I'm Silvia and this is my firts journal because It's my first year with Paqui.
Today in Social Sciences lesson we have started reviewing what we did yesterday and then, she asked where was Sara and Alfredo said that she was in the doctor.
Then we started with the decline of the hispanic empire which were governed by: Philip III, Philip IV and Charles II.
Philip III Philip IV Charles II
Paqui told us that spanish monarchy loss importance, the population were unhappy with the kings because they were changing the capital of the kingdom when they wanted to buy new territories cheaper. For example: the capital was Madrid and the king wanted to buy territories but there were very expensive so he decided to move the capital to Aragon, buy new territories in Madrid because were cheaper and then moved again the capital to Madrid.
Paqui has explained us who were the validos. They were members of the privileged estates (nobles or members of the clergy) who ruled on behalf of the kings, because they didn't want to work or they were not able to ride.
We have copied a part of the presentation which was compound of the twelve years truce, expulsion of the moorish and the devaluation of currency.
Then, we have asked Paqui how did she learnt english. She told us that she had learn french in school and she has explained to us that her story with the english was very curious because she started learning english with a TV program which was dedicated to teach english to spanish people. Then, she decided to continue learning english and she has said that she learn a lot teaching us.
For the last we have copied a scheme of the decline of the hispanic empire and we have to complete it at home.
We have copied some important words in Glossary which are:
-To mint: acuñar (moneda).
-Harmful: dañino, perjudicial.
-Influence peddling: tráfico de influencia.
-Flawless: sin defectos.
See you on thursday!