You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Ms. Thomson from Baltimore MD is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Where In The World Are We? Maps For Current Events!

My students need a classroom roller map with a dry-erase surface.

  • $397 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

It is difficult to study current events when you don't know where they are occurring. You can help my class learn about current events by buying us a classroom map.

Every day my class of global ambassadors begins their day by watching CNN Student News and discussing events that are happening all over the world.

For most of my students, my class is their first exposure to what's happening in the world outside their community. Growing up in Baltimore, many of my students have spent their entire lives without ever leaving their state, or even their community. As their teacher, I have been working to broaden their horizons and we have been working together to explore the world as we discuss current events, the history that has shaped them, and the international laws that govern our world.

My Project

Even though current events are our favorite part of the day, the locations of the events we discuss are often unfamiliar to my students. With the maps you help us purchase, my students will learn to accurately identify the locations of events we discuss in class. The maps will also be a valuable tool as my students research and present news stories that relate to documents our class studies in depth, such as The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and United States Constitution. As we examine the history of human rights and human rights abuses, my students will be able to use their new maps to accurately identify the locations where these events occurred as they gain a more thorough understanding of the role of law, national and international, in their lives.

Many of my students are unfamiliar with how to read a map and lack an understanding of where many countries, such as Russia and the United States, are located in relation to each other.

With the maps you help us buy, my students will be able to identify the locations of events we discuss in class as they critically examine the history of human rights and how human rights influence their world.

Read More
Ms. Thomson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 190 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Thomson is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MAP NYSTROM POLITICAL RELIEF US/WORLD COMBO MAP • School Specialty $260.96 1 $260.96

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Baltimore","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1877747],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MD","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1233553,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":190,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Thomson","authorIds":{"1877747":{"owner":"Ms. Thomson","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1233553],"proposalHash":"1774762954","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":23,"teacherChallengeId":299817,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":1877747,"schoolCounty":"Baltimore City","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MD","name":"Maryland"}}