Alyssa C.
Global warming is a big issue around the world. Not only are people being affected by global warming, but sea life and animals are too. Global warming causes the
earth to be hotter. As a result it: dries up the earth making it hard to farm,
melts glaciers and ice, causing animals like polar bears to drown, and can kill
sea life in the Barrier Reef when water temperature gets too hot. Also, the
change in weather causes water to rise and flood islands making it inhabitable
to live at. Some ways to help stop Global Warming is: reduce, reuse and recycle
products, drive less, and plant trees. In my artwork I drew an earth on fire to
represent clobal warming making the earth hotter. I also drew some really dry
land with cracks, because global warming is drying up land around the world.
This topic is important to me, because I love animals, and global warming is
affecting how they live, like in Antarctica. I want to help stop Global warming
not only for the animals, but because some people are affected by it as well and
can it be a life threatening situation with floods.
The media I used was colored pencils and


10/09/2012 8:23pm

Your art work is fabulous I really like the earth on fire, it goes very nicley with the issue you chose.

10/10/2012 2:05pm

I liked the topic if your choosing and how you showed to represent it with the burning Earth. It had lot of details in the project too.

Lauren B
03/12/2013 8:34am

I really like your topic, and i like how the world is on fire, it really helps explain your topic


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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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