martes, 14 de noviembre de 2017

4º British: History of USA


Now that we have just started the topic about North America, maybe you would like to start by taking a look back at some Native American history from the twentieth century with these clips from British Pathé (9:03 minutes).

Also, you can revise these two gifs about the Native American Lands and the evolution of non-native states over time.


How did the process of independence start? It was not easy... You can study this infographic or read the full text of the Declaraction of the Independence of the 13 colonies (July 4, 1776). Soon after that, they had to face an internal deep problem: a Civil War and the confrontation because civil rights and social issues. 

And finally, here you have the presentation of "Political evolution of Black America" and the opportunity of having a look at the Civil Rights Movement in America, with clips including Martin Luther King and James Meredith, from British Pathé (13:51 minutes).

Remember that you have to do a weekly work before Chistmas holidays so it will be a good idea read the famous speech "I have a dream" of Martin Luther King (1963). You can also watch the speech on youtube if you prefer (about 15 minutes).


viernes, 3 de noviembre de 2017

4º British: Comparative analysis of historical sources

It is time to start a comparaison practice before the exam... Look carefully the following images (all of them are linked to the Revolution of July 1830 in France) and them answer the questions as complete as possible:

  • What is the political significance of Source A?
  • Why do you think Source A is more important and famous than Source B? 
  • What is the political significance of Source C? (Observe carefully the different elements: social groups represented (and how/where), decoration, symbols, etc.)
  • What is the relationships between Source A and Source D? (Notice all the possible relationships: visual, ideological, cronological...) 


Source A. Eugene Delacroix: Liberty leading the people. 1830


Source B. Barricade at Louvre (engraving published in a French newspaper). 1830


Source C. Gerard: Proclamation of Louis Philippe, duc d'Orleans, as king of France. 1830


Source D. Jean Victor Schnetz: Fight at the Parisian Town Hall. 1833.



You have this week for doing the activity. When finish, send your answers to blogeducativo08@gmail.com

Good luck!