jueves, 25 de febrero de 2016

Homework for March

It's time for a special task. You have to download and print the dossier (related with your level - Remember the password!) and bring it to class. As usual, answer the questions as complete as possible. They will be colleted before the Easter Holidays. 

  • 1º British: Anglosaxons, Vikings and Normans (If you need it, you can also print the theoretical topic for looking up information). Limit day: Tuesday 15 March.
  • 3º British: IGCSE simulation (Paper 1 Exam and Insert Photos). Answer 3 complete questions (from 6 possible options). Limit day: Thursday 17 March.
  • 4º British: IGCSE simulation (Papel 2 Exam). Choose 1 option (19th or 20th century) and them answer ALL the questions from that option. Limit day: 4º B/C Wednesday 16 Mach - 4ºA Thursday 17 March.

This work is individual and mandatory and will be part of the score of the third term. If you fail to finish it, do it out of date, or just copy from a webpage, the mark will be a 0 for this work.

Ready? 3, 2, 1... Good luck! J

martes, 23 de febrero de 2016

1º British: Take a walk in Pompeii

Would you like to visit Pompeii? The famous Roman city was devastated in 79 AD by an incredible eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Now, thanks to a special exhibition of Caixa Forum you can do it from your screen: 

Enjoy the opportunity! J

lunes, 15 de febrero de 2016

4º British: Main causes of I World War

Studying for the exam of World War I? J Here's a great six minute review of the MAIN causes as we said today at class. And the final trigger event was the Balkan's conflict (Franz Ferdinand)...

Good luck!

Source: "Made from History”

jueves, 11 de febrero de 2016

4º British: 100 years of Dadá

Dada was an artistic and literary movement that began in 1916 around "Cabaret Voltaire" in Zürich, Switzerland. It arose as a reaction to World War I and the nationalism that many thought had led to the war.

During 2016, Zurich is celebrating the anniversary with a full range of events (special exhibitions, performances, theater plays, conferences, etc.). You can read all the info in the Dada100 web.

“Dada is like your hopes: nothing
like your paradise: nothing
like your idols: nothing
like your heroes: nothing
like your artists: nothing
like your religions: nothing”

From “Manifesto of the Dada Movement” (1920)

Influenced by other avant-garde movements, its output was wildly diverse, ranging from performance art to poetry, photography, sculpture, painting, and collage. Dada's aesthetic proved a powerful influence on artists in many cities, including Berlin, Hanover, Paris, New York, and Cologne, all of which generated their own groups. The movement dissipated with the establishment of Surrealism.

jueves, 4 de febrero de 2016

4º British: I World War - Online simulation games

Now that we have finished this topic at class, it is a good moment to remind you that, apart from theory, you can also learn some things by playing these free online games:

Our war: interactive episode (From BBC 3). A cool simulation in which you can take your own decissions as a sargeant. 

Over the top (From Canadian War Museum). Experience the life in trenches first hand.

What was it like? (From BBC Bitesize for children).

Enjoy! :-)

lunes, 1 de febrero de 2016

4º British: A book recommedation

Purple, white and green. These 3 colors represent the National Women's Social and Political Union, known as Suffragist.

This is the story of Sally Heathcote, a domestic worker in the service of Emmeline Pankhurst, founder of the NWSPU movement. The proximity of that environment will convince young Sally about the suffragist cause. Civil disobedience, political strategy, learning from direct action... will dictate the feminist path of Sally in her fight for female rights and other great achievements for generations future.

Mary Talbot (writer and expert on gender issues), Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot (both well-known artist) worked together in this update vision of female vindications. As you see on the previous link, only first chapter is free available on the Ediciones La Cúpula website.

Now that we have finished the study of Victorian Era, this graphic novel could be a good epilogue...