Anna D.

The world-wide significance of rain forests being destroyed is that it is ruining the environment. The more trees we cut down, the more species we are killing. There are thousands of plants and animals that we never discovered because they became extinct. If we hadn’t destroyed their habitat we could have not only discovered them, but learned so much about them.

This is important to me because I really enjoy being outside, but much of it is being destroyed. Also, I really like animals, but their homes and habitats are disappearing. One thing being done to stop the destruction of rainforests is that forest preserves are being established. In these areas the trees and other species are protected.

The media I used to create my hexagon was markers, pencils, colored pencils, and tissue paper. I used marker for the letters and tree trunk. I used red, orange, and yellow marker for the flames of the trees being burnt down. I used the pencil to make it look like there was smoke coming off of my hexagon. The colored pencils were used for the trees being cut down in the background. For the one tree that was still alive in my picture, I crumpled green tissue paper and glued it on to the tree to make it look leafy and bright.  To symbolize the issue I drew many trees being burned and cut down with only one left standing. This represented that the majority of rainforests are being destroyed.


Julia M.
03/01/2012 8:49am

I like how you made the tree seem more realistic by adding tissue paper as the leaves. It looks really cool!

Sakina D
03/04/2012 7:31pm

I like the way you made your hexagon colorful because it makes it stick out. Nice Job!

Lauren A.
03/06/2012 7:26pm

I liked how you used tissue paper on the tree's leaves. It really made it pop! Great job!

Ms. Weiss
03/12/2012 12:08pm

Great way to draw attention to this issue! The 3D effect is wonderful!

Zack D
03/12/2012 12:13pm

I really liked how you could use the contrast of colors using the fire and rainforest trees. It really shows how bad the conflict is. Great 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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