This objective of this grant is to increase access to technology for 356 4th grade students at Cartersville Elementary School during the 2013-14 school year so that students can: (1) conduct internet-based research, (2) build digital literacy skills and (3) improve ELA and Social Studies-related knowledge and skills. Funds from the grant will be used to purchase five iPads to deliver a lesson titled “King Tutankhamen: Was it Murder?” The lesson will enable students to be detectives and play different roles in investigating the Boy King’s death. Through these efforts, the project will also help address a gap in ELA and Social Studies performance between white and black students.

Cartersville Elementary School