Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Alternative approaches

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 An Australian's art and an alternative.
(Yes, it's ABC Wednesday again.)


The first grade class here in Meitar, Israel were given the same raw materials and were asked to make some picture from them.

My grandson, who has been living for the previous six years in sunny carefree Australia, made an island with a colorful tree and a man lying under a sun shelter on the sand.
His classmate, a Sabra Israeli, explained to me that he made a watchtower with video surveillance cameras that would detect and record thieves. 
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15 comments:

Leslie: said...

Hmmm...quite a different culture.

Leslie
abcw team

William Kendall said...

Very different perspectives from these two kids.

Hels said...

How sad and unfair life sometimes is :(

Kay said...

This is so very interesting, Dina. Sad too.

Al said...

That is an amazing juxtaposition. Children can make us think.

Roger Owen Green said...

ALWAYS important to understand each other.
ROG, ABC Wednesday

Nonnie USA said...

oh, dear, what the little ones already know about our world! each one creating what they know, I love the man lying under the shelter.

Reader Wil said...

Two lovely little boys with a great painting!
Thanks for your visit! Yes the dead sea scrolls are or were in Assen , but I don't know how long this exhibition will last. It was very interesting anyway.
Have a great week.

Obsessivemom said...

How interesting is that! Amazing how much of the environment the kids absorb and express.

Suzanne said...

Oh dear!

toby said...

Sad, and even sadder: it's not too surprising :(

Dina said...

Anonymous Aaron, I tried being nice to you in the comments but you only continue to attack my regular readers. That is not appropriate. Go to some other blog to vent your anger.

retriever said...

Always very interesting , children cansametimes not explain with words explain a problem in life , but they can with draw in a pictures explain his life. Have a nice week Dina.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Oooooh, what impressively different approaches to life! I have to say I'd go for the easy-going Aussie upbringing any time. I'm really glad my kids got to experience it. I'm sure it shaped their outlook on life in an amazingly positive way.

muppy jane said...

As an Australian living in Australia I find this very interesting. My children wouldn't know what a watch tower was......