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  • $388 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Anderson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Art Around the World

My students need cultural resources to experience diversity around the world through art class. They also need a new pencil sharpener that won't have frequent break downs.

My Students

The majority of my students come from a low income rural background. Our school offers 100% free lunch. The diversity is low where the large majority is Caucasian.

Most students do not have the opportunity to travel to cities or oceans for vacations.

They look forward to the annual summer fair that kicks off the beginning of the school year. A local lake has a free beach where many students go in the summer to cool off.

My students express interest and excitement when the school offers field trips and assemblies. I notice they become excited for something new and out of the ordinary from their classrooms when they enter the art room.

My Project

My goal is to create lessons and units which promote cultural awareness in the students through art. The materials from these geography books, such as visual maps and facts, will make a difference in students' learning by providing structural information about world cultures.

With my art education background, I will tie in the art that originates in the geographical regions.

Some of the books already provide the art part of the lesson. But I will use other resources such as the internet and my own art history books to assist with the art education. From there, I will create art production lessons that will be inspired by the cultural art.

As for the pencil sharpener, 600 students a week can benefit from a strong commercial grade sharpener.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO High Volume Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener, Model 41, Beige • Amazon Business $90.77 1 $90.77
Around the World in 180 Days: A Multigrade Guide for the Study of World History, Geography, and Cultures (Student Workbook) by Sherrie Payne (2011-05-04) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Teaching History Through Art • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Teaching Social Studies Through Art Book • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Geography Through Art • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Teaching American History Through Art • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
A New Trip Around the World, Grades K - 5: Activities Across the Curriculum for Cuba, the United Kingdom, Afghanistan, Chile, Iraq, Puerto Rico, Ghana, Morocco, Norway, Guatemala, Spain, and Peru • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Harcourt Art Everywhere [Grade 4] • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Another Trip Around the World, Grades K - 3: Bring Cultural Awareness to Your Classroom with Activities Across the Curriculum • Amazon Business $14.72 1 $14.72
It'S Back To School We Go!: First Day Stories from Around The World • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Preschool and Elementary Art Basics • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

Materials cost

$294.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$329.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.11

Total project goal

$387.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$387.40

7 Donors

-$281.99

Donations toward project cost

-$243.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.55

Matching donations from our partners

-$101.01

Match offers toward project cost

-$85.86

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.15

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 8 other donors.

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