jueves, 17 de mayo de 2018

1º British: Population in extreme weather zones

Today's activity requires a more elaborated work: you must choose a community that lives in extreme weather conditions (see the list below) and do a reseach (.ppt format), as complete as possible, about their way of life. You can (must) add maps, graphs and pictures.

You should include (at least) the following ítems:

- Environment and climate: Where do they live? How is the climate and the landscape in which they live?

- Life: How do they live? (Economic activities, housing, food ...); How do environmental factors influence their clothing and ornaments? Why is it said that they represent one of the most extreme cases of human adaptation?

- Problems and adaptation: Have they experienced any kind of marginalization? Which one? Have they changed their traditional way of life in recent years? How? Why? Has it been a positive or negative change? Why? What problems do these people face nowadays?

- Conclusions: your opinion about the chosen community. What have you learned or has called your attention?

- Webgraphy (links to websites consulted) and Credits (which section was done by each team member).

When finish, send your work, as attached file, to blogeducativo08@gmail.com. As usual, you will do a oral presentation at class. This work will be part of the score at the end of the term. If you fail to finish them or you give it out of date, the mark will be a 0 for this work.

Here is the list where you can choose from:

- Life in the bush: the Masai (Africa)
- Life in the desert: the Tuareg (Africa)
- Life in the desert of South Africa: Bushmen
- Life in the Asian desert: Mongolian herders
- Life in the woods: the Irulas or "snake hunters" (India and Sri Lanka)
- Life in the Amazon: the Yanomami (Brazil).
- Life on the tundra: Sami (northern Europe)
- Life in polar regions: the Eskimos or Inuit (Alaska, Canada and Greenland)
- Life in the heights: the Sherpas (Nepal), well known among mountaineers.

Good luck with the work!

sábado, 5 de mayo de 2018

1º British: Diorama pictures

You can now download the ZIP file with the low-resolution photos of your worderful model making creations. Congratulations for your imagination and effort! 

Cover photo: Neolithic settlement
Playmobil exhibition at Castillo de Santa Bárbara, Alicante (2013)

jueves, 3 de mayo de 2018

4º British: Photos from the Film Festival

Finally, here you have the photos (low resolution) from the successful I Film Festival. The pictures are available in this ZIP file and you can also download the stand-up comedian video (be patient, it is almost 2 GB... Despite the odd format, it can be opened with the Windows Media Player).

It was a really interesting experience! Great films / performances. Congratulations to the participants! :)

See you next academic year, as members of the "Great Jury"...

viernes, 20 de abril de 2018

3º British: review of mapping skills

As a part of our class review of map reading, here you have several useful links:
Do not panic: we will do the full revision at class; these are just links in case you want extra help at home. And besides, reading a map is not as difficult as it looks, isn't it?

martes, 10 de abril de 2018

3º British: Clouds

Clouds are categorised according to height and shape. The different categories of clouds are then given names based on Latin words, eg.: nimbus clouds bring rain, stratus clouds appear as layers... You can read the different types and characteristics in this information sheet

Knowledge about cloud formation and typology is very important for reading the synoptic chart symbols.

A synoptic chart is any map that summarises atmospheric conditions over a wide area at a given time. It displays information on temperature, precipitation, wind speed and direction, atmospheric pressure and cloud coverage.

In this link, you can do a quick revision of  British climates. And now... let's practice! 

3º British: Climates in UK

These are the main factors affecting the climatic conditions: 

viernes, 23 de marzo de 2018

1º British: Historical model-making

It's time of the funniest activity of the year! Model-making! :) Yes, you have to do a manual work: a model, mockup or diorama of any historical age studied this year!

Of course, you will have a mark for this work. And, as you will do it very well, that mark will be very high... Do not worry, you have enough time: the delivery date is Friday 4, May.


1. The model can be done individually or in groups (maximum, 3 people).
2. The item must be obligatorily related to one of the historical topics studied this year. You can add some figures and landscape items, but remember that the main part must be a building.
3. Do NOT expend money, do it with reusable materials: paper, cardboard, clay ... even those Playmobiles you have in a drawer :)
4. Be original: it is a creative work, to show off your imagination.
5. They should be harmless (no volcanoes to explode, please)

There are many options: Paleolithic hunters, the neolithic city of Catal Huyuck, a Mesopotamian ziggurat, Egyptian pyramids and sphinxes, the Parthenon of Athens, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the war between the Greeks and Persians, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum with gladiators, the Circus with a chariot race, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, a Vetton's castro...

Get to work and enjoy it! 

Cover photo: