Monday, 21 December 2015

Winners Challenge 8

Hello!

As we are so close to Christmas... everyone participating has a positive in this challenge! My present.. :P

I like especially the ones from David, Laura, Martín and Patricia, congrats :)

And I am giving you an idea... you could ask Santa to bring you the book we are going to read in the second term... Ferdinand and Isabella, by Simon Baskett, from Oxford Trekkers.

I don't know if it is easy to find in La Virgen or León, if not, you can just buy it online in Amazon .




Monday, 14 December 2015

Challenge 8

Hi!

This is the last challenge in this first term...

I wait for your letters to Santa Claus... you can ask for maximum 3 things! Be original!


Sunday, 13 December 2015

Winners challenge 7

I think you haven't been so original... it's difficult to choose from!

So... the winners this week are:

The most original... DAVID:

It is the third day that anybody knows about my disguise,it is a very good way to get fish without having to catch them.
I would eat as i can before they discover muy cover.

LUIS...

If this bear could speak he say: I don't remember why I'm here.


And VICTORIA:

Bubu, Where is the food of this picnic?




Tomorrow we will have the last challenge of this term! Be ready!

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Challenge 7

Hi there!

I'm delayed this week... but here you have the new challenge!


I translate for you:

Si este oso pudiera hablar... ¿qué diría?

Use your imagination... the 3 most creative, original or funny win!


The best superheroes... winners Challenge 6!

And the winners are...

PATRICIA:

If i could be a superhero, I would like to be Phoenix, a woman with telekinetic powers who is able to enter in the thoughts of the people and change them. I think that nowadays it is necessary to enter in the mind of some people to prevent hurt for their religion or policies.

DAVID:

I would like to be a superhero who can travel in the time and that can stop the time... but me and the people which I wanted could move, because I could stay with that people  and I could spend the time doing every activity I wanted...

VÍCTOR: (No uses traductor!)

The power of moving myself through the time, because I would know what is going to happen before happening so I can pass all the exams!!!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Challenge 6

Hi there,

Here we have challenge number 6... You have no hurry this time... it's about originality!



Monday, 30 November 2015

Winners Challenge 5

Hello!

The correct answer was:

1- Mount Fuji, in Japan (check the book from last year!)
2- Amazon river, in Brazil (South America).
3- Macedonia, Skopje.

And the winners this week are... Micaela, Pablo and Patricia! Congrats!

Tomorrow a new challenge arrives!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

2º - Unit 3 Terms

In this Unit we have only 10 terms! So let prepare them quite good, ok?
We will check them next Tuesday, 1st December.

Crop rotation
Hanseatic league
trade fairs
bill of exchange
migration
ghetto
craftsmen
guild
charter of liberty
(medieval) Parliament

Challenge 5

Here you have the fifth challenge!

This week you have time to participate until Sunday night!  and it is so important to be quick! Because just the 3 first pupils who have the 3 questions correct will be the winners!

So... Answer these questions! Guess... or investigate!

1- What is it? and in which country is it located? (the mountain, not the temple!)
















2- Where is it? and what river is it?













3- This flag belongs to... which country? and which is its capital city?


Monday, 23 November 2015

Winners Challenge 4

Hi there!

Thanks again for participating....

These are my 3 best archeologists!

PABLO:

If I were an archeologist I would like to find the bones of my deceased great gandfather, he died in the Civil War.

MARTÍN:
If I were an archeologist I would want to find the rests of an UFO with jemelry of other planets.
If that could happen we would know that there is life in other planets.

SARA:

What I would like to find if I were an archeologist, is a egypcian sarcophagus of an important pharaoh. Because I love Egypcian civilization, when I was a child I took hieroglyphs lessons, they were very interesting. I learnt a lot of Egyptian civilization!



Well done everyone!!!

Attention... tomorrow Tuesday new challenge!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Challenge 4

This new challenge is about originality, so take your time!


If you were an archeologist, 
what would you like to find and why?

Monday, 16 November 2015

Challenge 3 - Solution and winners

Hi!

The right answer was:

1- Canada
2- Guadalajara
3- Cathedral of Burgos

And the winners this week are... Micaela, Luis, and Sara, congratulations!!

Thanks for participating to you all!

Take care... this was not the Léon cathedral! our cathedral is the best, you know... they are so different, look at them:

León
 
Burgos




Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Challenge 3

Hi there!

Here we have the new weekly challenge!

