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Mr. Bonacore from New Castle DE is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Art of Wampum Belts, Native American Culture

My students need pony beads and plastic needles for a lesson about Native American culture.

  • $199 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

Art is such an important aspect to each students education.

I love to see students find art as an avenue to express themselves, also being able to create a project that crosses curriculum has a greater impact on their learning.

My Project

Our fourth grade students are doing a unit on Native American History. I found out they will be talking about Wampum belts. Wampum belts are used to keep record of important stories and ideas. I thought this would be a great opportunity to do a cross curriculum project and have the students create their own Wampum belts. This is a very fun project that I know the kids will love, it also will help reinforce the knowledge they are learning in their core curriculum. I love that the students will be introduced to a culture In a fun way .

Mr. Bonacore
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bead Box Set - Neon and Glow • Nasco $14.95 2 $29.90
Bead Box Set - Pearl • Nasco $14.95 2 $29.90
Bead Box Set - Pastel and Jelly • Nasco $14.95 2 $29.90
Bead Box Set - Soft Rainbow • Nasco $14.95 2 $29.90
Large Eye Plastic Needles - 34 • Nasco $1.60 3 $4.80

Materials cost

$124.40

Vendor shipping charges

$12.44

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$168.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.77

Total project goal

$198.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$198.48

1 Donor

-$170.21

Donations toward project cost

-$168.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.27

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$0.00

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