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Mrs. Whitling from Mason OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Geography Greatness: Hands-on Materials for Everyone

Help me give my students supplies for hands-on learning about geography, like LEGO bricks, games, interactive globes, and edible landform materials.

  • $361 goal

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My Students

I work with fifth graders in a suburban fourth to sixth-grade building that provides rigorous academics, fantastic teachers, and a safe learning environment. As a result, we are consistently one of the top performing schools in the state every year.

My students are kind and hardworking.

They're always pushing themselves to grow! They motivate me every day to be the best teacher I can be. Our classroom provides a place where students learn about the world through literature as they work to improve our Earth for everyone!

My Project

Geography is where it's at! It's also the theme of our year in Social Studies. But more than that, it is the foundation for who we are as citizens. It informs who we are as we relate to the world around us.

Students need visuals and tactile materials in order to really learn geography.

Just reading about places in a textbook is not enough. Students need to see the terrain, the culture, the land masses, and the people in order to really understand the geography. It is my goal to give students choice in their learning, through interactive and engaging activities. This year, with your help, I will be teaching a LEGO mapping simulation, edible landform activity, and use games, art, and supplemental reading materials to help make learning stick for all students.

These materials will put learning in the hands of students. They will be fully immersed in the land, the people, the history, and the landmarks for each area they study.

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This project will reach 110 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toys for Creative Play; Kids Creative Kit (484 Pieces) • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Learning Resources Labeling Globe • Amazon Business $22.48 2 $44.96
Board Games for Kids 7 and Up - Educational Games for Families and Kids - Fun, Interactive Geography Games for The Whole Family - Cards Included • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
50 Cities of the U.S.A.: Explore America's cities with 50 fact-filled maps (The 50 States) • Amazon Business $18.93 1 $18.93
Scholastic Race Across the USA Game • Amazon Business $17.38 1 $17.38
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $14.46 1 $14.46
City Atlas: Travel the World with 30 City Maps • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Twizzlers Strawberry Blast, Pull n' Peel Licorice Candy Bulk Pack, Individually Wrapped (Pack of 2 Pounds) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Everything & Everywhere: A Fact-Filled Adventure for Curious Globe-Trotters (Travel Book for Children, Kids Adventure Book, World Fact Book for Kids) • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
The Natural Atlas: A Worldwide Adult Coloring Book • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
What Are The Us Regions? (Little World Social Studies) • Amazon Business $7.62 1 $7.62
Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25
The Southwest (A True Book: The U.S. Regions) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Midwest (A True Book: The U.S. Regions) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Southeast (A True Book: The U.S. Regions) • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
The West (A True Book: The U.S. Regions) • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
What Is the Statue of Liberty? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

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