viernes, 24 de febrero de 2017

4º British: World War I_ Resources


In the following link provided by Ken Halla (from World History Educators blog) you can find a collection of good resources for studying World War I. Some of them are already known and used (eg. Specific events and the simulation game) at class but they are other new and interesting ones that could be useful for the preparation of your next exam... Have a look! 

The collection is divided in these sections: 
  • Three good video overviews
  • Specific events
  • Simulations
  • Blackaader comedy clips
  • Pinterest Board

miércoles, 22 de febrero de 2017

3º British: Selected case studies for exam


After having created your own examples of case study about primary sector, here you have the selected ones. One of each group, will be part of the real exam in March. Have a look!


Which one do you think that I like the most for an exam? J



jueves, 16 de febrero de 2017

2º British: Storytellers


Good morning! Here you have the two micro-stories that won the Cordoba's contest. Both are original, well written and has a catchy ending... Congratulations!


Enjoy the reading! 

miércoles, 15 de febrero de 2017

4º British: Spain during the Great Wat (1914-1918)


We mentioned before that, oficially, Spain was neutral during the I World War but, in real life, it was a secondary scenario of the conflict, because its raw materials and its strategic position.

Here you have an additional topic about that issue: Spain and the Great War. What were the relationships with the different alliances? What was the target of the secret servicies? The press debates? etc.

Good reading!


lunes, 13 de febrero de 2017

2º BRITISH: Infographic - Artists from the Renaissance



Your new task is about creating an infogrpahic but, first of all, what is an infographic?

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. They can improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends.

There are a wide variety of tools available that allow you to create your own infographic. These free infographic creator tools will allow you to generate an infographic very quickly, without the need for a professional designer, and often in very high quality formats but if you prefer something more familiar to you for starting, you can download this archive with free power point templates.

However, having the tools to make your own infographic is only one piece of the puzzle. Besides being visually attractive, your infographic should be informative and complete from an educational point of view. So, what do you have to do?

Each team will create an infographic about one Renaissance artist. You should offer a good visual explanation about his/her biography (try to add a portrait!) and 2 or 3 masterpieces with an explanation (the title, the “mecenas” or art collector, what does it mean, what is it important for...).

When finish, sent the work as an attached file to blogeducativo08@gmail.com. You can be also asked to give an oral explanation at class (about 4-6 minutes) and remember that ALL the members of the team has to talk. But don’t panic: here are some tips for public speaking.

Here is the list of Renaissance’s artist you can choose from:

Painters: Sofonisba Anguissola (a woman!), Miguel Angel, Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael Sanzio, El Greco, Luis de Morales, Alonso Sánchez Coello, Botticelli, Giotto, Durero, Fra Angelico, Uccello, Filippo Lippi.
Sculptors: Miguel Angel, Donatello, Ghiberti, Vasco de la Zarza, Diego de Siloé, Felipe Vigarny, Alonso de Berruguete, Juan de Juni, Cellini, Jacoppo Della Quercia, Lucca Della Robbia.
Architects: Miguel Angel, Brunelleschi, Bramante, Juan de Herrera, Pedro Machuca, Michelozzo, Alberti.

And here are some links for starting:
·                     Renaissance Art & Artists
·                     Interactive Renaissance
·                     Renaissance Art in History Channel

As usual, this work is mandatory and will be part of the score at the end of the term. If you fail to finish it, do it out of date (10 March), or just copy, the mark will be a 0 for this work.


Good luck! J

miércoles, 8 de febrero de 2017

3º British: Searching a job in Europe


Before looking for a job oportunity abroad, we must begin with a basic rule: INFORMATION about the country, about its market and labor legislation and, of course, its language.

To facilitate this process, the European Union has an online application for jobs searching (EURES) and a curriculum template, called EUROPASS, which can be completed online and is accepted throughout the European Union. The EURES website also offers information about life in the country of destination and on the labor market (for example, what areas need new workers, etc.).

Also, keep in mind that job interviews can change slightly from one country to another (for example, interviewers in Germany greatly appreciate a digital or video CV).

As students of British Council in a globalise world, you will probably study or work abroad in any moment. Therefore, it would be a good idea to get used to Eures, isn't it? Here is the new double-task activity you have to do:

Task 1.
  • Choose a job offer from this EURES list that is attractive for you. Prepare a Word document explaining why you have chosen that offer and that country. Describe the job offer and the requirements it includes. Which one do you think is the most remarkable topic in the offer? What? Why?

When finish, please send ALL the documents as attached files to blogeducativo08@gmail.com

Task 2

In pairs, you will have to impersonate a job interview for your chosen application in class... 


Good luck! J

miércoles, 1 de febrero de 2017

2º British: Cultural visit to Córdoba - Creative activities


Are you ready for travelling? I know that the answer is a big "YES!" but also remember that it would be an educative trip so there will be some classwork to do...Ups! But this year, the task will be very easy and even funny because both activities are very creative (and mandatory).

1.- Photo competition: the best historical picture!

During these two days, you will have many opportunities to take really good pictures. Think from an cultural perspective and try to take the most “historical” photo you can. 

2.- Micro-stories

Became a micro-novelist and write your own historical story. The story should be written in English and have a maximum of 15 lines (Times New Roman, 12). 


As usual, when back at home, send both  activities (your selected photo and your story) as a attached files, to blogeducativo08@gmail.com and, apart from the mark, you will enter into a competition. The deadline will be Sunday, 12 February. Good luck!