My project needs an interactive geographic map, Landforms & Ecosystems Photo Book Series, and world carpet.
Most of my students had not been out of the state of Louisiana until they left for Texas during Hurricane Katrina! As a Social Studies and Science teacher at a charter school in a high-need community, I am attempting to do all that I can to expose my students to the wonders of the world.
Since the Hurricane, many have returned, all lacking the geographic travel experience that a young person deserves. Inspiring the minds of my fourth graders during geography lessons is especially difficult with our schools lack of resources and materials. I believe it is important to expose students to the beauty of geography and the natural wonders of our (ever-changing) world.
To reach these very visual and kinesthetic learners, I would like to incorporate more interactive tools and materials into our geography and history lessons. With a large globe-carpet, students may physically walk from one continent to another, getting a sense of where they are in the world. With other highly visual geography and culture-based books and materials, my students will begin to comprehend the diversity of our planet- which I believe to be extremely important in an increasingly globalized world.
Your support will ensure that underprivileged and under-served students from New Orleans get the opportunity to travel the globe in their 4th grade classroom. You can make the difference, by inspiring future travelers and global citizens!
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