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Mrs. Pierce from Benton AR is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music Is the Language the Whole World Speaks---African Rhythms

My students need African drums, rattles, and bells to explore the culture of various African people groups.

  • $314 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our large class motto simply reads, "HIGH EXPECTATIONS." It was not written for my students but, rather, because of them. Their determination to overcome life's obstacles inspires me, and their creative insight amazes me.

Every day I come to class expecting to be humbled by my students' passion for learning, their drive to find answers, and their determination to solve problems.

They do not disappoint. My students consistently challenge me to be a better teacher, a better learner. We have high expectations!

My Project

As we approach our geography unit on Africa, I would love for my kids to make a personal connection to the people and their music.

Students will explore African instruments such as the Djembe from Mali, the Talking Drum from Ghana, the Sistrum Shaker from Egypt, and the GanKeke bell from Benin as they gallery walk through the continent.

We need African drums, rattles, and bells. During this experience students will not only learn to play the instruments but will use technology to research their origins and purposes.

Rather than just coloring maps and writing basic country reports, your donation will allow my students to to discover the ways in which various tribes celebrated, mourned, and connected with one another. Thank you for donating to our project!

Mrs. Pierce
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 143 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
African Talking Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.99 1 $69.99
Original African Style Rope-Tuned Earth Rhythm Series Djembe • Woodwind and Brasswind $59.99 1 $59.99
Ksink Ksink Set of 3 - Djembe Drum Resonators - Pointed Fan Design from Ghana • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
African Hollow-Body Claves • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 1 $24.99
African Alo Bell with stick - Metal Iron Cow Bell - Medium • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
African Bottle Cap Tambourine, Double Sistrum Shaker Rattle • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95

Materials cost

$215.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$266.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.09

Total project goal

$313.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$313.96

7 Donors

-$191.80

Donations toward project cost

-$173.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.27

Matching donations from our partners

-$109.81

Match offers toward project cost

-$93.34

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.35

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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