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

Music Speaks Louder than Words - Australian Tunes

My students need an Australian cultural experience with instruments, games, music, and candy. Items in this project include rain sticks, didgeridoos, boomerangs, candy, and more all from the land down under.

  • $496 goal

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My Students

I can not say enough positive things about my kids and their drive to learn. They are constantly surprising me while going through the normal struggles that middle school kids go through. But through it all, they are amazing!

My kids are awesome students who will be leading our world one day.

Our classroom is full of energetic 7th-graders at all levels of academic abilities, economic backgrounds, and social needs. They are full of intelligence and creativity. That is where you can help!

My Project

Some say that music is the greatest communicator in the world. It brings people together and stirs such a wide range of emotions with just a few notes. So the proverb, "Music speaks louder than words," is undeniable true.

Close your eyes and hear the Aboriginal music playing from afar, calling for us all to join together and celebrate community.

Soon the sounds of the didgeridoos are bringing peace and harmony. The ocarina sings it beautiful songs for all to enjoy. The sounds of Australia!

I want my students to experience a cultural immersion from the land down under. This would include not only the sounds of Australia but so much more. This project will bring games, music, candy, and instrument for my students to explore, examine, and enjoy. Included in this project are instruments: didgeridoo, ocarina, claves, rain sticks, and Didgeharp as well as CDs: Aboriginal Spiritual Music and Bush Songs From The Australian Outback. To round out the cultural experience, I have included Wiley Wallaby (an Australian licorice), Hookey (an Australian game), and a few boomerangs.

As a world geography teacher, I firmly believe the more hands on experiences my students have with items such as these, the greater understand they will have of the Australian culture, history, and people. Help my students travel to Australia through these wonderful sounds and items from the land down under.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tycoon Percussion 60Cm Bamboo Rain Stick • Amazon Business $38.61 1 $38.61
Meinl Percussion RS1BK-XXL 60" Bamboo Rain Stick with Extra Long Trickle Effect and Hand Painted Design • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Meinl Percussion DDG1-BK 47" Bamboo Didgeridoo with Hand Painted Native Design, Black (VIDEO) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
6 hole wooden ocarina elm or locust wood SSF,Exquisite Design,Mini Wooden Ocarina Necklace Music Instrument Gift Idea • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Hand-fired Modern Didgeridoo - Beeswax Mouthpiece - Easy Player! • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Elite Sportz Hookey Ring Toss Game. Just Hang it on a Wall and Start Playing. This Beautifully Finished Board is Sturdy, Safer Than Darts and it's a Game that the Whole Family Can Play. Home or Office • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
6 hole wooden ocarina Bangkirai Wood Soprano C,Easy Style and beautiful Sound Music Instrument Gift Idea • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
Aboriginal Blue Angel Wooden Boomerangs - For Kids 8-18! • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Aspen Aboriginal Boomerangs - Great for kids 8-18! • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Remo Didgeharp, 12" x 2-1/4", Walkabout Finish • Amazon Business $18.19 1 $18.19
Wiley Wallaby Australian Style Gourmet Watermelon Licorice - 10 Ounce • Amazon Business $8.87 2 $17.74
Kenny's Wiley Wallaby Liquorice, Huckleberry, 10 Ounce • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
ProKussion Traditional Hardwood Musical Percussion Claves - Cocus Wood • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Wiley Wallaby - Green Apple Liquorice, 10-Ounce Bag • Amazon Business $6.23 2 $12.46
Didgeridoo Dreaming: Aboriginal Spiritual Music • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Beistle 54335 Boomerang Cutouts, 12-Inch and 171/2-Inch, 3-Pack • Amazon Business $5.70 1 $5.70
Bush Songs From The Australian Outback • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98

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