lunes, 14 de octubre de 2019

4º British: Enlightment songs 2019



As promised, here you have the links to the different songs you have chosen for illustrating the Enlightment ideas (freedom of speech, natural equality, civil rights, education, female vindications, etc.). Quite diverse and interesting choices. Some of them were isolated selections, some have several votes... in any case, just enjoy! 

Imagine Dragons_ Believer
James Bay_ Us
Diego Torres_ Iguales
Lady Gaga_ Til it happens to you
Pharrell Williams_ Freedom
Aretha franklin_ Respect
Beyoncé_ Run the world (girls)
Fort Apache_ Sobre el consumismo y sus formas
Beatriz Luego_ Postureo 
Melendi&Alejandro Sanz_ Déjala que baile
John Lennon_ Imagine
Gloria Gaynor_ I will survive
Michael Jackson_ Black or white & Heal the world
Ariana Grande_ Break free & God is a woman
Aitana & Ana Guerra_ Lo malo
The vamps_ I found a girl
Netta_ Toy
Jennifer López_ Ain't your mamma
Porta_ Rap&Roll
Bad Romance - Women's Suffrage (Inspired by Alice Paul)
Pink Floyd_ We don't need no education another brick in the wall
Village People- YMCA
Queen_ I Want to Break Free


3º British: And the winner is...


Congratulations to the winners and to all the participants this year. This was the final scrutiny: 


The prize (a chocolates box, as usual) will be delivery next day at class. 

Students of 3ºB: you can download now the zip file with your pictures. Remember that you will be asked a password to open it. 

Hope you have learned (and enjoyed) with this activity! 



viernes, 11 de octubre de 2019

2º British: Homage ceremony, your pictures


As promised, here you have a zip file with the photos of your great performances from this morning. You can download the file but, as usual, you will need a password to open it. Also remember to ask permission to your partners before sharing them on your RRSS. 

What would be the next "special" task at History class?...

Have a nice weekend! :D


sábado, 5 de octubre de 2019

4º British: The Umbrella’s Revolution at Hong Kong, 2014



As I usually tell you in class, History is always repeated. This is the reason why is so important to have a good knowledge about our past. As an example, you will start a comparaison between the French Revolution (1789) and the so-called "Umbrella’s revolution" (2014). I am sure you will find this up-to-date activity quite different and interesting.

It is a triple-task activity. Read carefully the instructions and answer ALL the questions as completely as possible. It can be done individually or in groups (maximun 3 people). When finish (last delivery day: 28 October), send your answers as attached file to blogeducativo08@gmail.com This activity is mandatory and you will receive a mark for it.


Task 1. Research. Use information from the BBC article “Hong Kong’s Democracy Debate” to answer the following questions:

1.1. In what year did China take control of Hong Kong?

1.2. How was the leader of Hong Kong elected before the Revolt?

1.3. What change to Hong Kong’s election process did the Chinese government announce in August 2014?

1.4. Why did this upset democracy activists in Hong Kong?

1.5. How has China responded to the protests?


Task 2. Photo analysis. From this collection of photos, choose 2 of them and explain their meaning. Maybe you need also to read this BBC explanation of symbols.  

Add the chosen photo in your document with each comment. Did you find something specially interesting or surprising in the photos? (What? Why?). Keep in mind that a photograph cannot give you a complete picture of the protests, and you should be careful about drawing conclusions from the photographs.


Task 3. Comparaison with the French Revolution. Use your own knowledge to answer the following questions:

3.1. What were the similarities and differences between both Revolutions? Name, at least, 3 similarities and 3 differences.

3.2. Did the Umbrella’s Revolt get through the same steps that the French revolution? Why?

3.3. Do you think that they (both) were a success or not? Why?

3.4. Why do YOU think people is still revolting in different parts of the world?


Ready? 3, 2, 1...


lunes, 30 de septiembre de 2019

3º British: TIME TRIAL - 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 download and FILL IN THIS 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
  • GDP (Gross Domestic Product per capita)
  • GDP composition by sectors 
  • Military Expenditures
  • Educational expenditures
  • School life expectancy
  • Youth unemployment
  • Transnational issues (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 compare to the other two states analyzed? Why?

When finish, send the document as attached file to blogeducativo08@gmail.comTHIS IS A TIME- TRIAL ACTIVITY, THAT IS: YOU HAVE ONLY TODA'S CLASS FOR DOING IT. So please focus and use your time properly.

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




lunes, 23 de septiembre de 2019

3º British: Create your own political party


A political party is a private entity based association, formed from an ideology and a certain interest. It seeks to obtain representation in the institutions through democratic elections, uniting convictions and efforts to influence public affairs and democratic life in an area, help finance and promote institutional changes and improvements from political power.

Obviously, you can not create a real political party because you are still under age!. But in this activity you are going to turn into political leaders...!

You must organize yourselves into groups (3 people minimum, as the law says, but 6 people as maximun) to “create” several political parties in class. You will follow (almost all) the official steps that the Spanish Law requires for creating a party. The teacher will be the "Ministerio del Interior" responsible for giving you the "ok"... and the final mark for this activity!

They are 6 stages on the activity:

1. Find a name, logo/slogan and ideology
2. Fill the Estatuto del Partido” application (you should also add a document with your economical, social, educational... proposals. The most complete you do it, the better for you).
3. Fill official inscription application (after that, and with the approval of a notary, you are supposed to send both documents to the Ministerio del Interior… and paid about 180/260 Euros. Obviously, you are NOT going to do that this time!)

Other additional points of interes:

If you have any questions you can call the phone 900 150 000 (although now is NOT working, because it is only avaible when elections are close). It belongs to the Ministerio del Interior and is free.

Realise that there are laws limiting the activity of political parties (eg. electoral campaign financing, which is prohibited and no, etc). The most important ones are:

Realise also that each “Comunidad Autónoma” has their own and specifical laws for the “Elecciones Autónomas”. But in this activity, to simplify things, we can imagine that we are joining a National Election and there is not necesary to review any territorial law.


Once the parties are "approved", each group will share roles (leader, secretary, etc..) and write its political program (ideas and points to defend).

4. Election campaign (during 2 weeks, you will have to make your party advertising, public speaking, debates in class and "convince" the "voters"...)
5. Elections and scrutinity.
6. Proclamation of the winner.


Deadlines:
  • Monday, 30 September: You MUST give to the teacher the Estatuto del Partido and the Inscription Apllication (stages 2-3)
  • 4-11 October: Election campaign (stage 4)
  • Monday, 14 October: Elections, scrutinity and proclamation (stages 5-6)


Let's get to work… and good luck! :-)



By the way, as usual, this activity is mandatory and you will receive a mark for it. It case you fail or you do not do it, the mark will be a 0.


lunes, 9 de septiembre de 2019

British: Academic Information 2019-2020



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) for 1ºBritish.

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

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