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Mrs. Noack from Fayetteville NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Historical Gist Graffiti

My students need an assortment dry erase markers for their Gist Graffiti.

  • $192 goal

This project expired on November 23, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Learning history is not about just memorizing facts of events. It is about teaching them to learn from the past. We must give every student the ability to learn and succeed. In my classroom, I want to give my students the gift of learning through art!

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow; the important thing is not to stop questioning." ~ Albert Einstein.

I want my students to want more after I have taught them. I want to leave them with a hunger to want to go past the lecture, the presentation, the notes, and dig deeper into the history that has shaped not only our nation but all of humanity.

My Project

Primary and secondary resources are an important part of learning American history. However, who wants to sit at a table, and just read historical documents? Not my students! They want color and interaction with their peers.

Gist Graffiti is a shared learning space where students come together to explore and question primary and secondary sources.

As they read their resources, they draw their own conclusion from their sources. On their whiteboard table, they then each write a few sentences that tells about their individual documents. Talking amongst themselves, they identify how these documents are similar and different. Using color coded dry erase markers, they are able to draw, circle and analyze multiple primary documents in one setting. Working together, they then write a statement linking the primary idea of their documents. The best part is they have fun with different colors and lines and circles and squiggles, making their table a work of Graffiti art! Shhh, don't tell them there is learning involved! Keep it our Secret!

Mrs. Noack
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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18 donors18 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BIC Great Erase Grip Fine Point Pen Style Dry Erase Markers, Assorted, 4/Pk (GDEP41AD) • Quill.com $4.24 20 $84.80
BIC Magic Marker Fine Point Dry Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/Pk (GELIPP121AST) • Quill.com $18.36 2 $36.72

Materials cost

$121.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$162.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.73

Total project goal

$191.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$191.55

17 Donors

-$145.46

Donations toward project cost

-$131.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.87

match offer

-$36.74

Match offer toward project cost

-$31.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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