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Ms. Smith from Gilbert AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On War Museum

Help me give my students books and materials to create a trunk of war items that will be a hands-on museum.

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My Students

My students enjoy learning Social Studies because I bring history to life using technology, simulations, hands-on activities, Socratic discussion, and many, many primary sources. I've taught junior high for over two decades and love working with students this age.

My students enjoy using the trunks of hands-on war materials that I've created for each war.

They also love to learn from my simulations what it was like to work in a Ford Model-T factory or live during the Great Depression.

My Project

We would like to create a trunk of items for each war that the kids could use as a hands-on resource to learn about the war. Because most of our wars were fought so long ago it is difficult to bring to life for students. We used a Civil War trunk for similar reasons and it has been a huge success. We would like to do the same thing for all the wars. While the combined items are costly, they will impact hundreds of students over many years. Printing would be minimal due to our Chromebooks and items would be laminated or placed in sheet protectors as class sets vs. printing for each student every year. All items would get used until they fall apart as students will always enjoy hands-on activities.

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History • Amazon Business $12.14 40 $485.60
Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $9.99 40 $399.60
Rubbermaid Commercial Products BRUTE Tote Storage Container with Lid, 20-Gallon, Gray (FG9S3100GRAY) (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $146.52 1 $146.52
SE JT9213 Glass Top Display Box • Amazon Business $25.49 5 $127.45
ANQIAO WWI WW1 French Steel Helmet Soldier Type M1915 Infantry Reproduction • Amazon Business $72.99 1 $72.99
Belle Poque Steampunk Titanic Dresses for Women Renaissance Costume L Coffee • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
GRACEART Pioneer Colonial Women Costume Prairie Dress Grey size-14 • Amazon Business $44.69 1 $44.69
GRACEART Pioneer Colonial Women Costume Dress Blue size-14 • Amazon Business $44.69 1 $44.69
Abaowedding Womens American Pioneer Costume Dress Historical Modest Prairie Colonial Floral Dress (Large, Blue) • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
25mm Cannon Round F-35 Gatling Gun Bullet, M-242 Bushmaster 25mm Automatic Chain Gun Tracer Round, Military Paperweight • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
World War I: The Definitive Visual History • Amazon Business $30.37 1 $30.37
World War II: The Definitive Visual History from Blitzkrieg to the Atom Bomb • Amazon Business $30.37 1 $30.37
Arhyyie Women's 1940s Vintage Rockabilly Ball Gown Flared Dress Swing Skaters L Purple • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
War Monkey Genuine 20mm Vulcan Collectors Cannon Round • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
The American Revolution: A Visual History • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Womens Long Tulle Petticoat Skirt A line Princess Skirts (L,White) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Civil War: A Visual History • Amazon Business $19.78 1 $19.78
Poilu: The World War I Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914-1918 • Amazon Business $19.40 1 $19.40
New Ray World War II Replica Fighter Air Planes ClassicAircraft P-51D Red Tails 1:48 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
New Ray World War II Replica Fighter Air Planes ClassicAircraft P-51D Red Tails 1:48 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
WW1 Trench Orders - Replica Booklet • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Better Office Products Sheet Protectors, 200 Piece • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Our Amendments Weapons of the American Revolution 14x16 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
They Shall Not Grow Old [DVD] [2018] • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
Civil War Wool Lined Kepi Hat • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Curad Alcohol Prep Pads , Thick Alcohol Swabs (Pack of 400) - CUR45585RB • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
All Quiet on the Western Front: A Novel • Amazon Business $5.93 1 $5.93
Prayers And Other Devotions For The Use Of The Soldiers Of The Army Of The Confederate States • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

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