A picture book and teaching method for helping children of all ability levels learn the geography of The United States.
UPDATE 3/27/2012: Mr. Philip Chastain has graciously agreed to donate his services to help us get the website up and going. As a result, $5,000 of our funding goal will now be devoted to donating copies of the book and manipulatives (at cost) to classroom teachers chosen by you, our financial backers! Philip, thank you so much for helping us move toward our goal and give back!
Dreaming my way across The United States is a picture book and teaching method to help kids of all ability levels learn geography. The goal of this project is to have copies of the picture book and teaching manipulatives in schools across the country.
The story itself is in poetry form, and the visuals are comprised of a combination of scrapbooking techniques and modeling clay. The book and method are already complete, and need only the finishing touches of a thoughtful editor.
VIDEO TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: 0 - :52
Sample page and poem: :53 - 1:32
Song: 1:34 - 2:00
Teaching Episode: 2:01 - 5:19
Why did you write this book? 5:20- 5:56
Many people criticize memorization techniques.
How might you respond to this criticism? 5:57 - 6:26
What theory bolsters your approach? 6:27 - 7:03
What is your vision concerning this project? 7:04- 8:05
Our goal is to raise $40,000. This money will help us print 1,000 copies of the book, create a website, produce the manipulatives and map, pay to have the artwork photographed, promote the book, develop an enhanced e-book, produce the music that will accompany the book, pay Kickstarter and Amazon, and package/ship the book and materials. Any additional funds will be used to print additional copies of the book or further develop any of the other areas of the project. Contributors can expect a tight budget and clear reporting of how funds were used.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $40,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 5, 2012.
Mar 6, 2012 - May 5, 2012 (60 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Burk the Turkey will wiggle his waddle in honor of your contribution, and he will send you an electronic copy of the book.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Burk the Turkey will send you a personal thank you note in the mail.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Burk the Turkey will send you a copy of his book.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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You will be inducted into the official "Vote for Burk" fan club. Your name will be included on a "thank you" page in Burk's book.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Burk the Turkey (and his creator) will send you a signed and numbered copy of his book.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $200 or more
Burk the Turkey will donate a signed/numbered copy of his book to your local library.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Burk will ask your opinion concerning what exciting fact should be placed on the website to represent your favorite state.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
You will be named to the Board of Directors of the official Burk the Turkey fan club.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012