Fundred Dollar Bill Lesson Plan: Drawing for Kids - KinderArt
FUNDRED DOLLAR BILL PROJECT
(Making a Difference by Making Art)
Written by: Stephanie Noon [Stephanie is a K-5 teacher at School & Encinal School in Menlo Park, CA]
Students will create, and be encouraged to donate, their own FUNDRED DOLLAR BILL, a unique hand drawn artwork based upon the US one hundred dollar bill. The FUNDRED project will allow students to personally reflect on the value of money, the act of contribution and actively demonstrate that their creative actions can make a difference.
More about FUNDRED:
The goal of the FUNDRED DOLLAR BILL PROJECT is the creation and collection of 3 million of these artworks by students across the United States to raise awareness and funding to heal the environmental impact of lead pollution in New Orleans that is putting thousands of children at risk for severelearning disabilities and behavioral problems. The “artworks” created by your students will be collected by a specially retrofitted armored truck and delivered to Washington D.C. where an even exchange of the value of their art currency for actual funds will be requested to support the implementation of a citywide lead-safe solution.
THE FUNDRED DOLLAR BILL PROJECT is a method for your students to have a meaningful hand in a coordinated national project. The FUNDRED goal is to raise awareness, support, and $300 million, the estimated cost for this environmental recovery of New Orleans. Once New Orleans is made lead safe, via OPERATION PAYDIRT and FUNDRED, New Orleans can become a model for other cities with similar post-industrial legacies. Please read more about FUNDRED and OPERATION PAYDIRT at www.fundred.org..
What You Need:
What You Do:
Lesson Plan Steps:
- Print enough FUNDRED WORKSHEETS to distribute one FUNDRED BILL per student.
- Printing instructions: print the fundred_template.pdf from your home or school’s COLOR printer or use a local copy/print service. It is important to print double-sided (e.g. front and back). Be sure that the registration allows the face of the FUNDRED BILL and back of the FUNDRED BILL to be aligned.
- Don’t let printing get in the way of participation; you may contact the project at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance and/or support with printing.
- Introduce the project to your students. ASK if your student is willing to DONATE their finished ART to be a part of a nationwide art collection. Note: anyone can contribute, both children and adults.
- Instruct as you see fit for the grade level. Use directions on the FUNDRED WORKSHEET to guide the students in their creative development. The project has great resources for this ranging from comprehensive PowerPoints you can draw from to reference summaries, maps and news articles. More information at http://fundred.org/about/
- Students may use black or colored pens, markers, colored pencils, etc.
- After the student finishes his/her drawing, ask the student to sign his/her name to the artwork on the designated line.
- Once the artwork is complete, ask the student (or a designated scissor person) to cut along the thin blue line to free the FUNDRED DOLLAR BILL.
- Collect the “cash.”
- Teacher signs his/her name on the bill to make the donation official.
- Try to accumulate bills in 100 counts (please only one per student). Cut out and use the strip provided here (CLICK HERE) to bundle them up. Alternatively, a strip of paper will do! Use tape or glue stick to secure the bundle wrap. It’s OK to send less or more than 100 just note amounts on the bundle wrap. Fill in your school name and location.
- Send bundles to the contact at the COLLECTION CENTER closest to your school LISTED on the fundred.org website at: http://www.fundred.org. These COLLECTION CENTERS will RECEIVE and HOLD the artwork until the appointed pickup date arrives
- Note: This project can also be taught through Social Studies, Science, and Community Service
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