A crushed American Dream.

After watching “The Immigrant” we shall be reading on immigration in USA in the 1920s. Immigration was one of the aspects were intolerance was at its most visible. In class, we’ll read pages 286 to 289 and then in groups you will work on the following tasks. 

  1. Write a newspaper article criticising the immigrants coming to USA. Refer to Eva’s story to support your argument against immigration. (Lucas – Marco – Fermín)
  2. Write a review about the movie “The Immigrant”. Talk about its historical value. (Agustín – Juan Pablo – Achu)
  3. Imagine you are a journalist in USA in the 1920s. You have the opportunity of interviewing Sacco and Vanzetti who are in prison. Write the interview you imagine you could make. (Conrado – Sofi – Renata)
  4. Imagine you are an American living in USA in the 1920s. You feel strongly against immigration because you believe it may damage American way of life. Design TWO posters aimed at persuading other Americans of the dangers of immigration. (Lucía DC – Lucía H)
  5. Imagine you are an American living in USA in the 1920s. You feel immigration adds to the variety and cultural growth of your country. Design TWO posters aimed at persuading other Americans of the value of immigration. (Valentina – Mora – Olivia)
  6. Imagine you are a journalist in USA in the 1920s. You have the opportunity of interviewing one of the leaders of the KK. Write the interview you imagine you could make. (Bauti – Tomás – Manolo)
  7. Write a newspaper article denouncing the attitudes of the KKK. Look for specific examples of KKK abuse to support your argument against this type of discrimination. (Marina – Nina – Gonzalo)
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The Beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Before we plunge into de Cuban Missile crisis itself, it’s important to know  the situation in Cuba before the crisis and most importantly, the pre existing relationship between Cuba & the US.

As you watch take down the names of the main characters involved in the pre crisis and then in the crisis itself. 

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The Romanovs in Russia.

In this last term, we will study the Romanov dynasty, the last Tsarist dynasty in Russia. To start, you are going to work in groups analysing the main characteristics of Russia and the work of Alexander II.

Below are your groups:

GROUP 1 (Presentation on October 11th)

  1. Agos
  2. Tomi B
  3. Catu G

GROUP 2 (Presentation on October 11th)

  1. Tomi A
  2. Cata R
  3. Nico
  4. Jose

GROUP 3 (Presentation on October 18th)

  1. Gonzalo
  2. Epi
  3. Pancho
  4. Luci

GROUP 4 (Presentation on October 18th)

  1. Luli
  2. Juani
  3. Luna
  4. Bauti

GROUP 5 (Presentation on October 25th)

  1. Flor
  2. Mara
  3. Luz
  4. Rochi

GROUP 6 (Presentation on October 25th)

  1. Joaco
  2. Tincho
  3. Delfi
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The Korean War.

A great lecture on the Korean War, summarises the whole conflict in 16 minutes. Amazing!

As you listen to the lecture, answer the following questions. They will help you to focus on the most important details. Answer the questions on a separate sheet of paper and bring them to class on Friday, September 22nd. 

1. What were the characteristics of Japanese rule in Korea from 1910 to 1945?

2. Who led North & South Korea after the Japanese were defeated?

3. What was China’s role on the conflict? Who was the leader in China at the time?

4. What were the events of June 25, 1950? What was the reaction to those events?

5. Who was Douglas MacArthur? What did he do? What was his relationship with Truman?

6. How does MacArthur manage to roll the UN/American troops into North Korea?

7. Why does MacArthur consider it important to control/bombard the Yalu River?

8. How does Chinese strategy force MacArthur to change his plans?

9. Why was MacArthur dismissed by Truman?

10: What’s your personal evaluation of this crisis?

What is North Korea like today? Let’s watch the following Ted Talk and discuss it. It’s good food for thought. 🙂

 

Let’s revise!

Here’s a very interesting page by the BBC to revise the Korean War.

 

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USA Depth Study. Boom, Bust and New Deal.

http://www.slideshare.net/lennyambrosini/usa-depth-study-1

http://www.slideshare.net/lennyambrosini/usa-depth-study2

http://www.slideshare.net/lennyambrosini/us-depth-studyintro

http://www.slideshare.net/lennyambrosini/usa-depth-study-n

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Paper 4 – Feedback.

Hello Everyone!

In our Monday class, I shall be giving you feedback on your Paper 4 tests. Here are the examiner’s comments for us to analyse together. 

Cheers! 

 

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Education and the Industrial Revolution.

What is the heritage of the Industrial Revolution to us today as regards Education? Do yuou believe that Education should stick to its old ways or should it embrace change?

 

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The League of Nations: A League of its Own.

It’s the dawn of a new project, a new challenge, a new experience for us in Senior 1. We are taking a plunge into the work of the League of Nations. Let’s warm up our engines watching this video made by History students.

Hi!

Today you will be answering questions on the chapter of the League of Nations. Here are the instructions for the work:

  •  You can work in pairs, with the person sitting next to you. 
  • Create a post in your blog with the rubrics in this post and the questions. 
  • Answer the questions in your blog. If you do not have access to a computer, you may start answering your questions on paper. 
  • The final product, i.e. your answers, must be in a post in your blog. 

DUE DATE: August 16th. (UNTIL QUESTION 5) 

                        August 22nd (UNTIL QUESTION 11)

Finally, listen to this podcast on the performance of the League of Nations in the 1920s.

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History IGCSE: Paper 4

Dear All,

During this 2nd part of the 2nd term, we shall be working on two main areas in preparation for your exam at the end of the year.

  1. Paper 4

This paper changed two years ago. We shall be discussing the changes and working on what is required of you now.

To that effect, we shall be working on this podcast.

Finally, you will work on this sample from paper 4.

Paper 4 SAMPLE

2. Paper 2

 

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The Big Three at Versailles.

We have read an overall description of who the leaders at Versailles were. Today you will first watch a video on the Paris Peace Conference and then you will have the chance of reading and listening to the conversations made by Senior 2 last year.

Choose ONE of the conversations after you listen to them and post them in your blog with a description of the conversation and the reasons why you chose that conversation.

After watching the video (as many times as you need) make a glossary of the following terms:

  • IDEALISTIC
  • SELF DETERMINATION
  • WAR GUILT
  • REPARATIONS
  • DISARMAMENT
  • SCAFFOLD OF AN ARMY
  • TERRITORY
  • EXTREMISM

Senior 1 2016 conversations:

http://luzesteban.cumbresblogs.com/2016/06/30/the-big-three-conversation/

http://belenbritoperet.cumbresblogs.com/2016/07/22/the-paris-peace-conference-voicethread-alvaro-florencia-and-belen/

http://bautistabuljevich.cumbresblogs.com/2016/07/24/conversation-big-three/

http://ramiroaizpiri.cumbresblogs.com/2016/08/19/the-paris-peace-conference-voicethread/

http://juanazufriategui.cumbresblogs.com/2016/07/15/conversation-big-three/

http://trinidadinesporretti.cumbresblogs.com/2016/07/06/conversation-between-the-big-three-treaty-of-versailles/

http://anoukdelaferrere.cumbresblogs.com/2016/07/13/the-big-three-conversation/

http://luciacaviglionefraga.cumbresblogs.com/2016/07/12/the-big-three-conversation/

http://valentinare.cumbresblogs.com/2016/07/12/conversation-between-the-big-three/

Enjoy! 🙂

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