Hello, I'm Inés :)
Today, in the class of Social Sciences, the teacher, Paqui has scolded us because she says that we never correct our journal and all the people can see our mistakes.
At the beginning of the lesson, we have talk about the deadline of the Baroque project and we have tried to have a little more of time, but Paqui has said to us “No”.
After that, Paqui has reviewed the homework, whcich was a scheme of the Enlightenment. So later, we have started to correct it.
When we have been correcting the part of precedents of the Enlightenment who were John Locke and Isaac Newton, someone, I don't remember who, has said that they seem like girls because they had long hair, but Paqui has said that this is not true, because probably they had short hair, but they wore a wig. Paqui has told us that in the justice of England and Australia judges wear this types of wig and she thinks that “It's so stupid”
Later, we have corrected the main features of Enlightenment that were:
- Absolute faith in Reason.
- Rejection of everything that couldn't be explained through Reason.
- Optimism and trust in progress.
- Knowledge as the basis of happiness.
- Trust in education considered to be the best way to improve the living conditions of the people.
- Religious tolerance.
- Criticism of absolutism and the estate-based society and defense of freedom and equality of all human beings.
Paqui has explained us that in this period the Human Rights started.
Amalia has asked to Paqui “Why only the rich people could go to participate in the meetings of enlightened philosophers?” and Paqui has said to her that people wanted education for all the society, rich people were those who managed the changes of the world, people who didn't sutdy couldn't know how to change the situation because they had been educated in this way, and the rich burgeois who paid schools for their children and participated in the elistist who wanted to change the situation beacause they knew what they wanted to change.
When we have finished to correct the scheme, Paqui has given us another scheme to complete of “Enlightened thinkers”.
At the same time, Lucía has found a book of Universal Literature.
After this, Paqui has explained the social contract and the general will proposed by Rousseau.
One minute after, Paqui has started to talk about Podemos and their Internet tools, so José Mari has asked Paqui “ Do you like Podemos?”. And a discussion about Podemos has started.
Paqui has talked about José Mugica a president of Uruguay, I don't remember why; and later she has talked about the poverty of Venezuela and when Hugo Chávez became president of Venezuela he gave a lot of money for education and health services.
Then, Paqui and Jose Mari have had a discussion about several themes.
I have just remembered that at the beginning of the lesson Lucía has passed into the class saying that the duchess of Alba had died.
Today, like always, we have copied some vocabulary:
- To open path: Abrir camino.
- Dare to know: Atrévete a saber.
- Sovereignty: Soberanía.
- Sovereign: Soberano.
- General will: Voluntad general.
- Participatory democracy: Democracia participativa.
The homework of today is to complete the scheme of “Enlightened thinkers”
See you later,