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Old people are rich :
they have silver in their hair,
gold in their teeth,
stones in their kidneys,
steel in their knees,

lead in their feet,
iron in their knuckles,
sugar in their blood,
and gas in their stomach.

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Mohammed Al Fayed sells Harrods store to Qatar Holdings
"The store has over one million square feet (90,000 sq m)
of selling space and 330 departments.
The Harrods motto is Omnia Omnibus Ubique
- All Things for All People, Everywhere.
It was established in 1849.
15 million people shop there each year."

+ History of Harrods department store
(BBC)

Harrods - Visit the store
(harrods.com)

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Group Games
"This website is a growing database of over 40 of the best FREE 
group games
icebreakers, and team building activities,
useful for ALL ages and for a wide variety of settings..."

(group-games.com)

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How oil spills endanger sea life
- an infographic

(en.rian.ru)

Link recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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Commercials in the EFL Classroom
- with "a short, snappy description on how you might use
the commercial in your classroom." 

+ a document : ANALYZING  TV COMMERCIALS
(ddeubel.edublogs.org)

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Survival of the Tattooed and Pierced?
"Body art may be evidence of high-quality genes in men...
The im pulse to get inked may be a risk-taking behavior inherited from
ancestors who were strong enough to endure injuries and survive."

(scientificamerican.com)

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31 Unbelievable High School Mascots 
(mentalfloss.com)

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Food, inc.
Watch the trailer with French subtitles.
(allocine.fr)


Food, Inc.
 
"is a 2009 American documentary film directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner. The film examines corporate farming in the
  United States, concluding that the meat and vegetables produced
by agribusiness have many hidden costs and are unhealthy
and environmentally-harmful."

(Wikipedia)

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What is a stereotype and which do you know?
- a webquest
(webs.schule.at)

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Common stereotypes
(nw.schule.de)

"Heaven is where
the police are British,
the cooks French,
the mechanics German,
the lovers Italian,
and it is all organised
by the Swiss ...


Hell is where
the police are German,
the cooks British,
the mechanics French,
the lovers Swiss,
and it is all organised
by the Italians ! ..."

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Europeans
(lettres.lecolededesign.com)

 

The European Nature
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Council employs bouncer to protect library staff
"A council spent nearly £1,000 on a bouncer to protect staff
at a library from ''unruly'' school children...
The library in King's Lynn was plagued by children
''running about screaming and shouting''...
The children terrorised and tormented two female librarians...
A council spokesman said the guard wore a white shirt,
black trousers, black jacket and fluorescent armband. "

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Preventing terrorism in the US - a cartoon
(cagle.com)


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ORGAN DONATION

I'm here - a film by Spike Jonze
A robot love story
- with French subtitles
(imheremovie.com)

also added here :
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IN DEEP WATER: CAN WE AFFORD TO SPILL ANY OIL?
- Infographic from Information is Beautiful.

(informationisbeautiful.net)
Link recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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BIRD BATHS: CLEANING UP WILDLIFE AFTER OIL SPILLS
- a lesson plan
"In this lesson, students will explore the causes and effects of events
such as oil spills and contaminations. They will then experience first-hand
the feel of oil spills, determine an environmental problem that affects their community, and develop an "action plan" to minimize the risk to one form of
wildlife. Finally, they will examine ways in which public and private
organizations partner to keep the environment, and its wildlife, healthy."

(nationalgeographic.com)
Link recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.



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Human bones used to make art
"Francois Robert has created a series of powerful artworks made
out of real human bones to remind people about the consequences of violence.
Human skeleton is a strong visual symbol that represents what is left after life
has ended, after the flesh and mind cease to function." 
(toxel.com)
"He calls the resulting images "Stop the Violence"."
(observatory.designobserver.com) 

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Weather forecast
in many cities

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United Kingdom general election, 2010
(Wikipedia)

 

News coverage
(Wikipedia)

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How did Henry VIII get up in the morning?
- a lesson plan
"This resource was produced using documents from the collections of The National
Archives. It can be freely modified and reproduced for use in the classroom only."

(nationalarchives.gov.uk)

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General Elections
"A UK Parliament has a maximum duration of five years.
At the end of the five year or before, a general election must take place
so new members of parliament can be elected by the people."

- What is a General Election?
- How often do General Elections take place?
- When was the last General Election?
- Who can become an MP?
- How does an MP get a seat in Parliament?
- Did you know? (in the USA)

(woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk)

General election
"One Member of Parliament (MP) is elected from each of the UK's
parliamentary constituencies. There will be 650 of these in the next election."

