Charlotte M.         

Even though racism and sexism may seem like a thing of the past to some, to me it is very much still alive.  Everyday I hear comments about these topics and it makes me think about how such a little comment to one person may mean the world to another.  Some of these comments can hurt many people, and we only say them because we compare others and their differences to ourselves rather than our similarities.  We must all learn to accept other for their differences and our similarities.  If we do, we can eventually all come together to help solve larger world problems as a whole and show a more positive outcome in other great achievements.

In my artwork I drew a picture of Pangea.  Pangea is a prehistoric landmass that existed millions of years ago.  However, now it is a symbol of unity and being a whole and that in one way or another, we are all connected.  I used colored and regular number two pencils, black sharpie markers, and white poster paint markers in my artwork to help portray this.


Heather P.
03/04/2012 4:23pm

I really like how you put words like equel and united on the edge. Nice job!

Ms. Weiss
03/12/2012 12:26pm

This is beautifully drawn, and sends a very important message. I am glad you included it in your hexagon book as well!

Jack Schoen
03/12/2012 3:58pm

This is a great drawing. I like how you chose Pangea to represent this.


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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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