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In the dreamtime!

Mission 2

In the dreamtime!

Did you know?

1. Where is the British Museum?
2. What can you find in the Aboriginal collections of the British Museum?  
3. Why do some people think these collections should go back to the Aborigines?
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A mysterious art form

Answer these questions about the two artworks.
Graphique lié à l'exercice 1
Graphique lié à l'exercice 2

a) What are these artworks? (Drawings. / Paintings. / Computer art.) 
b) What tool was used? (Large brushstrokes. / A sponge. / Dot-making tools.) 
c) What is the central theme of these creations? (People. / The natural world. / Cities.)
d) They look (realistic. / abstract.)
e) In these artworks, there is no (perspective. / movement. / story.)

Choose the three words that best explain what the shapes and colours from the paintings could represent.

Describe the paintings using comparatives.
a) The colours are more vivid in the first picture .
b) The shapes are .
c) The lines .

These six titles have been mixed up. Find the right pairs and discover three titles for each of the two paintings.
    Green river
    Red earth and
    There spirits
    Giant snake
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    An original technique

    Fill in this chart to gather basic information about the text.

    The Dreamtime or Dreaming

    In most stories of the Dreaming, the Ancestor Spirits came to the earth in human form and as they moved through the land, they created the animals, plants, rocks and other forms of the land that we know today.

    Once the ancestor spirits had created the world, they changed into trees, stars, rocks, watering holes, etc. These are the sacred places of Aboriginal culture and they have special properties. Because the ancestors did not disappear at the end of the Dreaming, but remained in these sacred sites, the Dreaming is never-ending, linking the past and the present, the people and the land.

    Who Where When What

    Match the two parts of the sentences to discover everything about the creation of the world according to the Dreaming.
      The world was created by
      The ancestor spirits created
      When they had finished inventing the world, they transformed into
      Because the ancestor spirits have stayed on earth, there is
      The places where the

      Look at the clip. Put the different steps of the dot-painting lesson back into the right order.
      Mrs. Jessi Teaches Art/Youtube/DR
      Mrs. Jessi Teaches Art/Youtube/DR
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        Words in -or /e/


        Listen: My ancestors were creators.

        Réfléchis : Où sont situées les lettres -or au sein des mots ? Entend-on ce que l’on voit ?


        Répète : My professor’s ancestors were warriors!
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        Discover Aboriginal symbols

        Match each picture with the right preposition. Then, note the one that corresponds to the point of view of the symbols.
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        The point of view of the symbols: 

        Tick all the words that describe the Aboriginal way of life.

        Write a sentence with at least two of those words.

        Choose five aboriginal symbols and write a short story combining these symbols.

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        Observe : Use darker colours. Be more creative!

        Réfléchis : Que signifient le suffixe -er et le mot more ?
        Combien de syllabes y a-t-il dans dark ? Et dans creative ?

        Conclus : Adjectifs : ajout du suffixe . Adjectifs : ajout de .
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        Mission 2

        Your painting is going to...

        You must...

        Choose your level:

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