Wednesday, February 15, 2012

15th February 2012

Today it has been the first normal class with Paqui since she got injured. At the beginning of the class some students have asked Paqui the last questions about the map that we had to do for today abut the Colonial Empires in 1910. Then Paqui has told Rebeca to give the exams to the rest of the students because Paqui can't walk well yet. In general the exams were not bad. There have been marks of all types. Paqui has also told Diego to collect the maps but many people were adding things to the maps or checking some things that Paqui has told to them.
After that all people has sit down and Paqui has started explaining the contents of the exam and reviewing the Unit. She has explained a summary of the Unit using the Power Point presentation of the Unit. We have checked the exercises of the exam while Paqui was telling us contents to review. For example the explanation of the Industrial Revolution and its two stages, the agricultural revolution in Great Britain, (Paqui has explained it using two classmates, Rebeca and Silvia) the consumer society was created (that was one of the consequences of the Industrial Revolution), the capitalism (the economic model used in the industrialized countries).
From that, Paqui has passed to talk us about the labour movement, Socialism and Anarchism, that I think that for me is the most difficult part to understand well of this Unit. About Socialism Paqui has told us about the class struggle, that are the problems between workers and capitalists, and about the proletariat revolution, a revolution of the workers as the answer of their bad working conditions.
Then Paqui has explained us Anarchism, that means "without government". As example for us to understand this, Paqui has told us that in an anarchist school, we could have the subjects we want, in the hours we want, to learn what we want.
Source: http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/capitalism-and-class-struggle-by-prof-james-petras/
At the end of the class Paqui has explained us the International Workingmen's Association (IWA) that firstly was between Marxists and anarchists but it dissolved because there were problems between them (First International) and then it was created only by Marxists (Second International). Then Silvia has collected the exams and the bell has rung. Today we don't have homework.

Bye!

4 comments:

Sara Gil Martín-Serrano said...

Very well Javi! The journal has been very well done!
I've couldn't find any mistake, and it is very complete. Wonderful!
Bye :)

Diego López-Casero said...

hi Javi,
good journal but you could also add that Paqui has used some classmates to explain something about the agricultural revolution(i think)
that's all
bye see you tomorrrow

Manuel Cruz Martínez said...

Hello Javi, very good journal but I think that you have only one mistake in the third paragraph at the begining you have written "From the that Paqui..." I think that you wanted to write from that Paqui. But very good journal and very complete too!!

Javier Alberca said...

Hello!
I've checked the things you told me! Thanks!