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My hexagon represents Domestic Violence. Usually people who are victims of domestic violence are  hurt by someone they know and trust. ⅔ women who are victims of violence say that they were victimized by someone they know. 28% were husbands and boyfriends. Most victims dont report they are being hurt because they are afraid they will be hurt even more or are threatened. This is a serious issue to me because I beleive that no one has the right to hurt and abuse another human being. I drew a crying girl covered in bruises with a fist in the background and a storm behind her. I drew it to show how she has been beat up and caught in a huge storm that she cant get out of. To draw this I used colored pencils. Marcelina K.


Dave M
03/02/2012 9:41am

What a great drawing! The bruises on the girl's face really give good detail about domestic abuse.

Megan W.
03/02/2012 9:53am

This is an awesome drawing and the pictures and symbols really help show that she's been abused!

Heather P.
03/04/2012 4:21pm

This is a really great drawing, and it really symbolizes how bad domestic violence really is.


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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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