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Feed the Children

by: Jack C.

My piece of artwork is called Feed The Children.  I used some pictures and rice to make my hexagon look nice and to get across the message of many starving children around the world.  The pictures show a couple of the many children that suffer from being extremely hungry and not being able to eat much at all.  They also show the continent of Africa which is where a lot of the hunger occurs.  The rice that borders the hexagon represents the food that they could be eating if we stepped up and tried to help them just a little bit.  Just a little help could mean a lot to a starving kid in Africa.
    The issue of child hunger is a very serious one.  15 million children die of hunger each year and every 5.6 seconds someone dies of hunger also.  Although the issue still exists, many people around the world are working hard to stop it.  People and schools are raising money to send food over to them, charities have been created, and even ads on t.v have been shown just to get people’s attention and support.  The issue of child hunger is important to me because those kids are human beings just like us.  They are very less fortunate than us, so we should give back a little to them because it would make their lives that much better.  No one deserves to suffer.  

       Lastly, I showed some of the many disgusting and just outright terrible images in my work of art.  This should motivate people to help these kids and get them healthy like they should be.  And the rice symbolizes what will heal them and help them to be normal kids.  So feed the children!


Zack D
03/12/2012 12:03pm

I think this hexagon is really neat. I really like the border that you created. The pictures are really on topic too. I really like what you did. Good job.

Ms. Weiss
03/12/2012 12:36pm

Nice job Jack. The simplicity really works with the rice border.

Evan B.
03/21/2012 12:09pm

I like how you kept the project very simple.


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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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