The media that I used for this project is color pencils. I chose this media because of the word “color” in the word “color pencils”. I truly hope that our earth would be always colorful like the word “color pencils”. So I used the color pencils and drew a picture of our Earth coughing through the unclean air. Then I drew another picture of a garbage container filled with all sorts of garbage that humans made.  Also I drew a picture of a lake, with died fish bodies.  And then, I drew another picture of different pipes with polluted air rising up. The air around there is unclean that made the environment even harsher. I drew all that because I think pollution is a serious problem in our society. As a result, around 56,000,000 people died every year because of pollution. Remember, we have only ONE earth to protect! Earth is our home place, it is where we live for thousands and thousands and thousands of years! We should be taking care of it. Not destroy!


Karina P.
03/02/2012 10:00am

I really like your hexagon. I also like how you said that our world should be colorful. I like the drawing of the world coughing. Great job. :)

Christina McCune
03/02/2012 10:02am

really good :)

Mrs. Johansson
03/07/2012 8:01am

I agree with you. Our Earth is a precious thing. It is where our ancestors have lived and where future generations hopefully will also. The message you send in your artwork is both meaningful and strong. Great job!!!!!!!

Ms. Weiss
03/12/2012 7:58am

You did a great job showing our Earth as a living thing that needs to be treated properly. Nice 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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