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Ms. Masland from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Discovering the World

My students need a world map in the classroom. Being able to write on the map to identify the far away places we study lets students connect to the places in a new way.

  • $206 goal

This project expired on September 15, 2013.

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My Students

"Where's Europe?" "How do I find New York?" These are questions I get weekly in my Brooklyn classroom. Help my students not just locate, but understand the world by donating a dry erase world map!

The school where I teach is a all-girls math and science school, that actively works to encourage girls to enter primarily male-dominated STEM fields.

My students come from all over Brooklyn, mostly from low income communities. Many of the girls enter 9th grade reading below a 5th grade level, meaning that learning through the traditional texts is difficult for many of them. Some 9th graders who enter my classroom have difficulty naming the continents. Yet, they love learning about the world and they are always excited to explore new places and cultures.

My Project

Right now, the only maps that exist in my classroom are in the textbook. As one could imagine, this gives students little ability to interact with the world in meaningful ways. A giant world map that students can write on and erase would allow students unimagined access to these worlds. With a dry erase map, students could do things like: - make observations about how topographical features impact settlement by connecting civilizations and geographic features - retrace the routes of the ancient Silk Road - map out the battles of the Punic Wars - play engaging games to match civilizations with regions - graph coordinates using longitude and latitude So many studies show that when students DO, they LEARN. Having the opportunity to actively engage in understanding the world will help students learn by doing.

The brightest smiles I see from my students often come through their exploration of new and different cultures around the world.

Unfortunately, without a world map in the classroom, students have difficultly locating these civilizations, let alone connecting with them. Help my students discover the world, both ancient and modern!

Ms. Masland
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Write-On/Wipe-Off Giant World Map • Nasco $129.95 1 $129.95

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