Saturday, October 22, 2016

How to draw a climate graph

Here you have four videos, just in case you don't remember how to draw a climate graph when you're at home.

Don't forget:

-  temperatures have to be on the left and precipitation on the right
-  temperatures have to be written five by five
-  precipitation has to be at least doible than temperatures. For example, for every 5ºC at least 10 mm in the precipitation axis.
- temperatures are represented with a red line of dots and precipitation with blue bars.


Friday, October 21, 2016

How to recognize Baroque art

This is a short video that gives the keys to recognize Baroque art, comparing it with Renaissance art, as we did in class:


Some of Caravaggio's masterpieces

This video is an overview of Caravaggio's most famous paintings:

On the following video the curator of Italian and Spanish painting of the National Gallery explains Caravaggio's life and talks about the three paintings of this painter they have in the museum:


 And here you have the explanation of some of the paintings we have studied today: 

 - The Conversion of Saint Paul, which includes the two versions of the painting:


 - The Crucifixion of Saint Peter


 - The Death of the Virgin


 - The Supper at Emaus:


Some videos about Rembrandt's masterpieces

The following videoa have been made by Khan Academy and explain some of Rembrandt's most famous paintings: 

The Anatomy Lesson of Doctor Nicolaes Tulp:


 The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch, commonly known as The Night Watch:


 Rembrandt's Self-Portrait:


The Girl with the Pearl Earring

This short video explains why this Vermeer's painting is considered to be a masterpiece:

Here you have the trailer of the 2003 film inspired on the painting, where you can learn how Vermeer painted and the typical life in the city of Delft in the 17th century. You will see many of the paintings we have seen in class today:


Climates of Spain

This is the presentation of Spain's climates. You can use it to complete your map and schemes.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

World biomes interactive map

Here you have an interactive map to learn about the location of the main biomes natural landscapes in the world. If you click on the image below, you will be directed to the website where you can click on every colour and learn where every type of vegetation is located:

And here you have another link to  have a look on the natural landscapes that correspond to every climate:

Some videos about world climates

Here you have some videos to review world climates:

- This video explains the climate zones in the world, which are determined by the amount of solar radiation the different areas of the world receive. In this way, there are three climate zones: hot zone, temperate zone and polar zone. We use the lines of the tropics and the polar circles to separate these zones:

- This video summarizes the main types of climates in the world. Some names are different from the ones we use in Spain, but the explanation of the features is good: 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Weather and climate: basic concepts

This is the presentation of the basic concepts related to weather and climate. Remember that you have to use it to complete the scheme I've given you for Wednesday:

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Some videos about the English Revolutions

Here you have some videos to review the English Revolutions:

- These are some scenes of the film Cromwell, that show the conflict between Charles I of England and the Parliament, the Civil War, the execution of the king and the establishment of the Republic, with Oliver Cromwell as the main figure:

- The English Civil War and the in three minutes: 

- A funny depiction of Charles II, the monarch who restored monarchy after Oliver Cromwell's, from Horrible Histories:

Here you have the lyrics, just in case you want to sing it at home: 

- The Glorious Revolution and the Bill of the Rights:

- The Glorious Revolution in 3 minutes:

- And these are three videos from the BBC TV series Timelines: A History of Britain about the English Civil War, Oliver Cromwell and the "Glorious" Revolution. The last video is very interesting, because it focuses on the fact that those who led the 1689 changes in England didn't want a real change in society, but the preservation of their status, especially property: