Friday, October 30, 2009

The Fundred Project

The Fundred Project is a art project that focuses on bringing awareness to lead-contaminated soil in major U.S. cities and contributes. How you may ask? By creating fake one hundred dollar bills (Fundreds). Students are given one hundred dollar templates and asked to design these Fundreds in any way they see fit.

These valuable drawings will be picked up by a special armored truck and presented to the U.S. Congress with a request for an even exchange of the creative capital–your Fundreds–for real funding to make safe lead-polluted soils in New Orleans.

Students from around the country will be designing Fundred dollar bills in an effort to raise awareness. On Friday, my students will be participating in this activity on Friday. I can't wait to introduce this topic to my students and see the creative designs they come up with.
If you are interested in this project with you students, all you have to do is two easy steps. Number one, visit the Fundred site to get your own money templates. Number two, show the powerpoint above to your students and turn them draw. This is a wonderful activity for a good cause and I would like to encourage everyone to participate in this lesson. We will have our Fundred designs posted in the coming days.

Mr. McClung

1 comment:

John Strange said...

Sounds like an excellent idea and lots of fun. I await the results!