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Maggie R
For my Interdependence project, I chose the issue of nature conservancy, and what is happening to our environment. All over the world rainforests, woodlands, and other areas are being destroyed. Trees are cut down, and burned. This is a huge issue because this leaves millions of wild animals without homes, and destroying our beautiful ecosystem.

  To illustrate this issue, I divided my hexagon into three different sections. The first, and largest, was what a small meadow with a few trees should, and used to look. The lower half was divided into two sections. One was a picture of the same area at the top, but it was cut down and destroyed because of an excessive need for paper products in the world. The last part was the same area, but instead of being healthy and beautiful, it was burning in a raging fire and nobody was trying to stop it. I used oil pastels, and markers to create my hexagon. The colors I used were a glorified version of how nature looks.  Some organizations like the WWF are trying to help this issue by planting trees, or raising money.

           


 


Hannah M.
03/03/2012 7:02pm

I really liked how you displayed nature conservancy. I liked how you showed how meadows are supposed to look like, then it being burned down with no one trying to stop it. I thought you were very creative in showing that not a lot of people try to stop this.

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Ms. Weiss
03/12/2012 12:34pm

I really liked the way you divided the sections- it almost looks like a crack. It show the way we are fracturing the Earth. Nice 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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