Thursday, October 27, 2016

Two games to review geographic coordinates

These are two more games to review geographic coordinates. you have to locate the points that correspond with the coordinates given. Click on the images to be redirected to the game.

And this is the second one, with more points to locate: 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Martyrdom of Saint Philip, by José de Ribera

This is a video that explains the main features of the painting Mª Rosa explained yesterday. You can see this painting in El Prado Museum, in Madrid:

And here you have some additional information to learn more about the painting: 

Some games to review Spain's relief, rivers and climates

Here you have the links to review the contents we have already studied about physical geography of Spain. Please, register and play. This way I will be able to check your progress. To access the games, click on the following images and you will be redirected to the website that hosts the games:

Saturday, October 22, 2016

How to draw a climate graph

Here you have four videos, just in case you don't remember how to draw a climate graph when you're at home.

Don't forget:

-  temperatures have to be on the left and precipitation on the right
-  temperatures have to be written five by five
-  precipitation has to be at least double than temperatures. For example, for every 5ºC at least 10 mm in the precipitation axis.
- temperatures are represented with a red line of dots and precipitation with blue bars.


Friday, October 21, 2016

How to recognize Baroque art

This is a short video that gives the keys to recognize Baroque art, comparing it with Renaissance art, as we did in class:


Some of Caravaggio's masterpieces

This video is an overview of Caravaggio's most famous paintings:

On the following video the curator of Italian and Spanish painting of the National Gallery explains Caravaggio's life and talks about the three paintings of this painter they have in the museum:


 And here you have the explanation of some of the paintings we have studied today: 

 - The Conversion of Saint Paul, which includes the two versions of the painting:


 - The Crucifixion of Saint Peter


 - The Death of the Virgin


 - The Supper at Emaus:


Some videos about Rembrandt's masterpieces

The following videoa have been made by Khan Academy and explain some of Rembrandt's most famous paintings: 

The Anatomy Lesson of Doctor Nicolaes Tulp:


 The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch, commonly known as The Night Watch:


 Rembrandt's Self-Portrait:


The Girl with the Pearl Earring

This short video explains why this Vermeer's painting is considered to be a masterpiece:

Here you have the trailer of the 2003 film inspired on the painting, where you can learn how Vermeer painted and the typical life in the city of Delft in the 17th century. You will see many of the paintings we have seen in class today:


Climates of Spain

This is the presentation of Spain's climates. You can use it to complete your map and schemes.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

World biomes interactive map

Here you have an interactive map to learn about the location of the main biomes natural landscapes in the world. If you click on the image below, you will be directed to the website where you can click on every colour and learn where every type of vegetation is located:

And here you have another link to  have a look on the natural landscapes that correspond to every climate:

Some videos about world climates

Here you have some videos to review world climates:

- This video explains the climate zones in the world, which are determined by the amount of solar radiation the different areas of the world receive. In this way, there are three climate zones: hot zone, temperate zone and polar zone. We use the lines of the tropics and the polar circles to separate these zones:

- This video summarizes the main types of climates in the world. Some names are different from the ones we use in Spain, but the explanation of the features is good: 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Weather and climate: basic concepts

This is the presentation of the basic concepts related to weather and climate. Remember that you have to use it to complete the scheme I've given you for Wednesday:

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Some videos about the English Revolutions

Here you have some videos to review the English Revolutions:

- These are some scenes of the film Cromwell, that show the conflict between Charles I of England and the Parliament, the Civil War, the execution of the king and the establishment of the Republic, with Oliver Cromwell as the main figure:

- The English Civil War and the in three minutes: 

- A funny depiction of Charles II, the monarch who restored monarchy after Oliver Cromwell's, from Horrible Histories:

Here you have the lyrics, just in case you want to sing it at home: 

- The Glorious Revolution and the Bill of the Rights:

- The Glorious Revolution in 3 minutes:

- And these are three videos from the BBC TV series Timelines: A History of Britain about the English Civil War, Oliver Cromwell and the "Glorious" Revolution. The last video is very interesting, because it focuses on the fact that those who led the 1689 changes in England didn't want a real change in society, but the preservation of their status, especially property:

Some videos about absolutism, Louis XIV and Versailles Palace

- Here you have a short overview on absolutism, focused on Louis XIV's example. At the end there are some other absolute monarchs, like Frederick II the Great of Prussia, Peter I of Russia and some late absolute monarch, like Emperor Franz Ferdinand II of Austria and tsar Nicholas II of Russia. 


 - This is another short video that explains the origins and use of the divine right of kings, which means that kings' power came from God and made them untouchable:


- And this is a BBC documentary about Louis XIV and his use of the Royal Palace of Versailles. This period of France's history is really well explained: 

- Finally you can have a look on Versailles dance parties with two scenes of the film Le roi danse and another one from the film Vatel: 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A short video of the Thirty Years' War

This video summarizes the Thirty Years' War in three minutes. You can use it to review the contents we have studied today:


It's a New World (Horrible Histories

This is the video of the song we have watched today. The quality is not good, but the sound is acceptable.


