Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Hello !!

        Today in the class of Social Sciences, when I have come into the class Paqui has said to me that was my turn to do the journal. At first, Paqui has shown us a post that she has put on the blog. It was about France, that it was divided in departments and she has also explained what Salle du Manège was.
        Then, she has started to talk about Louis XVI and she has explained the reasons why Louis XVI wanted to flee to Austria but he was caught at Varennes and sent back to Paris. Later, Paqui has shown us another new post that se has put on the blog. This post was about the different political groups that there were during the French Revolution. She has explained us that the origin of be of right or left came from the French Revolution, people who wanted to conserve Ancien Règime was in the right and people who didn't want to conserve it was in the left. When the king die, the 10 of August of 1792, the monarchy ended.
         After she explained all of this, she has written a scheme on the blackboard sumarizing what she has said. When we have finished to copy, Paqui has explained the concept of "sans culottes". It means a group of workers who supported the most radical reforms. They didn't wear the fashionable culottes, but pantalons.

 After she explained this concept she has talked about Condorcet, he was a revolutionaire that was in favor of equal rights for the woman, but he was sent to the guillotine.

 Then Paqui has started the point two of the unit. It was about the Democratic Republic. In the Democratic Republic there were different groups:
            -Constitutional monarchists: they defended the monarchy. Some important constitutional monarchists were Barnave, Lameth and La Fayette.

                         -Girondists: were the representatives of the comercial bourgueoise. Some important Girondists were Vergnaud, Brissot and Ducos.

                         -Montagnards: some important Montagnards were Robespierre, Danton and Saint Just.  

Paqui has said that Louis XVI died executed in the guillotine and she has also explained that the guillotine was invented by Joseph Guillotin.

In this class we have also learned some new vocabulary:

Guilds: gremios
Customs: aduanas
Riding shool: escuela de equitación
To ride a horse: montar a caballo              
To obstruct: obstruir
Brother-in-law: cuñado
Traitor: traidor
Demonstratrion: manifestación
Trial: juicio



maria said...

Hi Alicia !

Your jounal is very good, I like it so much! But remember, you have to put the links of the photos, you had forgetten.

I hadn't found any mistakes, you have writen all very good.

Bye bye, and happy long weekend !

Salva Fuentes said...

Hello Alicia,

Your journal is good. I have found some mistakes:
-Social Science -> Social Sciences.
-I came -> I have come.
-fly (there weren't airplanes ;)) -> flee ("to flee" means "huir").
-writen -> written.
-balckboard -> blackboard.


Carmen Utrilla said...

Hi! I like your journal and I think is very complete but I have found some mistakes:
Was Salle du Manege: Salle du Manege was.
Vocabulaire: Vocabulary
Good work but remember to put the links of the photos!
See you!

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Alicia,

As your classmtes have told you, you have to include the sources of the pictures and their captions (explain what the pictures represent).

These are my corrections:

- The post I wrote was about the main decisions made by the National Constituent Assembly

- The origin of the right and left concepts in politics comes from the French REvolution. The peiple who wanted to preserve the Ancien
sat on the right of the meeting room and the people who wanted to eliminate it sat on the left. Remember that in English we say on the left, on the right.

- The monarchy didn´t end when the king died. On the 10th August 1792 a crowd of sans culottes stormed the Tuileries Palace, because France was being attacked by Austria and Prussia and they realized that the king had been conspiring against the Assembly. After the storming of the Palace, the king was arrested and a new assembly, the National Convention, proclaimed the REpublic.

- summarizing
- Condorcet was a revolutionary or a member of the Assembly
- equal rights for women
- Vergniaud
- Guillotin didn´t invent the guillotine. Read the post I wrote about this device. Guillotin proposed a more humanitarian way of executing people, but he didn´t invent the guillotine. Other people did it, using his idea of a faster and less bloody death.

That´s all. See you!