Help Us Reach All 50 States!
Our goal is to distribute these sought-after kits to all 50 states. Please help us color in our map by providing a kit to one of the teachers on our waiting list or by choosing any school in the country you'd like to support.
It's hard to believe, but many elementary and middle school children can't answer the following questions:
Yet, when author Teresa Funke does classroom visits, these same kids sometimes choose to skip recess to hear her talk more about the war! Many teachers have told Teresa that they want to teach WWII, but with current curricula requirements, they're lucky if they get to the 20th century at all.
That's why Teresa started writing the Home-Front Heroes series, as a fun way for teachers and kids to learn more about this pivotal time in our history and how kids can make a difference.
Now you can help bring the important messages of WWII to schoolchildren by sponsoring a Do Your Part School Kit complete with free books, lesson plans, student activities and a WWII gift from the author.
Small business owners and civic groups find this an affordable way to support local schools and encourage literacy while gaining positive attention for their organizations.
Individual donors are encouraged to donate a kit in honor of a loved one who contributed in any way to the war effort. When kids can make connections to real people, history comes alive.
To Honor a Retiring Teacher, Principal or Media Specialist: Let us know and we will include a special thank you card to present to your honoree alerting him/her of your donation and noting his/her years of service. His/her name will also appear on a donation label inside each book.
What's in a Do Your Part School Kit? Do Your Part School Kits are complete and ready for teachers to use in the classroom.
Reading Group Kits ($99 per kit) A reading group kit consists of 10 books (enough for one or two read-aloud groups), lesson plans for the teacher and educational activities for the children.
Classroom Kits ($249 per kit) A classroom kit consists of 30 books, lesson plans for the teacher, educational activities for the children and a special gift from the author for each child.
In addition to the satisfaction of helping kids learn, sponsors receive:
• a sticker in each book labeled with your name and anyone you wish to honor with your donation.
• a thank-you flyer from the teacher and students suitable for display.
Classroom Kit sponsors only: Your name and, if applicable, the name of the person you are honoring will be listed on our website (see left) as well as on Teresa Funke's website. We will also create a flyer suitable for you to frame or present to your honoree (see sample at left) and will add your honoree to our Kit honorees page. The teacher who receives your kit will also get a copy of the flyer to share with his or her students.
To become a School Kit sponsor, click here. Thank you so much for supporting America's teachers and children.
Interested in sponsoring a kit for a school, click Become a Sponsor above.
Interested in buying your own kit? Click here to view our products!
For more information on how to receive a Do Your Part Classroom Set or Reading Group Set through our sponsorship program, click here!
I am pleased to receive an entire class set of The No-No Boys as I have been teaching it for a few years, and it has become an integral part of my integrated SS/LA curriculum. Not only do the kids love this novel, but it also inspires them to research further the unbelievable events that occurred during this period of history. Even more important than the academic benefits, is the way it encourages students to adopt a new, more compassionate world view.
--Lisa Ransom, elementary teacher
I just have to tell you that the learning the students received through your books continues. We were going through a review of what we have learned about U.S. History so far this year after they returned from Spring Break. We have covered exploration to the Civil War time periods. As I drew the time line on the board and I began asking them for dates and events, they threw in WWII. Then, they started to tell me about your books and our discussions about that time period. They remembered so much!! It was awesome.
--Amy Nicholl, elementary teacher
I am honored to be the recipient of such a generous gift. I think it would be so wonderful to have a rich library that would offer kids another opportunity to access this country's rich history. We read a lot of historical fiction in my classroom, and kids are always asking for more. I see myself using these materials in a variety of different ways.
--Carolyn Gillis, elementary teacher