The Beginning of the Revolution

Hi everyone!

Today we discussed “The Flight to Varennes”. Here is a video for the ones who were absent and for you to revise it for next week.

Also, the task for this week is to prepare a timeline with the main events of the Revolution from the Estates General in 1789 to The Flight to Varennes in 1791. The deadline is, as always, next week (May, 12th) at noon.

Remember that next week you will have a test on the start of the revolution up the The Flight to Varennes (book pages 11 to 18). This will be in the form of an essay.

Have a nice weekend!

Julia

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The Storming of the Bastille

Dear students,

This is the activity of the week:

Imagine you are a French citizen who was involved in the storming of the Bastille. Later that night, write your diary entry, explaining what happened (from your viewpoint) and expressing your fears, wishes, hopes for the future, etc. Be as creative as possible in finding a voice for that character to make it sound realistic.

You can help yourselves by reading the text on page 13 of the book.

The activity should be posted on your blogs by May, 5th.

Have a nice weekend!

Julia

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Project Work: “Who’s who in the 1920s in USA”

In this project you will be showing the innovations and significant literary, artistic, athletic and political people and events in U.S. History. You will choose a famous 1920’s person and present their biography. You will present this person’s life story including their impact on the United States. 

This project will have two parts:

  1. Oral presentations.
  2. Twitter Event.

Next class I’ll tell you the requirements and organization of both, but now you need to choose your famous person. Here is a list with suggestions, but you can choose any other. Once you choose it, please, write it as a comment in this post, so celebrities are not repeated… On Friday we’ll work on this…

Best,

Julia

 

Possible People To Research:

Athletes:

Glenna Collett- Golf

– Lou Gehrig- Baseball

– Jim Thorpe- Football

– Ty Cobb- Baseball

– Jack Dempsey- Boxer

– Gertrude Ederle- SwimmerÇ

– Andrew “Rube” Foster- Baseball

– Helen Wills- Tennis

– Babe Ruth- Baseball

– Gene Tunney- Boxer

 

Entertainers:

– Bessie Smith- Singer

– Georgia O’Keeffe- Painter

– Louis Armstrong- Musician

– “Duke” Ellington- Musician

– George Gershwin- Composer

– Bessie Smith- Singer

-Rudolph Valentino- Dancer

-Walt Disney- Cartoonist

-Joan Crawford- Dancer

– Bing Crosby- Singer

– Charlie Chaplin- Actor

 

 Presidents:

– Harding

– Wilson

– Coolidge

– Hoover

 

Authors:

– Zelda Fitzgerald

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

– Ernest Hemingway

-Claude McKay

– Langston Hughes

 

Other:

– Billy Sunday- Evangelist

– Al Capone- Gangster

-Ohio Boys- Political Thieves

– Flappers

– Bootleggers

– Henry Ford- Business Man

– Automobiles

– Charles Lindbergh- Pilot

– Coco Chanel- Designer

-Amelia Earhart- Pilot

– John T. Scoops- Teacher

– James W. Johnson- NAACP

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Causes of the French Revolution

Dear all,

This is your virtual period of the week.

To integrate the work we’ve been doing on the causes of the French Revolution, you have to draw a diagram relating all the long and short-term causes we studied. You should also rank them according to how important you think they were in the development of the revolution (you can do this in the same diagram or separately). Upload this  in your blogs by April, 28th.

You can help yourselves by watching this video:

Best,

Julia

 

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The Roaring 20s

Dear all,

In this video you’ll find a summary of the USA in the 1920s. You may find it useful as a revision of the unit. Remember we are having our test on Tuesday, 25th.

See you!

Julia

 

 

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Welcome!

Hello Senior IV!

Welcome to our history lessons! I hope we have a great year together!

This week, as we work on The French Revolution, the assignment is:

  • Classify the causes of the French Revolution under the headings:

Political Reasons        –     Economic Reasons     –    Social Reasons

We will discuss your ideas in class, next week.

See you!

Julia

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America in the 1920’s

Hello everyone!!

We are starting this year full of energy to get ready for the History IGCSE exam!

As a first activity, and after reading about it in class, watch this video about The Ku Klux Klan and do the following activity. You can answer it using a chart.

“Explain how the lives of African Americans improved and how they did not change or got worse in the 1920’s.”

Best,

Julia

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