Thursday, September 22, 2011

22nd September 2011


I have included a image of the triangular trade.

Today in Social Sciences, Paqui at the beginning of the class has gone to the teacher's room to get the book of Laura Meco. In this period, Paqui has told us to prepare exercises one and two of page 117 for correct them. When Paqui has arrived, Silvia has corrected the first question: What where the main features of demography in the 17th century? And Ángel and Laura Meco have correted the second one: What were the main changes in society in the 17th century? Between the questions, Paqui has become argry because we haven't kept silence. After this, we have continued the unit, Dani has read the page 101 about the section of trade, a summary of this part:
- The triangular trade: which linked Europe, Africa and America.
- Trade companies were created and their ships received the protection of thier States.
Some of the words that we have learned today are to seize (apoderarse de), galleons (galeones) that they were the ships that cross the Atlantic ocean in the first travels to America and loan (préstamo).
Afterwards, Paqui has written on the blackboard a summary of the economy point and we have copied it in our notebooks.
After the summary, Paqui has put an example with Silvia and some classmates of the class. Silvia is merchant, she wants to sell spices, she needs to go to India to buy spices but she hasn't money to go to India by herself. She needs 10,000 "euros" to go to India, she asks for help to 10 merchants and she collects the money, she goes to India, she buys the spices and she comes back. She has earned 50,000 "euros" so she has to return a 10 percent of their earnings to the 10 merchants (I put euros because I don't know what was the coin in this period, Paqui can you tell me?). Paqui has wanted to explain that there was a business in this trade. After, we have started to watch a powerpoint about this unit and Paqui has had problems with the powerpoint. We have started to watch maps of the different colonies in some areas of Asia maps of Castilian and Potuguese trade routes. After, we have started the point 3 of the unit: Politics in the 17th century: the thirty years was, absolute monarchy and the english revolution. We have only read the Thirty Years War that was ocurred form 1618 to 1648. We the bell has rung, Paqui has given for homework the exercises three to seven o the page 117.

I have included this image because Alejandro suggests me that explain the colonies in the 17th century, and a image means more than one hundred words.

I have an idea for the blog: we can put the tags (etiquetas) of the different units that we are in the moments to find information in the different post. I have included the tag of unit 9.

See you tomorrow, Juan Carlos


Juan Carlos said...

please, leave your opinion about my idea in the blog!!!

Laura Meco said...

Hello Juan Carlos! Good journal. I like your idea, in this way it'll be easier to find information about the different units of this year.
I have found some mistakes in the post:
- 2nd line: at the beginning of the class Paqui has GONE... I think it's better in this order and you have to write gone, instead of going.
-3rd and 4th line: Paqui has told US TO prepare exercises one and two... As you can see, I haven't written "the" before "exercises", I think it is better don't say "the exercises" just "exercises".
-5th line: Silvia has CORRECTED...
-14th line: Some of the wordS... (in plural)
-17th line: AfterWARDS, Paqui has written ON the blacboard...
-19th line: exaMple, you forgot the M.
-20th line: she wantS, spiCes.
-24th line: she has earned money...
-28th line: AFTERWARDS, we have started to WATCH...
-29th line: We have WATCHED SOME maps of...
-32nd line: Thirty Years' WaR, Absolute Monarchy, English Revolution. They must be written in capital letters, and in the word "War" you forgot the "r".
34th line: Paqui has GIVEN us exercises from three to seven of page 117 for homework. I think it is better in this order. And don't forget, you can't say has sent us homework, but "has given us homework".
Bye byee!!

Laura Meco said...

Ah, one more thing, you have to write Social Sciences also in capital letters. Sorry Juan Carlos, I know it's too much work :(

Alejandro Torrillas said...

Hello Juancar!! I think you can add things like the different colonies that belong to each country, example: India belonged to the UK... and you can also talk about the betrayed of France that made an alliance with the protestant countries to get rid of the Hispanic hegemony in Europe and declared their supremacy as the most powerful country of this era and I also think that you are a little bit rusty with the English, but I hope you will get better as time passes.
Bye see you tomorrow Jc.

Rebeca García said...

Hello Juan Carlos and everybody!Your journal is good,and I´m going to check somethings,I don´t know if they are ok or you have to change.
-9th line:It´s better to write ´´Paqui has become angry``
-20th line:example
-29th line: Paqui has had...
-30th line:write in capital letters Castilian and Portuguese.
And other thing is,that when you explain the example of Paqui with Silvia,then you have written partners,I think is better to write classmates.
Bye :)

Juan Carlos said...

Thanks to Laura, Alejandro and Rebeca for check my mistakes and suggest me for new things.

See you tomorrow!!

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Juan Carlos and company,

First of all, I think your idea about tags is very good. You can include not only the tag of the unit, but the subject we are studying (history of geography)or the historical period (Modern Age, Contemporary Age). There are some tags we used last year and we can create new ones for this year. This is a very useful way of finding information.

You should add a title for your post (today´s date, for example). Laura and Rebeca have done a good correction work. It would be a good idea that you read what you´ve written before publishing. There are several spelling mistakes you could have corrected in a second reading. Alejandro´s additions are also interesting, but there are some mistakes: India was a Portuguese colony, which was seized by England in the 17th century and the same with Indonesia, seized by Holland.I think Alejandro wanted to say the "betrayal" of France, which fought for the Protestants. However, Rebeca´s last comment is not correct: trading companies were formed by shareholders or trading partners, who invested their money to finance commercial trips. Partner is the correct word.

Here you have some links about the currencies used in different parts of Europe in the 17th century:

- In England: pounds.

- In the Hispanic Monarchy: the real and the escudo

- In France: the Louis d´or

- In Italy: florins and ducates
- In Germany : Thaler

An so on. It´s simpler with the Euro ;)

Anyway, despite the mistakes, you´ve written a good and detailed journal, Juan Carlos. I hope this won´t be an exception this year, but an habitude. Good night!

Mªluz Ortiz S-Manjavacas said...

Hello Juan Carlos!
Very good journal.
I think you can add about the exercises that Paqui has given for homework. For example like this: the exercise three is about the production, the exercises four, five and six are about trade and the exercise seven is about the Thirty Years' War and the Westphalia.
And in the 34th line, at the end of the sentence is missing a "N" you put only an "o".

Bye bye! See you on Monday!

Laura Meco said...

Classmates, I like this because we are very active today!

Enrique Vázquez said...

Hi Juan Carlos!!!
Very good journal!
You have had some mistakes:

- You have forgotten an "n" in the first line: "I have include an image of the...
- In the third line is better to say "to correct them".
- In the 8th line is better to say "Paqui has gotten angry because we were constantly speaking".

Very good journal
Cu2 morrow :)

Ana de la Fuente said...

Hello everybody!
Very good journal and I like your idea about the tags.
I have seen some mistakes, but I'm not sure about that...
- 1st line: Triangular Trade (with capital letters).
- 3rd line, I don't know if is better to say: to get the Laura's book.
- 20th line:she hasn't GOT money or she DOESN'T have money.
- I think that you can use less after and write then, or something similar...
- 32th: WHEN the bell has rung...
And nothing more... I don't know if my corrections are ok.
Have a good week!

andrea said...

Juan Carlos, I remind you, to check the mistakes that Ana has told you

andrea said...

And yes is good your idea :)

Sara Gil Martín-Serrano said...

Wow Juan Carlos!! You have been worked very hard for this journal!! I like your idea too ;)

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello the new ones. Just one comment, Laura: this should always be this way. The sad this is that you have to be obliged to do something that you should do voluntarily, as part of your learning. Anyway, it´s working for the moment.

See you tomorrow.