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Ms. Z. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

SUPERSIZE Our Learning

The cost of the DVD Supersize Me and Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America Morgan Spurlock is$77, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $77 goal

This project expired on March 31, 2007.

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As part of a unit on body systems and nutrition, I want to teach my students to think more critically about what they put into their bodies. They will be learning about how the body uses carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. They will collect data and analyze their own eating habits. Finally, they will collect data about and analyze the nutritional content of the fast foods they eat. I hope to empower my students to make better choices in the interest of their health. The best way to get my students interested and excited about this science topic is to make it relevant to their lives -- that is where the documentary Supersize Me will help. My middle-school students are consumers of junk food and fast food. I want them to think critically about how they companies market to them and about how they can choose to spend their money. My students are almost all low-income and they live in a neighborhood with very few healthy food options. Watching and discussing Supersize Me will immediately grab my students' attention and interest, and it will be a springboard for learning about how fast food affects their bodies. This film will also offer a way to discuss the differences between fact and opinion, and a way to identify and discuss bias. After this unit, my students will be able to make better choices about what they eat. They will now be able to make informed decisions about where and how they spend their money. In short, they will be healthier and smarter consumers.

Ms. Z.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Supersize Me DVD • Best Buy $14.99 1 $14.99
Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America Morgan Spurlock • Barnes and Noble $12.60 2 $25.20

Materials cost

$40.19

Vendor shipping charges

$4.02

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$62.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$13.73

Total project goal

$76.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$76.26

1 Donor

-$71.91

Donations toward project cost

-$63.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.92

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$0.00

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