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Thomas L.

My hexagon is about education. It shows what Americans are getting in school versus what poor countries are getting for their education. Education’s world concern is how many poor countries are not getting the education they need. This issue is occurring mainly in Africa and middle eastern countries. This issue is important to me because education essential for people to succeed. It helps us function in the real world. Without education many people will not have a job, and therefore, will not be able to support their families.

What I used to create my hexagon was colored pencils. I chose colored pencils because they do not bleed through or smudge. The colors would also allow me to make intricate drawings. I drew text books, math symbols, and a school to symbolize that we need to send school supplies and teachers to Africa and other poor countries so that the children can get the education that the need.


 


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Andrew R
03/02/2012 9:21am

You did a good ob on this project I like how you notice other countries struggles.

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Collin L.
03/02/2012 9:53am

I like how you drew the images.

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Berkeley
03/02/2012 10:12am

I like that there are a lot of different things on it.

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RJBA
03/05/2012 9:12am

I think you used a lot of nice colors in this picture which makes it nice.

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Ms. Weiss
03/12/2012 8:42am

I like how you give voices to children in other places in the world by saying "We want to learn."

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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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