The difficulty of life under the communist regime between 1945 and 1989 has been reflected in countless examples, the most striking one of them probably being related to the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961.
This year, 2016, a new edition of Olympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro. For this reason, we are going to take a closer look at the stories of those sportsmen who lived behind the “Iron Curtain” to learn about their thoughts, ideas, hopes and concerns.
The proposal for this project is related to doing some further research on the countries you worked on before the Winter break. You will continue working on your groups and will have two basic tasks to complete:
Choose the story of ONE or TWO sportsmen who defected from their countries due to life under communism. Explain who they were, what they did and the circumstances under which they defected. You may present the info in the form of an interview or a poster.
Choose 3 exctracts from Gabriel G Màrquez’s book on your country that in your group’s view best portrays life in that country under the communist regime and illustrate it as a collage or a drawing.
3. Design a photo essay describing the most significant parts of the chapter, in your view, including music to accompany the images and extracts .
You will be able to work on this project in class on August 12th, the 19th and the 22nd.
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.
Today, August 12th, 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.
Please, complete this form choosing TWO topics that you would like to work on about Nazi Germany. I think it would be wise to choose according to your interests and not according to your friends in the group.
It must be a peace without victory… Victory would mean peace forced upon the loser, a victor’s terms imposed upon the vanquished. It would be accepted in humiliation, under duress, at an intolerable sacrifice, and would leave a sting, a resentment, a bitter memory upon which terms of peace would rest, not permanently, but only as upon quicksand. Only a peace between equals can last. (Woodrow Wilson)