I chose the issue of terrorism because it impacts people and places all around the world and needs to be stopped. The Middle East is a main location that is affected by terrorism. However, the U.S was attacked on September 11th, 2001. The Twin towers got hit by terrorists in airplanes. This tragic day will never be forgotten. I decorated my hexagon to show not the negative but the positive side. In the background I used red glitter and sliver tin foil for the American flag covering the back. I chose these because I knew it would stand out. Then I added the date of the twin tower destruction, 9/11/01. To show positivity in my project I added the words, HOPE, STRENGTH, DREAM, and COURAGE.  These words are powerful and meaningful to the affects of 9/11 and the issue. 

There are many organizations to stop terrorism. Since terrorism is such big issue and takes over most of the globe it’s hard to stop completely. It is important to me that terrorism is stopped because it puts many people in danger. 9/11 created death situation around the world.
The subject of my hexagon is September 11th 2001. So on my hexagon I put the date and an American flag in the background.


03/02/2012 9:04am

i like the media you used and it looks pretty

Hannah M.
03/03/2012 7:09pm

I liked how you used glitter and tin foil in your flag. I thought that it was very creative to use these medias. I also liked how you showed some positivity in this issue displaying that there can be a good part of something bad.

Ms. Weiss
03/12/2012 9:00am

When I think of 9/11, a positive image does not come to mind. You changed that for me with your hexagon. Thank you! Great work!


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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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