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

Food Intelligence -- You Are What You Eat!

My students need 10 documentaries about FOOD.

  • $261 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

(As a huge generalization) The limit of what my students know about what they eat ends at the corner or grocery store... We ALL deserve to know more about what we are putting into our bodies and how it fits into the larger context of Earth. In our next unit in Environmental Science, I'd like to look at humans and our relationship with food. Where does it come from? What do we do to it? How does it affect the planet we live on? For this project, my students need 10 documentaries about FOOD. Students will watch different documentaries in groups and report out on what they have found. This activity will require them to gather information from the film, filter out what is most important, synthesize that information into a report, and work together to create a presentation. I would like to model the structure of this project similar to the way "study groups" work in college. As the teacher, I'd like to remain as much "hands-off" as possible and allow freedom for the kids to decide who they will share (and what they will share!) from these extraordinary films. I will be explicit when explaining the structure of the project to the students--so that they will understand how the project is modeling the study groups that they will participate in as part of college science classes--and how they will be practicing for skills they will need once they graduate High School. Also, our school has a media theme--so it is important that we look at science through the lens of current media. What better way to do that through documentaries! Thanks for you consideration!

Ms. W.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic: Earth Report - State of the Planet 2009 John Benjamin Hickey • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
We Feed the World Erwin Wagenhofer • Barnes and Noble $26.99 1 $26.99
Food, Inc. Robert Kenner • Barnes and Noble $18.89 1 $18.89
Fast Food Nation Richard Linklater, Patricia Arquette, Bobby Cannavale, Paul Dano • Barnes and Noble $13.49 1 $13.49
The Future of Food Deborah Koons Garcia • Barnes and Noble $12.74 1 $12.74
King Corn Aaron Woolf, Ian Cheney, Curt Ellis, Stephen Macko • Barnes and Noble $16.99 1 $16.99
Our Daily Bread Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Barnes and Noble $26.99 1 $26.99
The 11th Hour Nadia Conners, Leila Conners Petersen, Leonardo DiCaprio, Raymond L. Anderson • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Bad Seed: The Truth About Our Food • Barnes and Noble $22.49 1 $22.49
Blue Gold: World Water Wars Sam Bozzo, Malcolm McDowell • Barnes and Noble $22.49 1 $22.49

Materials cost

$183.55

Vendor shipping charges

$18.36

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$213.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.90

Total project goal

$260.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$260.56

1 Donor

-$130.28

Donations toward project cost

-$106.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.45

match offer

-$130.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.45

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$0.00

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