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Mr. Sanchez from Phoenix AZ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Humanities Through Narrative Portraits

Help me give my students the photo studio needed for ethnographic humanities studies!

  • $986 goal

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My Students

My students walk into the classroom full of life and excited for learning. I work hard to deliver my best to my students and they always meet or exceed my expectations of them. They amaze me!

I teach at a diverse Title I school in South Phoenix where the majority of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Many of the students face hardships in both their personal lives and on campus, but despite the hardships, they always work hard and have a growth mindset for being successful in life.

My Project

This photo studio will enhance the way students relate to each other and bring out compassion through their creativity. As my students study the importance of narratives, I want them to take it to the next step by listening to the stories of others before designing a portrait for the story teller. The Sony alpha camera, the studio lightings, and ring lights will be used to create a collection of portraits to go along with the narratives written by students - ultimately putting together a book of ethnographic writing. This will help my students develop their writing skills, listening skills, and expression. One of the most important things is exploration in learning, and your generosity will help my students see the bigger picture in life.

My students want to listen to your stories, they are all ears for what you want to share and make your story picture perfect.

The best way to increase empathy is through listening to the voices of others, and your support in this project will further allow my students to make meaningful connections. My students have already an interest in ethnographic writing and this project will support that interest with somewhat of a selfie twist!!!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50 mm Lens 24.3MP (Silver) • Amazon Business $548.00 1 $548.00
Selfie Ring Light For Phone Video Shooting Makeup YouTube Vine Portrait Photography With Stand Mirror Table Top Dimmable LED Photo 8-inch 24W 5500K Video Lights Lamps • Amazon Business $45.99 2 $91.98
Photography Photo Portrait Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit by LimoStudio, LMS103 • Amazon Business $49.69 1 $49.69
SanDisk Extreme 64GB SDXC UHS-I Card (SDSDXNE-064G-GNCIN) [Old Version] • Amazon Business $33.56 1 $33.56
Neewer Hot Shoe Mount Adapter Kit-Attach your Phone or GoPro Hero to the Flash Mount of your DSLR Camera or Ring Light-Record your Photo Shoot or use Phone Apps for Lighting, Monitoring or Controlling • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98

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