Sunday, September 10, 2017

2016-2017 projects: Political maps electronic quiz board

This was a joint project with the Technology department. It consisted of an electronic matching game to learn the countries of the world and their capital cities. Thanks to theTechnology teachers Theo and Almudena for their contribution to the technical part of the project.

2016-2017 school year proyects (Spanish)

These are some of the projects done in my groups in Spanish last year:


The students worked in groups to learn about the different social groups in the Middle Ages. They studied the monarchs, the nobles, the clergy and the peasants. Later, they had to explain their discoveries to the rest of the classroom and they could dress up to do it. Here are some of the pictures.


Hugo, Victoria and Salma.

Rocio, Adriana, Álex and José Manuel


Marta, David and Lorena

Diana, Lucía, Arturo and Mohamed


Daniel, Lucía and Anita


 Laura, Adrián, Arancha and Inés

Beatriz, Choni, Pablo and Juan Miguel

- CITIES (2nd ESO)

The students had to reflect what they had learnt about urban landscapes. They could choose among designing a poster, building a model of one of the different types of city plans or the different parts of a specific type of city. These are some of the projects they did: 







Even if 2nd BACHILLERATO is a difficult year for the students, some of them did a voluntary project consisting of a board game about the Iberian Peninsula in the Middle Ages. It was good to see them relaxed while playing, after a whole week of stress. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Some videos and songs about the Protestant Reformation

Here you have some videos and songs about the Protestant Reformation:

Causes of the Protestant Reformation:

Martin Luther Song by History Teachers:

The Protestant Reformation in a nutshell:

Reformation Rock:

Turning points in history: the Protestant Reformation:

Results of the Protestant Reformation:

Henry VIII's six wives, by Histoy Teachers:

Henry VIII and Anglicanism:

Presentation and videos of Renaissance art

Here you have the presentation and the videos we watched the other day about Renaissance art. You can draw inspiration from them for your projects:

Renaissance art video from TICE Art 1010:

Some videos about Leomnardo Da Vinci:

Some videos about Michelangelo:

Friday, June 9, 2017

Some videos to review Fascist Italy

Here you have some short videos that you can use to review Fascist Italy:

And this is a short vide that explains Mussolini's transformation from Socialist to Fascist:

Cult of violence:

Cult of Mussolini's personality:

Some videos and songs about the 1929 Crash, the Great Depression and the New Deal

The Great Depression in one minute:

Smart songs Rap about the Great Depression:

A song to review the New Deal:

Songs to review the Russian Revolutions

Karaoke version of ABBA's Gimme, Gimme, Gimme song to learn the 1917 Russian Revolution:

Peace, land and bread:

The sound of Stalin:

Sunday, April 30, 2017

National Episodes (Final chapters)

Resultado de imagen de book the end

These are the instructions for the final chapters of your family saga:


You are one of the children of the person who wrote chapters 7 and 8. You continue to work at a news-stand at the Puerta del Sol. As you sell newspapers and magazines, you are up to date with the main events of this period. In this chapter you will have to write in some specific dates, so that you can include the main historical contents of the Restoration period: 

- 1876: On this date you will have to explain the restoration of the monarchy with Alphonse XII, Cánovas del Castillo's plans for the new politica system, the features of the 1876 Constitution and the end of the 3rd Carlist War. You can explain the information you have about political changes and the end of the war as news you've read on the newspaper or comments of some of your clients. 

- 1879: On this date you will have to explain the end of the war in Cuba, the creation of the Conservative and Liberal Party and the founding of the PSOE in Casa Labra in Madrid. Even if the PSOE was illegal at that moment, you can know that it was founded because Casa Labra is very close to the Puerta del Sol and one of the waiters told you about that. 

- 1885: On this date you will have to explain the alternation of the dynastic parties in power and the manipulation of the elections, Alphonse XII's death and the beginning of Mª Christina of Habsburg's regency after El Pardo Agreement. One of you sons has to start working as an apprentice in a printing press. You will also receive an unexpected visit from your relatives in Andalusia. One of your cousins and his/her family come to visit you to Madrid and explain you that they lost their land because they got into debt and couldn't pay the money-lender. They've decided to migrate to Barcelona because they have known that textile industries need workers there and they think they can find a job and start a new life there. You will lend them some money to buy the train tickets to Barcelona. They will promise you to keep in touch through mail and give you the money back as soon as they can. 

- 1891: On this date you will have to explain the approval of the universal suffrage in 1890 and the first elections with this law. You will vote for one of the opposition parties (one of the republican parties) and will be deceived with the results due to electoral manipulation. Your son in the printing press becomes a PSOE member and explains you Marxist ideas, but you consider them too radical. 

You will also receive a letter from your relative in Catalonia explainig the industrialization of the city and the arrival of many immigrants from other provinces to work in the factories. Your relative is attracted by anarchism because the working conditions in the factories are very hard and he/she will explain you the debate between anarcho-syndicalism and propaganda by the deed. He/she has to reject violence. Your relative will also explain you the appearance of Catalanism

-1898: Here you will have to explain the founding of the PNV in the Basque Provinces,  the assassination of Cánovas de Castillo by an anarchist, the outbreak of the War of Cuban Independence and the war against the USA. One of your sons will be conscripted because you can't pay the redemption in cash to avoid the military service (1) and will die at the war.  

As you are very sad, one of your children will write about the 1898 disaster and the beginning of Alphonse XII's reign in 1902.  This person has to say that he/she wants to go on with the story. After what this person writes, you can include some broken sheets, as if someone had torn them out. 


Imagine that you are a contemporary person in 2017 who finds the diary of your family. Write a short conclusion about what you've read on the diary. 

(1) Redemption in cash: this was the money a family had to pay if they wanted that their son didn't go to the military service or to the war. Rich people paid to avoid their children to serve in the army. Poor people couldn't pay for it and always had to go to war. Republican parties and workers organizations claimed for the elimination of redemption in cash and wanted that everyone, no matter their wealth, did the military service. 

Here you have the presentation with the contents you will need to write the final chapters. You wil have to hand them in at the end of May.