Be the Sollution to Air Pollution
By: Bridget R
I used lots of different materials and art tools to create my hexagon. I used real sticks from nature for the tree bark,, and to border the Present side, I used a silky light blue material to embody a Waterfall. On the Future side I used dirty cotton balls. I dirtied them with real dirt, I used lead from a pencil to add a dreary feeling to my piece. I want the viewer to visualise that pollution will be a big issue to not only ourselves but to nature. I want the future generations to be able to experience all the beauty nature has to offer. This issue has a very big impact on every individual. This affects me because I want my children and my children’s children to be able to have the same opportunities that we do now. I used dirty cotton balls to show the overwhelming amount of air pollutants that big corporations are pouring into the troposphere and beyond. I used a silky blue material to symbolize a waterfall. I think that waterfalls are so beautiful and they should be preserved. I used real sticks to show that nature is still real but eventually it won’t. We need to embrace it while we have it.

You can do little things everyday to help stop pollution. Turn off water when you are brushing your teeth, recycle, don’t litter. There are so many ways that we can help improve the environment little ways everyday. We have the power to change our future!         


Aleena S
10/08/2012 6:02pm

I like how you represented what the earth looks like now and how much pollution can damage it in the future from the plants and dirt clouds.

Hannah H
10/09/2012 3:17pm

I really like the variety of colors you used and your waterfall! Good Job!!


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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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