You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Hawes from Martinez CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring Geography

The cost of two electronic geography learning stations is $344, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $362 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

To fifth graders, the world outside of our town has little meaning, and maps are just papers with words that have to be memorized. My job as their teacher is to find interesting and fun ways to create meaning in the geography they need to learn. In the past, I have used software on my classroom computers that has excited the students enough to gather around the computers to discuss maps, but the number of computers in the classroom is quite limited. To supplement the computers and software already in the classroom, I would like to create geography stations that can be used for independent learning activities or with small groups. The Geo Safari electronic learning system allows the student to select a card with a particular focus, work on matching questions and answers, and then self-check their answers. The system also allows for future expansion into other curricular areas, including the sciences of space and ocean life. All of the students in my class will participate in this learning experience. Purchasing two of these systems and the geography lesson cards will allow me to set up two geography learning stations to supplement the computer learning stations already in the classroom. Our school is an economically diverse one, including students from local shelters and middle-class students who have a wide variety of life experiences. There are currently thirty-three students in my class at many different learning levels, and providing lessons for all the different strengths and experiences is critical. Thank you for considering my proposal to add geography stations to my classroom.

Mrs. Hawes
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 33 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Hawes is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GeoSafari • Delta Education $99.95 2 $199.90
GeoSafari Geography Lesson Set • Delta Education $14.95 2 $29.90

Materials cost

$229.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$296.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.03

Total project goal

$361.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$361.26

1 Donor

-$361.26

Donations toward project cost

-$297.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.26

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Martinez","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[13870],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":16543,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/exploring-geography/16543/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":33,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Hawes","authorIds":{"13870":{"owner":"Mrs. Hawes","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[16543],"proposalHash":"316114463","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp13870_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1452025639057","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":22,"teacherChallengeId":73433,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":13870,"schoolCounty":"Contra Costa","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}