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Ms. Fay from Springfield MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seriously Stimulating Social Studies

Help me give my students engaging geography and social studies materials to bring this underappreciated subject to life.

  • $563 goal

This project expired on June 27, 2019.

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My Students

Have you ever had to complete a project, assignment, or activity and not had the materials you need? It's pretty difficult to fulfill requirements when you don't have access to adequate resources. Have you ever been interested in a topic or content area without the ability to get information about it? It's pretty difficult to get excited about a topic you don't know anything about. I can't imagine being in this situation and I don't want my students to have to learn like this either.

I teach Math, Writing, and Social Studies to forty eight lively fourth graders at an inner city school in Massachusetts where over 85% of our students are labeled as 'High Needs'.

My students are interested in a variety of topics and content areas, and I am constantly looking for ways to expand those interests and break misconceptions. My students are regularly excited to learn about new concepts and love diving in to research and new information. I am tasked with finding new ways to generate excitement and enthusiasm about each of these topics.

My Project

The only resources we currently have for Social Studies in our class are a half of a class set of two different text books and maps for the students to use at their desks that are fifteen years old and falling apart. I love teaching Social Studies and I want my students to feel that same love and appreciation for the subject as I do.

Having high quality texts, resources, and activities will make Social Studies come alive in my classroom and bring a level of engagement that is currently missing.

My students are learning about the unique, historical, and amazing geography of our country; I would love for them to have access to materials that match our content!

Ms. Fay
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 48 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SF210X - Write & Wipe U.S.A. Tabletop Map - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $37.99 5 $189.95
DD103 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - 4-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 15 $59.85
HH572 - U.S. States & Regions Literature Library - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.50 1 $42.50
HH975X - Geography Skills Match-Ups - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Smart About the Fifty States • AKJ Education $5.10 5 $25.50
US Geography Through Infographics • AKJ Education $4.94 5 $24.70
National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
North America • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
Map Skills Posters - Set of 5 • Nasco $11.95 1 $11.95
United States Activity Atlas • AKJ Education $1.75 5 $8.75

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