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Ms. Cunningham from Danville CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Using Literature to Learn About the Past

Help me give my students books for a historical fiction project that all seventh grade students participate in.

  • $1,041 goal

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My Students

My students are curious and motivated kids. School is important to them and their families. Their parents expect them to excel in their classes. Together as a community we are always striving to push the students to reach their highest potential.

Many of the students are internally motivated and encouraged by their parents to strive to reach their highest potential which their teachers also encourage by giving them challenging projects.

The students are challenged both in school and at home to improve their reading and critical thinking skills.

My Project

At my school, all seventh grade students participate in a historical fiction unit designed by the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. Over 300 students will participate in this unit this year, which means we need many books available for them to engage with.

In this unit, students focus on a certain period of history and learn about it by reading fiction novels, picture books, graphic novels, nonfiction books and primary sources.

Students can choose to focus on time periods such as World War Two, the American Revolution, the Middle Ages and the Civil Rights Movement.

As the librarian, I supply all of the books for this project and need to have more books available for them to work with especially since they will be working in groups of four for their book clubs. This project helps students get a better understanding of the past by looking at it though the eyes of different authors.

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This project will reach 990 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hitler's Secret • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Prisoner of War: A Novel of World War II • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
The Enemy Above: A Novel of World War II • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
A Day That Changed America: Gettysburg • Amazon Business $22.37 1 $22.37
It All Comes Down to This • Amazon Business $10.19 2 $20.38
The Berlin Boxing Club • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Rose Under Fire • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Yankee Girl • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
The Battle of the Bulge: A Graphic History of Allied Victory in the Ardennes, 1944-1945 (Zenith Graphic Histories) • Amazon Business $19.60 1 $19.60
Eyes of the Emperor (Prisoners of the Empire Series) • Amazon Business $9.76 2 $19.52
Marguerite Makes a Book • Amazon Business $17.86 1 $17.86
Night on Fire • Amazon Business $8.75 2 $17.50
Flygirl • Amazon Business $8.59 2 $17.18
The Rock and the River (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $8.59 2 $17.18
Tucky Jo and Little Heart • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Girl in the Blue Coat • Amazon Business $8.48 2 $16.96
Pennies in a Jar • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Voices of Pearl Harbor (Voices of History) • Amazon Business $16.85 1 $16.85
The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale (Tales of Young Americans) • Amazon Business $16.46 1 $16.46
An Elephant in the Garden: Inspired by a True Story • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
SOS Titanic • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on the Titanic • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Turtle in Paradise • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Thin Wood Walls • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Aleutian Sparrow • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Code Name Verity • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Full of Beans • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Mighty Miss Malone • Amazon Business $7.67 2 $15.34
Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution • Amazon Business $7.48 2 $14.96
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.35 2 $14.70
Moon Over Manifest • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
The Battle of Midway: The Destruction of the Japanese Fleet (Graphic Battles of World War II) • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
D-Day: The Liberation of Europe Begins (Graphic Battles of World War II) • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Lily's Crossing • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The River Between Us • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Under a War-Torn Sky • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Cimarron Girl: The Dust Bowl Years of Abigail Brubaker • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
Pink and Say • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
The Vietnam War (Graphic Modern History: Cold War Conflicts) • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Rose Blanche (Creative Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
A Sweet Smell of Roses • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
The Making of a Knight • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Crispin: The Cross of Lead • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
The Sinking of the Titanic (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $7.11 1 $7.11
The Bracelet • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Wall (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$772.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$70.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$884.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$156.12

Total project goal

$1,040.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,040.80

1 Donor

-$1,040.80

Donations toward project cost

-$884.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$156.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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