Trevor G.
Picture


Child soldiers is a world-wide issue. Child soldiers are just not in Africa. They are in South America and Asia. Children everywhere are being pulled out of a normal life and into a traumatizing one. Some charities are providing psychological help for the kids, but once a child gets chosen to be a soldier there is not much they can do. This is important to me because I am also a kid and I know that if I was thrown into the battlefield, I wouldn’t like it and I would be traumatized for life.  

The things that I used to create my hexagon are: red construction paper, pictures of child soldiers and toys for children . I used the red construction paper to represent the blood shed during the wars that involved child soldiers.  I used pictures to show how horrible it is to be a child soldier and what you are exposed to at a very young age. Lastly, I put children toys on my hexagon to show what the child soldiers are missing since they got their childhood robbed from them.


 


Comments

Scott D.
03/02/2012 9:49am

Your information is very well written and, your your hexagon looks great. :)

Reply
Collin L
03/02/2012 9:52am

I like how you made this personal.

Reply
grant p
03/02/2012 9:55am

I like how you really made used the pitchers

Reply
Christina McCune
03/02/2012 9:58am

What?!?

Reply
Christina McCune
03/02/2012 9:56am

I think your hexagon inspiring and I agree. its interesting how kids get involved in war.....shocking! Thanks for the info!

Reply
Shannon Smith
03/05/2012 10:00am

I liked the colors and pictures you chose.

Reply
Ms. Weiss
03/12/2012 7:43am

I liked how you personalized the issue, so that students living all over the world can understand the impact.

Reply



Leave a Reply

    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.

    Archives

    March 2013
    October 2012
    March 2012
    February 2012

    Categories

    All
    Africa
    Alphabet
    Children
    Child Soldiers
    Commonalities
    Education
    Endangered Species
    Governance
    Peace
    Pencils
    Poor
    Unicef
    War
    Worldwide