In my classroom, the students learn about other cultures, past historical events, and racism. We cover events through reading that have occured in our past and affect our way of life. Its necessary to purchase items to help connect the past to their future. Most students have difficulty realizing the courage people had to find within themselves to survive in their cultural region ( we read about WWII and slavery). In order to have them make the connection, we need to work on projects, act out plays, and read books that are not available unless purchased.