a library full of books of United States history.

  • $364 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most of my students are working below the fifth grade math and reading levels, but they always have the willingness to learn. We are an inner-city school where the average family falls into the low-income category.

The incoming 5th graders are an interesting bunch, but all are open to new activities and ready to learn!

We are a small neighborhood Title I public school and have only two classrooms per grade level. Every child in our school receives free breakfast and lunch. All the teachers, regardless of the grade they teach, have a strong relationship with all the students in the building. We do believe that it takes a village, and when the children graduate from our school, we all take pride in the fact we were all part of the process.

Our students come to school every day ready to learn in spite of the challenges they face on a daily basis. Because of that, they inspire me to live up to their expectations and give them a reason to overcome some of those challenges and be excited to learn new things.

My Project

Help! I am new to the fifth grade this year and need books for the classroom library. I hope the books of our incredible history will spark a desire in my students to love and appreciate the country we live in. We will use these books with close activities to help improve their comprehension and to organize key facts and main ideas, along with learning about our past history.

The history of the United States, from the wilderness and colonies to one of the influential modern nations is incredible.

Students should know more about this country and the knowledge they gain will produce a better appreciation of where they live. I would love to have an extensive library of books for my students to explore and learn about the beginnings of the United States.

Ms. Kastens
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Two Miserable Presidents Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Nurse During the American Civil War! A Job That's Not for the Squeamish • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pony Express Rider! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Live in a Wild West Town! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Explore With Lewis and Clark • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Civil War Soldier! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Liberty!: How the Revolutionary War Began • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
What's in the Southwest? • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
What's in the Northeast? • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
What's in the Midwest? • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Split History of Westward Expansion in the United States • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
What's in the Southeast? • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Into the West • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Florence Nightingale • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The New Americans Colonial Times: 1620-1689 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
George Washington, Spymaster How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Escape from Slavery Five Journeys to Freedom • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Shh! We're Writing the Constitution • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
American Revolution • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
If You Lived in Colonial Times • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
If You Lived When There Was Slavery In America • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
George vs. George The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Edgar Allan Poe? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Witchcraft of Salem Village • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Boston Tea Party? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Frederick Douglass? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Betsy Ross? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Is the Declaration of Independence? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Sojourner Truth? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Underground Railroad? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was George Washington Carver? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Were the Beatles? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Alamo? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The American Revolution • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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