+ Guide to Elections And Voting
(CBBC)

General elections
Timing / Post-election / Previous results
(Wikipedia)

GB v USA general elections
(historylearningsite.co.uk)

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Baboons a 2010 Soccer World Cup Problem
- a lesson plan
"Authorities in South Africa are trying to overcome a potential problem
in the run-up to the 2010 World Cup Finals - baboon-jacking." 

WARM-UPS :
THE WORLD CUP / WORLD CUP PROBLEMS / SOCCER /
FOOTBALL / BABOON
(breakingnewsenglish.com)


Increasingly aggressive troupes of monkeys rob drivers
in Simon's Town as FIFA World Cup Finals approach

(dailytelegraph.com.au)

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"GREASE" - Stage Notes
(campbroadway.com)



"GREASE" Study Guide
Music Discussion Points / Dance Discussion Points /
Slang Discussion Points / World Affairs Discussion Points /
High School Discussion Points

(fultontheatre.org)

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TERRORISM

Interactive Timeline: Terrorism since 9/11
FBI's top terrorism cases since Sept. 11, 2001
"The bulk of the top terrorism cases that the FBI has pursued since Sept. 11, 2001 have been linked to Muslim extremists, but not all. Prosecutions have also been brought against neo-Nazis, environmentalists and others."

(latimes.com)

Overview of Terrorism
Definition of terrorism :
1. The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce esp. 
for political or religious purposes. 
2. The state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or 
terrorization.
+ Causes + Effects...

(hci.edu.sg)

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The Great Irish Famine - An Epic of Death and Immigration
(squidoo.com)

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The Scarlet Letter - Literature and Film
"This project pairs a classic of American Literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne's
  The Scarlet Letter (1850), with its 1934 translation into film in order to look,
first, at the values in Hawthorne's original story, and second,
at the film version of this story as a product of the particular age
in which it was made." 
(webster.edu)

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How Americans see Europe
(infographicworld.com)

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Briton 'terrified' of meeting family of US girl
he met 17 hours before Las Vegas wedding

"A British man has married a woman he met in a Las Vegas bar
just 17 hours after he first spilled a drink over her...
He said: "I've won the best girl in the world. I'm the luckiest man alive."
She said : "I feel like I am living in a fairytale. "

(telegraph.co.uk)


Surrey, UK

Minnesota, USA

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A Swashbuckling World Record Attempt
"The date: Sunday 3rd May, the place: Brixham Harbour in Devon.
And the event? An attempt to beat the current World Record
for the biggest number of pirates gathering in one place...
To be counted for the record, every pirate had to wear a pirate hat or bandana,
eye patch, sword, pirate shirt or blouse, waistcoat, pirate trousers (no jeans),
skirt or dress. Pirates also had to stay within Brixham harbour
for at least 15 minutes...
There were pirates singing sea shanties, juggling pirates,
sword fighting pirates and pirates on stilts."

(egl-magazine.co.uk)

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Star Wars fans celebrate unofficial holiday, 'May the Fourth Be With You'
(nydailynews.com)

Star Wars Day - May 4
"This day is considered an unoffical holiday by Star Wars fans
to celebrate Star Wars culture and remember the films.
May 4 is called Star Wars Day (also sometimes known as Luke Skywalker Day) because of a pun on the similarity between "May the 4th be with you" and
"May the Force be with you", a phrase often spoken in the Star Wars movies...
The Los Angeles City Council declared May 25, 2007 as Star Wars Day,
in honor of the May 25, 1977 release date of the first Star Wars movie."

(Wikipedia)


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BP pins Gulf of Mexico oil clear-up hopes on funnel
- with VIDEOS

(BBC)


HOW THE OIL FUNNEL WORKS

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Obama: BP must pay for oil spill clean-up
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS :
OIL SPILLS / OIL SPILL DAMAGE / OIL /
WHO’S RESPONSIBLE? / RESPONSIBLE

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

See Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

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The best arrest ever, starring Spider-man, Jedi and the Flash
"IT SOUNDS like a crazy comic book splot: Spider-man foils a robbery
as Jedi knights block the would-be thief's escape and the Flash watches on.
This was just what happened on Saturday morning when a business owner
dressed as Spider-man stopped a man from stealing a comic book worth $160...
International Free Comic Day is held around the world
on the first Saturday of May.
In Adelaide, two businesses, the Adelaide Comic Centre and Pulp Fiction Comics, encouraged customers to dress as comic heroes
and handed out free comics to mark the occasion. "

(couriermail.com.au)



Spider-Man foils comic book thief in Australia
"A comic book shop owner in Australia became a real-life superhero
when he caught a robber red-handed."

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A-Z Interviews
(BBC)

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We must be close to civilization... This is oil.
(cagle.com)

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My trip to Scotland
"Voici le carnet de bord que nous avons fait pour notre voyage en Ecosse
avec nos sections européennes 4èmes 3èmes.
Nous avons pris le parti d'offrir aux élèves avant tout un carnet de souvenirs." 

(Sandrine Malick - Ac. Versailles)

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The Cherokee Trail of Tears (1838-1839)
"The Cherokee Nation was present in the United States for hundreds of years
prior to the arrival of Europeans in the fifteenth century. Residing in the
southeastern part of the United States, the Cherokee culture
was highly developed and peaceful."

- with in-depth/informative links
(usa-people-search.com)

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Pete Seeger - All Mixed Up
+ the LYRICS
"You know this language that we speak
Is part German, part Latin, and part Greek
With some Celtic and Arabic all in the heap..."

(YouTube)

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Pocket Money
"A beautifully shot film accompanied by a simple, poignant poem read
by two children to highlight the stark contrast between youngsters
who have and youngsters who have not."

(YouTube)

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Test d'entrée en Seconde européenne
Compréhension écrite
(anglonautes.com)

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Livre interactif sur la description physique
(cheveux, visage, taille, corpulence)
Created by Laurence HAQUET (Ac. Rouen)

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POLITICS

UK General Election Webquest
Level B1
Created by Fiona Davison (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

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2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Latest news, photos, videos from the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling disaster

What's going on beneath the sea?
A graphic explanation of the fight to shut off the oil leak

(nola.com)

Site recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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Radiohead - All I Need (Official MTV Video)
"MTV and Radiohead have teamed to address the exploitation
and slavery of children around the world
."

(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
"I am a moth who just wants to share your light
I'm just an insect trying to get out of the night"

(sing365.com)

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On Green Roofs and Brown Roofs
(livingroofs.org)



Green roofs
"Growing plants on roofs seem an obvious idea in our concrete and asphalt world.  Thebenefits are endless – here are just a few..."

(iberianature.com)



Sites recommended by Marielle Bianchi (Ac. Toulouse)

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POLITICS

TOP-RATED POSTERS
(mydavidcameron.com)

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BLACK MUSIC
Des chaînes de fer aux chaînes en or (1/2)
"Comment la musique noire a rythmé le combat pour l'émancipation des Afro-Américains sur près de deux siècles. Un maelström de sons et d'images."
(plus7.arte.tv)

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Graphic: Floating Booms
(latimes.com)

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Fiche pour la correction et l'évaluation de la prise de parole en continu
enregistrée sur les baladeurs par les élèves


(Ac. Martinique)

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Green wall
= "a wall, either free-standing or part of a building, that is partially
or completely covered with vegetation and,
in some cases, soil or an inorganic growing medium..." 

(Wikipedia)

 

Vertical and verdant, living wall systems sprout
on two buildings, in Paris and Vancouver
 
"In addition to the obvious aesthetic appeal, their designers say these vegetated walls offer many of the same advantages of green roofs, including purifying the
air and reducing ambient temperatures. Like their horizontal counterparts,
vertical gardens can also provide thermal insulation, acoustical control,
and a habitat for insects and small animals..."

(archrecord.construction.com)

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Love Actually Capture (Total Agony)
with Liam Neeson
+ the SCRIPT
(YouTube)

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LITTLE GENTLEMAN IN BLACK VELVET
"It was in Hampton Court Park, on the north side of the River by Raven's Eyott,
that King William III's horse (Sorrel) stumbled over a mole hill and threw
the unfortunate and unpopular Monarch to his death in 1702. Thereafter, the
Jacobites - supporters of James II, who was deposed by William III
- would toast the health of 'the little gentleman in black velvet'."

(the-river-thames.co.uk)

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Dog barking
(armidale.nsw.gov.au) :

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Lily of the Valley - Legend and Tradition
"In the "language of flowers", the lily of the valley
signifies the return of happiness."

(Wikipedia)

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Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico :

In pictures: Oil spill threatens US coastal wildlife
(BBC)




Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico: in maps and graphics
(BBC)



Perilous business of offshore oil drilling
"The explosion and fire this week aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig
in the Gulf of Mexico is a stark reminder of the dangers inherent
in the offshore drilling industry. The BBC's Daniel Nasaw examines
the safety record."

