Pollution Before It Stops Us
By: Heather P.
    Air Pollution is a big problem all over the world, from China’s big factories to the United States cutting down trees, and every country contributes in making the
ozone layer smaller and smaller. “Stop Pollution Before It Stops Us,” means stop
pollution before it kills all of us. This issue is very important to me because,
in 2004 I went to China with my parents to adopt my little sister, and when I
was there I experienced how bad the pollution was. The air was so muggy in some places that I could hardly breathe. So I want to try and make a difference to
help the people in China that have to live with that gruesome air everyday. 
    In my artwork, I am showing that there is a huge factory right next to a school. In one of the school’s windows there is a very small flower. The size of the flower shows that there is so much pollution, flowers can’t grow any larger, and there isn’t any other greenery in sight. Also, I drew two girls trying to play soccer, but with the pollution so thick, the two girls can barely see each other. And the pollution is making them cough consistently. If there was not a factory there, the girls would be healthy and happily playing soccer. And with no factory there, trees and plants would grow which would help eliminate carbon dioxide and pollution, and not contribute to the problem like the factory.


Faye B.
03/04/2012 5:08pm

I liked your black clouds in your hexagon. It is very creative! Awesome job!!!

Charlotte M.
03/04/2012 7:14pm

I liked the quote you came up with. It showed the concern is even greater than most would think. I also loved your clouds! They were really different and creative! You did an awesome job!

Ms. Weiss
03/12/2012 7:05am

I like the way every detail showed the effects of pollution- right down to the flower. Good job!

juana s
03/21/2012 8:28am

i really liked how you expressed your feeling and the picture .


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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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