domingo, 28 de septiembre de 2014

3º British: Spanish Constitution & Statute of Autonomy of Castilla y León

Today’s activity is a timed-trial! You will have only THIS class for answering, as complete as possible, the 10 questions of this documentYou can start searching the info here:

  • The Statute of Autonomy of Castilla y León was approved on 25 February 1983. You can read the full text (by chapters) in this link from the Congress/Statutes of Autonomy.

When finish, send the document with your answers and name, as a attached document, to

Go on!

By the way, if you are intrigue about the Statutes of Autonomy in other “Comunidades Autónomas” you can visit the website of Aelpa, the Observatory of remodelling legislation.

jueves, 25 de septiembre de 2014

4º British: The British Triangular Trade

Today we have talked about the triangular trade and the African slavery. In you need more info about the topic for doing your homework, you can visit this link from the BBC - The abolitionist or watch this video from Crash Course World History - Chap.24 (about 11 minutes). 

And good luck with the historical text! ;-)

martes, 23 de septiembre de 2014

1º British: Weekly Works (History)

Here we go! From the following links you can download and print the weekly works (homework) of this year. Notice that is only the part about History and, some time later, you will see also the ones about Geography... By the way, the password is the same that for the notes ;-)

I will give you the dates for delivery with enough anticipation at class, do not worry.

4º British: English Parliamentarism

We have started! Here you have some complements for this first lesson of the year...

The first step was the Magna Carta Libertatis (1215). In this link of the British Library you can read the full text and learn about its historical context. 

It was not always easy to accept this situation and the kingdom broke into a Civil War (1603), between the royalist of Charles I and the supporters of Oliver Cromwell. You can read more info in this link from BBC History or watch this animated video from Educational Portal

After the Restoration, the new king, William of Orange, accepted the Bill of Rights Act (1689). Based on the ideas of John Locke, the Bill of Rights was part of a package of laws that reformed the English constitution at this time with the other two being the Toleration Act  (which promoted limited religious toleration) and the Triennial Act (which prevented the King from dissolving Parliament).

Key Points of the Bill of Rights are: 

  • Roman Catholics were barred from the throne by this Act.
  • The right of free petitioning was reinstated by the Act.
  • The Act places a prohibition against arbitrary suspension of Parliament's laws by the sovereign.
  • The Act limits the sovereigns' right to raise money through taxation, with the consent of Parliament being needed.
  • The Act guarantees the sovereign will not interfere in the free and fair elections of Members of Parliament.
  • The Act guarantees the freedom of speech of Members of Parliament within parliamentary debates or proceedings (this means that MPs are free to say things that could be considered libellous or otherwise illegal while participating in parliamentary debates without fear of prosecution in the civil or criminal courts).
  • The Act makes it illegal for the sovereign to keep military forces within the kingdom in time of peace without consent of Parliament, which is one of the reasons the military is funded on an annual basis by parliament.
  • The act makes the imposition of excessive fines or cruel punishments illegal.

miércoles, 10 de septiembre de 2014

British: Academic information 2014-2015

In the links below, students can read the academic information for this year.

You can also read more details about the NEW Assesment Criteria (Criterios de evaluación y calificación), that includes some news (please, read it carefully), and the Ring-binder criteria (Normas para el cuaderno de la clase).

Ready?... Let's go! Good luck!

martes, 2 de septiembre de 2014

What are you teaching the World?

Back to school! A new year full of new projects, knowledge and experiences... Let's start by this inspiring and funny video by SoulPancake: a peptalk for teachers and students. Enjoy! J