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Isaac G.

End Child Soldiers

Many children have been forced to be soldiers against their will. Many of them die in battle. Since 2001, the participation of child soldiers has been reported in 21 on-going or recent armed conflicts in almost every region of the world.Children are especially vulnerable to recruitment by military leaders because they aren't mature enough to understand. They are easily manipulated and can be forced to go into violence that they are too young to resist. We need to help these children.

My Hexagon shows a teddy bear that represents childhood. He should be played with by a child, but the he is holding a gun. It shows how children are fighting in wars instead of playing with toys like a teddy bear. Children shouldn’t have to fight in wars. I used a symbol of childhood and showed how he was forced to be in battle. The dark background was to make the situation look sad. I used Google Images, Adobe Fireworks, and Microsoft Word to complete this image.

 


jaylyn
03/02/2012 9:08am

i like how you used the teddy bear as a simile and it all ties in together

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Marcelina
03/02/2012 9:46am

The picture you used was a great idea

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ricky
03/02/2012 9:59am

I like the pic

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Brianna K.
03/04/2012 5:36pm

I love the idea! It's very creative!! Great job!

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Abby Y.
03/05/2012 3:11pm

I like how you used a teddy bear as a child! Turned out great, very creative!

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Ms. Weiss
03/12/2012 12:10pm

I am amazed that you were able to do this artwork on the computer. It is a very powerful way to address this issue. Excellent 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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