Letter to a Friend

Virtual Period Activity:

Imagine you are a person who attended Napoleon’s coronation as Emperor. Write a letter to a friend describing it and expressing your opinions about it.

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Napoleonic Code

Hello Senior IV!

This is our virtual period of the week.

Find the most important characteristics of the Napoleonic Code and the innovations it introduced. Next class, we’ll continue working on it…

Deadline: August, 18th

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Napoleon Bonaparte

Hi Senior IV!

This is our virtual period of the week after the winter break… Since I won’t be seeing you tomorrow, here it goes…

Find key information about Napoleon Bonaparte’s life (dates, early life, achievements, political career, etc) and prepare a short powerpoint, prezi or any kind or presentation with it. (This is not for any oral presentation, just to post in your blogs).

Deadline: August, 4th. They need to be ready and uploaded before our class that day, since we will take a look at them in class.

Enjoy your holidays!

Best,

Julia

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Written Test

Hi everyone!

This week there will be no activities, since I want you to concentrate on the test we will have next class.

Fow the ones who were absent last class, the test will be on “The Instability of French Governments 1791-99” (book pages 19 to 29).

Study from the book, the folder, the photocopies and the presentations you prepared for the assignment.

Have a nice week and don’t hesitate to contact me if you have doubts!

Best,

Julia

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Jacobins and Girondins

Hi there!

This is the group assignment on Jacobins and Girondins you need to prepare for next class (Friday, 16th).

Resultado de imagen para girondists and jacobins

Group 1: Jacobins

Allende, Bernusi, Bravo, Castagnino, Claps, Costamagna, Donato, Frias, Giambruni and Kenny.

Group 2: Girondins

Lupi, Millán, Montoya, Okecki, Posse, Quiroga, Reynal, Stordeur, Subira, Tasca and Torrendel.

Tasks: (per group) They will be carried out in this order:

  1. 4 students prepare an oral presentation about the group you got and their leader (Include visual/media support)
  2. 2 students prepare a poster to display in the classroom with information about the group you got (similar to the oral presentations).
  3. 1 student finds a speech by the group or their leader (if you can’t find one or you feel like, you can write your own) and deliver it in class as if you were that French revolutionary.
  4. 3 or 4 students choose a famous Girondin/Jacobin and do research on their lives. In class, you will impersonate that revolutionary and introduce yourself briefly (You can bring costumes or props). Then, both groups will engage in a debate: I will give you topics. You will have to brainstorm ideas together and then deliver your answers impersonating your characters (as if you were in a session of the National Assembly, for instance). You will have the chance to ask or answer back to the other group.

Don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any doubt.

Best!

Julia

 

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Jacobins and Girondins

Hi!

This is our virtual period of the week.

Find a picture that best represents the Girondins and one that best represents the Jacobins. Give the characteristics of each group at the beginning of the French Revolution. The due date is June, 9th.

Best,

Julia

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Storify Twitter Event

Hi!

As promised, here goes the link to the storify of our Twitter Event.

Best,

Julia

https://storify.com/EleAmbrosini/meet-the-1920s-in-usa-through-the-eyes-of-senior-2

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Term Test Specifications

Hi There!

As promised I’ll give you a couple of examples of what the term test will be like.

You’ll have to answer 2 (TWO) questions, out of a selection of 4.

Each question has 3 parts: A) is a “What” question,

B) is a “Why” question and

C) is an analysis question that you need to answer in essay form.

These two questions you choose will have to be ONE from Section A (The League of Nations or The Treaty of Versailles) and ONE from Section B (The US in the 1920s. The Wall Street Crash is left out of this test).

For example:

Section A: You choose EITHER 1 OR 2

  1. The League of Nations in theory was strong but in practice was weak

(a) Describe the work of the Lytton Commission. [4]

(b) Why did Japan invade Manchuria? [6]

(c) Which was the more important cause of the failure of the League: its organisation or its

membership? Explain your answer.

2. The Versailles Settlement resulted from discussions between the victorious countries.

(a) What was decided about the Saar in the Treaty of Versailles? [4]

(b) Why was the Treaty of Sèvres renegotiated? [6]

(c) ‘The Germans had genuine grounds for complaint about the Treaty of Versailles.’ How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer. [10]

Section B: You Choose EITHER 1 OR 2

  1. The 1920s brought a change in lifestyle for some Americans.

(a) What was the Sacco and Vanzetti case? [4]

(b) Why did the popularity of radio increase in 1920s America? [6]

(c) ‘Prohibition was introduced because the drinking of alcohol brought social problems.’ How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer. [10]

2. The 1920s was a time of change for many Americans.

(a) Describe the main changes in popular entertainment in the 1920s. [4]

(b) Why did some people disapprove of the flappers in the 1920s? [6]

(c) ‘Prohibition had a greater impact on American society in the 1920s than racial intolerance.’ How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer. [10]

 

Hope this was clear. You can ask me anything you need next class.

Best,

Julia

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Term Assignment

Flight-to-Varennes-sources

Hi Everyone!

This is the pdf in which you will find the sources to do your term assignment. Remember the due date is June, 2nd.

Best,

Julia

 

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The Wall Street Crash

Hi everyone!

Below you’ll find a video summarizing how the stock market works, in case anyone has doubts.

Also, I’d like you to watch this video before our lesson next Friday that explains The Wall Street Crash in a nutshell. This is specially important for the ones who were absent, since this is the topic we studied today.

See you soon!

Julia

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