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Ms. R. from Honolulu HI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Want to Travel the World, the WHOLE World!

My students need 13 books from the Countries of the World Series on countries from the continents of Africa and South America.

  • $416 goal

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I teach in a wonderful 3rd grade classroom in a Title 1 school in Hawaii. Our school is small, and 58% of our students receive a free or reduced lunch.

I would like to open the eyes of my students to cultures around the world. They rarely get to leave their neighborhood, so I like to expose them to a much broader worldview. Last year, each student in my class created a travel brochure book for a country of their choice. We studied everything we thought a tourist to the country might want to see (animals, holidays, foods, sports, and the language). The problem? All of my classroom books are on countries in Europe, Asia, and North America. This left our perspective and knowledge about the world really lacking and incomplete. I had one lone book on South Africa. Our school library books on these countries date from the early 80's and are written at about an 8th grade level. We tried to use them, but they were pretty useless. I requested money from our principal for additional books on countries from Africa and South America, but our budget was slashed this year and she can't afford to buy any new books for our classroom.

I need books for 3rd graders that give them a much more recent picture of life around the world. We don't have working computers in our classroom, and these books are pretty much our only resources. My students would use them to do research and to help with writing their travel brochure projects. They would also help us meet our social studies standard on examining what makes cultures unique.

Your very appreciated donations will help my students realize that even though we are on a tiny island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the world is a much bigger place and they are really more similar than different to children all over the world.

Ms. R.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 34 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Liberia (Countries of the World Series) Paul Rozario • Barnes and Noble $27.00 1 $27.00
Ethiopia Muriel L. DuBois • Barnes and Noble $19.13 1 $19.13
El Salvador Kathleen W. Deady • Barnes and Noble $19.13 1 $19.13
Dominican Republic Kerry-Ann Morris, Nafisah Ismail • Barnes and Noble $27.00 1 $27.00
Kenya Michael Dahl • Barnes and Noble $6.25 3 $18.75
Brazil Michael Dahl • Barnes and Noble $6.25 3 $18.75
Chile (Countries of the World Series) Renee Russo Martinez, Gus Gedatus (Editor), Leong Wen Shan (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $27.00 1 $27.00
Peru Kristin Thoennes • Barnes and Noble $6.25 3 $18.75
Nigeria Kristin Thoennes • Barnes and Noble $6.25 3 $18.75
Argentina Muriel L. DuBois • Barnes and Noble $19.13 1 $19.13
Uganda Kingsley Oghojafor • Barnes and Noble $27.00 1 $27.00
Egypt John Pallister • Barnes and Noble $27.00 1 $27.00
Tanzania Patrick J. Murphy • Barnes and Noble $19.13 1 $19.13

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