By: Julissa P.

Lack of education is a very important issue around the world. In Somalia, less than 10% of kids attend primary school. It impacts many children early-on in life, affecting them in their future, and creating a chain reaction. Many kids are in camps learning how to use guns rather than learning to read and write. There are many groups and organizations to help this issue worldwide, for example; Care For Children, Education in Somalia, Pennies for Peace & Sylvan, and they have made progress. Building schools, helping communities, and guiding people towards a better future. Yet, many kids still live without the education they deserve and need. It is important to me because many kids in America, all around my age, don’t appreciate the well education that is provided. They take the education for granite, and don’t realize how lucky they are to get it. Many kids in Somalia, do not know how to read or write, yet they know to manage and handle a gun. Even adults living in Somalia have not learned to read or write, because them too didn’t get education as a kid. Education must come to attention and be taken care of, it plays a very important role in one’s life, and future.

The media I used was colored pencils, marker, and pen. I used the pen to have the writing stand out and be easier to read. The marker divided each of the sections clearly, that way it was more understandable. The color pencils were used to show creativity, and add more emotion and color to the hexagon itself. When using all of these material it tied the whole project together nicely.


Cassidy S.
03/08/2012 10:17am

I like how you divided your hexagon into other shapes! It really shows how all the country's can be so different but fit into one whole shape!

Ms. Weiss
03/12/2012 6:54am

Julissa, I really like how you outlined the figures of the children that are not receiving the education they need. It shows how a lack of education leaves you empty.


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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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