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Mrs. Arnold from Provo UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Silk Road Experience

Help me give my students the realistic experience of trade and bartering for needs.

  • $259 goal

This project expired on May 17, 2022.

This project expired on May 17, 2022.

My Students

My students are incredible, bright students that love to learn and have a growth mindset. We are striving to understand that reaching goals is achieved by hard work and perseverance.

Our parents value their children's education and work hard each day to make sure their students are showing up and reaching their goals.

STEAM activities are encouraged school-wide and there are many mediums for students to achieve their learning targets. The students are from a lower-income area and come to a school with a high percentage of reduced-price or free lunch, significantly higher than the state average of 61% which indicates a higher level of poverty.

The school has designed a fantastic program to promote reading through community efforts. Statistics have proven that reading on level by third grade has a terrific impact on the future of our students We are passionate that all students will leave our school having a love for literacy and all styles of learning.

My Project

Statistics have proven that students learn best when looking through the lens of real life scenarios. Settlers of Catan is the perfect interactive way to teach concepts of scarcity, resources, and factors of production in a fun and engaging manner.

6th graders learn abstract concepts and metacognitive thinking while playing and encountering obstacles that block their ability to purchase needs.

They enjoy collaborating and discussions and then given time to reflect on their own thoughts. Hearing other ideas helps them to merge thoughts together and decide what they know or what they need more information about.

Many simulations used to teach about the economy are one time experience. This game can be played multiple times so students can test theories and make comparisons. Board games can be powerful tools used for learning when balanced with discussion and lessons.

Mrs. Arnold
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Catan Board Game (Base Game) | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Adventure Board Game | Ages 10+ | for 3 to 4 Players | Average Playtime 60 Minutes | Made by Catan Studio • Amazon Business $37.40 1 $37.40
Catan Board Game (Base Game) | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Adventure Board Game | Ages 10+ | for 3 to 4 Players | Average Playtime 60 Minutes | Made by Catan Studio • Amazon Business $37.39 1 $37.39
Catan Board Game (Base Game) | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Adventure Board Game | Ages 10+ | for 3 to 4 Players | Average Playtime 60 Minutes | Made by Catan Studio • Amazon Business $37.39 1 $37.39
Catan Board Game (Base Game) | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Adventure Board Game | Ages 10+ | for 3 to 4 Players | Average Playtime 60 Minutes | Made by Catan Studio • Amazon Business $37.39 1 $37.39
Catan Board Game (Base Game) | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Adventure Board Game | Ages 10+ | for 3 to 4 Players | Average Playtime 60 Minutes | Made by Catan Studio • Amazon Business $37.00 1 $37.00

Materials cost

$186.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$219.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.71

Total project goal

$258.08

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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