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Mrs. Bashinski from Orlando FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Digging Up History

My students need books on Ancient Mesopotamia and art supplies to use during their Archaeology center time.

  • $191 goal

This project expired on January 28, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The spirit of Indiana Jones is alive and well with my sixth graders. They are eager to explore the past. Who knows how many future archaeologists may come out of these classes?

These wonderful sixth graders are not lacking in enthusiasm for learning, but sadly they do lack resources to help them discover the wonders of ancient history.

Few of my students have ever visited a museum. Over eighty percent of my students are on free or reduced lunch so it is easy to understand that these parents do not have extra money for magazines, educational vacations or computers at home.

My Project

I want to provide a learning environment so exciting that we have to push the kids out the door! These books on Ancient Mesopotamia will go into a center that students can access everyday. The high interest text and colorful photographs make these books winners with sixth graders. As "amateur archaeologists" they will sort data from the books and create timelines for this ancient civilization. Using illustrations from the books and the art supplies they will recreate artifacts to place in their museum on Ancient Mesopotamia. Their ultimate goal is to act as docents for other classes to come visit their completed museum.

The act of learning should be as exciting as the subject content.

Please help me turn my students into active learners. These resources will allow them to read, create and share as they learn. These young archaeologists will really "dig" Ancient History!

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

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This project will reach 135 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ACTIV-CLAY TERRA COTTA 1 LB.----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $7.35 3 $22.05
Life in Ancient Mesopotamia • AKJ Books $6.98 3 $20.94
Mesopotamia • AKJ Books $13.25 3 $39.75
Ancient Mesopotamia • AKJ Books $7.76 3 $23.28
Mesopotamia • AKJ Books $5.42 3 $16.26

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