Today in Social Sciences after arriving in the class, many classmates have asked Paqui to let them go to speak with our P.E teacher, and Marta has written a quote on the whiteboard . After that we have started our normal lesson.We have learnt many things about the World War I today.
We have started checking the exercise 1 from page 59 (causes of World War I).
We have learnt that there were many causes(but as Sara has explained it the other day I'm only going to mention them).
Two crises in Morocco,which increased tension between France and Gemany.
- 1905/1906:It ended with the establishment of a French-Spanish protectorate in Moroco
- 1911:Germany received part of the French Congo and accepted French protectorate in Moroco.
- 1908:Bosnia-Herzegovina was annexed to Austria-Hungary
- 1912/1913: Balkans Wars:Serbia, Montenegro, Greece and Bulgaria joined their force to fight against the Ottoman Empire and later they fought one another to increase their territories.
Then Paqui has started to explain us the Outbreak of the World War One to do it,she has drawn a map of Europe on the blackboard.
With the map, Paqui has started explaining the trigger for the war. She has told us that the heirs of Austria-Hungary went on holidays in Sarajevo and there a Serbian nationalist, Gavrilo Prinzip, killed them because he wanted the union of the Slaves of the South. So as a reaction to that, the Austro-Hungarian accused the Serbians of being involved in the terrorist attack and they sent an ultimatum in Serbian government with several requirments on the 23th July and gave them 48 hours to carry out their requests but the Serbians didn't accept all their demands and they didn't allow the Austro-Hungarian police to investigate in Serbia, so Austria-Hungary and Serbia broke their relations and got ready for war.
To understand it better Paqui has given us the example of ETA, it was something like if ETA attacks in France and the French police want to investigate in Spain.
Sarajevo murder, by Achille Beltramehttp://www.italia-resistenza.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/DC-1914-27-d-Sarajevo-cropped.jpg
So as Serbia didn't allow the Austro-Hungarian police enter in their country Austria-Hungary declared war to Serbia on the 28th July 1914.
As Russia was an enemy of Austria-Hungary they attacked them on the 30th July.
On the 1st of August Germany declared war on Russia and to France, but to attack France they used the Schlieffen Plan that consisted of attacking France through Belgium.When the United Kingdom saw that Belgium was invaded they declared war on Germany. All the countries that formed alliances intervened except Italy.
The war was called World War One because as the principals countries that intervened in the war were Europeans they had a lot of colonies all around the world and the colonists sent soldiers to the European countries to help them.
We have seen a video that explained about how the Germans tried to attack France.
After that we have studiedthe main features of the WW1:
- New and deadlier armament
- Civil population became war target
- War economy
- Governments of nationau unity
- Constant use of propaganda.
Then all most at the end we have seen the new weapons that they invented such as: Machine gun(metralladora), armoured car(carro de combate/tanque), flame thrower (lanzallamas), poison gas(gas tóxico)..
Railway gun(cañón de largo alcance)
And to end with my journal I'm going to write some of the words that we have written in our journal today:
- To such an extent:hasta tal punto
- Black Hand: la mano negra
That's all for today, as Paqui won't came tomorrow to the high school we'll see on Thursday! Bye!