Wednesday, October 11, 2017

King of Bling (Charles II of England)

This is Charles II of England's song:


   


 And here you have the lyrics, just in case you want to sing along ;)


My name is, my name is
My name is, Charles the Second!

I love the people
And the people love me
So much that they restored
The English monarchy!

I’m part Scottish, French, Italian
A little bit Dane
But one hundred percent party animal
Champagne?

Spaniels I adored
Named after me too
Like me, they were fun
With a nutty hair do!

Is today my birthday?
I can’t recall
Let’s have a party anyway
Because I love a masked ball!

All hail, the king!
Of bling! Let’s sing!
Bells ring! Ding ding!
I’m the king who brought back partying!

King Charles, my daddy
Lost his throne and kings were banned
They chopped off his head
Then Olly Cromwell ruled the land

Old Olly wasn’t jolly
He was glum, and he was proud
Would be miserable as sin
Only sinning’s not allowed!

When Olly died, the people said
‘Charlie, me hearty!
Get rid of his dull laws
Come back, we’d rather party! ‘

This action’s what they called
The monarchy restoration
Which naturally was followed
By a huge celebration!

The King of Eng! (Land say!)
No sin! Too sing! (Okay!)
Or anything!
All say, I’m the king who brought back partying!

Great London Fire was a whopper!
In my reign, London city came a-cropper!
So this king did what was right and proper
Fought the fire, proved I’m more than a bopper
I’m a fire stopper!

Married Catherine Braganza
She was a love so true
There would never be another
Well… Maybe one or two!

Lucy Walter, Nell Gwynne
Moll Davies, Barbara Villiers
You think that’s bad
But her name’s not as silly as…
Hortense Mancini!

As king, I must admit I broke the wedding rules
But who cares when I brought back the crown jewels?
I reinstated Christmas make up, sports and even plays
I was the merry monarch, they were good old days!

When said and done!
King Charles did run!
England for fun!
I was the king loved by everyone
My song is done!

Party anyone?

Links to Unit 1 and 2 games

Here you have the direct links to the games you can play to review units 1 and 2. Click on the images below to access the different games:

UNIT 1

CHARLES I's UNIVERSAL EMPIRE


PART ONE



PART TWO



PHILIP II'S HISPANIC EMPIRE





REVIEW OF THE HISPANIC EMPIRE




CONQUEST, ADMINISTRATION AND EXPLOITATION OF THE INDIES



UNIT 2

ECONOMY IN THE 17th CENTURY



THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR



THE ENGLISH REVOLUTIONS



VOCABULARY OF POLITICS IN THE 17th CENTURY




THE HISPANIC MONARCHY IN THE 17th CENTURY

Monday, October 9, 2017

Some short videos about politics in the 17th century

This is a short video that explains the Thirty Years' War: 




 This other video explains the war with more detail:


 

Here you have some short videos about Absolute Monarchy: 









 And finally, a short summary of the English revolutions:

Some videos about economy in the 17th century

Here you have two short videos about triangular trade and the Middle Passage:


 




And here you have two short videos about mercantilism:




Presentation of Unit 2: the 17th century

Here you have the presentation we are using in class to study Unit 2:



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Some short videos to review landforms and bodies of water

These are two short videos to review and remember the main landforms and bodies of water:






This video includes a quiz: 



You'll find another short quiz on this link: http://www.makemegenius.com/gk-activities-kids/quiz-or-questions/landforms-quiz You can review bodies of water with this video:


   



 Finally, you can review the oceanic crust relief with this video:


 

Some links and videos to remember the "discovery" of the Indies

Here you have  two songs about the "discovery":






And this is the song about Magellan's voyage to reach the Indies sailing West:




Two more songs about two of the pre-Columbian peoples (Aztecs and Incas) from Horrible Histories:


 





 And here you have some interactive activities to review and refresh what we studied in 2nd ESO:



Some scenes from Carlos, Rey Emperador

There is a channel on Youtube that includes significant scenes of the TV series Carlos, Rey  Emperador dubbed to English. Here I'm including some of them. If you want, you can have a deeper look to the channel

CHARLES I ARRIVES IN CASTILE




KING CHARLES IS SEDUCED BY HIS STEPGRANDMOTHER




 CHARLES I IS ELECTED EMPEROR OF THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE


   

 REVOLT OF THE COMUNEROS IN CASTILE


 












 WARS WITH FRANCE: FRENCH DEFEAT IN THE BATTLE OF PAVIA


   


CONQUEST OF TUNIS  


 WAR AGAINST THE SCHMALKALDIC LEAGUE: BATTLE OF MÜHLBERG

   


 CHARLES I's ABDICATION
   

 DEATH IN YUSTE


 


Philip II also appears in the series. Here are some of his most  important scenes: 

PRINCE PHILIP'S MARRIAGE TO Mª MANUELA OF PORTUGAL



CHARLES I's DECISION TO MARRY PRINCE PHILIP TO MARY I OF ENGLAND

 

PHILIP II'S VICTORY IN THE BATTLE OF SAINT QUENTIN


 



And here are some scenes of the conquest of the Indies:

HERNÁN CORTÉS CONQUERS THE AZTEC EMPIRE





BROTHER BARTOLOMÉ DE LAS CASAS DEFENDS THE AMERINDIANS



NEW LAWS OF THE INDIES



VALLADOLID DEBATE BETWEEN LAS CASAS AND SEPÚLVEDA



If you want to watch other significant pieces of the TV series, this is the link to the Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/Lili1266/videos

And here you have the links to the complete series and a lot of historical information and curiosities about the period:


Presentations for Unit 1

Here you have thr two presentations to study Unit 1. The first one is about Charles I and Philip II's reign and the second one corresponds to the conquest, admninistration and exploitation of the Indies:




Sunday, September 24, 2017

History chest

Resultado de imagen de memory chest


This is an annual project and it will consist of building a history chest with the most significant memories of every unit. The purpose is that the students can evoque what they have learnt with the objects, pictures or texts they have decided to save in their chests. The students will have to save at least three memories of every unit. Remember that you can't store the notes or the schemes. 

Here I'm including some examples of memories you can store: 

- A family tree

- A portrait album

- Objects like coins, small models of ships, buildings, weapons (swords, arquebuses, pikes...)

- Some paintings

- A map explaining something.

- A small book telling a story, like someone's diary.

- A parchment that includes a law, a political decision...

- A drawing schematizing something, like crop systems, a painting technique...

Use your imagination and remember that all you include has to evoque contents of every unit. There has to be a reason that explains the object in its context. For example, if you save a picture of the Invincible Armada, you should be able to explain what it was, why it was prepared and what happened to it. 


Invincible Armada.jpg

Resultado de imagen de route of the invincible armada



Remember that you have to save three elements per unit. Try that these elements cover the whole content of the unit. If you think that three objects aren't enough, you can include as many as you want. If you need any help, ask me.