The name of my art work is “Ignore no Longer”, because we can not continue to ignore the fact that polar ice caps are melting. I used puffballs, colored pencils and marker to create my hexagon. My hexagon shows how the polar ice caps are melting and ruining polar animal’s habitats, and it is important because the world is “melting” from gases in the air, and polluting it as well as making some animals become extinct. This is also important because the ozone layer is also warming up. A way to stop that is to be more efficient of the way that we make cars. All of those factories are producing things, but also killing animals. This is exactly global warming. It is important to me because all of those animals out there don’t have a say in what is really happening to them. This now shows that we have to be their voice. We can all do that by carpooling or running cars on alternative fuel. We can also try to lower the levels of greenhouse emissions, lowering carbon footprints, and discontinuing toxins. This can all be done will just a little time and care. I drew four factories with gases polluting the world. For the gases I used puffballs to show its huge impact on the world and its significance. I also drew our Earth melting because of this pollution and gases. Even more I drew how that pollution melts the polar animals’ habitats leaving them no choice. I also used a red, orange and yellow background because those three colors signify heat, and fire. I also used some text to show others exactly what I meant with drawing each picture. 

Karina P.

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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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