 Add these are the lyrics, just in case you want to sing:

We're the pilgrim fathers 
You may have heard rather
A lot 'bout our notions
Crossing the ocean
On the good ship Mayflower
But it's true our journey 
Turned into quite a commotion.
People report that we sported these hats
But that's not true, I mean, would you?
Anyway the main thing to say
We began the USA
Our little band of religion fans
From the East Midlands.
We all believed slowly 
That England was becoming less holy
So set off for Holland
'Cos there we had friends 
But in the end seemed the Netherlands 
Would never be the land, we planned.
Couldn't stand to remain on that terrain
So again we rearranged 
To start a new nation with our congregation
A new and calmer life took a farmer and a builder and his wife
And a clerica, to find America.
Oh it's a new world 
It wasn't new to the natives 
Still we thought we'd claim it 
Yeah, it's the new world.
I still remember 9th of November
The year 1620 and we saw plenty of land
We thanked God when we found ground
I kept calm but it didn't go as planned.
Couldn't land on the sand 
A month later though, we made it
New Plymouth man, we claimed it
The natives said not
But ran when we shot.
Moved there it proved yeah
That life would be tough
'Cos we didn't have enough 
Of the right stuff.
Did you know had no seeds we could grow 
Although William Mullins had stacked
126 pairs of shoes in his pack
Now that's whack.
A fishing rod, a plough, 
A pig, or a cow 
Would have been a much better idea
But now there's no food for us to eat
Does this mean that we'll meet with de feet!
No fun in the new world 
I'm glad we've arrived here 
But will we survive here
Yeah, in the new world.
People were staving 
Our numbers halving
And when the winter winds blew
Even fewer live through
It wasn't pretty in our new city
But the natives took pity even though
They didn't have to.
Man called Squanto
Showed us how to grow maize
Catch eel for a meal
Chopped up in the baze
Tribe gave us a feast 
Our starvation ceased
In 1621 what they had done
Turned us back from the dead
To the living and to this day
That's why we have thanks-giving.
In Massachusetts built a colony it's true
They say modern America was founded by our crew 
It's a new world 
But we can't call it England 
Let's call it New England
Yeah, in the world.
My home was in Plymouth
Lets call it New Plymouth
I got an idea let's call this New Hampshire
Wait I'm from Newcastle
Can we call it New Newcastle?
It's a new world.

The song is a parody of Empire State of Mind , by Jay Z and Alicia Keys. This is the link to the original song:

Monday, October 3, 2016

Presentations to study the 17th century

Here you have the presentation we are going to use to study the 17th century. The firts one includes the contents related to politics, economy and culture and the other two are about Barque art:


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Some advice for Charles I and Philip II's comic strip

Resultado de imagen de sello gallego y rey carlos V

   Resultado de imagen de caricatura felipe II

Here you have some orientation for your comic strip about the Austrias in the 16th century:

- As the project consists of an autobiography told by both monarchs, you should make a research about Charles I and Philip II's lives to add some personal information about these two figures: their family, their children, their loves (if they had them), their hobbies, some anecdotes... Here you have some links in Spanish about Charles I and Philip II:

- As for the content, it has to be historically accurate. This means that you can't forget about the historical facts and the main events and problems of each reign. You have to include them. Include also the main facts about the Indies in each reign: 

  • Charles I's reign: a short summary of the discoveries and conquests done during the Catholic Monarchs' reign and after this, the conquests of the Aztec and Inca empires, the explorations developed during his reign, the creation of the main administrative institutions (vicerroyalties), the New Laws of the Indies to protect the natives from exploitation after Bartolomé de las Casas complaints...
  • Philip II's reign: here you should include the addition of the Philippines (called this way to honour Philip II) and you could also explain the exploitation systems and colonial society in the Indies. 

Historical accuracy doesn0t mean that the script has to be boring. You can introduce humour and some jokes to make it funnier. 

- In Philip II's reign there was a dark episode with his secretary Antonio Pérez. Here you have some extra information from the presentation I prepared for 2nd Bachillerato. You don't have to add all this, but summarize this episode in Philip II's reign:

Antonio Pérez, Philip 
State secretary and spy 
Anna of Mendoza, 
princess of Eb...
In 1590 Antonio Pérez escaped from jail and took 
refuge in Aragón, where he was from, and asked 
for protection there. Ph...

- Look up for paintings where Charles I and Philip II appear in order to keep some physical similarities with the characters you draw. These paintings can also be useful for you to draw the scenes' decoration.  

- You don't need to make perfect drawings. Here you have some examples and advice about how to draw comic strips with stickmen


- Write a storyboard  with sketches with the content you want to explain before starting to draw. Here you have an example:

Resultado de imagen de comic strip sketches

- You can make the paper you use look older, as if it was a parchment. Here you have some techniques:

Using coffee or tea is the easiest way. Here you have a short video that shows how to do it:

And finally, don't forget to show me the text before writing the definitive version. This way I will be able to correct the grammar mistakes before.

The deadline for the project will be Friday, the 14th of October.

If you have any doubts. ask me.