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Dr. Morales from Los Angeles CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Add Drama: Making History Fun with Props & Costumes!

My students need props and costumes to step into the shoes of historic figures and make US History come alive!

  • $409 goal

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My Students

My students are going to change the world! They have big dreams, but as a school we sometimes lack the means to turn these dreams into reality. My students live in a vibrant community that is rich in culture, despite lacking economic resources.

My students are diverse leaders, leading change in the school and community as they advocate for LGBT, immigrant, women, and people of color’s rights.

I believe in my students, and I am committed to providing them with the same resources that students at the most affluent schools receive.

My Project

How do you make history come alive? By stepping into the shoes of historic figures in order to analyze their decisions and motivations! My project-based class is unlike many others, as it is an interactive experience that pushes students beyond their comfort zones while ensuring meaningful learning. My students need costumes that they will wear as they study and reenact the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the Women's Suffrage Movement, and World War I.

In my class, students are often asked to demonstrate their knowledge by performing historic rap battles and skits, and these props and costumes will take their performances to a whole other level!

Imagine students performing in front of one another, wearing colonial hats and powdered wigs as they rap about taxation without representation. Of course they're going to pay attention, laugh, and enjoy their learning experiences! These props and costumes are guaranteed to add an element of fun to our US History class!

Dr. Morales
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 120 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
California Costumes Men's George Washington Costume, Blue/Tan, Medium • Amazon Business $41.20 1 $41.20
KIRA Women's Elastic High Waist A-Line Flared Maxi Skirt (Large, Red) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Janey&Rubbins Women Vintage Organza Kentucky Derby Church Cloche Bucket Hat (Black) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Aviator Black Leather Vintage WWII Hat Large • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
PrettyGuide Women Stand-Up Collar Lotus Ruffle Shirts Blouse L Ivory • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Kangaroo Halloween Costumes - King's Regal Robe Costume • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Fox Outdoor Products Deluxe M1 Style Steel Combat Helmet/Liner, One Size • Amazon Business $17.62 1 $17.62
Steampunk goggles Victorian Style Vintage Design in Antique Gold tone • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Kangaroo Deluxe Colonial Tricorn Hat • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Forum Novelties Men's Colonial George Washington Historical Costume Wig, White, One Size • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
Forum Novelties - German Officer Pickelhaub Helmet, Black & Gold Colored • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
Funny Party Hats Royal Jeweled King's Crown - Costume Accessory (1 Royal King Crowns) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Civil War Wool Lined Kepi Hat • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
DJDZ 4 Pack White Blank (Plain) Satin Sash Party Accessory for Party,Wedding Decorations and DIY - Design Your Own Sash • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Civil War Kepi Union Army Wool Hat Blue Lined US North (Hats size 57 cm) • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
NJ Novelty Yacht Captain Hat Sailor Skipper Cap Sailor Adult Costume Accessory • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79

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