Today, in Social Sciences class, we have continued making the new project. When we have arrived to the class we all have got into groups. My group is made up of three people: Lucía, Carlota and me.
As Carlota said in the previous journal, we decided that the first thing we had to do was writing all the dialogues in dirt, so we continued doing this.
Today, we have finished the first point of the project; Charles IV's reign (1788-1808). We only had to sketch the last paragraph of the unit; we have done the drawings and the dialogues of this paragraph. After that, we started the second point of the unit, The Peninsular War (1808-1813). We haven't had enough time to make all this point, so we have only done only the first paragraph.
This paragraph speaks about the beginning of the Peninsular War. In the photocopies Paqui gave us there isn't the explanation of the beginning of the Peninsular War, but Paqui has explained a little about the beginning of this war. She has said that the beginning of the war was stupid, because it started by a misunderstanding. Napoleon called Charles and Ferdinand to Bayonne, and they accepted to go, but the people of Spain thought that Napoleon forced the royal family to go to France and they started attacking the french troops. As a consequence of this the french troops counterattacked and started the Peninsular War in 1808, who lasted until 1813.
The French armies found big resistenace in some cities (Zaragoza and Girona), and "Juntas "were created in every province, coordinated by a Supreme Central Board. The Spanish army defeated the French in Bailén (Jaén), but later Napoleon occupied almost all the country thanks to its Great Army. A new way of fighting called "guerrilla" was invented, based on the knowledge of the territory and the support of local population. The guerrilla fighters continued the war against the Napoleonic armies.
Paqui has told us that in this part of the unit we should use maps to make the drawings, because there is a lot of information that could be summarized in maps. Our group is going to use maps to explain this part of the unit because we think that is the best option.
Paqui has also told us that if we don't have enough time to make all the points of the unit, we could read the point and think in our houses individually for ideas or drawings and then in class we all can bring these ideas together. This way we would save time and we would take less time to do the project.
I think my group and I are making a good job. I think that we would have the work ready for the delivery date, which is on 7th April, but only if we plan to meet one or two days to do the project, because in class we haven't got enough time to finish all the project.