Napoleon.

Dear All,

During some of our classes this 2nd half of the term, you will work on two chapters from two different books on Napoleon.

As discussed in class, you will work in pairs designing a presentation that best highlights what the two chapters develop.

All the best!

Lenny.

Here are your pairs:

  1. Gonza – Lucía
  2. Juani – Cata R
  3. Tommy A – Delfi M U
  4. Bauti – Tommy B
  5. Nico M – Epi
  6. Agus S – Flor A
  7. Joaco – Jose C
  8. Catu – Pancho
  9. Mara – Luli G
  10. Luna – Agostina
  11. Rochi – Luz GF

If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to contact me! 🙂

 

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Life in Eastern Europe, 1945 – 1989.

Switching sides: defections at the Olympics.

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. 

Look at Nadia Comaneci’s story and watch her performace in the Olympics. 

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 

OR

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. 

Project deadline: August 26th. 

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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, 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. 

DUE DATE: August 19th. 

 

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Conmemorando nuestra Independencia: #desafíobicentenario

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Weimar Germany: 1919 – 1929

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Dear All,

Here’s some material to revise the situation in Germany in the 1920s. We are going to use it in class to analyse the main moments during the 1920s: before 1923 and after 1923.

Hope it helps!

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Source Analysis – PAPER 2

Dear All!

Here are a number of resources I found related to paper 2: Source Analysis. You can check them out on your study day. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnwwCNGsWv0

EXAM SKILLS: GCSE history paper 2 ‘Use All The Sources Questions’

Cheers! 🙂

 

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Nazi Germany Form

Dear All,

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.

 

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The Paris Peace Conference.

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)

Watch the following video on the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.

La Conferencia de paz de París y el Tratado de Versalles:

In a new post in your blogs, answer the following questions:

1) War guilt.Explain the arguments FOR and AGAINST this term.

2) Which term followed War Guilt? How much would it be today? What consequences/impact did it have on Germany?

3) Why were the victors planning to prevent a future war with Germany in the Treaty?

4) What territorial losses did Germany have to face? What happened to the German colonies? What did Wilson dislike about this?

5) Which new nations were created after WW1?

EXTENSION WORK.

Make groups of THREE. In your groups write a conversation between Clemenceau, Wilson and Lloyd George about the following:

  1. What you think your country should get as compensation from the war.
  2. Your views on the 14 Points.
  3. The type of punishment Germany should receive.

Record your conversation using Voicethread and share it in your blogs.

Enjoy! 🙂

What to share in your posts:

1. A PDF with the process of the work you did. You can download your doc as a pdf.

2. The link to the Voicethread with the dialogue. Make sure your recording is “public” so everyone can hear it.

3. Write a personal comment about this project to learn on the Big Three and their aims and objectives.

  • Did you feel you learnt more than if you had studied this from the book?
  • What did you personally enjoy about the project?
  • What would you change from this project if  the class from Senior 1 next year were going to do it again?
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1st Term Exam. SENIOR 1.

Hi Everyone,

Our term test will be on MAY 24, in the afternoon.

These are the topics you will have to study:

Long Term Causes of WW1:

  • Empires
  • Alliances
  • Unification of Germany and Italy
  • Franco Prussian War
  • Nationalism

Short Term Causes of WW1:

  • 1st and 2nd Moroccan Crisis
  • Alliances
  • Arms Race
  • Naval Race
  • Plans for war
  • Balkans Crisis
  • Murder of Sarajevo

The development of WW1- Presentations for each year AND Trenches.

Essay writing. 

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The Abyssinian Crisis – 1936

The next conflict we will focus on now, is the Abyssinian Crisis. 

As we did with the Manchurian Crisis, we will work on recorded evidence and in this case, we will be able to listen to witnesses of the event and their impressions on what happened.

Watch the video and answer the following questions:

  1. WHAT WAS THE ITALIAN EMPIRE LIKE BY 1930?
  2. HOW DID SENATOR GIORGIO PISANO EXPLAIN ITALY’S ATTITUDE FOR CONQUEST?
  3. WHAT IS ABYSSINIA TODAY? WHAT WAS THE SITUATION BY 1930?
  4. WHAT EXCUSE DID MUSSOLINI HAVE TO CONQUER ABYSSINIA?
  5. WHAT WAS THE ROLE OF FRANCE AND GREAT BRITAIN IN ITALY’S INVASION?
  6. WHAT EVIDENCE DOES MUSSOLINI’S DAUGHTER PROVIDE?
  7. WHAT DID YOUNG SOLDIERS BELIEVE WAS THEIR DUTY TOWARDS ITALY?
  8. WHAT WAS CONTROVERSIAL ABOUT THE USE OF POISON GAS BY THE ITALIANS?
  9. WHAT DID THE LEAGUE DECIDE TO DO? HOW EFFECTIVE WERE THOSE MEASURES?
  10. HOW DID ORDINARY PEOPLE REACTO TO SANCTIONS?
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