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Mrs. Motroni from Gilbert AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Who Was, What Was, What Is? We Want to Know!

Help me give my students engaging "Who Was" biographies to read as they learn about people who made a significant impact on our world.

  • $256 goal

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My Students

As a first-year teacher, I am full of passion and drive. I am excited to begin my journey in education and make a difference in the lives of students.

My students are excited and eager to learn!

My third graders are full of energy and willing to step outside of their comfort zones to try new things. Each and every student in my classroom is unique and deserves to learn in a way that best fits their individual needs. Above all else, I strive to create meaningful learning experiences for every child.

My Project

My students will learn about several important people throughout history who have shaped our world, while also understanding how biographies are written. Students will present a report based on the book they have read and create their own biography.

This project will ensure that a piece of history is put into the hands of each individual student.

The "Who Was" books will support several components of our learning, including reading, writing, and presentation skills. Students will be able to read at their own pace and thoroughly understand how their person left an impact on the world that we live in today.

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was John F. Kennedy? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Queen Elizabeth? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Louis Braille? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Betsy Ross? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Milton Bradley? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Babe Ruth? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Stan Lee? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Princess Diana? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Who Was Frederick Douglass? • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $5.03 1 $5.03
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $5.03 1 $5.03
Who Is Michael Jordan? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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