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Mrs. Jones
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Mathematics & The Underground Railroad-A Civil Rights Lesson

My students need 2 iPad minis and cases to integrate into our instruction on Civil Rights when we use QR Codes, as well as to be prepared for challenging jobs in the future.

My Students

Do you remember what it was like in school? Sitting in rows or small groups and listening to the teacher talk for hours. Well things are changing. Now kids are up and moving and are constantly using technology in order to give them the tools and skills they need for success in a global environment.

My students attend school in Louisiana and we are an "A" rated school.

We are fourth graders and must take the state's high-stake testing in March and April (LEAP). My students are hardworking students that are using old technology that rarely works and must be shared with other classes, six total in the 4th grade.

My Project

Learning about Civil Rights and all of the important people who have had an impact on such an important event that shaped our history used to be taught from textbooks in a stuffy Social Studies class. Not any more! Students in a 4th grade math class will explore the long, dangerous journeys made to escape to freedom in the 1800s as an introduction to Civil Rights. Using QR codes and interactive maps, students will find the shortest route North as they pretend to escape slavary. They will use scale, and calculate milage and time intervals as they travel from one QR code "safehouse" to the next that will be located across our campus. On their journey they will "meet" other enslaved people and the hero's that helped them and listen to thier stories. History will be brought to life as students begin to understand and articulate the challenges faced and how the actions of such heroes will lead to the Civil Rights movement. Students will then calculate time lapses between major events, and create and use timelines as they investigate the Civil Rights movement. I am requesting two iPad minis with covers and stylus pens to help in successfully implementing the activities described in our Underground Railroad Math lesson.

Integrating technology and the Common Core Standards will prepare my students for the challenging jobs of the future.

The integrating technology for ALL learners in the classroom project is aimed at providing students will the tools and skills they need for success in a global environment.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® mini Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 7.9 • Best Buy $329.99 1 $329.99
Apple® iPad® mini Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 7.9 • Best Buy $329.99 1 $329.99
Griffin Technology - Survivor Case for Apple iPad mini - Pink/Black • Best Buy $29.27 1 $29.27
Griffin Technology - Survivor Case for Apple iPad mini - Black/Blue • Best Buy $29.27 1 $29.27
ZAGG - ZAGGfolio Keyboard Case for Apple iPad 2 and iPad (3rd Generation) • Best Buy $60.96 1 $60.96
Rocketfish?- Stylus and Twist Pen - Silver • Best Buy $6.44 2 $12.88

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This project will reach 51 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by JPMorgan Chase Foundation and 3 other donors.

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