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Ms. H. from Anchorage AK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Who, What, When and Where: Books With Answers

My students need composition/notebooks and forty-six nonfiction books including What Was D-Day?

  • $991 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my wonderful fourth-graders are deemed at-risk. All of them qualify for free breakfast and lunch, but we are not a Title I school. We have all the needs and none of the resources of other schools in our district. Our service area is 1/3 below the per capita income of the rest of our city.

A significant number of my students are dependents of deployed military personnel and do not have the funds for necessary school supplies or frills like books.

My student population is racially and ethnically diverse. One out of every ten children is in a bilingual program, and as a group, we are: 39% Anglo, 14% African American/Black, 16% Alaskan Native and American Indian, 7% Asian, 6% Hispanic, 3% Filipino, and 15% multiracial. We are trying to learn and work together.

My Project

Social studies helps students learn skills ranging from reading a map to making an argument. They learn how to assess the validity of evidence, evaluate points and apply facts to making decisions. These are real world skills. My students need nonfiction materials to learn real world skills. I know my students can be successful. They are very excited about learning, but many are reading below grade level or are just learning English. It is often difficult to find materials that they can read. I need 40+ appropriate books about history.

My 4th graders need to learn how to read non-fiction critically and they need well-written, interesting books about different historical periods and events to read and critique.

I am creating a new mini unit on history for my reluctant readers. I plan to use the books from the "What/Who Was" series and the "You Wouldn't Want To" series. Students will choose a book to read and critique. They will take notes in their interactive composition notebooks. The, they will make a poster to sell that book to another student in the group. Over the course of a quarter, each student will read 3 titles. In addition to improving their reading skills, students will be learning about history, note taking and using graphic organizers.

We desperately need new, appealing trade books about social studies.

We currently do not have any books that we can use in our library and cannot afford new books. The books in this project are part two very popular series and were selected by my students. Please help my students learn real life reading and discussion skills by supporting this project.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Composition Notebook, Wide Ruled, 100 Sheets, 12 Pack (72936) • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
You Wouldn't Want to Explore with Marco Polo!: A Really Long Trip You'd Rather Not Take • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without the Internet! • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Extreme Weather! • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Gravity! • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Bacteria! • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Vaccinations! • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Fire! • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Dentists! • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Secret Agent During World War II!: A Perilous Mission Behind Enemy Lines • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
You Wouldn't Want to Be a World War II Pilot!: Air Battles You Might Not Survive • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Clean Water! • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Writing! • Amazon Business $28.44 1 $28.44
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Toilets! • Amazon Business $27.55 1 $27.55
You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Sleep! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.80 1 $20.80
You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Math! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.80 1 $20.80
You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Books! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.80 1 $20.80
You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Bees! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.80 1 $20.80
You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Poop! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.80 1 $20.80
You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Electricity (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.80 1 $20.80
You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Clocks And Calendars! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.80 1 $20.80
You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Money! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.80 1 $20.80
You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Boogers! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.80 1 $20.80
You Wouldn't Want To Sail On The Titanic! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.80 1 $20.80
The Biography of Spices (How Did That Get Here?) • Amazon Business $18.14 1 $18.14
Who Was Julius Caesar? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was Alexander the Great? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Cell Phones • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Antibiotics! • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Skyscraper Builder!: A Hazardous Job You'd Rather Not Take • Amazon Business $8.27 1 $8.27
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Ninja Warrior!: A Secret Job That's Your Destiny • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge (Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards)) • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Where Is Stonehenge? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was King Tut? • Amazon Business $5.46 1 $5.46
Where Is Alcatraz? • Amazon Business $5.23 1 $5.23
Who Was Joan of Arc? • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
What Was the Great Chicago Fire? • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
What Was D-Day? • Amazon Business $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Stevie Wonder? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.27 1 $4.27
What Was Hurricane Katrina? • Amazon Business $4.15 1 $4.15
Who Were The Three Stooges? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.01 1 $4.01
Who Was Jacqueline Kennedy? • Amazon Business $4.01 1 $4.01
Who Was Charlie Chaplin? • Amazon Business $4.01 1 $4.01
What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.70 1 $3.70
What Were the Twin Towers? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.63 1 $3.63
Who Was Milton Bradley? • Amazon Business $3.56 1 $3.56
What Was the Great Depression? • Amazon Business $2.60 1 $2.60

Materials cost

$788.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$841.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.56

Total project goal

$990.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$990.39

7 Donors

-$462.81

Donations toward project cost

-$448.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.37

match offer

-$462.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$393.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.42

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$64.77

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$0.00

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