The first 3 students who get it right will win a positive!

1- Tell which country is the owner of this flag:

















2- This shape belongs to... which province in Spain?

















And 3- Where can you find this building??



Monday, 9 November 2015

Challenge 2, winners

Hi,

Last week winners were Víctor and David, the only participants.

And this week, we have the 3 most original ones (from my point of view...):

Sara: (there are some mistakes in writing...)

"I could be a tiger; because they are so cute and they've got a beautiful orange and black fur. White tigers, too; of course. They run a lot ! To eat. And I could be on the savannah with other animals like giraffes, elephnts, lions..."
this?
  





or this one?
Pablo (cause I did not know this animal Petauro!):

"I would like to be a Petauro because they like a lot sweet food and they live in the night and sleep during the day and they can glide like a fly squirrel".

Petauro is sugar glider in English
and Martín:

"If I could be an animal I would be an eagle because I would like to fly like they and see the lanscapes that they can see.Also I think that is an animal very quick and nimble. It is an animal very beautiful and very clever. Also I want to be he because I want to see the customs that they have".
powerful!

Tomorrow we will have a new challenge in the blog!

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

2º - Unit 2 Terms

You can start defining these terms for Unit 2 in your notebook. We will check them next Tuesday 10 November.
So you have several days to work in them, prepare them properly!

Terms - Unit 2 Feudal Society

vikings
magyars
saracens
feudalism
serf
vassal
fief or manor
cognomen
demesne
privileged estates
secular clergy
regular clergy
miniature (illuminated manuscript)
freemen
fallow system
Bayeux tapestry

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Challenge 2 continues this week...

As just 2 people have participated, challenge 2 continues this week also... If you don't participate, this should be also the last one... you decide.


This is the challenge number 2... The winners will be the most original or funny ones... not the quickest...

So think about it before writing!















I translate you the question... just in case...

Si pudieras ser un animal por un día.... cuál serías y porqué?

Monday, 26 October 2015

Challenge 1 winners

Hi!

The first challenge this year has been won by... David, Ana and Micaela! Congratulations! You have won a positive mark each.

The answer was: The Palatine Chapel, built by Charlemagne during the 8th century in his Palace in Aachen, capital city of the Carolingian Empire.


























Tomorrow we will have the second challenge! 

Reminder: To participate in the challenge you have to comment HERE in the blog, in the blog comments, choose the option anonym if you don't have a google account and sign your comment with your name.
I will publish the comments just the last day of the challenge (so you can't copy your partner or know who was first!).

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Welcome to the contest! Challenge 1

Hi there!

Here we have our first weekly challenge!

It consists of a weekly activity. I will propose you a challenge on Tuesdays... you will have time to participate in it through the comments in this blog until next Sunday night... and on Mondays we will have the solution and the winners of the week.

The 3 winners (the 3 faster, the 3 more original, or the best 3... it depends on the kind of challenge) will have a positive!

So... this is the first challenge!


You have to tell me:

What is it?

Where can you find it?

Who did it?












Wednesday, 14 October 2015

2º - Unit 1: Terms

You have to define these terms in your notebooks. We'll check it next Tuesday.

You could use: www.wordreference.comhttp://www.britannica.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page or your class book, monolingual dictionaries, or an Encyclopedia.

UNIT 1 - TERMS
germanic migrations
barbarian
visigoth
greek-cross plan
Byzantine Empire
basileus
East-West Schism
Hagia Sophia
Orthodoxy
Muhammed
arab
muslim
Allah
Hegira
Koran
jihad
caliph
souk
mayors of the palace
Charlemagne
Treaty of Verdun

Monday, 21 September 2015

Welcome!

Hello guys!

Welcome to your class blog for Social Sciences.

Here you have the link to the Edmodo account, you need to registrate here: Edmodo 2º Bil Time is limited so please... do it the sooner possible!




Sunday, 7 June 2015

2º - Unit 12 Terms

Next Friday 12 June, we will check these terms.... the last ones!

UNIT 12 TERMS


Life expectancy
demographic explosion
birth rate
death rate
population density
absolute population
fertility rate
replacement rate
infant mortality rate
natural growth
ageing population

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

3º - Vocabulary Unit 12

That is the Unit 12 vocabulary, it would be very useful for you to control it in order to have an appropriate vocabulary to comment the graphs, maps or texts related to this Unit.

