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  • $199 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Blake
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Creating Colonies

My students need poster board, colored pencils, and collage materials to design and run their own colony.

My Students

History is more than the story we read in a book. We want to create and run our own colonies.

My students are energetic hands-on learners who enjoy reliving history.

It is important for fifth graders to live what they learn in order to help information stick. We will be creating 13 colonies based on America's first thirteen colonies. Our principal will play King George and we just may have a rebellion on our hands by April.

My Project

My students need poster board, colored pencils, and collage materials to design and run their own colony. We will use the poster board to create colony flags, mini models of our territory and create documents to run our own governments. The colored pencils will be used to add our own creative spin on history. The collage materials are to help bring our creation into 3-D relief.

Experiencing history through experiential activities helps students understand concepts that are abstract and hard to understand.

The development of government is a hard concept, especially for people who aren't even allowed to vote yet. You can imagine the impact of running your own government could have on a students understanding of the democratic process.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA796 - Best-Buy Colored Pencils - Set of 300 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
TA5420 - Double-Sided White Posterboard - 100 Sheets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $46.99 1 $46.99
TT211 - 3-D Collage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$136.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$169.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.83

Total project goal

$198.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$198.85

1 Donor

-$198.85

Donations toward project cost

-$169.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 24 students.

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