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.