Unit 12 – Population
age group
asylum country
birth-control policy
coexistence of culture
cohort
country of origin
cultural diversity
culturally homogeneous
death rate
demographic data
destination country
disappearing culture
displacement
employment
early expanding
fundamentalism
high stationary
illegal entry
illegal immigrant
immigration
indigenous culture
internal migration
international migration
intolerant
late expanding
low stationary
majority culture
migration
migratory
minority culture
natural increase
negative effect
overpopulation
pension
place
population pyramid
population rate
positive effect
projected
quality of life
quotas for immigrant
regional inequalities
rural exodus
slum
social cost
standard of living
static
stationary
structure of a
population
unskilled worker
world heritage

3º - Unit 12 Population

1º - Unit 11 Presentation - ANCIENT ROME

Sunday, 31 May 2015

2º - Unit 11 Terms

UNIT 11 - Baroque

Terms should be ready for next Thursday 4 June.

Baroque
Empiricism
Rationalism
Solomonic column
Churriqueresque style
baldaquin
realism
chiaroscuro
naturalism
polychrome

1º - Unit 11 TERMS

Here you have the last terms! for Unit 11, Rome.

We will check them the last day of this Unit, so you can start getting ready!

UNIT 11 – TERMS
Latin
Patricians
Plebeians
Tribune of the plebeians
Etruscans
Roman Republic
Comitias
Magistratus
Senate
Punic Wars
Triumvirate
Roman Empire
Western Roman Empire
Eastern Roman Empire
Domus
Insula
Villa
Thermae
Forum
Christianity
Pompei

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

3º - Unit 11 Presentation and vocabulary



Unit 11 vocabulary for next Tuesday 26 May (remember: translation, pronunciation and be sure to know how to use the word in a context!)

UNIT 11 - EU tertiary


sector
administration service
airport
barrier
business service
coastal tourism
common policies
common trade tariff
customs union
deficiency
domestic trade
electronic commerce (ecommerce)
Eurostar
financial service
foreign trade
free movement of
service
freedom of
establishment
ground transport
high-capacity road
high-speed rail line
impact of (tourism)
information services and communications
inland waterway
internet transaction
loss of jobs
mega-store
mesh system
national banking
neighbouring
neighbourhood store
‘pull factor’
rail link
retail trade
roads
service industry
shopping centre
social services
trade balance
stock exchange
transport alternative
turnover
volume of business
working population

4º - Spanish Civil War

Monday, 18 May 2015

2º Premio de concurso de redacción Pequeños Arqueólogos!!!

Quiero dar la enhorabuena públicamente a todos los que habéis participado con vuestras redacciones en el concurso Pequeños arqueólogos de la Asociación Zamora Protohistórica, y en especial a Sofía Menéndez de 1ºA, que ha quedado entre los ganadores, con un buen 2º puesto en la Categoría de Monumentos!!!! ¡¡¡¡Enhorabuena Sofía!!!!






Comparto con vosotros la clasificación:

Categoría Monumentos:

1. El Potro de Cornudilla: María Sagredo Degado. IES La Bureba
(Briviesca. , Burgos)
2. Ermita de Pruneda. Sofía Menéndez García. IES Valle de Laciana
(Villablino, León)

3. Monasterio San Miguel de Escalada. Carlota Izquierdo González.
Colegio San José - Agustinas Misioneras (León)

Categoría Arqueología

1. Necrópolis Visigodas de Duratón. Estrella Heras Moreno. CEO La
Sierra (Prádena, Segovia)
2. Villa Romana de Santa Lucía. Mohamed El Barkani. CEO La Sierra
(Prádena, Segovia)
3. Yacimientos Prerromanos de Soto de Bureba. José Menor Molinero. IES
La Bureba (Briviesca. , Burgos)

Y para terminar, comparto con vosotros su redacción ganadora sobre la Ermita de Pruneda:


I Concurso de redacción sobre arqueología y patrimonio de Castilla y León: Pequeños Arqueólogos


ERMITA DE PRUNEDA
UBICACIÓN:
Esta ermita se encuentra en Rabanal de Luna (Provincia de León), y pertenece en propiedadal obispado, como todas y cada una de las iglesias, debido a que no da nada de dinero; los del lugar dicen que pertenece a esta tierra.
Cada quince de agosto los nativos de Villafelizde Babia y de Rabanal de Luna hacen las paces y celebran juntos la romería de la Virgen.
La Ermita se levanta sobre un pequeño cerro, arrinconada ahora por el trazado de la carretera. Su ubicación fue pensada estratégicamente en su época, puesto que esta ermita separaba las comarcas de Babia y Luna, que recientemente han sido nombradas, en conjunto, Parque Natural.

