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:
Riding shool: escuela de equitación
To ride a horse: montar a caballo
To obstruct: obstruir
BYE BYE AND HAPPY LONG WEEKEND !!!