jueves, 27 de abril de 2017

2º British: YOUR historical comics

Here you have your masterpieces... Sometimes you can be too creative, ahem. Enjoy the reading!:

The Black Death (Option I)
The Black Death (Option II)
The Black Death (Option III)
The Black Death (Option IV)
The Black Death (Option V)
Magellan (Page 1 and page 2)

jueves, 20 de abril de 2017

3º British: review of mapping skills

As a part of our class review of map reading, here you have several useful links:
Do not panic: we will do the full revision at class; these are just links in case you want extra help at home. And besides, reading a map is not as difficult as it looks, isn't it?

martes, 18 de abril de 2017

4º British: Crack of 1929 and The Great Depression

As we are learning about the Interwar Period in class, it is a good moment for watching this great and brief explanation from AcademiaPlay about the causes of the Wall Street Crack of 1929 (8 minutes video, in Spanish), that would led into dangerous repercussions... 

domingo, 2 de abril de 2017

4º British: Filming an historical movie

Your new task this year will be: filming an historical short movie! Today, with the daily-use technology is quite easy to became a film director, and that could be the origin of a great educational activity, don’t you think so? J

You can do it individually, in pairs or in groups. These are the basic requirements:

  • The main issue must be one of the topics from this year’s syllabus.
  • The story should be historically correct: you can be creative about secondary things (locations, music, clothes, etc.) but the characters must do real historical facts (maybe you should check for primary sources before preparing the dialogues and speeches...).
  • The final product should last between 4 and 8 minutes
  • After those 6 minutes, you should include the author’s credits
  • The video must be in .avi or .mp4 format (compatible with Windows)

Let’s start with some help... In the following document you can learn about the steps of filming a movie and its technical aspects, such as types of shoots (planos) and camera’s angles.

When finish, send the video (and any extra material that you have created) to blogeducativo08@gmail.com. The deadline will be Monday, 23 April. This activity is mandatory; remember that, as usual, if you don’t do it, or you do it out of time, the mark for this activity will be 0.

Be creative and enjoy the activity. Good luck!

miércoles, 29 de marzo de 2017

3º British: For a named country that you have studied…

As you already known, you will be asked to give a real and detailed example of any topic in the IGCSE exams. As these questions are the most valuable in the exam (7 marks!), you have to be sure to prepare a good revision. 

Because of that, here you have a summary of examples and cases studies that we have studied in class during this academic year and you might be able to use in your IGCSE. I have also include a 6º part with the natural environment cases that we will study after Easter holydays (eg. Volcanoes, earthquakes, etc.). Have a look... GOOD LUCK!

In the meantime, remeber also the structure and rules of IGCSE.

Odd population pyramids due to migration (Qatar)
Aeging (elderly) population: Puebla de Almenara (Spain) and  Japan
Anti-natalist: China and the one-child policy (Before and after 2013)
Pro-natalist: Finland and France
Migration’ management: The points system in Canada

Sustanaibility (Curitiba and Whitehill Bordon)
Sustanaibility & Gender (Safety women’s program)
Gentrification (redevelopment of city centers): Chueca
Shanty towns: Kibera (Nairobi) and sources
Rural areas and modernity: Asiego de Cabrales (from an exam)

Market gardering and Hydroponic cultivation (Tomatoes in Netherlands)
CAP and diversification (Changes in farming in East Anglia, UK)
Green Revolution (India)
Energy (Changing energy in UK, Progranm 2020 & Brexit)
Farming in Mezzogiorno (Italy)
Oil explotation in Madagascar
Energy and pollution: Exxon Valdez oil spill (exam question)
Vineyard cultivation, France (Global productionplantation’s needs and map)
Cocoa cultivation, Ghana (Sustanaible Cocoa farmingGhana business news)
Cheese production in Asturias (Food & Drink sectorvarieties)
Mussels cultivation in Kerala, India (Kerala case and Oyster Opera)
Tulip flowers cultivation in India (Plantation’s needs and Kashmiri case)

Changing location of industry in UK (M4 corridor)
Worldwide location (Twinnings Tea and Cadbury chocolates)
TNCs: Ford in Chennai (India)
Industry in LEDCs: Intermediate Tech Development Group (Northern Kenya)
Industry in MEDCs: Panasonic in Osaka
Industry in MEDCs: Playmobil in Malta (from an exam)
Industry in MEDCs: Bayern in Asturias (from an exam)

Tourism and natural environment: Lake District National Park
Tourism and natural environment: Serengeti (Kenya)

Etna (Sicily, Italy)

domingo, 26 de marzo de 2017

2º British: Historical comic!

Yes! This is your opportunity to show your creativity because the task for third term is... making an historical comic!

You can choose any historical topic related with the syllabus of this year. For example, life in a medieval castle, a knights tournament, the Crusaders, the Muslim Al Andalus, the travels of Marco Polo, the war between Hernán Cortés and the Aztecs, the travel around the world of Magellan and Elcano... even a love story, why not?

The story must be "original" and have at least 10 cartoon panels (viñetas). To do this there are several programs, but I recommend Comic Life.

Comic Life is a very simple program to manage: just select one of the templates (pages with cartoon panels already prepared) and start including photos. And where can you get the photos? Here there are many possibilities: you can search on the Internet images, video games or drawings that are appropriate to the subject; or you can take your own photos by using playmobil... or even dress up yourself!

Once that the photos are in, it is only necessary to insert the balloons (bocadillos) that will collect the texts of the characters: dialogues, screams, thoughts...

You can download the program from softonic, but as it is a demo version it will only be available 30 days. In case you need it, you can rewatch the youtube’s tutorial.

When finish, you should save your comic in .pdf format and send that file to blogeducativo08@gmail.com . The deadline is 24 April. As usual, this work is mandatory; if you failed to do it, send it out of time of just copy from any webpage, your mark will be 0.

After correcting and evaluating your "works of art", I will upload them to the blog so that you can all enjoy them. Ready? Steady? Go! J

viernes, 24 de marzo de 2017

Lectura Internacional de Homero

Kalimera! Es decir, ¡Buenos días! Aquí tenéis ya el material generado esta mañana en la Biblio del Vasco, durante la Lectura Internacional de la Odisea, de Homero (Capítulo XII):

Como podéis ver en el siguiente mapa, hemos sido numerosos centros y países implicados.

Ha sido una experiencia magnífica y habéis demostrado un gran interés y un comportamiento ejemplar. ¡Muchas gracias a todos los participantes!