Today in the Social Sciences class all the classmates were very nervous for the note of the exam! First we have copied the points of the next Unit:
UNIT 2: THE 18th CENTURY: CRISIS OF THE ANCIENT RÉGIME AND THE BORBOUNS IN SPAIN.
2. The Ancien Régime and changes in the 18th century
3. Enlightment and Enlightened Despotism
4. Independence of the 13 colonies of North America and the creation of the USA
5. The 18th century in Spain
A) The war of Spanish Succesion
B) The first Bourbons
a) Centralist Absolutism: Philip V and Ferdinand VI
b) Enlightened Despotism. Charles III
Then Paqui has asked for the date of the next exam, we could choose between 10th or 13th, I prefer the 10th but finally the exam is on 13th of December. After this, Paqui has written the first point of the unit:
1. Introduction: Period of transition: most of the features of the Modern Era remined, but some changes anticipated the big transformation of the Contemporary Age.
Then Paqui has written a scheme to complete the point 2 of the Unit: The Ancien Régime and changes in the 18th century. We have to write definition, main features and the changes of the 18th century.
Definition. Was a term used by the French revolutionaries to define all they wanted to get rid off. This expression is used to explain the feautures of the European societis during the Modern Age (15th-18th centuries)
-Predominant political system (Absolute Monarchy)
-Estate based society
-Limited and subsistence economy: main economy activity agriculture
-Ancien Régime dermography
For home, we have to complete the main features and the changes in the 18th century with page 5 of the book. Paqui has explained three pages of the power point presentation of this Unit, about the Ancien Régime, what they wanted to establish, and the main fatures and society. She also has explained the caricature of the second page and she has copied a pyramid with the society and its estates. Here you have the power point presentation:
At the end of the class she has given us the exams, in general the marks were good, but I had some silly mistakes because I didn`t pay attention to the questions and I confused the definitions of the exercice one, I was very nervous!! But I am happy with my mark. The exam was easy and a little long.
Finally the words of the glossary of today are:
Lower case letter: Minúscula
Interior customes: Aduanas interiores
Happy weekend Paqui, Cristina and classmates! See you soon :)