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Mrs. Warren-Martin from Washington DC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

LEGO My DC Icons: If You Build It, You Learn!

Help me give my students "perspective" when discussing the United States government as they build the White House using The LEGO Architecture White House set.

  • $471 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 9th through 12th graders in a urban community in our nation's capital. Many of my students are not on grade level in reading or math. Most of my students are of low socioeconomic status and many of their parents have just a high school diploma. Many of my students deal with adverse conditions outside of school, but my students have hope. Most want to go to college and want to do well in life. They know they have a voice; they just want to be heard.

My Project

Many of my students are visual and kinesthetic learners. They love hands-on activities and they love a challenge! Luckily, for them, I am a teacher who constantly thinks about how I can fully engage students with the content with a lot of infusion of fun as well. I want the learning to sneak up on my students. I think I found the project to do just that!

Wouldn't it be so neat if my students were able to "build" the United States government by using the LEGO Architectures sets of the White House, US Capitol Building, and the Lincoln Memorial?

My students will work cooperatively to build these Washington DC icons for display in our classroom. There will be teams of 5-7 student builders. Once the build is complete, my students will take a picture with their build and be memorialized each year when I get new students as we learn about the iconic buildings.

Mrs. Warren-Martin
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Architecture White House (21006) • Amazon Business $144.99 1 $144.99
LEGO Architecture 21030 United States Capitol Building Kit (1032 Piece) • Amazon Business $99.80 1 $99.80
LEGO Architecture 21022 Lincoln Memorial Model Kit • Amazon Business $98.99 1 $98.99

Materials cost

$343.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$399.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.51

Total project goal

$470.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$470.08

2 Donors

-$149.05

Donations toward project cost

-$146.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.86

match offer

-$298.09

Match offer toward project cost

-$253.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.94

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$0.00

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