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Mr. Holder
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

The Upcycle: Confronting Our Disposable Society

My students need drill & driver sets, tape measure, combinations squares and several other tools that will help facilitate our work on our upcycling project.

My Students

Our Humanities class works to better understand the world that we live in, and to share the diverse ways that we each experience it, by exploring the political, economic & social cultures of the U.S. through examinations of contemporary events, historical patterns, and philosophical questions.

Our school is a publicly funded charter embracing a philosophy of structuring our student's learning within community-based, interdisciplinary projects conducted as collaborations between different subject areas.

Our students are admitted through a lottery to create a population representing the diverse county that we are part of; our classroom includes learners of all levels and talents. Operating in our project-based environment, this diverse population has access to a great deal of personalization, collaboration, community interactions and hands on work as our students support each other'™s learning during the course of their group projects. With authentic opportunities to take on different roles during these projects, my students are able to learn in a personalized, hands-on, real-world setting.

My Project

The materials (drill & driver sets, tape measure, combinations squares and several other tools) that we are requesting for this project will support our collaboration, in a project titled The Upcycle, with an engineering class. Students will be partnering with local Non-profit organizations to design, re-purpose materials for, build & deliver products that meet real needs for these groups. As a Humanities class, we lack a number of the tools and related resources that are necessary for constructing products that will meet the quality requirements of the groups we are working with, and each item on our materials list will help us to bring our designs to reality so that they can be delivered to our customers. Further, they will help support one of this project's main goals, to challenge the notion of disposability in the way that things are designed and built, as we will design & build around upcycled or repurposed materials as we work to meet the needs of the Non-profits we are partnered with.

The Upcycle will offer students a way to think about designing through more sustainable approaches, offering an opportunity to experience how collective actions can confront norms that are harmful to our environment, and by supporting the development of technological and hands-on Engineering skills.

Also, The Upcycle will help to draw links between the Humanities and Engineering, highlighting how these disciplines can work together in exploring approaches to problems shared by our society.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makita LCT209W 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit • Amazon $129.00 3 $387.00
Oshlun MTM-CS 12-Inch Combination Square Set • Amazon $14.21 8 $113.68
TEKTON 1916 Combination Wrench Set, SAE/Metric, 24-Piece • Amazon $31.26 1 $31.26

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This project will reach 45 students.

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