Teaching and Living History

$375 of $900 goal

Raised by 9 people in 33 months
When I was in school, I had a professor who came into class each week clothed in the weapons and armor corresponding to the period in history that we were learning about. He had full outfits for Egyptian armor, Greek, Roman, and Medieval garb. It truly inspired me to pursue history and to this day it is something I have never forgotten. As a teacher I spend my own money on my class all the time since we are always experiencing budget cuts and setbacks. It is a delicate balance between providing for my family and my two kids and providing for my students.

Go fund me presents the only chance that I will have to share an experience like this with my students. I have selected garb for our unit on the Crusades, and I truly cannot wait to see the reactions of the students when their teacher walks in as an authentic Templar Knight!

Check out the staff on youtube!
IPS staff does Shake it Off
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We are getting ready for the 2016-2017 school year!
I have completed a set of Crusader Armor that the kids loved last year. I even got a chance to put it to the test in a sword fight against our presenters from the Kingdom of Umbria!

My next goal is to continue on to my $900 target and put together a set of Roman armor for the kids to enjoy. The kids will have a chance to be hands on with the armor. They really enjoyed seeing just how heavy chain mail could be!

Thank you for being a part of Teaching and Living History!
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As you can see, all I'm missing is some of the chainmail armor. I'm still ready to give away my book for free. Details at www.mikezimmermanauthor.weebly.com. Let's complete the outfit! Thanks to all so far!
Still need the chain mail
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Almost half way to the reduced $900 goal. I want to give away free copies of Dracula's Apprentice, my novel. To do that, the goal must be met. Details at www.mikezimmermanauthor.weebly.com
Donate for a chance to win my novel!
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Look for me taking the WWE chair shot about half way through...anything for the kids, right?
Going above and beyond for students!
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$375 of $900 goal

Raised by 9 people in 33 months
Created June 20, 2015
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Bev Vella
33 months ago

Awesome Mike and and the book as well! Your class will remember this lesson and your passion for teaching it!

Nicole Skupski
33 months ago

Good luck your students will love this

Chris Vella
33 months ago

Good luck Mike; I hope you exceed your goal. The world needs more teachers that are passionate like you are!

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