Monday, April 27, 2015

Monday, 27th of April

Hello everybody!  I 'm Clara Inés and this is my third journal of the year. 

Today in Social Sciences we have done a lot of things.
At first Paqui has come to our class later because she has been with the 3rd ESO students visiting a beer factory.


Then we started the lesson, but at first all the people have started to ask  Paqui about the projects that we made and then Victor has come to class. After all these interruptions we have finally started with the scheme of the different stages of World War 1.

In the 1st stage: War of movement (1914): the armies moved towards the enemy. Fight developed in two fronts. In the Western front the Germans attacked France through Luxembourg and Belgium (Schlieffen Plan, to take Paris: the Germans planned a short fight against France to focus in the Eastern front against Russia. This failed and they had to fight almost alone in two fronts). After the battle of Marne, the French stopped the German advance. In the Eastern Front the Russians advanced through Eastern Prussia and Galitzia. The Germans stopped them after the Battles of the Masurian Lakes and Tannenberg. 
At the end of 1914 Japan joined the Triple Entente and the Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers. The Japanese occupied Tsingtao and they didn't do much more during the rest of the war.

 
                        Source: http://historoda.com/2013/04/13/wwi-europe-plunges-into-war/                          

In the 2nd stage: War of attrition (1915-1916): The war fronts stabilized and didn't move since the end of 1914. Soldiers dug kilometres of trenches and tried to keep their positions. Bulgaria joined the Central Powers and Italy and Romania the Triple Entente. In the Western front the Germansattacked in Verdun and the French reacted at the Somme. The front didn't move, but there were around two million victims. In the Eastern front a big German offensive to the East took place and Russians had to retire back.
A third front opened in the Balkans: the Central Powers occupied Serbia and Romania. The British attacked the Ottoman Empire from Egypt and occupied Palestine, but they were defeated at Gallipoli.
Also Paqui  has done a scheme on the blackboard to explain all this.



 
Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3611617,00.html


In the 3rd stage: crisis of 1917: There were internal problems in all the belligerent countries: soldiers' mutinies in all fronts, nationalist protests in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Easter Rising in Ireland and a revolution in Russia: the Bolsheviks took power in October 1917 and decided to sign an agreement with the Germans to take Russia out of the war Brest-Litovsk Treaty


                     Source:http://io9.com/5960510/thousands-of-australian-students-are-taught-that-robots-                                                              led-the-russian-revolution

We have also added some new words to our glossary:

To exhaust-agotar
Slaughter – carnicería
To instill- inocular, inculcar
To withdraw- retirarse
Rising – levantamiento
Easter Rising – levantamiento de Pascua

Finally the bell has rung, and we couldn’t finish with the 4th stage, but we will finish that the next day. And we have gone to another class.





And a video for review all that we learned.

Bye!!




6 comments:

Carla García Sánchez-Rojo said...

Hello Clara !
You've done a very complete journal and I like a lot the map and the video you've included. With the map you can understand better the main conflicts and also under the map there are two very good questions !
And about the video I like the picture in the minute 0:20, I think it's very comic.

See you :)

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello girls! Very good work, Clara, especially with images and the video.

Carla, here you have a link to the peculiar map of Europe drawn by a German cartographer in 1914. It was inspired on another previous mapfrom 1870:

http://www.bl.uk/world-war-one/articles/the-debate-on-the-origins-of-world-war-one

I love this kind of maps and cartoons. They are very expressive about the views everybofy had abouth their neighbours/enemies. Bye!

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Sorry, everybody

Carla García Sánchez-Rojo said...

Thank you very much for the link !

I like this kind of maps also.
And the article is very good, I haven't repair in the fact that only the assasination of a man, Archduke Franz Ferdinand,led to the slaughter that was the WW1. I think all the countries were in tension and they were waiting for the moment when something happens, even if is a little thing, and to justify for example, Autria- Hungary said that it was a revenge, France, the U.K... said that it was in own defense...
And when the war finished everyone blame for the consequences to everyone. Like what I've said to you this morning, France blame Germany for all the damage caused in France during the war.

Clara Inés said...

Hello !!
At first thank you very much for the link!I love this kind of maps and cartoons, and I think it's very comic also. And I'm according with you Carla.
See you!

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello,

These are my corrections. Most of them are small spelling mistakes, but you have to be careful with verbs too:

At first Paqui has come to our class later because she has been with the 3rd ESO students visiting a beer factory.
Then we started the lesson, but at first all the people have started to ask (to) Paqui about the projects that we made and then Victor has come to class. After all these interruptions we have finally started (at all) with the scheme of the different stages of World War 1.

In the 1st stage: War of movement (1914): the armies moved towards the enemy. Fight developed in two fronts. In the Western front the Germans attacked France through Luxembourg and Belgium (Schlieffen Plan, to take Paris: the Germans planned a short fight against France to focus in the Eastern front against Russia. This failed and they had to fight almost alone in two fronts). After the battle of Marne, the French stopped the German advance. In the Eastern Front the Russians advanced through Eastern Prussia and Galitzia. The Germans stopped them after the Battles of the Masurian Lakes and Tannenberg.
At the end of 1914 Japan joined the Triple Entente and the Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers. The Japanese occupied Tsingtao and they didn't do much more during the rest of the war.
In the 2nd stage: War of attrition (1915-1916): The war fronts stabilized and didn't move since the end of 1914. Soldiers dug kilometres of trenches and tried to keep their positions. Bulgaria joined the Central Powers and Italy and Romania the Triple Entente. In the Western front the Germans attacked in Verdun and the French reacted at the Somme. The front didn't move, but there were around two million victims. In the Eastern(t) front a big German offensive to the East took place and Russians had to retire back.
A third front opened in the Balkans: the Central Powers occupied Serbia and Romania. The British attacked the Ottoman Empire from Egypt and occupied Palestine, but they were defeated at Gallipoli.
Also Paqui (to explained these she) has done a scheme on the blackboard to explain all this.
In the 3rd stage: crisis of 1917: There were internal problems in all the belligerent countries: soldiers' mutinies in all fronts, nationalist protests in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Easter Rising in Ireland and a revolution in Russia: the Bolsheviks took power in October 1917 and decided to sign an agreement with the Germans to take Russia out of the war Brest-Litovsk Treaty
Easter Rising – levantamiento de Pascua


And finally, be careful with this expression:

ESTAR DE ACUERDO is AGREE- So "Estoy de acuerdo contigo" is I AGREE WITH YOU

Bye!