miércoles, 26 de octubre de 2016

4º British: Comment of an Art masterpiece


As I told you in class, it is very important to practice how to comment historical sources. Here you have a new activity. This time is mandatory (the deadline is Saturday 5 November).

Title: The intervention of the Sabine women (sometimes also called "The Rape of  the Sabine women).
Author: Jacques Louis David (1748 - 1825)
Place and date: France, 1799
Art style: Neoclassicism

Now it is your turn... Remember the aspects you should comment:
  • Main idea
  • Historical context
  • Comment (Add also a definition and a explanation of the characteristics of the Neoclassicism; and mention the "Rule of 3 Units"). 
  • Significance or consequence
  • Conclusion (standard sentence)
In case you need extra help, you can read the info from the Louvre Museum, where the canvas is now. But, please, try NOT to copy&paste from there! 

When finish, send it to me as attached file to blogeducativo08@gmail.com. I will answer you back with the corrections a.s.a.p. 

Try to do your best and... good luck!

martes, 25 de octubre de 2016

Why do we celebrate Halloween?


Do you know the real origin of "Halloween"? Do you know that it cames from Celtic Ireland? What is the origin of the "Trick or treat" tradition? These questions and many others can be answered by this terrific video (about 7 minutes) from World History Educator's blog.

Enjoy! 


domingo, 23 de octubre de 2016

3º British: Five key questions answered about China’s one-child policy


China has overturned its one child policy, a limit on childbirth introduced in 1979. Here's what you need to know about the controversial policy and its impact.

After reading the article, send an email to blogeducativo08@gmail.com answering the following question:

Do you think that the change on the natality policy will be a success or a failure? Why?

jueves, 20 de octubre de 2016

4º British: Enlightment songs


Here you have the links to the different songs you have chosen for illustrating the Enlightment ideas (freedom of speech, natural equality, civil rights, education, female vindications, etc.). Quite diverse and interesting elections. Some of them are in English, some others in Spanish, some were isolated elections, some have several votes... in any case, just enjoy! 

Respect, by Aretha Franklin
Imagine, by John Lennon
Age of ignorance, by Our last night
Another brick in the wall, by Pink Floyd
Nos quieren ver, by Shottha ft. Green Valley
Revolution, by The Beatles
Same love, by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert
Man! I feel like a woman, by Shania Twain
You don't owe me, by Grace ft. G-Eazy
Cinismo, by Dante
Viva la vida, by Coldplay
Run the world (girls), by Beyoncé
Why can't we get along?, by One twelve
One woman, launched by UN to celebrate International Women's Day in 2013
Somebody that I used to know, by Gotye ft. Kimbra
El aguante, by Calle 13
Tierra de Libertad, by Medina Azahara
Salir corriendo, by Amaral
Malo, by Bebe
Ain't your momma, by Jennifer Lopez
Soy mujer, by HA-ASH
Déjame vivir, by Jarabe de Palo ft. Chambao


miércoles, 19 de octubre de 2016

3º British: Political campaign photos


As I told you this morning, our traditional activity about political elections is a good example of PBL (Project Based Learning). If you feel curious about that methology, you can watch this video from Educa.Jcyl (about 2 minutes). But I know that what you are really into are... your pictures!

Here you have the link to a zip file. You can download it but, for opening and watching the photos, you will be required the password. 

martes, 18 de octubre de 2016

2º British: Medieval lives


And finally, here you have the links for the rest episodes of the great BBC documentary TV series. As usual, they are narrated in English (without subtitles) and are totally volunteer.


Enjoy!

Cover image:
The three social groups in medieval times.
Illustration from a medieval manuscript


jueves, 13 de octubre de 2016

2º British: Medieval lives - Women


As you really like the previous video, here you have another chapter of the BBC documentary series about "Medieval lives": Damsel (aristocratic women). As usual, it is English spoken, without subtitles (28 minutes).

The Medieval damsel is nowadays seen as a beautiful, but helpless woman, forever in need of a knight in shining armor to rescue her. But... were damsels really such passive females, or are the stories we think we know about them, simply not true? Terry Jones travels around Europe in search for an answer to that question.

In the following days, there will be links for more episodes. 

Cover image: 
Ilustration from Codex Mannese (Zurich, 14th century).


lunes, 10 de octubre de 2016

2º British: Medieval lives - Knights


As a volunteer complement of today's class, here you have a the link to a youtube's video: "Medieval lives: knights" (English, without subtitles. About 30 minutes).

This chapter belongs to a eight-episode TV documentary serie from BBC, written and narrated by Terry Jones in 2004. Historically accurated, each episode examines a particular medieval personality (knights, kings, monks, damsel...) with the intend of separating myth from reality. 

And, as you really enjoy this morning, here you have again the "Arundel Castle" video and also the official information web, with the future historical events and recreations (including tournaments and castle' siege!).

Enjoy!

Cover image: joust & melee (from a medieval manuscript)