miércoles, 20 de septiembre de 2017

3º British: The World Factbook


The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of USA publishes an online “Annual book” with a multitude of data of all the countries around the world: The World Factbook. The information is compiled from different sources, both public and private, and it is useful for learning about the political, economic or social features of the countries.

Using this web is very easy: once you have choosen the country, you will see a map with its location, flag, etc. And below the map, you can find its information organized by topic. By clicking on each of them, it will display the information boxes. 

In today's activity, we will work with the The World Factbook‘s web. It's a double task:

Task 1. You must fill in a document with the details requested in the list below, about 3 different states: Spain, a MEDC (preferably another one from Europe), and a LEDC.  Besides the information, in your document, you can include a photo or a screen capture (e.g. a map). 
  • Name of the country and capital city
  • Location (continent, geographical coordinates, borders)
  • Population
  • Official Language (if more that one, list them)
  • Type of government
  • International organizations to which it belongs
  • Date of independence (in case of former colonies)
  • GDP (Gross Domestic Product per capita)
  • GDP composition by sectors (GDP by production sectors)
  • Military Expenditures
  • Transnational issues (international problems. For example, border disputes, nationalism' conflicts, refugees, etc.).
Task 2. Then you must compare the data of those 3 countries, and enter your opinion, as complete as possible.

  • Was it easy to find all the information requested? Why?
  • Is the data updated?
  • Is there any data that surprises you? Which one? Why?
  • What is the situation of Spain with respect to the other two states analyzed? Why?

When finish, send the document to blogeducativo08@gmail.com. This is a weekend-task, the deadline is Sunday at midnight.

Ready? 3, 2, 1... GO!




lunes, 11 de septiembre de 2017

British: Academic information 2017-2018



We are back! In the following links you can read the academic information for this year: 


You can also read the Assesment Criteria (Criterios de Evaluación y Calificación) and the ring-binder criteria (Normas para la elaboración del cuaderno).

And, as usual, you can donwload the "text book" and the weekly works (homework) in the tab "APUNTES". 

Are you ready? 3... 2... 1... Let's go!


1º British: Weekly Works for 2017-18


Welcome to your new High School! Here you have the weekly works (homework) for this academic year. Remember that you will need to enter a password for opening them:


Take a deep breath... Let's go and good luck!


3º British: Weekly Works for 2017-18


Did you enjoy your holidays? Because it is time to start working... Here you have the weekly works (monthly, in fact) for this new academic year. Let's go! 


Take a deep breathe and good luck! 



4º British: Weekly Works for 2017-18



Are you ready? Here you have the weekly works (monthly works, better said) for this new academic year. Good luck and... go to work!




martes, 20 de junio de 2017

4º British: Films about The Cold War


As usual at the end of the academic year, here you have a list of films related to our subject. Because of your interest on the topic (that is, the number of "What if...?" questions that you have done during the last weeks), this year is about the so called Cold War. Maybe incomplete but a it is good collection of movies.

Enjoy it and... Happy Holidays! 

jueves, 8 de junio de 2017

British: End-of-year evaluation



As usual, now you have the opportunity of giving your own opinion about this year's activities and even giving me a mark! Just click on the correct link and answer 10 easy questions (you can also add comments in the boxes provided); Remember that this test is anonymous and it will not have any kind of repercusion on your final mark ;-)

Thanks for your participation!

All the tests have been created by free version of Survey Monkey.