lunes, 26 de septiembre de 2016

3º British: Create your own political party


A political party is a private entity based association, formed from an ideology and a certain interest. It seeks to obtain representation in the institutions through democratic elections, uniting convictions and efforts to influence public affairs and democratic life in an area, help finance and promote institutional changes and improvements from political power.

Obviously, you can not create a real political party because you are still under age!. But in this activity you are going to turn into political leaders...!

You must organize yourselves into groups (3 people minimum, as the law says, but 6 people as maximun) to “create” at least several political parties in class. You will follow (almost all) the official steps that the Spanish Law requires for creating a party. The necessary will be the "Ministerio del Interior" responsible for giving you the "ok"... and the final mark for this activity!

They are 6 stages on the activity:

1. Find a name, logo/slogan and ideology
2. Fill the Estatuto del Partido” application (you should also add a document with your economical, social, educational... proposals. The most complete you do it, the better for you).
3. Fill official inscription application (after that, and with the approval of a notary, you are suppose to send both documents to the Ministerio del Interior… and paid about 180/260 Euros. Obviously, you are NOT going to do that this time!)

Other additional points of interes:

If you have any questions you can call the phone 900 150 000 (although now is NOT working, because it is only avaible when elections are close). It belongs to the Ministerio del Interior and is free.

Realise that there are laws limiting the activity of political parties (eg. electoral campaign financing, which is prohibited and no, etc). The most important ones are:

Realise also that each “Comunidad Autónoma” has their own and specifical laws for the “Elecciones Autónomas”. But in this activity, to simplify things, we can imagine that we are joining a National Election and there is not necesary to review any territorial law.


Once the parties are "approved", each group will share roles (leader, secretary, etc..) and write its political program (ideas and points to defend).

4. Election campaign (during 1 week, you will have to make your party advertising, public speaking, debates in class and "convince" the "voters"...)
5. Elections and scrutinity.
6. Proclamation of the winner.


Deadlines:
  • 5 October: You must give to the teacher the Estatuto del Partido and the Inscription Apllication (stages 2-3)
  • 10 - 17 October: Election campaign (stage 4)
  • Tuesday 18 October: Elections, scrutinity and proclamation (stages 5-6)

Let's get to work… and good luck! :-)


By the way, as usual, this activity is mandatory and you will receive a mark for it. It case you fail or you do not do it, the mark will be a 0.


miércoles, 21 de septiembre de 2016

3º British: The World Factbook


The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of USA publishes an online “Annual book” with a multitude of data of all the countries around the world: The World Factbook. The information is compiled from different sources, both public and private, and it is useful for learning about the political, economic or social features of the countries.

Using this web is very easy: once you have choosen the country, you will see a map with its location, flag, etc. And below the map, you can find its information organized by topic. By clicking on each of them, it will display the information boxes. 

In today's activity, we will work with the The World Factbook‘s web. It's a double task:

Task 1. You must fill in a document with the details requested in the list below, about 3 different states: Spain, a MEDC (preferably another one from Europe), and a LEDC.  Besides the information, in your document, you can include a photo or a screen capture (e.g. a map). 
  • Name of the country and capital city
  • Location (continent, geographical coordinates, borders)
  • Population
  • Official Language (if more that one, list them)
  • Type of government
  • International organizations to which it belongs
  • Date of independence (in case of former colonies)
  • GDP (Gross Domestic Product per capita)
  • GDP composition by sectors (GDP by production sectors)
  • Military Expenditures
  • Transnational issues (international problems. For example, border disputes, nationalism' conflicts, refugees, etc.).
Task 2. Then you must compare the data of those 3 countries, and enter your opinion, as complete as possible.

  • Was it easy to find all the information requested? Why?
  • Is the data updated?
  • Is there any data that surprises you? Which one? Why?
  • What is the situation of Spain with respect to the other two states analyzed? Why?

Remember that this is a time-trial: you will have only today's class to do it. When finish, send the document to blogeducativo08@gmail.com

Ready? 3, 2, 1... GO!




domingo, 18 de septiembre de 2016

British: Quick link to weekly works 2016-2017


Ready to start? Just in case you need a little help for finding your correct weekly works in the following months, here you have a special link with them:


Here you can find also the academic information in case you need to print it again. 

Cover image: 
Christine of Pisan writting in her studio. 1410. 

2º British: weekly works (2016 - 2017)


Here we are! It's about time to start a new academic year... Are you ready? Here you have the new weekly works for this year: 

6. Iberian Peninsula (Medieval and Modern times)
7. British Isles (Medieval and Modern times)

Good luck! :)





miércoles, 14 de septiembre de 2016

martes, 6 de septiembre de 2016

British: Academic Information 2016 - 2017


We are back! In the folowing links you can read the academic information for this year:


You can also read the Assesment Criteria and the Ring-binder criteria

Are you ready? 3, 2, 1... Let's go!


2º British: Theoretical topics



¡Back to school! This year, we will be together at class again :) Here you have the theoretical topics of History & Geography 2º E.S.O. (Remember: you will need a password!). Of course, they will be available also in the "Apuntes" tag on this blog):

HISTORY 

GEOGRAPHY