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Ms. Holloway from Lexington NC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on History!

Help me give my students the chance to do a project on the importance of recycling and making paper! The other project is exploring the world of Egypt by making a sarcophagus for their already mummified apples!

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My Students

My kids are a bunch of goofballs that love to learn and cannot wait to show me their next idea or silly thing they come up with. They are a lovable, great group of kids and are always excited to be in the classroom. I had a student get hooked on making origami lotus flowers today and wanted to give one to everyone. This group that I have this year, is so creative and out of the box I feel they need fun creative hands-on activities to express themselves!

My Project

When people think social studies they think boring lectures and constant readings. My goal is to change that! Social studies can be fun exciting and hands-on if given the chance! From mummified apples to mosaics and building aqueducts! With your help you would be supporting fun in the classroom, by helping students make a sarcophagus for their mummified apples. The students practiced the art of embalming in the mummification process on their apples and will soon chip our their apples from it's salt and baking soda mixtures and make them ready to complete the process into the afterlife. It is important for social studies to combine and work with other subjects, in this project students had a combination of simple chemistry and math by making observations and working with measurements. The last step in the mummification process is putting the apple in a sarcophagus. Students will decorate it with hieroglyphics or make a cartouche for their apple. The second project of Hands-on History is having students discover the importance of recycling with the paper making kit for our Ancient China unit. As Ancient China created some of the most life changing and well known inventions, students will learn their importance by recreating the most influential invention, paper. With this project we will discuss the significance of writing, communication and the impact paper had on the ancient world.

Ms. Holloway
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
33204-2505 - Amaco Marblex Gray Clay - 5 lb • Blick Art Materials $10.23 15 $153.45
12822-1010 - Arnold Grummer Dip Into Paper Making - Classroom Kit #1 • Blick Art Materials $127.99 1 $127.99

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