symbols mean everything


the three people that i researched was Vlad from maus the book, Takekuma Takei from they called us enemy, and Chester Nez, one of the 29 original navajo code talkers. for Vlad i put a shield as like many other Holocaust survivors he did not let the Germans and hitler complete one of their goals, to get rid of the Jewish religion, as just like with a shield he defended his religion. for Takekuma Takei i put a circle because he was helping all of the other Japanese americans throughout the time of internment camps during ww2, as he was the person who made the circle to help people that were in the circle but yet the circle is not perfect, because the american government was still able to get through taking away their rights as human beings and the freedom as they locked them up in camps for years. then for Chester Nez i put rain drops that are also lined up with iron bars, the reason i did rain drops is because he was able to use his language to help the country that once tried to get rid of that exact same language, and rain can be good for growing food at farms or gardens but it can also destroy houses, streets, and cars due to floods, just like during the war coded transmissions can be good for some and bad for others. the reason i put iron bars to is to represent that they were all imprisoned at one point in time chesters people native americans were imprisioned by america, takekuma was imprisioned by america, and vlad was imprisioned by germany. in the middle of the shield i put the word hate, h from holocaust, a from vlad, t from takekuma, and e from chester. i put these in for a reason that reason being that all of them experienced hate from a country at a time. everythhing has meaning even if it is just a simple drawing because it could mean more to the person that drew it then you could every imagine.

School: Etude middle school

Teacher: maddi spletter

Grade: 6

Location: sheboygan, wisconsin, United States


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