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Mrs. Talley from Germantown TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Family! Building a Close-Knit Classroom

My students need books that tell history from different perspectives and games to help us build a more positive classroom culture.

  • $582 goal

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My Students

My classroom is a place of discovery. Scholars in my classroom commit themselves to creating an educational environment that embraces challenges and diversity. They tackle difficult hands-on projects and support one another as they solve problems while learning about the history of our world and our nation.

Serving grades 6-8, our school provides a rigorous curriculum and sets high expectations for all students and staff.

Our goal is to prepare our students for continued educational success in high school, college, and beyond.

My Project

As my students continue to learn about US History and Current Events, we are working on building a more positive classroom culture so that all students feel that their voices are heard and their stories matter. When students of color learn history from textbooks or just one perspective, they can feel ostracized and marginalized. Taking time to strengthen relationships between students in my classes empowers them to work together and face problems together.

These resources will empower my students to learn about history from multiple perspectives and encourage them to build relationships with peers who might not share their same background.

I want my students to understand the responsibility that we have as human beings to inform ourselves of historical and current events that continue to shape our world so that they can be positive agents of change in their families and communities.

We will use the books to supplement our course textbooks so that multiple perspectives of history are shared. Visual learners will benefit particularly from the visual history books in this project. We will use the games during team-building time blocks to promote positive peer relationships. I intentionally selected both History/Civics-themed games and general board games so my students will have opportunities to work together in ways that doesn't always involve our course content.

As we use these important resources, I am hopeful that students will grow in not only their knowledge of History and Current Events but also in their understanding of how important it is to set differences aside and work together toward a common goal.

Mrs. Talley
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in 17th Century North America and the Caribbean • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Risk Game • Amazon Business $24.86 1 $24.86
The Civil War: A Visual History • Amazon Business $24.41 1 $24.41
Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory • Amazon Business $24.23 1 $24.23
The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
Exploding Kittens Card Game • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Abolition: A History of Slavery and Antislavery • Amazon Business $19.11 1 $19.11
Sorry Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $17.75 1 $17.75
Battleship with Planes Amazon Exclusive • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Codenames • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency--21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration • Amazon Business $14.14 1 $14.14
Sequence Game • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Scrabble Dictionary • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
Professor Noggin's History of the United States - A Educational Trivia Based Card Game For Kids • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Professor Noggin's American Revolution - A Educational Trivia Based Card Game For Kids • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment (City Lights Open Media) • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House • Amazon Business $11.10 1 $11.10
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters • Amazon Business $10.81 1 $10.81
Hasbro Scrabble Crossword Game • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Educational Trivia Card Game - Professor Noggin's Civil War • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
A Light in the Wilderness: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Worse than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Yahtzee Game • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
Civil War Curiosities: Strange Stories, Oddities, Events, and Coincidences • Amazon Business $8.36 1 $8.36
What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (Oxford History of the United States) • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
1776 • Amazon Business $8.27 1 $8.27
100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History (100 Series) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Rory's Story Cubes • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Heroes of Black History: Biographies of Four Great Americans (America Handbooks, a TIME for Kids Series) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94

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