Today was Lucía's turn but she couldn't do it today and I have offered myself like a good mate for doing it. It's not because Paqui will add one point more in my final mark... (nope).
First we have copied the contents of the new unit. I add it just in case you haven't copied it yet (but you have had time... cof cof)
UNIT 6: THE AGE OF EMPIRES
1- THE AGE OF EMPIRES
B) Causes, Justification and Attitudes towards colonialism
C) Types of colonies
D) The big colonial Empires
E) New colonial powers: USA and Japan
F) Consequences of colonialism
2- WORLD WAR 1 (WW1)
A) Causes and outbreak
C) The conference of Paris and the Peace Teatries
D) Consequences of WW1
Then we have started the leson and Paqui has talked us about John Bull, who is the personification of the UK in cartoons. Here you have the whole story of this cartoon.
John Bull, as an octopus seizing colonies all over the world, 1888
I'm sure that you know him, but he doesn't look very good in that photo so I'm adding some more:
Who's absent? Is it you?, 1915
You shouldn't confuse John Bull with uncle Sam!!
Uncle Sam was the USA personification and this posters was used for the recruitment of the USA army
them and look for them on Google, you can
find funny images like this one.
Well, after talking about John Bull we have started with the first point, The Age of Empires, section A, and it only has three definitions:
A) DEFINITIONSColony: a group of people who leave their country and settle down in a different territory subject to, or connected with the parent nation.
Colonialism: it's the practice of wealthy or powerful natios of extending their control over other territories, in order to establish settlements or exploting their resources.
Age of Empires: era between last decades of the 19th century and the end of WW" in which the most industrialized countries extended their control and influence to other territories. They took advantage of their technological superiority and created colonies or submitted territories to their interests.
And after copying it we have studied point:
B) The Age of Empires: basic data-- |-JUSTIFICATION
|-ATTITUDES TOWARDS COLONIALISM
... but we have to complete it for tomorrow and I have exhausted all my "good mate" capacity so you have to complete the scheme for tomorrow and Paqui will ask some people about it, so... DO IT. JUST DO IT
seize--> apoderarse de, ocupar
mother country--> metrópoli
During this unit we're going to use the book so don't forget it tomorrow!!!