Monday, June 8, 2015

Monday, 8th of June 2015

Hi! I'm Pablo and this will be my last journal this year!

Today we have started the lesson finishing with the last part of Fascist Italy. Then we have started with Nazi Germany and the situation of the country after WW1 (economic crisis, unemployment...). We have seen some pictures about the hyperinflation, a lot of money was printed so it lost its value. 

Man with baskets of money
Source: http://www.inflationproofinvestor.com/images/hyperinflation_1923.jpg

Then we've seen the past of Hitler and the cration of the NSDAP, first he entered as an spy in the DAP (German Workers' Party) and became soon one of their leaders and the later foundation of the NSDAP, which was very similar to Italian fascism and which would lead to the beginning of WW2 years later...


Finally we've had a short conversation about racism and how to eliminate it. Many people are racist because their family is racist or because they've lived very isolated. The best way to eliminate racism is coexistence. I'd like to share a song related with this (at the beginning I was thinking of sharing "Mestizaje" by Ska-P but as it's in Spanish I've changed it to this one):




And finally, today's glossary:
Swastika: esvástica
Worthless: sin valor
Barter: trueque
Shelter: albergue
Ounce: onza

And that's it. Bye!!


3 comments:

Carla García Sánchez-Rojo said...

Hi Pablo !

I like a lot your journal, good work !
What I like most is the first video, I think it's very original and I know that Tv series but no the original one, but the continuation made in 2012.
You have chosen a a good song for the theme of racism, I like a lot the two song you have mencionated, maybe a little more the one which belongs to Muse.

See you in class !

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello,

I think the first video is funny and includes many of the main characters of that horrible period. As for the second one, I didn't know the song, but I think that it's not related with racism, but with geopolitics and "1984", George Orwell's book. The US of Eurasia are one of the countries in which the world is divided in "1984", a very critical book to totalitarianism, press manipulation, control, nationalism and war as business. This is one of my favourite books, because it reflects many of the features of our current world.

Here you have an anti-racist song I'm sure you know:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S37NiXl8eJo


And this is a classical anti-racist song of the movement for the civil rigths in the USA I love a lot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbO2_077ixs

Tomorrow if we have time I'll show you how I changed the lyrics of some famous songs with the contents of Thursday's exam. Bye!

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello again,

These are my corrections:

Today we have started the lesson finishing with the last part of Fascist Italy. Then we have started with Nazi Germany and the situation of the country after WW1 (economic crisis, unemployment...). We have seen some pictures about the hyperinflation, a lot of money was printed, so it lost its value.

Then we've seen the past of Hitler and the creation of the NSDAP, first he entered as a(n) spy in the DAP (German Workers' Party) and became soon one of their leaders and the later foundation of the NSDAP, which was very similar to Italian fascism and which would lead to the beginning of WW2 years later...

Finally we've had a short conversation about racism and how to eliminate it. Many people are racist because their family is racist or because they've lived very isolated. The best way to eliminate racism is coexistence. I'd like to share a song related with this (at the beginning I was thinking of sharing "Mestizaje" by Ska-P but as it's in Spanish I've changed it to this one):


That's all. Bye!