(BBC)

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ADVERTISING

ADMONGO
(admongo.gov)
"a brand new online game begun from the U.S. government to help students understand the hidden messages of advertising.
According to The New York Times, the game: seeks to educate children in
grades four through six — tweens, in the parlance of marketing — about how advertising works so they can make better, more informed choices when
they shop or when they ask parents to shop on their behalf."

Site recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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Séquence "Child Labour"
(Patricia Venturini - Ac. Lyon)

"SCENARIO :
Child Labour/ Respect des droits de l’enfant.

Tâche finale :
Lors d’une conférence de presse, votre groupe intervient
sur le travail des Enfants. Vous faites le compte-rendu d’un travail
d’enfants dans un pays donné et vous donnez votre position.

Tâche intermédiaire :
Ecrire un article sur le travail d’enfants dans le pays choisi."

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Goose with 26-inch arrow in chest lands in vet's garden
"Bernard Levine, a retired veterinarian from Toms River, New Jersey,
helped capture the goose, perform life-saving surgery and then transport it
to the state's largest bird rehabilitation facility."
He "removed 6 inches of the arrow lodged in the bird's flesh,
as well as several pellets from an air rifle." 

(telegraph.co.uk)

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'Happy Meals' banned in California
"McDonald's "Happy Meals" and other fast food snacks
that come with toys are to be banned in part of California
in an attempt to wean children off unhealthy, high-calorie diets...
One quarter of children in the area are overweight or obese and
officials say they are tackling an "obesity epidemic". "

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Save The Frogs Day - April 30th, 2010
(savethefrogs.com)

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US navy lifts ban on women submariners
"Women can now serve on US submarines, after a ban was lifted."
(BBC)

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Shanghai Expo is China's new showcase to the world
"The World Expo is opening in the Chinese city of Shanghai
- the first time a developing country has hosted the event...
At least 70 million visitors - almost all of them Chinese - are expected
to visit pavilions and exhibitions staged by more than 240 countries
and organisations from around the world. "

In pictures: World Expo 2010
(BBC)

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Teacher on trial for attacking student
- a lesson plan
"A teacher in England is on trial for attacking
a teenage student with a metal dumbbell.
Peter Harvey, 50, is facing charges of attempted murder for the attack..."
WARM-UPS :
TEACHERS / TEACHING / CAREER / BENEFITS / DISCIPLINE
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Teacher who attacked pupil with dumbbell
should never have been put on trial, says judge
"A teacher who bludgeoned a disruptive pupil with a dumbbell walked
free yesterday when a 'common sense' jury acquitted him in minutes." 

(dailymail.co.uk)

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Happy Mother's Day - cartoons
(cagle.com)

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I'm here - a short film by Spike Jonze
A robot love story
(imheremovie.com)
"The film is a love story about two robots living
in a Los Angeles where humans and robots coexist.
The plot is based on The Giving Tree, and
the man character is named after Shel Silverstein." 

(Wikipedia)

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THE RAVEN
"Summary: Chris Black possesses a power that could lead to the
destruction of the current regime, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him. 
The chase is on as Chris runs for his life in this sci-fi thriller
set in an alternate and futuristic Los Angeles."

(YouTube)

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A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms
"In Hong Kong, because of the space, apartments are small and expensive.
Gary Chang, an architect, decided to design a 344 sq. ft. apartment to be
able to change into 24 different designs, all by just sliding panels and walls.
He calls this the "Domestic Transformer."

(YouTube)

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Some pictures may be shocking for kids.

Legofesto
"a politics-junkie and news-hound, with a thing for lego...
Human rights abuses and real events in the world are recreated in lego."

(legofesto.blogspot.com)

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Cleanternet - for a cleaner and safer internet
"Cleanternet is a campaign to support European Commissioner
Cecilia Malmström in her plans to introduce
a website blocking system in Europe.
All European countries must be forced to fight
for a cleaner and safer Internet."

(cleanternet.org)

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What were they doing?
"Watch this mural carefully then play the 2 games."

Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

"In the 30s, The United States government, through the Works
Progress Administration, commissioned artists across the country to
paint murals on public buildings, such as post offices and libraries.
This one can be seen in San Francisco" :

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How to name a volcano
A cartoon sent by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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Background : Small Birds in Foliage - Haitian Art