To this end, one of our efforts has been to create a “My Wonderful World Challenge” on DonorsChoose.org. We’ve hand-picked creative, comprehensive proposals that directly support the My Wonderful World mission by integrating global learning into the curriculum and inspiring students to care about the world. I’m downright bowled over by the interdisciplinary scope and innovativeness of some of our most recent project additions, including:
Culture through the Camera Lens
An educator at the Green School in Brooklyn, NY, would like cameras for a video technology class. Students will gain artistic, technological, and communication skills and explore personal, cultural, and global identities through a series of projects. Among these, they will create PSAs promoting renewable energy sources, and documentaries that examine issues of importance to their local community. Read the full description.
America’s Next Top Model United Nations
A teacher at the
Who among us can’t recall at least one groundbreaking teacher, project, or activity that broadened their horizons and imbued them with a new outlook on the world? For Campaign Director Anne it was a 10th grade world geography class. For me, it was 11th grade AP environmental science (fondly referred to as "APES").
So, if these or any of the other projects on our MWW Challenge seem compelling to you, we hope you’ll consider a donation this month. Looking for a family, church, or community philanthropy activity? Why not sponsor a proposal! In search of the perfect gift for that activist friend? Donors Choose now offers gift certificates! And of course, if you know a teacher eager to bring global learning into the classroom, please encourage them to submit a proposal to the Challenge.
Just think: this holiday YOU could be the force behind that influential teacher who changes a student’s life—and just maybe their perspective on the world.
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In this new millennium era of transparency and accountability, Donors Choose is the fair-trade, middleman-eliminating trailblazer of the education sector. Donors directly impact students in need by selecting teacher-submitted proposals, and then donating specifically to those projects. It’s just plain genius, and equally adept in its utilization of web 2.0 technologies to pioneer a streamlined process. We are thrilled to be working with this innovative organization to support teachers and students!
Sarah for My Wonderful World