Thursday, April 26, 2012

26th of April, 2012

Today in Social Sciences, Paqui has started the lesson explaining how to include our PowerPoint presentations in the blog. First, we have to sign up on this website: Later, we have to upload the presentation, copy its code and to paste it in the editing site of the blog (HTML). We don't have to upload them before wednesday, because other people can copy the information of your presentation. She has created a collective account but she has said that it's better to have a personal account. She has also said that we don't have to allow other people to download the file. She has shown us how to do it.
After these technical explanations, we have continued with the Russian Revolution.

Paqui has shown the PowerPoint and we have remembered that the Tsar was supported by the Orthodox Church, the bureaucracy (police, civil servants...) etc. Only in some cities there were industries and workers. Then we have copied a scheme about the Political parties in Russia. They were all illegal and forbidden and some of them were:

- A Liberal party -> Constitutional Democratic Party (KDT) with liberal ideology.

- Workers' parties -> Socialist- Revolutionary Party (SRP) which was focused in peasants.
-> Russian Social Democratic: Liberal party (RSDLP) with the Marxist ideology and focused on industrial workers. Divided into:

·Mensheviks, which were the majority until October 1917. In russian, "menshe" means: less (in contraditcion of the members).
·Bolsheviks, which were the minority until October 1917. In russian, "bolshe" means: more (again, in contradiction of its members). Its leader was Vladimir Lenin.

Afterwards, we have read a small paragraph about The 1905 Revolution. As Japan wanted Russia, the russian workers demonstrated and the revolt extended.
Then, we have copied some information :
Protests started in different cities after the Russian defeat in the Russo- Japanese War (1904-1905). The tsar tried to stop protests by force, but it didn't work. Soviets appeared for the first time: they were councils of workers, peasants and soldiers who met to coordinate protests and demands. The tsar promised some reforms to make Russia a constitutional regime (a constitution, universal suffrage...) but he didn't keep any promise and he continued repressing opposition. Many leaders of the opposition had to go to exile.

Paqui has shown us an image of a battleship " Potemkin" which was the ship rebelled against the officers of the Tsarist regime in 1905.

The new words we've learnt are: Menshevik- Menchevique
Bolshevik- Bolchevique
Demonstration- Manifestación
Finally, the bell has rung and Paqui hasn't given us any homework because we have to finish the projects


Manuel Cruz Martínez said...

Very good journal Bea, and very complete too, you can add that Paqui has told us not to upload the power points after wenesday, because people can copy our projects but the other things are good. Very good journal Bea!

Javier Alberca said...

Hello Bea!
Very good journal. I think that the idea of having all our projects and works on the net is very good. It helps us to have all these things organized and also we allow other people to see them, but not for copy.

I've only found one mistake: where you say "Afterwards, we have read a small paragraph about The 1905 Revolution. As Japan wanted Russia, the russian workers demonstrated and the revolt extended." I think you should write "Russian workers" in capital letter.

See you!