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Ms. DaCosta from Burlington WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

What Do You Remember About Culture and Perspective?

Help me give my students perspectives and knowledge from different and relevant cultures.

  • $359 goal

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My Students

Students at my school are inquisitive, compassionate, and creative. As English language learners, books are so important to my students and are truly valued. I am the fourth grade teacher in a city without one bookstore, the school and classroom libraries are essential resources for my students.

Our social studies unit on Movement, Adaptation, and Resilience addresses the coexistence of sovereign nations through the lense of Native Americans.

Adding teacher mentor texts to classroom library will provide students with stories to help them embrace the differences in others.

My Project

The teacher mentor texts will help support our social studies unit on Movement, Adaptation, and Resilience. These books will help specifically address what happens when people encounter new cultures due to movement. This unit will take this thinking one step further by using the case student of people moving into the homelands of Native Americans.

An important concept throughout the lesson will be the idea of seeing events from multiple perspectives with specific emphasis on honoring and accurately representing Native American perspective.

The goal of this unit is to develop a deep understanding that can transfer to new situations in the past, present, and future.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion A History Perspectives Book • AKJ Education $20.81 1 $20.81
Hawk, I'm Your Brother • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Sacagawea • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Beyond the Ridge • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Mystic Horse • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Man Who Dreamed of Elk-Dogs and Other Stories from the Tipi • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $8.78 1 $8.78
El Coraje de Sarah Noble (Courage of Sarah Noble) • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Everybody Needs a Rock • AKJ Education $8.43 1 $8.43
Amigo • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Desert Is Theirs • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
A Boy Called Slow The True Story of Sitting Bull • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Gift of the Sacred Dog • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Star Boy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Buffalo Woman • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Her Seven Brothers • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Table Where Rich People Sit • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I'm in Charge of Celebrations • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Other Way to Listen • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Raven A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Streams to the River, River to the Sea • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Pocahontas • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Thunder Rolling in the Mountains • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Death of the Iron Horse • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Storm Boy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Legend Of the White Buffalo Woman • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Way to Make Perfect Mountains Native American Legends of Sacred Mountains • AKJ Education $5.17 1 $5.17
On This Long Journey The Journal of Jesse Smoke, the Trail of Tears, 1838 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Trail of Tears • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Sitting Bull? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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