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Mrs. M from Saint Louis MO is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Show Me The Money! A Financial Literacy Video Project

Help me give my students a video camera, financial literacy board games and play money.

  • $490 goal

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Celebrate Black Teachers and Students

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

There are many reasons why my students are special, but the most important reason is that they are eager to beat the odds of their communities.

My current students are big dreamers.

Regardless of the things that are happening around them, they are excited to continue their education. Our school is nestled in the northern part of our city. My students are considered high risk to gangs, drugs, and violence, but they are working hard to avoid being a part of negative statistics.

We are a Title I school where 100% of the students receive a free lunch. Every day, we work together to create an opportunity that will help build a strong and productive future for every student.

My Project

I want to enhance my classroom instruction by exposing my students to real-world financial situations through board games and a video series. My students have been working so hard and deserve the financial literacy resources and technology to help bring them to the next level. The students will create a "Show Me the Money" video series. Their videos will demonstrate how to comparison shop for a car, how to identify the best deal when applying for credit, and/or how to fill out an apartment rental application. Topics will also include paying for college, saving and investing, as well as career choices like financial advisers, accountants, investment bankers, and portfolio managers.

My students are eager to learn, so I might as well make it fun!

Once we script, film, and produce a financial literacy film, it will become a highly motivating effective lesson moving forward, that can be shown over and over.

The funding will include financial board games, cards, and a video camera. The students will work together to put their financial literacy skills to best use. Monopoly, Life, Checkers, Chess, play money and even Uno cards teach players thought-provoking strategies for money management and the impact of financial and investment choices. All of the games deal with financial blows, such as taxes and emergencies and balancing cash flow by earning income. The funding will provide a classroom video camera that we will use to record the video series.

Mrs. M
Grades 9-12
  • Northwest Law Academy
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • More than half of students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

    Equity Focus

    At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

    This project will reach 250 students.

    4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Video Camera Camcorder 4K kicteck Ultra HD Digital WiFi Camera 48.0MP 3.0 inch Touch Screen Night Vision 16X Digital Zoom Recorder with External Microphone and Wide Angle Lens,2 Batteries(4KMW) • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49
SanDisk 128GB Ultra UHS-I Class 10 SDXC Memory Card, Black, Standard Packaging (SDSDUNC-128G-GN6IN) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Winkeyes 140pcs Prop Money Play Money Realistic Copy Paper Money Full Print 2 Sided for Movie Game Kids School Students • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Mattel UNO Original Playing Card Game • Amazon Business $8.98 2 $17.96
Case Logic DCB-305 Compact System/Hybrid/Camcorder Kit Bag (Black) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources Money Bags Coin Value Game • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
Game of Life (EA) • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Monopoly Classic Game • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pay Day Game • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Family Classic Chess • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Pack of 250 Play Coin Set - Includes 10 Half-Dollars, 40 Quarters, 50 Dimes, 50 Nickels, 100 Pennies Fake Plastic Coins - Pretend Money - Great Teaching Tool, Prop, Kids Toy, 0.98 Inches in Diameter • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Prop Money Full Print 2 Sided 140PCS Motion Picture Money Set of:$1,$2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Realistic Money Stacks,Copy Money Play Money That Looks Real for Movie, Birthday Party • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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