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Ms. Schuler from Stockbridge GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Historians Through Movies

Help me give my students an external hard drive and DVD movies that integrate our Social Studies curriculum.

  • $239 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from a low-income area, with more than half qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches.

This environment can produce certain obstacles to education, such as an inability to meet a child's basic needs, working parents who may lack the time or resources to provide academic supports, and a whole slew of other difficulties.

While these challenges exist, they do not deter our students from striving towards goals and succeeding in endeavors.

Through our commitment to developing relationships, building supports, and creating a positive learning environment, I continue to see the gap lessen. Our school does everything it can to support the needs of our children both academically and socially. Our children continue to show scholarship, purpose, and grit and need a classroom that will continue to foster their growth.

My Project

Today's student has grown up with a screen in front of them, and by having them analyze and connect movies that connect to our Social Studies curriculum , they will be more engaged and demonstrate their knowledge. My students need an external DVD drive and movies to practice applying the connection with modern technology. Struggling learners do not read at home and will not speak in in class discussions when reading literature in class; however, if you ask them to apply the learning objectives to movies, these students will speak up and the class is engaged in sharing their knowledge.

This year I hope to extend learning by exposing students to various movies that connect to our curriculum as we finish a standard and have them demonstrate mastery of the content .

Ms. Schuler
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Night at the Museum 1-3 Bundle • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
LG Electronics 8X USB 2.0 Super Multi Ultra Slim Portable DVD Writer Drive +/-RW External Drive with M-DISC Support (Black) GP65NB60 • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Mirror Mirror / Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium / Nim's Island / City of Ember Quad Feature • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Home Alone 1-2 Df Dvd+dhd • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
Hidden Figures • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
4 Film Favorites: American Girl • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Jurassic World • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Watsons Go to Birmingham • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Emperor's New Groove - The New Groove Edition • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Valiant • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Remember the Titans (Widescreen Edition) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Selma Lord Selma • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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