in my art work i used cut out pictures from the Internet and colored markers.

i used markers to color in my emptiness person. i colored him grey to show how he's not happy. i choose the pictures off the I Internet because i thought it would be more affective to show actual picture of hungry children and the affects it has has them.

Hunger has always been a big deal for me. for me, growing up with both parents having jobs, I wasn’t ever starving. However, i hate seeing and hearing the stories and picture of the poor children that die every couple seconds because of this huge deal. There are many organizations that are in the fight to end hunger. Action Against Hunger is a well-known organization. It’s helped many people in major hunger spots like Africa and some places in Asia. Fighting this horrible issue is important to me because I don’t want kids to feel empty.

        Through my artwork, I really wanted to exaggerate the issue. I started out drawing a picture of a skink person. I drew him gray because I wanted to show that this is not a happy situation and when you think of grey u usually think of sadness. Then I decided to draw the stomach of the person. But, I had to show that it wasn’t full, therefore the “emptiness” written in it. I didn’t want it to be just a picture of a make believe person. So, I went onto the Internet and printed picture. The pictures show how bad this situation 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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