Amy Kruse
I used colored pencils and sharpies.

Air pollution is a terrible problem that keeps getting worse. There are many things people can do to not create so much air pollution. Most people though, don’t do the easy things to stop air pollution. Not only does air pollution affect the environment but, it affects our lungs. This issue is important to me because every time I go to Chicago I notice the foggy smoky air. I have been to New York too and the problem is even worse there. Most people don’t even know that this issue is speeding up global warming and killing our earth. I wanted to give some awareness to an issue that people could easily help fix. The smoke stacks in my artwork represent the buildings of the Chicago skyline. And I used darker colors because it is a dark, sad issue. 

 


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Julia M.
03/01/2012 8:48am

I like how you use dark colors to represent how the pollution is making everything dark and foggy, it had a really big affect.

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Gabby C.
03/01/2012 8:55am

I like how the picture explains everything you dont even need to read the paragraph to the side to understand it.

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ricky
03/02/2012 9:58am

I like the drawing it is good

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Violet B
03/12/2012 8:57am

Your details with the colored pencils is beautiful! you did a fantastic job!

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Kristina B.
03/21/2012 8:11am

This is so good!! I love the detail in the buildings. youre such a good artist:)

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Bennett C.
03/21/2012 8:58am

I love your detail!!

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    Emily Erickson Cook

    _National Board Certified Art Teacher
    Technology Specialist Endorsed
    Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed

    I teach middle school art in the suburban Chicago area. This project has allowed my eighth grade students to confront global issues and to have an artistic voice that expresses their concerns and passions that one day just might change the world.


    Amy Weiss

    Global Perspectives Teacher
    World History, U.S. History, and Social Studies Endorsed
    Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed

    I teach with Emily Cook in a Chicago suburban school. While my students have learned about global issues in the past, this project allowed them to see that these are not problems that people in other places in the world have to deal with, but rather, that these are world problems, and since we all have a civic responsibility to the world, these are our problems too.

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