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Grant Proposal:
Enhancement of US
History Curriculum
By Jessica Antokal
Who is this Grant for?
• Students in Freehold, NJ
• Suburban area
• 850 students
• Grades 6-8
• When possible, these resou...
Why Do we Need this Grant?
• This grant would allow us to support and enhance
our social studies curriculum, which focuses...
Books
• Our students need reference books to help
them complete projects
• Print resources allow them to practice
valuable...
Books
• There series are specific to learning about
each of the 50 States
• Our 6th graders complete an extensive project
...
Books
• Scholastic Pocket United States Atlas (30
copies @ $9 each= 270)
• Contains different types of maps and
important ...
Books
• American Decades Set ($1,304)
– This series explores each decade from 1900-2000
in extensive detail
– Our 7th grad...
Online Databases
• Our students can use online databases to
easily find updated and interactive
information
• We have acce...
Online Database
• Rand McNally Classroom ($749)
– This site contains a wealth of information about
maps
– Contains interac...
Online Databases
• Daily Life America ($500)
– This database allows students to explore the daily lives of people
across t...
Online Databases
• Britannica Online School Edition ($1,000)
– Contains extensive encyclopedia
– Atlas
– timelines
– Educa...
Online Databases
• Pop Culture Universe ($599)
– This database contains multimedia resources from
1920 up to the present d...
Online Databases
• CultureGrams($549)
– Contains:
– World Edition (information on more than 200
counties)
– Kids Edition (...
Computer Software
• The computer software is interactive and
engaging to students
• Once the CD-ROMs are purchased, there ...
Computer Software
• National Inspirer 4.0 ($800)
– This program sends students on a scavenger hunt
for resources across th...
Computer Software
• Decisions Decisions (4 titles @ $600 each=
$2,400)
– This collection allows students to participate in...
Computer Software
• Mapmaker’s Toolkit ($450)
– Students are able to view over 450 current and
historical maps
– Students ...
Computer Software
• Timeliner XE ($2,200)
– Creates different types of timelines and plots
points based on proportional di...
Computer Software
• The American Mosaic (3 titles @ $399 each =
$1,197)
– Digital, multicultural view of American history
...
DVDs
• These educational DVDs can be borrowed by
teachers to show in the classroom or can be
viewed on the media center co...
DVDs
• The States DVD ($25)
– 3 DVD miniseries which covers each of the 50
states
• The Decades: 20th Century Collection (...
Total Purchase Order
Type of Materials Price
Books $4,300.78
Online Databases $3,397
Computer Software $7,050
DVDs $241
To...
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  1. 1. Grant Proposal: Enhancement of US History Curriculum By Jessica Antokal
  2. 2. Who is this Grant for? • Students in Freehold, NJ • Suburban area • 850 students • Grades 6-8 • When possible, these resources will also be available to other schools within our district through the interlibrary loan system • Students from other schools are also permitted to visit our library after school to take advantage of our computerized resources
  3. 3. Why Do we Need this Grant? • This grant would allow us to support and enhance our social studies curriculum, which focuses on American History and Geography Skills • We want to make American History interactive and interesting to the students by purchasing print and digital resources • These products all align with NJCCCS • Please note that all products are hyperlinked so you can view them online
  4. 4. Books • Our students need reference books to help them complete projects • Print resources allow them to practice valuable resources • The books cannot be circulated, but will be available to students whenever they visit the library
  5. 5. Books • There series are specific to learning about each of the 50 States • Our 6th graders complete an extensive project where each student studies 1 state in-depth • America The Beautiful ($851.20) • Celebrate the States ($1621.58) • WorldMark Encyclopedia of the States ($254)
  6. 6. Books • Scholastic Pocket United States Atlas (30 copies @ $9 each= 270) • Contains different types of maps and important information on each state • We will have enough copies for entire classes to look up information together
  7. 7. Books • American Decades Set ($1,304) – This series explores each decade from 1900-2000 in extensive detail – Our 7th grade students complete a project about recent American history – Each book explains history, politics, law, economics, culture, and sports of the time period
