Mitchell Murglin

The Economy

The name of my picture is The Economy.The media is used to create this drawing was colored pencils and my pencil. The economy is an issue for the U.S. as is the national debt. Our debt is trillions of dollars. Our countries credit rating went down from AAA to AA+ which increases interest. This is very bad we owe countries tons of money which increase taxes more which me people spend less money which make the economy worse. Its a never ending cycle of making our country worse. My hexagon is important to me because the economy/national debt decides my future. If the debt increases the taxes will go up which means I will have less money to spend. Also our credit rating might get demoted even more so if I want to get a loan from the bank to buy a house it will cost even more money. To symbolize the economy/national I drew a picture of the national debt clock and wall st. The debt clock obviously symbolizes the rising debt. I mean it increase by 3.99 billion dollars a day, REALLY? The wall st. building in New York City symbolizes where all the stocks are exchange because it can help or hurt my country. I shaded the wall st. building to make it look realistic. I added the quote to make the message of the hexagon stronger by telling a crazy fact.


03/05/2012 9:06am

I think this issue is important and it should be fixed.

Mrs. Cook
03/12/2012 12:44pm

Great choice of the color red for being in the red with our economy! Also it is a color that shouts alarm!!! You did a great job showing how much each family should pay to solve the crisis too!!


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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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