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Meghan S.
Is It Worth It?

The topic I chose to for my project is starvation. This is a major issue in our world today and I believe it should be taken care of. In my hexagon, I tried to display how hunger is affecting many people. If we can just simplify our lives, we may save others.

The media I used in my project are rice, printed pictures, and colored paper. I used rice in my hexagon because it symbolized how one tiny thing can save a life. Rice is an example of a food that a child could eat and save them from starvation. Our world has started to recognize starvation, but that does not mean it has stopped. There are organizations out there like Feed My Starving Children and Kids Against Hunger. They are helping and making many kids happy but there are also less fortunate ones. We need to help these people like we help others. It is important to me because I believe that no one should suffer, especially when they didn’t do anything wrong.

My hexagon has many objects that represent something. I divided my piece of art into two separate sides. The dark side has black and white pictures on it showing how little these helpless people have. All of the pictures I put on this side have straight edges representing how clear and straightforward this problem is ; we need to end hunger.
On the other side of the hexagon, I used rainbow paper as my background representing how this problem is being solved. Rainbows normally symbolize happiness and if we ended hunger, everyone would be happy. The pictures I used are in color showing how bright our world would be if everyone were healthy and happy. I cut the pictures so they have rounded edges. This symbolizes how we are all connected and should come together as a whole to end this concern. I put the logos of the organizations helping on this side too. They are overlapping the “dark” side showing that we can overcome this horrible issue. So now think, is it worth it to make a difference?


 


Aileen
10/10/2012 2:36pm

Great job! I like the quotes you used! It really paints a picture in my mind about child hunger! GREAT JOBBBB!

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Sarah G
02/27/2013 8:41am

I like how you used a collage to represent your topic. I also like your use of the quotes. It really made me think about how fortunate we are to not be starving. Good job!

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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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