Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Frech Revolution songs

Here you have the two videoclips about the French Revolution we've watched today:




Unit 4 presentations

Here you have the presentations we're using to study this unit. You can watch them to draw inspiration for the chest project and for the family saga project too:





Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Presentations and some games to review Baroque art

Here you have the two presentations we used in class to study Baroque art. Use them to prepare your project for next Monday. There are also three games to review the main works of art of this style.


 



These are the games. Click on the images to play them and remember to sign in on the website if you want your score to be registered:








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: