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In the dreamtime!

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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.
  • and greener grass
  • and spring
  • trapped in a net
  • wave
  • blue waters
  • are calling
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.
  • ancestor spirits who came in human form.
  • all the elements on earth and in the sky.
  • elements of the landscape too.
  • ancestor spirits have decided to remain are sacred.
  • a connection between the past and the present.
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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  • Add dots to the outside edge of your animal.
  • Put white dots on the lines.
  • Select the Australian animal you want to represent.
  • Trace around the outside edge of your animal.
  • Make all the dots touching in your painting.
  • Invent a story for your animal.
  • Divide the paper in different sections.
  • Colour your animal and your symbols.
  • Fill in your animal with different shapes.
  • Pick out a symbol for each different section.









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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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