Thunder In Our Voices

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  • My Class Needs Graphics Tablets to make and share animated family stories

    Launched October 31st, 2017 Project Deadline January 30th, 2018
    Classroom Size 30 Students School Size 1400 Students

    My Students

    This is a class of 30 students in grades 11 and 12 from diverse backgrounds and income levels who are exploring Media and Graphic Arts. Some are taking a course of this nature for the first time, others are looking in to further study and eventual employment in graphic arts and media related fields. Burnaby Central Secondary is a school of 1400 students and is located in a large and populous urban setting.

    How will this project impact them?

    In 1976, during the McKenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry, Gwich’in and Inuvialuet elders, born before 1900, told then Supreme Court Justice Thomas Berger stories about their childhood encounters with polar bears and wolves and their adventures living on the land. The stories were meant to entertain as well as to nurture the qualities of courage, perseverance and cooperation. Vancouver artist and animator, Markus Radtke has created animated short films of some of these stories as part of the ongoing project Thunder in Our Voices, curated by Drew Ann Wake. Markus will join my class of Media 11/12 and Graphics 11/12 students to take them through the process of creating animations of their own stories, collected from their parents or grandparents. The animated stories will then be shared in a video exchange with students in remote northern communities (who have made some videos of their own).

  • Where the $1179.12 goes


    Wacomb Intuos Art Graphic Tablet

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    $279.99 x 3 = $839.97

    EHF-Wacomb Intuos Art Graphic Tablet

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    $0.50 x 3 = $1.50
    Shipping & Handling $0.00
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $100.97
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $14.81
    Project cost excluding donation to support $1,002.25
    Optional donation to support *** $176.87
    Project cost including donation to support $1,179.12
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    Still needed $1,179.12

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the costs of fulfilling the project, including purchasing and coordinating the delivery of classroom resources. This also supports the processing of thank-you cards and pictures from teachers and students to donors, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

    ** Payment Processing Fee: An average of fees charged to MyClassNeeds for processing donations (e.g. credit card payments through a secure server). We have worked hard to select the most secure option for the cost.

    *** Optional Donation to My Class Needs:  An optional donation to support My Class Needs calculated at 15% of your donation. This gift to the charity, which you can opt out of during the donation process, supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. Please note that project resources are not withheld if this amount is not raised.

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    MCN will contact the school administrator associated with the specific project and ensure that the administrator has given approval to the project to go ahead and that the resources requested meet the fundraising guidelines within their province, board or district and school.

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by Mr. Shumiatcher

I have been teaching visual arts, media and photography at the secondary level in the Burnaby School district for 20 years. I am currently the visual and performing arts department head at Burnaby Central Secondary. I am very excited to be working in collaboration with the schools' scie...

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