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Mrs. Clark from Lowell MA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Student Films in the History Classroom

My students need video cameras, SD cards and batteries so we can make Historical documentaries in class.

  • $827 goal

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My Students

One of my goals is to use technology to teach history in the middle school classroom. Using video cameras to have students make movies and documentaries about history will be an engaging and fun way to learn history.

I work in a small urban school district northwest of Boston.

My classroom is very diverse. I have students from all over the world. They speak many different languages and have very different passions and talents. Most of my students are from low socioeconomic backgrounds, many of which are single parent homes.

My Project

I would like to have students use the video cameras, SD cards, and batteries to tap into their creativity and develop their film and writing skills by making short student documentories about the content in history we are studying. Students would be able to demonstrate their knowledge of a subject and express themselves in a fun and engaging way.

Donations for this project will help to improve student comprehension of the content being taught in history class.

It will energize and engage the students in a way that a history text book just does not do. Students will be actively working on completing a project with peers. By creating a student film, they will learn how to collaborate with others, develop their research and writing skills all while learning historical content.

Mrs. Clark
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bell & Howell DV12HDZ 16.0 Megapixel Cinema 1080p Digital Camcorder, Blue • Staples Advantage $179.00 2 $358.00
Polaroid HD 1.3MP All-Weather Digital Camcorder, Blue • Staples Advantage $35.69 5 $178.45
Veho Duopod/Mini Monopod and Tripod Kit For KUZO/Muvi Camcorders • Staples Advantage $30.49 2 $60.98
SanDisk SDHC (Class 4) Memory Card, Blue, 32GB • Staples Advantage $19.99 2 $39.98
Duracell AAA Batteries, 4/Pk • Staples Advantage $4.99 5 $24.95

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