The cost of a 27" color television from Best Buy is $309, 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>.
As a Reading/Writing teacher in the 7/8 grade, I am always on the lookout for projects that will inspire my students to become excited not only about the subject I teach but also about how they can use what they learn and apply it to the world around them.
For example, this year as a Language Arts project my students studied advertising and the different "hooks" that companies might use to get someone to buy their product. As a final project my students had to create their own product AND commercial and present it to the class. It was hysterical! The students had a great time creating their props, dialog, and their costumes. The best part of the project was that my English as a Second Language Students were also able to participate and enjoyed the experience.
I filmed their commercials using my video camera and promised the student we would watch them together. However, it is difficult sharing a television with multiple teachers.
I think that when students get the feedback that comes from being able to watch their performances, they really get excited about what we might be doing next in class.
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