  8. 8. Online Databases • Our students can use online databases to easily find updated and interactive information • We have access to the internet in the media center, computer labs, and classrooms • All subscriptions will be made for 1 year – We will evaluate the products and then may choose to include them in our library budget in the future
  9. 9. Online Database • Rand McNally Classroom ($749) – This site contains a wealth of information about maps – Contains interactive lessons that are used with Whiteboards – Contains games for groups and individuals – Updated weekly current events – Can be accessed from school and home
  10. 10. Online Databases • Daily Life America ($500) – This database allows students to explore the daily lives of people across the country from past to present – Multimedia access to primary documents – Covers: • Food and cooking • Holidays and festivals • Clothing and fashion • Housing and furnishings • Religion and spirituality • Folkways Games and amusements • Music and dance • Family life • Women's history and culture • Native American and other ethnic cultures Regional cultures
  11. 11. Online Databases • Britannica Online School Edition ($1,000) – Contains extensive encyclopedia – Atlas – timelines – Educational Games – Access to Magazines – Web sites – Videos
  12. 12. Online Databases • Pop Culture Universe ($599) – This database contains multimedia resources from 1920 up to the present day – Information on cultural content such as famous people, the arts, fashion, film, food, literature, music, sports, television, and radio, – Also contains full-text of 300 print titles within the database
  13. 13. Online Databases • CultureGrams($549) – Contains: – World Edition (information on more than 200 counties) – Kids Edition (information on 91 countries with focus on the life of kids in each location) – States Edition (information on each state) – Famous People Index (short biographies) – Recipe Collection (over 1,000 recipes from around the globe)
  14. 14. Computer Software • The computer software is interactive and engaging to students • Once the CD-ROMs are purchased, there are no subscription fees • These programs will be available to all computers in the library, labs, and classrooms
  15. 15. Computer Software • National Inspirer 4.0 ($800) – This program sends students on a scavenger hunt for resources across the country – This program focuses on: • Learning the locations of the 50 states • Learning the locations of important natural resources • Learning about different geographic characteristics of regions • Improving map reading
  16. 16. Computer Software • Decisions Decisions (4 titles @ $600 each= $2,400) – This collection allows students to participate in role- playing simulations – Students can work as a whole class, in small groups, or in rotating groups – We would purchase the following titles: • Colonization • The Constitution • Immigration • Building a Nation
  17. 17. Computer Software • Mapmaker’s Toolkit ($450) – Students are able to view over 450 current and historical maps – Students can create their own maps, adding important information – Students can publish their work on the internet or by printing it
  18. 18. Computer Software • Timeliner XE ($2,200) – Creates different types of timelines and plots points based on proportional distance – Contains more than 400 interactive activities – Can easily collect multimedia resources from the web – Can create slideshows that can be viewed on the internet, computer, or even interactive whiteboards
  19. 19. Computer Software • The American Mosaic (3 titles @ $399 each = $1,197) – Digital, multicultural view of American history – Contains full-text documents, 6,000 primary documents, 3,000 maps – Allows students to consider American history through various perspectives – Contains 3 different titles: • The African American Experience • The Latino American Experience • The American Indian Experience
  20. 20. DVDs • These educational DVDs can be borrowed by teachers to show in the classroom or can be viewed on the media center computers • These DVDs are intended to supplement the state-mandated curriculum
  21. 21. DVDs • The States DVD ($25) – 3 DVD miniseries which covers each of the 50 states • The Decades: 20th Century Collection ($216) – 20 DVD set that highlights some important moments in America’s 20th century history
  22. 22. Total Purchase Order Type of Materials Price Books $4,300.78 Online Databases $3,397 Computer Software $7,050 DVDs $241 Total Cost $14,988.78

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