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The goal of this project is to transport students into the culture and time period of the Ancient Mayan people and providing purpose for reading and research.

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Relevant Learning about History through Art

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School:
North Shore Elementary School 
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Sally Baynard 
Students Impacted:
35 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
December 18, 2015

Investor

Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

The Pinellas Education Foundation - $343.56

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Goal

The goal of this project is to transport students into the culture and time period of the Ancient Mayan people and providing purpose for reading and research.

 

 

What will be done with my students

This year the theme for my gifted classes is the tropical rainforests and the ancient Mayan culture. Throughout the year the students have been immersed in the plants, animals, and the importance of the rainforest to our world. Along with the rainforest the students are studying the ancient Mayan culture who made their home in the rainforests of Central America, and the influence they had to our world.
Each student will receive a replica kit from the Art In History company. Kindergarten, first, and second grade students will receive the Mayan cooking pot and the 3-5 grade will receive the Maize God Sculpture. As the students paint the replica, they will be reading and conducting research about the Maya people and the use/importance of these replicas. Art In History provides all the necessary materials, directions, as well as written information and resources for teachers to use with their students. This project will take about 4 weeks to complete.  

 

Benefits to my students

At the end of the project 35 gifted students will have a beautiful replica of a Mayan artifact that will be theirs to keep. It will help them understand the Maya culture and the how art was used in ancient cultures.
I have successfully done this project in the past with gifted students. I have 10 kits left from doing this project in previous years. I need 25 additional kits so that my students this year could also have the opportunity to learn about history through art.  

 

Describe the Students

My students are gifted students in grades K-5. North Shore is a Title One school and many of my students do not have the opportunity to visit museums, or participate in art events. They are eager to learn and love learning by doing hands on projects.  

 

Budget Narrative

Each kit costs $11.95. The kits contain the replica and all paint, brushes, directions, and other materials necessary to make an authentic looking replica.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Mayan Cooking Pot - 12@ $11.95 $143.40
2 Maize God Sculpture - 13 @ $11.95 $155.35
3 Shipping cost $44.81
  Total: $343.56

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