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  • $571 goal

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Ms. S.
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Beautiful Projects for Beautiful Minds

My students need the social studies bingo library, the social studies quiz game show, a student work organizer, 5 flip and write student assessment boards,our government book set, and an American landmark poster set.

At our school, students are naturally curious, especially in their new settings in the United States. The diversity of the neighborhood, the influx of recent immigrants, and the fast pace of the city combine to make my high school students interested in their world and their country. Unfortunately, the school faces many challenges to achieving educational success. As a teacher in a school where the average student reads two years below grade level, it is difficult to only focus on teaching American History content, but this is critically important to give them so they can become educated Americans. This is complicated by the fact that teachers are expected to teach with no social studies supplies. My classroom has few maps, no globe, few workbooks, no fancy displays, and no special supplies to show them how amazing they are. A solution to this struggle would be providing students with high interest materials so they can really experience history and the world around them. Recent studies show that the environment that students are in is crucial to their learning experience. If a classroom has materials, students feel like a sense of self worth. Inner city classrooms are typically under resourced, and my classroom is no exception. My students know less then half of the fifty states, fewer then 25% of the state capitols, and many of them have never left their neighborhoods upon arrival in the United States. Having more supplies would give them the opportunity to experience what students in more affluent areas have in their schools, supplies and resources for learning. Giving my students these supplies would allow them to have access to knowledge and skills that would allow them greater access to active participation in literature, democracy and civic education. Please help me provide for the neediest students. Your gift will help my students’ curiosity grow and their world views expand.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA997 - Student Work Organizer • Lakeshore Learning $44.95 2 $89.90
DD326 - Flip & Write Student Assessment Board • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 5 $64.75
TR128 - Overhead Timer • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
TT763 - Landmarks & Symbols of America Poster Pack • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
TS764 - Landmarks & Symbols of America Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $41.50 1 $41.50
FT529 - Our Government Photo Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $48.50 1 $48.50
RR589 - Social Studies Quiz Game Show - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
JJ260X - Social Studies Bingo Library • Lakeshore Learning $36.00 1 $36.00

Materials cost

$390.50

Vendor shipping charges

$39.05

State sales tax

$11.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$468.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.73

Total project goal

$570.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$570.73

4 Donors

-$272.50

Donations toward project cost

-$231.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.87

match offer

-$292.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$239.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.98

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 180 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and 4 other donors.

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