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Hate Tears Us Apart

by: Claudia Ramirez, Stamford, Connecticut

Hatred is like a freight train; it obliterates anything in its path.

quote by: Luca B., 8th Grade, Sarasota Middle School, Sarasota, Florida
Teacher: Doug Abel

Artist Statement

I wanted to create a piece that was type and concept-driven because I enjoy the aesthetic beauty of words and letter forms. My work uses bright colors and bold typography to convey a heartfelt message. I believe that hate is fueled by our own thoughts, beliefs and actions. It’s really up to us to eradicate it. I express that idea by using words of hate in the background. I also wanted to consider the environment in which the piece would be displayed, so I experimented with optical illusion.

Lesson Plan Connection

Anne Frank (1 Class Period)
Textbook Connection: Springboard & Collections 8th Grade
Standards: LAFS RL.1.2, LAFS RL.2.5, LAFS W.1.3, LAFS W.2.4, LAFS SL 1.1, LAFS SL 1.2, LAFS L 1.1, LAFS L 1.2
This lesson includes references to The Diary of Anne Frank and her documented struggle for survival. It includes topics and themes such as acceptance of religious differences and how to understand and learn from our pasts.
Lesson Plan  |  Flipchart   PowerPoint

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