Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday 27th of May

Today in Social Sciences class, Paqui has given us the exams checked. In general the marks have been good but we still have some mistakes, so that's why Paqui has explained the exam and the most common mistakes. This has been the last exam of Social Sciences this year, but Paqui has threatened us to do another test. Then, we have given them back to her and we have continued with Unit 7. We have read the Counter Reformation (the reaction of the Catholic Church to Reformation), the measures taken by the Church to excommunicate the critics such us the forbidden books and the later changes they did (new orders were created or reformed...). After, we have talked about what a council is and we have copied on our notebooks: meeting of the hierarchy of the Church to make decisions about dogma or the organization of the Church. We have read about he Council of Trent and we have seen its main decisions:
-Reaffirmation of the Catholic dogmas -The Vulgate was the only valid interpretation of the Bible -Prohibition of selling indulgencies - Priests and bishops were obliged to live in dioceses...
After this, we have started reading point 4: Renaissance ( the art style of the 15th and 16th century). Paqui has shown us a Powerpoint presentation about this and we have learned the stages in Reneissance art: Quattrocento (In the15th century developed mainly in Italy) and Cinquecento (In the 16th century spread out to Europe). Then, we have talked about Renaissance Architecture and we have seen and remembered some elements, such as rounded arches, columns, pediments, pilasters... Some of the main architects were Filippo Brunelleschi, Leon Battista Alberti and Michelangelo Buonarrotti. Their main objective was to be inspired by the Antiquity , represent an ideal of beauty and study the nature of the human body. Paqui has told us that there are a lot of these elements in Florence. Finally , Paqui hasn't given us homework but we should do today's Challenge.
That's all , have a nice weekend!


1 comment:

Paqui PĂ©rez Fons said...

Hello Bea,

Well done, but there are some small mistakes. These are the spelling mistakes: obliged, after this, in the 16th century Renaissance art spread out to Europe and arches (plural of arch). There is one mistake aboiut the place where there are a lot of Renaissance buildings: it´s not Florida (this state is in the USA), but Florence, in Italy, where the Medici familiy commisioned a lot of works of art.

That´s all. Good work and have a nice long weekend.