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Thématique Tle: "Voyages, territoires, frontières"

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Travel is a State of Mind. Travelling is like breathing: we start when we’re born and never stop.

Travel is a State of Mind

Growing up, we come to realise the uniqueness of each and every journey: from holidays to study periods abroad to incredible time-travel adventures without leaving the comfort of our living rooms. We don’t need much to become expert travellers: some imagination (easy to find!) , a book to leaf through, some time to devote to our exploration… and we’re off! Curiosity is the main ingredient: it keeps us glued to the pages of a story, wondering what will happen next, or urges us to put on a pair of shoes to find out what lies at the end of our road. Explorations, big and small, have no rules: the desire to travel within and outside ourselves is something we build over time. Known as wanderlust, it feeds on the experiences of the authors whose And let’s not forget all those pirates who embarked on perilous journeys in search of fabulous treasures (Treasure Island) and the mysterious, astonishing worlds of Jules Verne.

Séquence Moon Palace – An American Mythology – Site pédagogique Anglais. Cécile Sempéré-Brun, du lycée Raynouard de Brignoles, propose une séquence intitulée “An American Mythology” s’appuyant notamment sur l’œuvre intégrale présente au programme limitatif de LLCER Anglais en classe de Terminale : Moon Palace, de Paul Auster. Suite à l’additif de l’Inspection Générale au 25 août 2020, ramenant les objectifs pour 2020-2021 à une œuvre littéraire au lieu de deux et une œuvre filmique, il n’est pas nécessaire que les élèves lisent Moon Palace pour mettre en place cette séquence.

Pour aborder ce roman très riche, le parti a été pris d’entrer dans la dimension mythologique de Moon Palace à travers la Thématique 3 – Voyages, Territoires, Frontières Axes 2 Ancrage et héritage et 1 Exploration et aventure. En filigrane, la Thématique 2, Expression et construction de soi est également traitée (Représentation de soi et Expression des émotions). Mme Sempéré-Brun propose également un sujet de synthèse associé à la séquence. From the Mayflower to the Moon (and Back Again) - Omnibus 2 - BBC Sounds. Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift) — Anglais. Colour print from an 1860s edition of Gulliver's Travels As given in the original edition.

Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift) — Anglais

The author of these Travels, Mr. Lemuel Gulliver, is my ancient and intimate friend; there is likewise some relation between us on the mother’s side. About three years ago, Mr. Gulliver growing weary of the concourse of curious people coming to him at his house in Redriff, made a small purchase of land, with a convenient house, near Newark, in Nottinghamshire, his native country; where he now lives retired, yet in good esteem among his neighbours.

Although Mr. Before he quitted Redriff, he left the following papers in my hands, with the liberty to dispose of them as I should think fit. My father had a small estate in Nottinghamshire: I was the third of five sons. Soon after my return from Leyden, I was recommended by my good master, Mr. The last of these voyages not proving very fortunate, I grew weary of the sea, and intended to stay at home with my wife and family. Becoming America (NPR podcast 2020) American Icons: The Migration Series, by Jacob Lawrence. From 1910 to 1970, 6.6 million African Americans migrated from the rural South—a dramatic movement that would permanently change the social, political, and cultural fabric of our nation.

American Icons: The Migration Series, by Jacob Lawrence.

In 1941, Jacob Lawrence’s iconic series The Migration of the Negro (now generally referred to as The Great Migration) rocked the art world with its depictions of an active moment very much under way—over the course of 60 panels, the hardships of the South, the disappointments of the North, and the first steps of the civil rights movement are masterfully displayed. Lawrence is literally and figuratively looking at the big picture—his African American figures are often painted dark brown or black, without faces. The whites are often equally anonymous. It’s a leaderless mass movement brilliantly depicted in strong earth tones, sharp angles, and artful compositions.

American Icons is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. BBC World Service - The Why Factor, The Refugee Journey. BBC World Service - The Why Factor, Why do we travel?