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Mr. Fall from San Leandro CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making My Classroom More Culturally Relevant for My Students

Help me give my students culturally relevant decorations and products, including a Mahjong set to learn to play a traditional Chinese game.

  • $439 goal

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My Students

Learning Mandarin Chinese can be a daunting task, but my students have signed up, in many cases for 2 or 3 years, to take on that challenge and are excelling at picking up the language. Mandarin is a new course offering in my district, and there are already over 150 students who are learning this exciting, important language. My students are curious and inquisitive, and are eager to learn new words and phrases, and learn more about Chinese culture.

My students come from diverse linguistic and ethnic backgrounds, and many of them have no experience with Mandarin or Chinese culture outside of my classroom.

They come to my classroom for a variety of reasons, but most come to learn Mandarin because they want to create connections with friends, family, or people on the other side of the globe they haven't met yet.

My Project

Learning Mandarin Chinese is more than just about speaking the language and writing the characters. Exposing my students to real Chinese culture is an important part of my teaching. I have bought items for traditional and still-popular Chinese games, such as Mahjong and the "jianzi," a Chinese hacky sack-like game.

The products that this project will help me purchase will go a long way to providing my students with authentic cultural experiences.

In addition to Chinese games, this project will also help me to decorate my classroom with exciting and eye-catching items, and will give me culturally relevant prizes to give out to students during class. I believe that by experiencing first-hand what Chinese people do, see, and use, I can engage my students to want to learn more about this fascinating language and culture that is all too often reduced to a few stereotypes about kung fu and fortune cookies.

Mr. Fall
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 160 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ancient-Gift Leaf Bookmarks - Made of Real Leaves 4PCs Landscape vein bookmark with Traditional Chinese painting Business Gift • Amazon Business $9.85 5 $49.25
Professional Chinese Mahjong Game Set with Case, "The Standard" • Amazon Business $48.78 1 $48.78
2 Pieces Dance Handkerchief Octagonal Towel Red Flower Art Decor WDSJ-01 • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Chinese Red packets Golden patterns, Embossed patterns, 36 pcs in 5 designs,Mixed randomly distributed, Hong Bao, Red Envelopes for Chinese New Year, Spring Festival, Lucky Money Packet • Amazon Business $8.88 5 $44.40
HorBous 8 PCS 10”Manual Oriental Imitation Jade Peace Buckle Tassel Chinese knot Pendant Gift for Car Decoration , Home Decoration, Color Random. • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Childcraft Construction Paper, 9 x 12 Inches, Red, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $16.82 1 $16.82
Z-Liant Bookmarks : Set of 60 Chinese Flower and Scenes Brush Painting, each bookmark picture are different, Great Gift for Kids, Student, Book Club etc. • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Folding Paper Fans For Kids - 48 Piece Assortment In Colorful Box - 10 Inch - Easy To Use Chinese Paper Fans For Boys, Girls, Birthdays, Japanese Party decoration, Party Favors - By K • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
DMtse 5 3/4 Inch Diameter Pack Of 12 Red Color Chinese New Year Paper Lanterns 12 Pack • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Baitaihem 6 Pack Kick Shuttlecock Chinese Jianzi Colorful Feather Foot Sports Outdoor Toy Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
HoneyToys 100Pcs Chinese Good Luck Coins,Feng Shui I-Ching Coins,5 Different Chinese Dynasty Time Coin(Each Kinds 20Pcs) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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