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...
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:
issue must be oneof the topics from this year’s syllabus.
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...).
product should last between 4 and 8 minutes
those 6 minutes, you should include the author’s
must be in .avi or .mp4format (compatible with Windows)
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.
finish, send the video (and any extra material that you have created) to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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!
is your opportunity to show your creativity because the task for third term
is... making an historical comic!
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?
must be "original" and have at least 10 cartoon panels (viñetas).
To do this there are
several programs, but I recommend 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!
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 should save your comic in .pdf
format and send that file to email@example.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.
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