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.
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.
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