Andrew Ruboyianes

My hexagon is of an American soldier who was killed in the war in Afghanistan. I chose this media to illustrate the idea because there is a lot of soldiers and other people dying in Afghanistan. The war on Afghanistan has impacted a lot of people; For example, since 2001 1,496 soldiers have been killed in action, and 15,415 have been wounded in action. This shows how the war has impacted families and friends of fallen soldiers, and not just the soldiers alone. This also has had a impact on the US financially; $3.2-4trillion has been spent on the war on Afghanistan. Also thousands of innocent people have been killed because of the terrorism in Afghanistan. About 3,000 people were killed by terrorists on September 11, 2001.

Things are being done to try to end the war. For example, on January 26, 2010, at the International conference on Afghanistan in London, which brought together some 70 countries and organizations, Afghan president Hamid Karzai told world leaders that he intended to reach out to the top echelons of the Taliban with a peace initiative. Another thing being done to end the war is by Obama, he said 23,000 troops will leave the country by the summer of 2012. A big turn in the war was on May 1, 2011 when al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was killed by Seal Team 6.

What I did in my hexagon to symbolize the issue was a soldiers helmet on top of his gun and also his boots aside. It symbolizes that a soldier was killed in action which represents the big issue of soldiers dying on Afghanistan. I used color pencils to illustrate my hexagon because I think they are easier to use and i had some detail that i wouldn’t have been able to draw with markers.


Isaac G
03/02/2012 9:37am

I like how you made the soldier look alone

Grant p
03/02/2012 9:56am

I liked how you drew this

03/02/2012 10:22am

I think you chose good colors

Ms. Weiss
03/12/2012 8:07am

The simplicity of your artwork made it more impressive, and created a very lonely feeling which is perfect for your issue. Excellent job!

03/12/2012 11:33am

this is really good! i like the colors!

Thomas ladd
03/19/2012 4:36pm

Very nice colors and the solider looks cool


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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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