Today in the class of social sciences, when the class has started Paqui has remembered us that we have to give her the sheet with the opinions about the projects.
Later, we have corrected an exercise that we have for homework. Raquel Ortiz has corrected it, the exercise was about the International Workingmen's Association (IWA) and Paqui has explained it a little, she has said that the slogan of this association was made by Banksy, but he didn't created it. The exercise was also about the Second International. Paqui has explained that there were two branches:
-One wanted to participate in elections
-The other wanted to make revolution to reach power
The important things that Second International did were:
-The Labour day (1st May)
They also invented this:
8 hours labour
8 hours recreation
8 hours rest
After this, we have started the unit 5, it is about Europe in the second half of the 19th century and the age of empires. We have copied a scheme.
Napoleon III was the Napoleon Bonaparte's grandnephew and he was married with Eugenia de Montijo, a spanish woman. He was elected President of the Second Republic in France and he was also elected Emperor (1852-1870)
Napoleon III had an important role in the unifications of Italy and Germany:
-He supported the Italian's fight against Austria
-He had to fight against Prussia and this war contributed to the definitive unification of Germany.
Then, Paqui has started to explain the Italian unification. Italy before the unification was divided into many states but the most important state was Piedmont-Sardinia.
-Victor Emmanuel (King of Piedmont-Sardinia)
-Camilo Benso, Count of Cavour (Piedmont-Sardinia's prime minister)
-Giuseppe Garibaldi (republican and creator of the "red shirts"
The main obstacle was Austria and the main help was Napoleon III, France's Emperor.
The vocabulary that we have learnt today is:
To someone's initiative: a iniciativa de
To prevail: prevalecer
To confirm: ratificar, confirmar
"Red-shirts": Camisas rojas
Brain storming: lluvia de ideas
For homework we have to summarize the Italian Unification (exercise 1 page 41)
Later, we have talked about the project, Paqui is going to give us the possibility to improve the mark of the project, Paqui has said that the projects are good but we have to learn to work in group, to plan the project with time and we don't have to let all the work for the end, and after this, we have started discussing about the date of the exam and finally we have decided to keep the exam on Monday 18th.
This is all for today, see you on Friday, bye bye !! :))