Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Today in Social Sciences, at the beginning of the lesson, Paqui has told us to participate at least twice a month and she has given us the books of 3rd year of ESO, because we are going to continue with the last unit of the book, the first for this year:´´The 17th Century: Absolute Monarchy and Baroque`` It´s The GOLDEN CENTURY. We have copied the index of the unit which is divided into four points. 1st: Demography, society and economy. 2nd: Politics(The thirty Years´War,Absolute Monarchy and The English Revolutions).3rd: The decline of the Hispanic Empire. 4th: Art and culture in the 17th century(The Scientific Revolution and Rationalism and Baroque style). In the Baroque, many writers, painters appeared, such as:Góngora,Velázquez... Afterwards, we have read the introduction and Paqui has explained it. The main features of the 17th century are crisis and contrasts.In some parts of Europe(the Catholic countries), the nobles dominated the society, but in other parts of Europe(the Protestant countries) the bourgeoisie developed and they imposed their values and their way of life. The predominant political system was: Absolute Monarchy, but it was critizised in some places. Art and culture reflected these contrasts and changes, and as I have said before the new art style was Baroque. The Scientific Revolution took place with the evolution of the science and thinking. There were many scientific discoveries, for example Galileo Galilei discovered more planets, Kleper... The 17th Century is like the continuation of the 15th Century, because there are some common features. After the introduction we have continued with the second point, and we have read DEMOGRAPHY: very slow population growth because there were high mortality rates caused by epidemics, wars and strong famines, only in some places like England and the Low countries, the population grew, because agriculture improved. SOCIETY: it continued divided into estates: Privileged (nobles and clergy) and Underprivileged (bourgeois and peasants). The bourgeois were unhappy because they were richer and influential, but they didn´t have political power. The bell has rang, so Paqui has given our homework. We have learnt some new words such as: Golden Century(Siglo de Oro), Mess (lío), Famines (hambruna), Harvests (cosechas) and Starvation (muerte por hambre). We have to do two exercises for next day about the demography and the society of the 17th century.

See you :)


Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Rebeca,

Just a comment about the source of the picture: when you´ve found the picture you want to include on Google, you have to close the picture and copy the correspondent link. The link of the picture you´ve chosen is this one:

But this picture has a problem, because it´s an image of some bourgeois in the Contemporary Age. This painting belongs to the 19th century. It´s better that you look for a picture related to the 17th century. Maybe a Velázquez or Caravaggio painting.

I haven´t checked the text. I hope that your classmates do it. Please, check the comments and make the necessary corrections. See you.

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Another comment about the punctuation: after every dot or comma, you have to clic on "intro" and let a space before the following word ;)

Mªluz Ortiz S-Manjavacas said...

Hello everybody!
Very good journal rebeca, but in the last lines of the text you write something wrong after: influential, but "the dindn't" this is wrong is like this: "they didn't". I think so.
Another thing that you can add that Paqui has said that we have to participate in the blog twice a month.

Bye bye. See you tomorrow.

Mªluz Ortiz S-Manjavacas said...

It's "on the blog". NOT in the blog.


Enrique Vázquez said...

Hi Rebeca!

Very good and interesting journal. It's very useful to remember all the things we have seen today in Paqui's class.
Only some comments:
You can add Klepper when you talk about Scientific Revolution.
And I think that is "The Low Countries" and no "Low Countries" without the "The".
Very Good journal.

Cu2morrow :)


beatriz yuste said...

very good journalt Rebeca,is very specific.
You can add that we have learnt some new words,for example:mess,famine and starvation

Manuel Cruz Martínez said...

Rebeca congratulations, you have done a very good journal, is very complete.
I think that is everything that we have done in the class.
So congratulations.

See you tomorrow

silvia said...

Hi Rebeca! your post is very complete! you can add that Paqui was a little angry with Dani and me because we were speaking. The class of today was very interesting because we were learning a lot of new things.
And the homeworks were about the 17th Century and the Demography.

Isabel said...

Hi, rebeca!!
I think really you have done a very good work with this yournal. I haven't anything more to add I think you have said most of the important thigs of today's class.
kisses ;)

Rebeca García said...

Paqui,I have a problem.I can´t change the picture in this computer because when I add it,the computer close all the programmes, and I have to start again to check all the mistakes,so tomorrow I´m going to change.Sorry :(

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Rebeca,

Try to save the picture first. Don´t copy and paste it. Maybe this is the problem. Anyway, correct the mistakes your classmates have noticed and click on "save" from time to time. You can also include the suggestions they have made to improve your post.

Have a good night

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Some mistakes your classmates haven´t found:

- Paqui has "said that we have to" or "told us to...". Remember this. "Say something to someone" ot "Tell someone to do something".

- The 17th century is known as the Golden Century, not Baroque

- Writers (just one "t")

- Protestant

- Bourgeoisie developed

- as I have said...

- Kepler (just one "p")

- As Enrique has said, you have to write "the Low Countries".

And remember to check the punctuation: every time you write a dot or comma, you have to click on the space bar (not "intro". I ´ve made a mistake before)before wtiting a new word.

If you have problems with your computer, look for me during the breaktime and use mine to correct your post. See you tomorrow ;)

Cristina Blanco said...

I can't believe that you are almost sixteen and Paqui still has to tell you off because you are talking, Silvia, shame on you!!
Isabel, it is HIGH TIME(I am using this expression too often with you lately) you learnt how to write "Journal" properly.
And, for Rebeca, well..apart from the fact that reading it I have felt as if I had been in the lesson myself, I don't have much to add, since Paqui has checked the mistakes I had previously spotted. Maybe, you could add a relative pronoun to the following sentence: " We have copied the index of the unit, and it is divided...." and make it "We have copied the index of the unit which is divided..." In this way you use subordination, which is a good way to show that your English is getting better and better.