PERIODO:
La ermita de Pruneda, posiblemente fue mandada construir por la familia de los Quiñones(Condes de Luna), que era una familia muy rica y poderosa en la zona, a finales del siglo XV, aunque algunas fuentes remontan su origen al siglo XII.

ESTADO DE CONSERVACIÓN:
Tras un periodo de dejadez, actualmente su conservación es buena, debido a la recaudación y aportación que hicieron y ahora siguen haciendo los vecinos, vendiendo velas y lotería, y  también el ayuntamiento de Sena de Luna, aportando un dinero, para llevar a cabo la restauración del tejado puesto que las nevadas y el duro invierno habían causado humedades y otros desperfectos.

DESCRIPCIÓN:
La ermita de Pruneda es una construcción rural sencilla, rústica y muy sobria. Hacia el sureste se encuentran dos puertas y un pórtico. El muro situado en el norte y la cabecera cuadrada están reforzados por grandes contrafuertes, para aguantar el peso del tejado y de la propia estructura.
Aunque no tiene un estilo muy definido estas características apuntan a que es de estilo románico (aunque sería muy tardío).
En el interior hay una sola nave, cuya cubierta se cubre con una bóveda de cañón sencilla. Destaca la separación mediante una reja forjada a mano que sirve para dividir las dos partes de la ermita, por una parte la zona de culto, con el altar, y por otra la zona destinada a los feligreses. También podemos apreciar un coro soportado por unos capiteles de madera ricamente labrados y decorados, y que necesitan una especial atención a su conservación, al ser de madera.
Se cree que la ermita servía de albergue a los caminantes. Posiblemente esta ermita haya marcado el periodo de la trashumancia, cuando venían los rebaños de Extremadura hasta nuestra comarca, rica en pastos naturales.
La ermita contó con una cofradía de las ánimas, encargada de atender a los difuntos y velar por sus almas.
La causa de su estado actual es simplemente que la hemos cuidado, por el cariño que tenemos hacia ella. Nunca se ha caído, por lo tanto sigue en pie.
Casi nadie se detiene debido a que se encuentra en una curva cerrada y porque es una “belleza” humilde en la que no suelen reparar las personas que viajan por esa carretera, podemos imaginarnos que piensan que es una simple iglesia, pero nadie conoce las peculiaridades que posee.

PROTECCIÓN:
No hace falta arreglarla mucho, para el tiempo que tiene está muy bien conservada pero siempre hace falta mantenerla, por ejemplo revisar el tejado cada poco, estar pendientes cuando haga mal tiempo para que la lluvia y la nieve no la deterioren.También como está en un pequeño alto, un poco aislada del pueblo, es conveniente echarle de vez en cuando un vistazo para evitar cualquier tipo de robo.
Es una construcción muy interesante, recomendable para visitarla, las vistas son muy bonitas desde el cerro en el que está situada, podemos observar parte de las montañas de la zona, y respecto a la ermita merece la pena rodearla para contemplarla entera, ver su construcción… Animo a visitarla, no se decepcionarán.

HECHO HISTÓRICO:
La gente de la zona ha ido contando una leyenda que se ha transmitido de generación en generación hasta nuestros días, y las personas de la zona seguimos hablando de ella.
La tradición dice que a su muerte, uno de los condes perteneciente a la familia de los Quiñones, don Suero, donó una lámpara de plata para que luciera siempre en su memoria. En una losa sepulcral incrustada en la pared puede leerse este epitafio: 
O Reina coronada, madre piadosa del creador, te ruego a ti glorificada que por amor del Salvador no te olvides nunca de tu Suero de Quiñones y seas siempre su abogada en presencia del Salvador.

CONCLUSIÓN:
Como monumento muestra de nuestro pasado creo que es un orgullo que siga en pie, y podamos seguir contemplándola hasta nuestros días. Aunque sea una construcción sencilla me parece muy interesante, ya sea por lo que nos cuenta la leyenda de este curioso hecho histórico, como por su construcción y ubicación.
Muchas personas no pertenecientes a esta comarca seguramente no la valoran como lo que es, una construcción con seis siglos de antigüedad, si no piensan que es una simple iglesia como muchas otras. Me parece una sensación espectacular  subirse al alto en el que está situada, pues es un momento agradable en el que podemos respirar aire puro de Babia, y para mi, que soy de la zona, me siento orgullosa de poder contemplar esas vistas, esas montañas que no dicen nada, pero a la vez dicen tanto.


RESUMEN:
Esta ermita de Pruneda, una construcción sencilla que data del siglo XV se encuentra entre las comarcas de Babia y Luna, concretamente en Rabanal de Luna, aunque también se dice que pertenece a Villafeliz de Babia, hay una disputa entre los pueblos puesto que unos dicen que pertenece a un pueblo y otros lo contrario, aunque la verdad es que no les importa mucho porque según dicen es una simple iglesia que no les aporta nada, y no les interesa.

Cada 15 de agosto nos abre sus puertas para festejar su tradicional festividad, y es un punto de encuentro sobre todo ese día, para los habitantes y sus veraneantes.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

1º - Myth of Pandora's box

Hi guys!

Here you have the Libbie's activity for next Monday... you have to complete the task at home.


Vocabulary:
Misery                        Despair                      Cruel             
Perish                         Prosper                     Hope
Curiosity                    Hate                           Jealousy
Deceit                        Hardships
                                              
Overview:
In ancient Greece there were two brothers named Epimetheus and Prometheus. Both of them upset the most powerful God, Zues, for giving people fire without asking him first. As punishment zues chaned prometheus to a mountain. He also came up with a plan to create a charming and deceitful woman. Zues called her Pandora and sent her as a gift to Epimetheus.

Questions:

1.      Why did Zues create Pandora?

2.      What does Pandora mean? 

3.      What was Zues’ wedding gift to them? What was she not supposed to do with the wedding present?

4.      Why wasn’t Pandora happy? 

5.      What makes Pandora open the box?

6.      Which evil spirits are inside of the box?

7.      What happened after the spirits were let into the world?

8.      What was the only thing that was left in the box?

9.      In the end what finally helped the people?


10.   Why did Zues put hope into the box?


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

1º - Unit 10 Terms

UNIT 10 – TERMS

Minoan civilization 
Mycenaean civilization 
Greek civilization 
Polis 
Aristocracy 
Democracy 
Colony 
Colonization 
Classical Greece 
Battle of Marathon
Delian League
Pericles
Peloponnesian war
Macedonia
Hellenism
Greek citizen
Classical order
Acropolis
Parthenon
Heroe
Mythology
Oracle

We will check them next week, probably on Wednesday.


Tuesday, 5 May 2015

4º - Role Playing... roles and info

Hi there!

here you have a lot of information to start working in your extra work this term... Select the one you need and start preparing it!


ROLE PAYING – 4º BIL
1              1-      PEACE OF VERSAILLES
FRANCE – Clemenceau (Daniel S.)
GREAT BRITAIN – David Lloyd George (Marta)                        
USA – Wilson (Daniel M.)
ITALY – Orlando (Iván)
JAPAN –  Saionji Kinmochi (Sara)
Ideas:
                -Aims /objectives
                -Agreements
                -Complaints
                -League of Nations
                -Personal / national position or ideology
Sources of information:
Books (class books or encyclopedias)
                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Versailles
ETC…

2-      RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONS
TSAR NICHOLAS II - Emma
LENIN - Elías
KERENSKI - Claudia
PEASANTS – Sara, Iván, Rubén, Marta… (If any main character/role needs somebody in a secondary role… they can ask for help).

Ideas:
-Previous situation (tsarist government…)
-February Revolution and Kerenski government
-October revolution and Lenin government
-Communist ideology
-Peasants claims

Sources of information:
Books (class books or encyclopedias)
etc.

3-      SPAIN IN THE BEGINNING OF THE 20TH CENTURY
ALFONSO XIII - Rubén
PRIMO DE RIVERA - Miriam
MANUEL AZAÑA - Rafa
PEOPLE – Daniel M., Iván, Daniel S., anyone… (If any main character/role needs somebody in a secondary role… they can ask for help).

Ideas:
-Political context
-Dictatorship (problems)
-Elections
-II Republic (reforms)

Sources of information:
Books (class books or encyclopedias)
Others:

4-      HITLER AND MUSSOLINI
Mara and Joaquín

Ideas: you could do a kind of rally (mitin politico) where you give clear ideas of the totalitarian regimes, together or alone.

Sources:
HITLER:

MUSSOLINI: