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***plastic, plastic, plastic, chewing gum and their effects on birds ***

 

What is the name of the poet and the quotation at the beginning of the clip?

 

It is a sunny day.

Birds are singing and they are looking after their  babies. Babies are dying. Birds are dying.

We can see seagulls and they are dying because of the plastic bottles, plastic lids (couvercles) etc...

They are dying because they are eating plastic. They are hungry and they think that plastic is like food . Plastic kills all the birds. 

WE should not throw plastic away!

WE should not use plastic !

 

 

 

 

 

*** The Hero *** To this Day Project *** bullying ***

Look at Sarah !

http://www.theherocc.com/videos/

 

 

http://tothisdayproject.com/listen

Native Americans : respect and tolerance and citizenship

 

 

https://learningapps.org/view5385349

Portrait of White Cloud 

 WHITE CLOUD IS A NATIVE AMERICAN.

HE IS A YOUNG MAN.

HE IS rather GOOD-LOOKING.

HE IS WEARING  A HEADBAND,  A NECKLACE AND FEATHERS.

WHITE CLOUD IS THE CHIEF OF THE IOWA TRIBE . George Catlin is a specialist of Native American painting.

 

Looking for Eric by Ken Loach -under construction-Collège et cinéma

 

 

1)Underline 5  similarities between Ken Loach’s life and work  and Gustave Courbet’ s life and work.

2)Choose 5 sentences or more and ask as many questions as you can.

http://lewebpedagogique.com/inthehudson7/2011/09/18/details-in-gustave-courbets-paintings-courtesy-of-the-musee-de-courbet-in-ornans/

http://lewebpedagogique.com/inthehudson7/2012/01/11/musee-courbet-third-presentation-under-construction/

Gustave Courbet was born in  La  Vallée de la Loue (Loue Valley) in Franche-Comté on June 10th 1819 .He studied in Besançon and Paris. His family wanted him to study law but he preferred drawing and painting. He spent a lot of his time in museums copying a huge amount of paintings and eventually stopped studying law. He was politically involved in La Commune and was attributed the destruction of La Colonne Vandôme.

He liked saying “Courbet sans les courbettes”.It means that he was a very straightforward person with a lot of  personality- at times, too much!He wrote many interesting pamphlets and letters to explain his viewpoints  about painting. He didn’t want to work for the Académie des Beaux-Arts and refused any type of promotion linked to the government because he wanted to be a free “thinker”.

He had a son who  died when he was 25 years old .

He was condemned by the French government and put in prison.  He died in exile in Switzerland on December 31st 1877. The debate about his responsibility or the absence of responsibility in the destruction of the Column is  still going on.

His painting has the realism of every day life:

-people  at work

-people coming back from a burial

-ordinary people  at a burial

-hunting scenes with realistic details

-ordinary people by the riverside

-nudes  with realistic details

-portraits and landscapes of his region

The common key-word and denominator between the two  people is  r e a l i s m .

 

Ken Loach was born on June 17th 1936. He started studying law  and eventually became a comedian. He is interested in shooting films and documentaries about  daily life.He becomes  the reference for “docudrama”, a mixture of fiction and documentaries.

He wants to show the difficulties of people in today’s world. The words  which best sum up his work are= dark and gloomy, depressive  and depressed, depression,  gloominess and darkness.

He usually resorts to ordinary people rather than real actors.

He likes shooting films about the working-classes.
  Kes (1969)  is a film about a young boy who trains a kestrel in an ordinary working-class family with very ordinary people.

 

-cinema as a tool for understanding our world

-cinema should inform, educate and high light our human condition

-cinema should stress important elements in people’s daily life=

their problems in their jobs and their family relationships.

-cinema should serve politics, ethics and economy more than entertainment.

– “Humour is essential to our humanity”. “It is a question of  survival.”

– Football is part and parcel of social life in working class families

Regions shot by the artist:

 Sheffield, Manchester-Liverpool , Glasgow.

http://www.visitengland.fr/destinations/find/yorkshire/dg.aspx

 

 

The History of English language

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/english-language/the-history-english-ten-minutes?track=5afc0d1597  

Right now around 1.5 billion people now speak English. Of these about a quarter are native
speakers, a quarter speak it as their second language, and half are able to ask for directions
to a swimming pool.
Modern hybrids of English have really caught on. There’s Hinglish – which is Hindi-English,
Chinglish – which is Chinese-English and Singlish – which is Singaporean English – and not
that bit when they speak in musicals.
So in conclusion, the language has got so little to do with England these days it may well be
time to stop calling it ‘English’. But if someone does think up a new name for it, it should
probably be in Chinese.

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