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Project Profile

Project Title:
Child Poverty Book-Written and illustarted by children
Initiative:
The value of eliminating poverty
School Name:
Greenfield Elementary
School board / First Nations school jurisdiction:
Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board
Project Theme:
  • Care [poverty]
Grade Level:
6
Subject Areas:
The Arts
City:
Sydney,N.S.
Province/Territory:
Nova Scotia
Community Partners:
To be developed as the project progresses.

Child Poverty Book-Written and illustarted by children

As an Art Educator I believe children's art can be very powerful. A book about poverty from the lived experiences of children written and illustrated by children could be used for both education and advocacy.Taking the raw data and interpreting it into visual art will give the viewer a unique perspective on this issue.There are emotions that can be communicated visually that do not have a written equivalent.

Update (December-27-14)

Media Articles about our Keep the Promise projects:

http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2014-11-16/article-3941753/New-Waterford-students-tackling-child-poverty/1

http://unews.ca/children-put-faces-to-poverty-at-ottawa-summit/#Un

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1254173-new-waterford-kids-target-child-poverty#.VHmriMZAvz8.facebook

http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2014-12-16/article-3978895/Cape-Breton-task-force-to-look-into-child-poverty/1

Update (December-27-14)

Keep the Promise-Nova Scotia team- Adam & Joella

Update (January-09-15)

I wrote this after a trip to Israel-Teaching Children's Rights through Art-now being used by UNICEF in their Global Classroom.

http://www.unicef.ca/en/teachers/article/secondary-resources

Update (October-12-15)

We self published with the help of Imaginaction a book of children's drawings about poverty.You can download it for free:

http://greenfieldkeptthep.wix.com/gf-keep-the-promise