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Ms. Torres from Baldwin Park CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

AP US Learning Supplies

Help me give my students the materials they need to be visually organized as a way to study for the AP US History exam.

  • $516 goal

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My Students

My students are largely low income and immigrant. Our school is a Title I school, which speaks to the degree of my student's poverty, where over 80% of my students have free or reduced lunch.

As a teacher in a high poverty public urban school, I have the added challenge of developing and fostering a high learning environment in my Advance Placement classes with students who may have been conditioned to believe that they can't achievement because of our community's poverty.

My Project

AP US History is divided into 9 time periods. I would like to have a different color for each of the nine time periods so that my students, whom are visual learners can associate each period with a color.

While paper and folder supplies may seem a basic necessity for most classes, for mine they are essential to the learning process.

By associating each time period with a color, my students can better remember events associated with that time period. They will receive informational handouts and study guides to use for the AP exam. My school cannot afford to purchase these materials. In the past I have paid for the materials for a modified version of this organizational medium when I've only correlated 3 of the time periods. I wish to extend to all the time periods and have my students put all their study materials in their own folder.

Ms. Torres
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oxford Two-Pocket Folders w/Fasteners, Blue, Letter Size, 25 per box (57702) • Amazon Business $13.49 4 $53.96
Exact Color Copy Paper, 8-1/2 x 11 Inches, 20 lb, Bright Red, Pack of 500 - 87298 • Amazon Business $10.69 5 $53.45
Wausau Astrobrights Heavy Duty Paper, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inch, Lunar Blue, 500 Sheets (21528) • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 GSM, Pulsar Pink, 500 Sheets (21038) • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Neenah Paper 21911 Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb / 176 GSM, Blast-Off Blue, 250 Sheets • Amazon Business $15.74 3 $47.22
Wausau Astrobrights Heavy Duty Paper, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inch, Gamma Green, 500 Sheets (21548) • Amazon Business $14.42 3 $43.26
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Paper, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 500 Sheets, Planetary Purple (22671) • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
Wausau Paper 22531 Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb / 89 GSM, Solar Yellow, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47

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