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Bennett Cullen

“End Discrimination”

Markers, colored pencils, regular pencil, paper cutouts

The significance of my hexagon is that it has to do with discrimination. Which is the act of being prejudice towards a person of another race or culture.

This topic is important to me because I believe that among many of the faults humans have discrimination, I believe is the worst. If we weren’t so prejudice towards one another then we would have a more interdependent world and we wouldn’t bring each other down but strive to encourage each other to do better.

The people in my hexagon are different colors. The people on the right and left are  farther apart and have opposite colors, but the person in the middle joins those two people together with the colors that they already have, making them connected. In the background it is black representing the destruction and irresponsibility of humanity. The blotches of color represent that even though things are dark and cruel if we come together we can bring forth the light and make a change in the world even if it is small it still creates an opening and opportunity for light to shine and for there to be more happiness in the world not hate. I also chose the colors of the rainbow to represent because there are a variety of colors as there are people. Since the colors of the rainbow blend and don’t contradict one another they become a beautiful sight. Making the colors interdependent. I believe that we as different races, must come together during difficult times. Even though each of us are a different color we can still blend well if we work together.


Mrs. Johansson
03/07/2012 7:34am

What a great way to make a statement about an important issue today. The artwork really said it all.
Great Job!!!

Mira N
03/08/2012 9:39am

i really like all the colors!

Mrs. Cook
03/12/2012 12:14pm

What a wonderful job you did to express your issue. The colors helped to convey the message of individual uniqueness. Great job!

Amy K
03/21/2012 8:49am

Great job! Your picture really shows the issue. The colors are bright and pretty too!


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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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