By: Deegan O.

My hexagon is about child soldiers.  The use of child soldiers occurs mostly in
Africa but happens sometimes in the Middle East.  Some countries militaries are
made up of 70% children.  Over 86 countries have used or are using child
soldiers.  In these countries at any time a combined total of between 200,000
and 300,000 child soldiers are actively fighting.  Children should not be used
as soldiers.  They should be allowed to have a childhood like the rest of the
world.  This is important to me because all children deserve to have a childhood
they shouldn’t have to go fight at their age. It is unfair to have them do this. 
The media I used to make my hexagon was glue, markers, and pictures from the
internet.  I used this media because I thought I could create anything with
these items.  I cut out a picture of a child soldier in the shape of Africa
because that is where this occurs most often.  I think this is one of the main
points of my hexagon because it shows where this happens and shows it very
creatively.  Also, I used a quote that has the word child and soldier next to
each other and says some words shouldn’t be together.  I got this quote from
warchild.org.  I think this says exactly what I am trying to show, that they
shouldn’t be together- children should not be fighting in wars.


Connor R.
03/06/2013 3:40pm

I liked how you had a variety of pictures it showed different problems.

Jack J.
03/06/2013 6:24pm

I like how you made the picture into Africa. Creative!

Grant Z.
03/07/2013 12:08pm

The kid that you showed really made it touching. It shows the harshness of child soldiers. Making the picture into Africa looks cool too.

Nick S.
03/10/2013 10:53am

I like how you showed the picture of the kid, it makes people feel what your saying.

Joe P.
03/11/2013 6:53pm

I like the accurate facts you gave in your reflection and putting the picture of the kid makes what your saying more real.

Ms. Weiss
03/15/2013 11:36am

The "crayon box" was a very powerful image to use. Great job!


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