Today, it's my turn to make the journal, it is my first journal of the year. Today's Social Sciences lesson has been at the fourth period, after the breaktime. It has been a good and also an interesting class because we have finished the French Revolution.
Well, the first thing that Paqui has done, has been to check if all people of the class had the homework she gave (to) us on Monday. The homework we had was to complete a scheme related to the French Revolution and The Congress of Vienna. Before Paqui has started showing us on the blackboard the good answers to correct and complete our schemes, she has explained to Alfredo all the territories that Prussia had.
After this explanation, as I have already said , we have started correcting the scheme. Then when we were correcting it she has said to us two things related to the participants of the Congress of Vienna, she has said that the Spanish one that was The Marquis of Labrador was an incompetent participant, and the French one that was Talleyrand was very skilled. After this statement, she has asked to the class wich were the 3 decisions that the Congress of Viena made, and a classmate has said that were:
-Restore the Monarchs deposed by Napoleon.
-Reorganize the Map of Europe.
-Create the Holy Alliance to stop revolution.
After the correction of the 3 decisions the Congress made, she has explained us the changes that were made in the map of Europe, also to make it easier to understand the explanation, she has drawn some drawings on the blackboard. The main changes of the European map were:
-France came back to its frontiers in 1796.
-Two Buffer-States were created in France's Borders.
-Poland, Finland and Bessarabia annexed to Russia.
-A German Confederation united all the German states.
-The United Kingdom got the control of some strategic points in different seas and oceans.
Then Paqui has said that another decision objective of the Congress of Vienna was the Holy Alliance (preserve absolutism and religion and stop revolutions in Europe). And also she has explained us that there was a Quadruple Alliance that included the members of the Holly Alliance plus the United Kingdom, and it was created to keep the Congress of Vienna Agreements.
Later Paqui has asked a classmate to correct the Consequences of the Congress of Vienna, and the correction was:
-Consolidation of big Empires.
-Balance of Power.
After this explanation we have finished the French Revolution, and we have started to study the Revolutionary ideas, that were:
-Liberalism: There were two types of Liberalism:
-Classical Liberalism: The Property was the main right.
-Democratic Liberalism: The Equality was the most important of the rights.
-Nationalism. It defended the rights of the peoples, to create independent States (self- determination)
After this explanation the bell has rung, and Paqui has given us some homework that was to make a scheme of Liberalism and Nationalism.
Also like always Paqui has written some new words for our glossary on the blackboard, that are:
-To threaten: Amenazar.
-Buffer-State: Estado tapón.
-Outbreak: Estallido, Brote.