Emily B.
  The worldwide issue that i chose to represent was health care. People who live in countries effected by poverty, are not able to afford proper health care. Such as, vaccinations, antibiotics, and specific care for harmful or deadly diseases. Such as malaria, cancer, and leukemia, and many more that can kill millions. These problems are being resolved by having skilled doctors flown from all over the world. And these doctors are given quality tools, vaccinations, and medicines.
  In my work of art I used the national health care symbol to show that anywhere in the world there can be an issue with health care. I also put two broken hearts with a bandage to show that even the worst health problem can be fixed. I also put a quote going around the edges of the hexagon saying, "One doctors appointment can save a life." Which shows with a simple doctors appointment every few months, you can add a tremendous amount of years to your life.

My project is called The cure to health care, because we need to solve health care because all around the world we are being affected. I used paints and colored pencils in my project to make all of the colors pop because I did not want my painting to be dull. There are many programs and charities to help solve Worldwide health care such as, The American Health Care Association. They help to raise money to solve these many problems around the world.


Sarah L.
03/02/2012 9:09am

I really like your art. Its creative and it caught my eye.


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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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