Our present circumstances have asked us to change our plans for school, for social activities, for sports and the list could go on and on.
Still, there’s a lot of good that can come out of this situation. To a certain extent, we all need to “embrace” the current situation and hope for the best.
For both our classes, today and tomorrow, we will beworking in Google Classroom. A few minutes before our class, I’ll be sharing the class with you.
As I explain in our Google Classroom, I’ve planned a recap activity for today. It’s quite simple, I’ve created an online form with questions on the Long Term Causes of the war that we studied plus the complete Moroccan Crisis.
We can do it!! 😉
As from today and until March 31st, we will be working online in a “distance mode”. As you know, we shall work in a synchronic manner meeting virtually every Monday and Friday from 2.25 to 3.45pm.
I have decided to organise our work via Google Classroom and by the time our class begins, you should all have been invited to our class on the Origins of the Cold War.
Let’s make the most out of this experience. 😉
En el colegio Mirabal de Madrid compartieron algunas maneras en las que sus profesores organizaron las clases a distancia.
Pueden verlas en este link.
Thinglink es una aplicación que pueden haber usado antes. Es bastante sencilla y amigable, básicamente nos permite intervenir imágenes de varias maneras. En el ejemplo que comparto a continuación un profesor la usó para compartir las consignas de un trabajo en orden.
Sobre esta imágen, el profesor español Alfredo Hernando @alfredohernando diseñó una muy buena actividad que pueden ver acá.
We are now about to plunge into one of the main topics of this year:
THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
No historical event is the result of only ONE cause, that is why we shall be considering the main causes.
In this post we will collect different types of material related to the causes of WW1.
We shall start by watching a Kahn Academy video on the Empires before WW1.
Empires before World War I: Austria-Hungary. Ottoman empire. British, German, French and Russian empires.
Watch the video and analyse the following points:
1. What is the connection between land boundaries and linguistic boundaries in Europe now?
2. Write down 3 geographic differences between the map TODAY and at the beginning of the 20th Century?
3. Was Serbia part of the Austro Hungarian Empire?
4. Write the name of at least 4 ethnic groups inside the Austro -Hungarian Empire.
Let´s now go on with the situation of Germany and Italy.
Watch the video and answer the following questions:
- When did Germany and Italy become unified?
- List Germany’s colonies.
- List Italy’s colonies.
We are now familiar with the Empires at the beginning of the XXth Century and with their strengths and weaknesses.
We will now take a look at the system of alliances. The following video will throw some light on the alliance system.
- Watch the video and answer the questions which follow:
- Which cause does the historian in the video analyse in full?
- Which other causes are mentioned in the lecture?
- How old was the German Empire when the Dual Alliance Treaty was signed?
- Why were the Germans paranoid in 1879 according to the lecture? What is the term used to refer to that “fear” the Germans had?
- Which countries formed the Triple Entente? Which the Triple Alliance?
- What was peculiar about Italy’s role in the war?
We are in for a year of hard work and, hopefully, new and interesting challenges!
The subject we will be studying together is History, world History. Senior 1 is the first year of a three-year preparation for IGCSE that is the international exam you will be sitting for in Senior 3.
Our course will have 4 periods a week. For each class you will be expected to bring your History book and an A4 folder with 2 divisions: 1) Recalling Historical Data AND 2) Graded Work. At the same time, you will need a category in your blog that will be “History” and a subcategory within that category that will be “Essay Writing”.
You have until the end of March to get you material and blog ready. I will bechecking everything by then.
To start, we will work on the causes of WW1. Scan the following QR code using your cellphone and answer the question displayed. Let’s put together our previous knowledge on War.
Exercises for the 3rd Term:
After the Second World War, the USA viewed the Communist threat as significant.
(a) What happened to Vietnam immediately following the Geneva Peace Accords of 1954? 
(b) Why did Khrushchev place nuclear weapons in Cuba? 
(c) ‘America failed to contain Communism.’ How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer. 
“No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.”
Look at the following images:
What do you see?
What do these images make you think of?
What questions do these images bring to your mind?
Now, we are going to do some research on our immigrants. For next Monday, November 12th we are going to complete the following link with info on the immigrant influence in our own families.
Let’s keep working!
I expect you to share your group work in a doc with an appropriate title.
You’ve now watched the movie and you have your notes. You are going to make a collage using “ThingLink”. Your collage should show ON THE ONE HAND the characteristics of immigrants, their origins, their difficulties and the conditions they were in. ON THE OTHER HAND, your collage should also show the different reactions people in USA had towards them.
When you finish this, you’ll be ready to work on the info from “Our Immigrants”. Your task here will be making an Infographic showing the MOST IMPORTANT aspects of our immigrant stories.
Here are a number of tools you can use: