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Ms. Mizzi from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Geography in Technicolor!

Help me give my students better access to the AP curriculum in living color!

  • $1,254 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are inspirations: highly-motivated, creative, and hilarious. As a social studies teacher, my goal is to promote a culture of curiosity and civic engagement, where my students can approach social and historical contexts as problem-solvers and agents of inquiry and change. Ambitious as these goals may seem, they have developed over time because my students have either implicitly or explicitly commanded such high expectations.

As my wonderful colleagues do everything within their power to help our students be prepared for the competitive global market place, we are all working with limited resources.

In a state where almost 70% of public education funding is generated from local taxes, my students fundamentally are denied the equity and access that many credentialed and respected organizations espouse. Considering what they have accomplished given these uphill battles, think about what they can do on a level playing field.

My Project

Using, analyzing, and interpreting maps that present different data sets is essential to the AP Human Geography curriculum, and my students typically must engage with grayscale versions that are barely legible. The color printer and ink will enable us to do more activities that use such stimuli, an essential skill in the newly designed AP Human Geography curriculum. The post-it notes will be incorporated regularly throughout class as annotation tools, asynchronous discussion boards, and other activities. The markers, colored pencils, and paper will help provide diverse ways to engage with the material in collaborative learning activities, where students can create concept webs, political cartoons, and anything else that helps them explore how they learn best.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Treasure Chest, Assorted Sizes & Assorted Colors, Contents May Vary (ED65V10) • $203.99 1 $203.99
Post-it Easel Pads, 25" x 30",White, 8/Pack (559VAD8PK) • $139.99 1 $139.99
Mr. Sketch Scented Water Based Markers, Chisel, Assorted Colors, 192/Carton (98490) • $130.04 1 $130.04
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4730 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer • $129.99 1 $129.99
Epson 802 Black/Color Ink Cartridges, Standard, 4/Pack (T802120-BCS) • $112.49 1 $112.49
Logitech Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Super-Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, Red • $99.99 1 $99.99
Epson 802 Color Combination Ink Cartridges, Standard Yield, 3/Pack (T802520-S) • $80.99 1 $80.99
JAM Paper Binder Clips, Medium, 32mm, Assorted Binderclips, 6 packs of 25 per color, 90/set (339BCrgbyop) • $45.04 1 $45.04
Crayola Colored Pencils Classpack, 240/Box • $31.44 1 $31.44
Duracell Coppertop AA, Alkaline Batteries, 24/Pack • $23.79 1 $23.79
Ticonderoga The World's Best Pencil Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 96/Pack (13872) • $22.09 1 $22.09

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