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Ms. Gutman from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Understanding Government

The cost of Lakeshore Learning's Understanding Government Videos is $214, 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>.

  • $227 goal

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I teach 5th grade at an under-resourced public school in East New York. According to the New York City social studies standards, 5th grade students are expected to study "the geography, economics and cultures of the United States, Canada, and the nations of Latin America including the Caribbean, today." Unfortunately, my school does not offer any social studies material beyond test preparation books (for the New York State social studies exam in November). Students at my school are also required to sit for half of their lunch period in an auditorium to watch movies when the weather is too wet or cold to go outside. Most of the movies that are shown at this time are not educational in nature, and I believe this time could be better spent. I would like to acquire the Understanding Government Video set from Lakeshore Learning. This set of 7 videos covers basic topics related to U.S. government in a format that's involving, informative and easy to follow. Topics are introduced in short, manageable segments, giving students an easy-to-digest overview of America's political landscape. The videos cover the branches of government, the Bill of Rights, etc. I think this would put to good use time that is now being wasted. Please help me bring learning back to indoor lunch.

Ms. Gutman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TW660X - Understanding Government Videos - Comple • Lakeshore Learning $149.00 1 $149.00

Materials cost

$149.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$185.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.73

Total project goal

$226.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$226.26

2 Donors

-$190.00

Donations toward project cost

-$186.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$37.13

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