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  • $240 goal

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Ms. Buboltz
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Classroom World Map

My students need political maps of United States and the World to better enhance their comprehension of the 4th grade social studies curriculum. They also need games.

My Students

Knowledge of geography and maps is a dying skill in public schools today! Many of my students can not locate their own home state on a map of the United States. Despite our new growing dependence on GPS, it is essential to have a general understanding of basic geography!

My wonderful fourth grade students attend a charter school in a Midwest, urban community.

The large majority of my students (approximately 96%) qualify for free or reduced lunch. Despite the hardships they face at home and in their community, they are some of the most energetic and bright students you will meet! They have an unquenchable curiosity and desire to discover!

My Project

These maps and geography activities will give my students the tools to become "world travelers." While they won't be flying in a jet to visit foreign places, they will be able to have the world at their fingertips in the classroom! These resources will enable me to expand on their knowledge of different places, people, cultures, and ways of life. With these resources we will first review basic geography skills like coordinates, landforms, continents, and oceans. From there we will explore the ancient Chinese dynasty, the middle ages of Europe, and the American Revolution! We will be able to discuss and learn about current world events. My students will become active citizens of the United States as well as the world.

So many of us were blessed as children to travel with friends and family to new cities, states, and even countries.

Those experiences helped shape how we interact with people, places, and environments today. My students do not have access to these hands-on experiences. They rely on their school and teacher to be their passport to the world! These maps and resources will guide us in exploration and learning! Someday their education will enable them to travel beyond the classroom and into the world!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF770X - Grab & Play Social Studies Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
PP913 - Landforms & Mapping Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
WT108 - Write & Wipe World Wall Map • Lakeshore Learning Materials $25.50 1 $25.50
MAP US/WORLD ROLLED MAP PACK-LAMINATED 40X28 • School Specialty $18.99 1 $18.99

Materials cost

$169.48

Vendor shipping charges

$1.90

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$203.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.99

Total project goal

$239.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$239.91

1 Donor

-$239.91

Donations toward project cost

-$203.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.99

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$0.00

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This project will reach 60 students.

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