Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday 18th September 2014

Good afternoon to everybody!
Today has been the second day of Social Sciences lesson in this school year. Today we have started the class copying an introduction that Paqui has written on the blackboard.
 Later she has explained how we can use the blog and she has said  to some of us that we have to accept the invitation to enter the blog.
 Later we have started the first unit: The Modern Era. The unit is divided into three sections:
1) Renaissance Art.
2) The 16th century in the Iberian Peninsula: The Hispanic Empire.
3) The 17th century.
A-Demography, economy and society.
B-Politics: The Thirty Years' War, Absolute Monarchy and the English revolutions.
C-The decline of the Hispanic Empire.
D-Culture and art: Scientific Revolution, empiricism, rationalism and Baroque art.
She has also given to us some specific vocabulary related to the first point of the unit. We have written words like income, empiricism, baroque etc. All the words we didn't understand, we must copy them.
After this, we have seen the important characteristics of the Renaissance Art. We have said that the images and the statues were focused on the human beings and we also have said that they have an idealistic perspective. Then we have seen some things about Renaissance Art like when it appeared and things like this. She has also explained the main features of the Renaissance Art and the Role of Patrons.
At the end of the lesson Paqui has given homework to us: we have to do a scheme, it must include the definition, the stages and the features of the Renaissance Art. The presentation that she has posted in the blog can help us.


The photo I have already put is The Vatican Piety. It's made of marmol and it was made in 1499-1500. It's author is Michelangelo Buonarrotti.


Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello María,

I´ll come back later, but there is something you should change. The Venus of Milo is a Greek work of art, not an example of Renaissance art. You can either explain that Renaissance artists drew inspiration from Antiquity and works like this Venus or change the picture and include another sculpture by Michelangelo, for example (not David, because Cristina has already used it on her journal. Choose a different one).

Good work.


francisco jose said...

Hello María!!
Your post is really good you have explained all the things we did in yesterday's lesson except that Paqui said to us that she's going to give to us the books acording to the Income Tax Return of everyone in the class!! Also you can say the translation of the words of the glossary!
Good work María!! See you!!

Rosario Muñoz said...

Hi Maria! I'm aggree with your coment. I also think that the Social sciences lesson are very interesting. I also really like the photo you have posted.

Paqui Pérez Fons said...


These are my corrections. Erase all you find in brackets and correct everything I've pointed you in bold (negrita):

- on the blackboard. Remember that "in" means "inside" and "on" is "over"

- she has explained howwecan use the blog and she has said to some(one) of us that we have to accept the invitation to enter the blog.

- The unit is divided

- the statues were focused on the human beings

- She has also explained

- it must include(d)

- The photo I have already (put) included/posted/uploaded... Don't use the verb "put"

- the Vatican Piety. It's made of marble... You can add its author.

That's all. Bye!