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Mrs. Huffman from Mt Pleasant SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing History to Life Through Simulations

My students need the sketch diaries and paint tiles in order to write, draw, and paint events that they are experiencing during our WWII and Holocaust simulation.

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My Students

My 5th grade students love to participate in hands-on learning through simulations, diagrams, and technology integration. These students also love to give back to our community. Through Adopt-A-Campus and Treats-4-Troops, all 5th graders at our school work hard to show the younger students how to take an active role in their community.

Dressing up is another activity that brings a smile to all my students' faces.

By stepping into the shoes of historical figures, my classroom jumps to life. Students are not sitting waiting to sponge up information from me. Consequently, they become the teachers and active participants in their learning.

My Project

The students will participate in a WWII and Holocaust simulation in order to bring history to life within the classroom. For this project, I am requesting sketch diaries, paint, and tiles. Students will create a diary in the point of view of allied soldiers, home front workers, and Jews during the Holocaust in order to gain a stronger understanding of WWII. Throughout the diary, students will create sketches of important locations, symbols, and people that influence their life.

This 6-week unit will end with a study of Terezin Concentration Camp and the children who inspired hope through their drawings and paintings.

These artifacts were hidden in milk jugs when Nazis came around and were recovered unharmed after the liberation of Terezin. My students will celebrate the life of these Jewish children by painting butterflies that were found near Terezin Concentration camp during WWII. These same butterflies were found in many of the artifacts. We will honor not only the children from Terezin but also the 1.5 million Jewish children lost during the Holocaust.

Mrs. Huffman
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 76 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sketch Diary - 4 x 6 • Nasco $4.63 80 $370.40
Nasco Bulk-Krylic Acrylic Paint - Set of 12 Pints • Nasco $55.35 2 $110.70
Ceramic Bisque Tile - 6 x 6 Box of 40 • Nasco $35.95 2 $71.90
Nasco Bulk-Krylic Acrylic Paint - Metallic Set of 4 Pints • Nasco $23.90 2 $47.80

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