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Mrs. Baker from Peoria IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

History Comes Alive!

Help me give my students a chance to experience history first hand with a dinosaur dig, building their own log cabin, and their own pyramid.

  • $237 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative positive and meaningful learning experiences.

My students benefit most from hands on structured learning projects.

I would like them to be able to explore more new materials and ideas. Things they would never see or experience at home.

My Project

This project is designed to make history come alive for our students. My project is an interactive museum display which will travel from room to room in first and second grades. There will be 8 different displays that will rotate over the course of 2 years, one display each quarter. Each display will include a few books on the subject, several artifacts that relate to the subject and at least one interactive activity. The display will be able to fit on a small table which exists in each classroom so that all the students will have an opportunity to use it.

The goal of this project is to bring the museum to students who rarely if ever get to visit a museum and have limited experiences.

The students will gain experience with these interactive exhibits. The first exhibit will feature items that would have been used by colonial children. This exhibit will include game and other items. Part of this exhibit will include making butter, playing jacks and building a log cabin out of Lincoln logs. The dinosaur exhibit will include a dinosaur dig site complete with tools and dinosaurs that they can dig up. It will include maps of current dinosaur digs in the United States and the world, various books about a dig site this will be the second exhibit. The third exhibit for this year would be a space exhibit. It will include several experiments in a glove boxes. The last exhibit will be based on the building of the Egyptian Pyramids and will include mummifying an orange and building a pyramid. Other exhibits will include the California gold rush, the Iditarod, the Oregon trail and Medieval castles.

Mrs. Baker
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Smart Builder Master Cabin Log Set, Includes 400 Pieces of Interlocking Wood Logs • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
CoolToys Timber Tower Wood Block Stacking Game – Original Edition (48 Pieces) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Kinetic Sand The One and Only, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Sunflower Day Assorted Dinosaur Fossil Toy Skeleton Figures for Kids 12 Pack • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
If You Were a Kid on the Oregon Trail • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Were a Kid on the Mayflower • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Were a Kid During the California Gold Rush • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Were a Kid Discovering Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Were a Kid Building a Pyramid • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Were a Kid Docking at the International Space Station • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Were a Kid at the Iditarod • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95

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