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