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 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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History Twitter Event! FRIDAY, MAY 12TH :)

WHO? Senior 2 + Anyone willing to take part!

Date: Friday May 12th

Time: 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Hashtag: #lcusa20s

Tools:

Requirements:

Be online at 2.30pm on Tweetchat following #lcusa20s connected with your Twitter user. Remember that your Twitter account MUST be public for the event. You can make it public for 60′ and then change to the previous status.

Every 15 minutes there will be a new task tweeted for you to complete in a tweet.

If your tweets need more than 140 characters you can use twitlonger BUT always remember to write the #lcusa20s hashtag because if you don’t we will not see your tweets.

TASK #1:

a. Change your present Avatar in Twitter for a picture of your character and also change your Twitter user name for one for your character. If you’re using your usual twitter account and not a special one for school, you can twit that from 2.30 to 3.30 you will be doing an assignment for school and that when it finishes you will go back to “normal”.

b. Introduce yourself giving your full name, explaining what you do (your job) and how old you are. (It’s 1925)

 

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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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