Today in Social Sciences, we have checked the crossword about the 17th Century: "Absolute Monarchy and Baroque". Paqui has read the definition and then, we have answered it. Alejandro has said that in the "eleven across" there was a mistake, but there wasn't because is in plural "intendants". Paqui has said that Carmen has to change the pyramid image of her journal. Paqui was a little angry with us, because all the class was speaking. During we were checking the crossword, Paqui has pronounced some words in French.
Ana Lucas and Silvia were talking almost all the class. Silvia has said that she like the cover of the new book because, is harder than the other book.
Afterwards, we have checked the exercise 3 on the page 11 and the answer is: "The population increase in the 18th century because, there were less wars, less big epidemics, new crops were introduced (corn and potato). And the population increase led to a bigger demand for all type of products."
Then, we have started the 3rd point (ENLIGHTENMENT) and Paqui has said that is her favourite point of this unit. Paqui has switched the computer on and she has shown a Power Point presentation about the crisis of the Ancien Regime and the bourbon in Spain. Then, she has explained a very interesting pyramid for Carmen.
Rebeca has read on page 5 and Paqui has written on the blackboard a scheme about the "process of secularization": The process started in the 15th century with HUMANISM, in the 16th century with REFORMATION, in the 17th century with SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION and in the 18th century with ENLIGHTENMENT.
Paqui has drawn a picture and Yolanda Rubio has said that is like a woman's bum. Afterwards, Juan Carlos has read some thinkers and scientist that can be precedents of Enlightenment:
- John Locke, was an English philosopher, he criticized absolutism and defended the division of powers.
-Isaac Newton, was an English scientist and he created the scientific method based on observing and checking facts.
Beatriz Yuste has read the main features of Enlightenment that were:
-Absolute faith in Reason.
-Rejection of everything that couldn't be explained through Reason.
-Optimism and trust in progress.
-Knowledge as the basis of happiness.
-Trust in education cosidered to be the best way to improve.
-Criticism of absolutism and the estates society.
-Elitist movement, resened to educated people.
They think that education can change the work. Paqui has said that the children have to go to school not work.
One of the most important philosopher is: IMMANUEL KANT: "Dare to know", is a challenge. It is important because you do things by yourself.
Paqui will decorate the class with interesting historical things. Then, she has explained the difference between doing things that by obligation that is more difficult for us and doing things because we want to know things and it is easier.
Afterwards, Paqui has given to us some exercises for tomorrow on the page 11 the exercises 4, 5 and 6.
Some new words that we have learned are: process of secularization (proceso de secularización), enlightened (ilustrado), guarantor (garante), trust (confianza), to trust (confiar) and "Dare to know" (Atrévete a saber).
The bell has rung and Paqui has said that this afternoon she will come to decorate the class with the people of 3rd of ESO.
SEE YOU TOMORROW :)