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Ms. Ovalle
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Promoting Tolerance with Diversity Messages and Peace Dolls

My students need a lap top, yarn, fabric and craft supplies to create peace dolls and inspirational messages that promote diversity and tolerance.

My Students

"Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population." ~ Albert Einstein

As diverse students with disabilities that live in communities that are plagued with stereotypes, it is imperative that they learn about their ability to be upstanders and promote and exhibit tolerance and acceptance.

My students are energetic and fun inner-city high school students. My students have a range of disabilities including learning disabilities, visual impairments, autism and intellectual disabilities. A majority of them are also English Language Learners. My students show greater enthusiasm when learning is interactive, interesting and includes technology.

My school is located in a large, urban city. Of our 3,100 students, 94% are low-income, 10% of the students have disabilities, and 8% are English Language Learners. More than 75% of my particular students are low-income, have disabilities and/or are English Language Learners. I teach my students not to let their personal home situations, English Language Learner status or disabilities hinder their academic or social emotional growth.

My Project

Throughout our identity unit, students will reflect on their experiences with stereotypes, bullying, racism, sexism and other forms of labeling. Students will learn about the importance of defying and dispelling myths and stereotypes by using their voices and visual images to empower themselves and others. Students will learn about the importance of promoting acceptance and tolerance by serving as upstanders when they have the opportunity to do so.

Unfortunately, my students know what it is like to be put down, treated less than, or ignored due to their disabilities, sexual orientation, race, or socioeconomic status; this project will empower them to stand up for themselves, and others, in a positive way.

Students will use the computer to create inspirational messages, videos and visual art that promote tolerance which will be displayed throughout the building.

They will promote diversity by making peace dolls (individually designed dolls made with yarn while students discuss and reflect on anti-violence and change) that will be exhibited in a main hallway. Having their work presented will encourage students to verbally promote peace and tolerance as their visuals and messages are displayed for the entire student body to learn from.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 15-ba083nr - 15.6' - A8 7410 - 4 GB RAM - 1 TB HDD • Best Buy Education $470.23 1 $470.23
65208-1009 - Classroom Yarn Assortment - 5 lb, Earthtone Colors • Blick Art Materials $26.88 1 $26.88
65208-1005 - Classroom Yarn Assortment - 5 lb, Assorted Colors • Blick Art Materials $26.88 1 $26.88
Smooth Foam Balls , 3-inch, White (Case of 32) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
60917-1009 - Craft Menagerie Collage Box • Blick Art Materials $21.17 1 $21.17
56pcs/lot 9.9inch*9.9inch No Repeat Design Printed Floral Cotton Fabric For Patchwork, Sewing Tissue To Patchwork • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
TYH Supplies 50 Skeins Bonbons Yarn Assorted Colors - 100% Acrylic • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
TYH Supplies 20 Skeins Bonbons Yarn Assorted Colors 100% Acrylic for Crochet & Knitting Multi Pack Variety Colored Assortment • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
An Assortment Of Self-Adhesive Stick On Arts And Crafts Jewels, Gemstones Come In Hearts, Stars, Circles, Ovals And Squares (500 pcs) • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
60 Pcs Fabric Cotton 100% Printed Boundle Patchwork Squares of 10*10cm • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
60718-1004 - Creativity Street Sequin Mix - Assorted Colors and Shapes, Bag, 4 oz • Blick Art Materials $5.55 1 $5.55
Lion Brand Yarn 545-201 Landscapes Yarn, Boardwalk • Amazon Business $4.94 1 $4.94
Lion Brand Yarn 881-203 Jamie Yarn, Twinkle Stripes • Amazon Business $4.17 1 $4.17
Lion Brand Yarn 865-200 Vanna's Palettes Yarn, Peaceful • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
65248-2050 - Caron Simply Soft Yarn - Black • Blick Art Materials $3.65 1 $3.65
65248-5190 - Caron Simply Soft Yarn - Dark Country Blue • Blick Art Materials $3.65 1 $3.65
Lion Brand Yarn 923-306 Ice Cream Sprinkles Yarn, Rainbow • Amazon Business $3.54 1 $3.54
Lion Brand Yarn 923-201 Ice Cream Yarn, Cotton Candy • Amazon Business $3.53 1 $3.53
65224-4000 - Trait-Tex Heavy Polyester Rug Yarn - 1.37 oz, 3-Ply, 60 yd, Yellow • Blick Art Materials $3.47 1 $3.47
Lion Brand Yarn 601-610 Bonbons Yarn, Brights • Amazon Business $3.17 1 $3.17

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