I used pictures from the web because it would give me an accurate portrayal of what is going on in the world about hunger and poverty. I chose this media because my topic was interesting enough to find a lot of high quality pictures. I also chose this topic because I can relate to it. I  know some people who do not have a lot of money. I thought that since I know this I was able to create a good project based on facts I know from my own experience. 

Lack of money is directly related to hunger and poverty; if you do not have a lot of money you are not able to afford to buy food to support your family. There are charities around the world that are helping this cause; one of these charities is UNICEF. 

This is important to me because right now we are in a tough economy. I know people specifically that are having these troubles. I want to help out these people because while every person is equal, not everyone has the same standard of living. We have to work on this so the world can be poverty free, or at least there will be a decreased number of people affected. 

I specifically took pictures about these two topics and I input these pictures on my hexagon. One of these pictures was a picture of a $100 dollar bill. This symbolizes money something not all people have, which is money. I also took a picture about the 2011 hunger map. This map shows where in the world there is the most people that can not afford to buy food, which leaves them with having basically nothing to eat. I also put a picture of a little baby who is suffering from malnutrition. He is very skinny, he is so skinny that you are able to see his rib cage. The headline of the article I used is 20,000 die each day. This symbolizes that there are a lot of people out in the world who are dying because of hunger. I also put a picture of some healthy veggies. This symbolizes food which is something not everybody has.


Zhenlie S.
03/02/2012 9:19am

I like the media you used for your hexagon. It is colorful, creative, and the pictures are really impressive~~ ^w^

Ms. Weiss
03/12/2012 8:55am

The personal connection you added in your explanation is a great addition. It really shows how people are personally affected by this issue.


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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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