By: Ashley J.
 In America, a rough 750,000 men, women, and children are without a home on any night. Approximately, 3.5 million people in America experience homelessness within a years time. Many elements were used to create my hexagon. I used dark colors of paint for the buildings. I chose dark paint because homelessness is not a positive concept. I used aluminum foil for a shopping cart because I have seen homeless people who transport their things this way. All of these items were apart of my way to show how bad homelessness is affecting the world. I used glitter, glitter glue, and pastel sharpies to show that there are things being done to demolish try to homelessness. I painted homeless people because they show how bad the economy has gotten and are the ones being affected by homelessness. I also painted a food pantry to show that people are helping the homeless. Things that are helping the homeless are shelters, food pantries, and also supportive housing. I added newspaper on my hexagon to show how big of a problem homelessness is becoming. In the news, they have all of the major news, and homelessness is becoming a major problem. Homelessness affects so many people all over the world. It is difficult for people who are homeless to get proper health care, rest, food, shelter, being clean and staying warm . Most of these things we take advantage of, for homeless people probably  taking a shower is luxury. This problem affects me because I want the world to improve. Even donating a few things can make a difference.


Meghan S
10/09/2012 5:16pm

This is really good!I loved how you made the effect on the hexagon like walking down a street! Also, it made a lot of sense that the colors were dark and I loved how you had a lot of symbolization. :)

Zach R
03/10/2013 6:07pm

I like how you made it look like you are looking down the street


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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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