Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursday, 23th April 2015

Hello!
Today we've had a talk about the World War 1.
We have first gone to the assembly hall and given her our projects. I've liked this project even if it's a little bit long, I've enjoyed a lot doing it and I've learnt a lot. But then we've moved to the Social Sciences classroom. María and me have gone to look for Manuel but we haven't found him. Secondly, when we were in the Social Sciences Room, the talk has started. Paqui has spoken us about the World War 1, as I've said before,  not about the history or the battles but about novels and comics that reflex information that we didn't know about the World War 1. She has given us different letters from soldiers of the WW1 and we have commented on them . Mine talks about a British soldier who writes to his girlfriend or wife and he tells how bad the life is there. I think that with this letters, we can almost feel what they felt, it's very emotional.
Source: http://www.sinembargo.mx/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/private-harry-lewis-lincoln-26-1st-bedfordshire-regiment.jpg

Paqui has recommended us some novels, the main one was "The Fear", which I would like to read if I find the book somewhere.
And she has also shown us two comics about this War but I haven't had time enough to see them. I'd like to read also "¡Puta Guerra!". 
She has told us some facts such as starting the WW1, people went there happy. I knew this because yesterday I've started watching a film Paqui has recommended us to see: Feliz Navidad. I haven't finished it yet because it was late and I fell asleep, but I'm going to finish it today. I've seen the children in schools learning to hate the others, how happythey were about the WW1 because they were bored, how the brother dies just at arriving at the war, how they become friends for just Christmas Night, I've learnt that the Scottish supported the British and the French and the Germans, the artist boy singing and declaring peace or something like this, the blonde girl singing... I'll continue watching the film soon.
I think WW1 is a very interesting event in history. In my opinion, it was amazing. 
Finally, we've listened to a song sung in French that they composed in the WW1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iGEiY6wvDo
I've found this video which summarizes the WW1 in 6 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3UjJ5kxiLI

I let you an interactive game to improve your knowledge about the WW1. It's simple and interesting, you have to choose one period and place it in its chronological place: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/worldwarone/hq/worldwarwhen.shtml

If you fail it gives you three clues. When you complete it, you receive a certificate. I've got a DONKEY, what about you?

2 comments:

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Marta,

These are my corrections. The date of your journal is wrong: it was the 23rd April, the Book Day:

Today we've had a talk about the World War 1. (“natter” is an informal conversation. “Talk “ is something similar to a conference)
We have first gone to the assembly hall and given her our projects. I've liked this project even if it's a little bit long, I've enjoyed a lot doing it and I've learnt a lot. But then we've moved to the Social Sciences classroom. María and Ihave gone to look for Manuel but we haven't found him. Secondly, when we were in the Social Sciences Room, the talk has started. Paqui has spoken us about the World War 1, as I've said before, not about the history or the battles but about novels and comics that reflect information that we didn't know about the World War 1. She has given us different letters from soldiers of the WW1 and we have commented on them . Mine talks about a British soldier who writes to his girlfriend or wife and he tells how bad the life is there. I think that with these letters, we can almost feel what they felt, it's very emotional.
Paqui has recommended us some novels, the main one was Fear, which I would like to read if I find the book somewhere.
And she has also shown us two comics about this War but I haven't had time enough to see them. I'd like to read also "¡Puta Guerra!".
She has told us some facts such as starting the WW1, people went there happy. I knew this because yesterday I've started watching a film Paqui has recommended us to see: Feliz Navidad. I haven't finished it yet because it was late and I fell asleep, but I'm going to finish it today. I've seen the children in schools learning to hate the others, how happy theywere about the WW1 because they were bored, how the brother dies just after arriving at the war, how they become friends for just Christmas Night, I've learnt that the Scottish supported the British and French against the Germans, the artist boy singing and declaring peace or something like this, the blonde girl singing... I'll continue watching the film soon.


I played the game and it's alittle difficult, because it asks about specific dates and this is complicated for me ;)

Bye!

Marta Arteaga said...

Corrected! Yes, it was very difficult, but searching the information you need, you learn a bit.