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Mr. Earl from Indianapolis IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tying Together US History and Student Imagination

Help me give my students a variety of model kits for the opportunity to learn with their hands by building models that have represented the human spirit and examples of technological advancement from all over the world.

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My Students

My students come from all over the United States. They can be male or female, gay or straight, black, white, Hispanic or Asian. They all come to my classroom and have always been welcome. Some kids are from big cities, but some are from small farming communities. It has always been an ethnically diverse student classroom.

I already know my students have baggage; they may come from a troubled past, show a lack of maturity or be unable to handle adversity.

They could be mentally ill and now need professional help. Many are emotionally unstable but can be smart enough that they will surprise you by being 7 credits from having their high school diploma while others can only read at a grade school level. That is my classroom.

I have taught in this setting as a dual licensed Special Education teacher (Social Studies) for a number of years, teaching and mentoring a never ending supply of kids who need the help. Students are enrolled as full time students with an opportunity to earn class credit toward an Indiana high school degree or high school degree from their home state.

My Project

Along with traditional learning in the classroom, students will get to experience different ways to learn United States history with the model kits in this project. Combining video-based lessons, computer-based learning and now this hands-on opportunity to make history come alive, kids will have an opportunity to make US History their favorite class.

Each project will be graded and counted as extra credit.

In the end, their efforts will be on display throughout the classroom. The models they create will provide something they can call their own and, ultimately, take home with them if they wish.

The benefits will be many. Students will increase self-esteem, learn how to focus, relax their minds, and increase their awareness. They may have a partner in their project, and from creating together, they'll learn how to compromise, take direction and work together. They get to work at their pace in a supervised setting with a mix of encouragement and lesson reinforcement. Ultimately, we're looking to create good focus in the classroom and, of course, a better understanding of the material.

Mr. Earl
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Revell 1:48 P - 40B Tiger Shark Plastic Model Kit • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
Academy M60A2 Patton Model Kit • Amazon Business $33.70 1 $33.70
ICM 1/48 Scale I-153, WWII Soviet Biplane Fighter (Winter Version) - WWII Soviet Aircraft Model Building Kit # 48096 • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Roden Gotha G.II and G.III Heavy Bomber Airplane Model Kit • Amazon Business $29.96 1 $29.96
Revell Trucks '66 Chevy Suburban Plastic Model Kit • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Tamiya 60753 Model Mosquito B Mk Iv • Amazon Business $26.53 1 $26.53
Academy Boat Model Building Kit, R.M.S. Titanic Centenary Edition • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Revell F-15C Eagle Plastic Model Kit • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Revell Custom Cadillac Eldorado Model Kit Model Building Kit • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Revell 1: 48 B25J Mitchell • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
Revell '66 Chevy Fleetside Pickup Model Kit • Amazon Business $23.76 1 $23.76
Airfix HMS Belfast 1:600 Vintage Classics Military Naval Ship Plastic Model Kit A04212V • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
Revell Fokker DR.1 "Richthofen" • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Master Box British Male MK 1 Tank Somme Battle 1916 Military Land Vehicle Model Building Kit (1:72 Scale) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Revell 1: 72 Pt-109 P T Boat • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Academy WWII U.S. Navy Fighter F6F-3/5 Model Kit • Amazon Business $18.17 1 $18.17
Revell Skyraider AD-5 (A-1E) Plastic Model Kit • Amazon Business $17.79 1 $17.79
Revell 1:48 Spitfire MKII • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Revell Corsair F4U-4 1: 48 Scale • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Masterbox 1:35 Scale "german Military Bicycle, WWII Era" Figure • Amazon Business $16.41 1 $16.41

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