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Mrs. Daluisio from Allentown PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Industrialization, Inventors, and Ingenious Inventions

My students need graphic novels about great inventors and issues in industrialization for a upcoming project. These books will be used to enhance their learning about inventions that have changed history.

  • $311 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am a seventh-grade social studies teacher at an inner-city school. My students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, some are refugees and some have been in this city for generations. We have 100% free and reduced lunches for our students.

Both my students and I walk in every day ready to meet the challenges that we both throw at each other.

They begin each day with their own challenges and baggage. Did they get breakfast? Did their siblings eat and make it to school on time? This is where we meet at 8 o'clock each weekday morning. We then must work through all of this and begin our attempts at learning. My goal every day is for us to have a place where the students can leave their baggage at the door and learn something new from each other.

I try to include chances for us to be creative, to break up long days of sitting quietly with projects and interactive elements. Each day is a brand-new experience, and an opportunity for all of us to learn from each other.

My Project

My students will be entering a unit about industrialization. We will be focusing on the ways that different inventions have catapulted our society through history, as well as some of the problems that have been created.

We will be reading about different inventions and inventors before creating our own inventions.

The students will spend some time with inventors from history to understand the implications of industrialization. We will use the graphic novels to create small research projects about each of the many inventors. This information will then be used to inspire the students to come up with their own inventions designed to solve a problem they have in their lives.

Mrs. Daluisio
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire • AKJ Education $5.91 15 $88.65
Madam C .j. Walker and New Cosmetics • AKJ Education $5.91 2 $11.82
Levi Strauss and Blue Jeans • AKJ Education $5.91 2 $11.82
Henry Ford and the Model T • AKJ Education $5.91 2 $11.82
Mother Jones Labor Leader • AKJ Education $5.91 2 $11.82
George Washington Carver Ingenious Inventor • AKJ Education $5.91 2 $11.82
Louis Pasteur and Pasteurization • AKJ Education $5.91 2 $11.82
Thomas Edison and the Lighbulb • AKJ Education $5.91 2 $11.82
The Wright Brothers and the Airplane • AKJ Education $5.91 2 $11.82
Philo Farnsworth and the Television • AKJ Education $5.91 2 $11.82
Samuel Morse and the Telegraph • AKJ Education $5.91 2 $11.82
Marie Curie and Radioactivity • AKJ Education $5.91 2 $11.82
Steve Jobs, Steven Wozniak, and the Personal Computer • AKJ Education $5.91 2 $11.82

Materials cost

$230.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$263.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.58

Total project goal

$310.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$310.53

2 Donors

-$204.76

Donations toward project cost

-$174.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.71

match offer

-$105.76

Match offer toward project cost

-$89.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.86

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$0.00

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