My group focused on the overarching theme of education. Each of us chose a sub category all relating to each other somehow. The topics included the education system as a whole, multicultural education, women in STEM and college accessibility and affordability. Throughout our zine, we kept the constant theme of the character Curious George to convey the message of our childhood. Once you read the short insert of the character before each subtopic, you see that the light, fun loving character’s story was twisted to show how the education system is not where it should be. In all of our persuasive essays, we continued to fight for a change in the system and move towards greater advancements so that no one is left out feeling unjust. The topic was the first thought that came to my mind so there was no struggle when deciding. While writing the essay, at first I had no idea how I would choose 3 topics and next thing I know, I had to cut out more then I wrote! I ended up being so passionate while writing and I surely could write even more now.
The research I conducted prior to writing my essay was so informative that when I found new information I was shocked! All of the articles I found I incorporated somehow because it gave me insight deeper than the baseline of what I already knew.
“Teachers in early childhood environments need more robust training and professional development to effectively engage young children in developmentally appropriate STEM learning” (McClure).
“Having women STEM mentors and role-models who are also prominent in the media give young girls figure to look up tp and careers to aspire to so they do not short charge themselves with short-term views” (Hughes).
After the cv zine fest
I am probably most proud of how well my group knew our topic and was able to hold long conversations with anyone about either one of the sub topics. We were able to show and present our knowledge that impressed anyone who came up to our booth. Within the event itself, I am very proud of how well we decorated our table! It looked like a professional long time zine artist was presenting and was honestly better than some!