Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Today in Social Sciences Paqui has started giving us a talk about the responsibility that we have and the respect.Then we have said the day of the exam: 7th Monday;the people who did not pass on art project has to studied the whole unit and the people who have passed art project has to study the last unit and the points 1 to 4 of the new book of the unit 1.
- Philip V was recognized king of the Hispanic Monarchy.
- The European territories of the Hispanic Monarchy were distributed among Austria and Savoy.
- Great Britain preserved Gibraltar and Minorca and they also got two important rights, which broke the Castilian monopoly in the Indies:
- The assiento: they could sell black slaves in the Indies.
- The ship of permission : once a year they could send a 500 tons ship with their products to be sold in the Indies.
Then Paqui has been explaining: Europe After the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) is an agreement to end the war. After paqui has made a summary of the Spanish War of sucession (1700 -1714)Finally Paqui has give us the exercise 19 and we haven´t finished the summary of the Spanish War of sucession.
A new word that we have learnt today is wig.
In this moment we have 50.065 visits
There is a interesting page about this:http://www.spanishwars.net/18th-century-war-of-the-spanish-succession.html
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Today we have talked about the USA Declaration of Independence and about how its content was closely related to many of the ideas of Enlightenment. Last week there was a curious debate in Philadelphia about the legality of the Declaration of Independence. British and North American lawyers discussed about the content of the document written by Thomas Jefferson and defended different positions according to the historical moment where the Declaration was written. Here you have the BBC report about this debate and the conclusions of every part:
And you? What do you think? Is it legal to rebel against a government that doesn´t respect people´s rights? Can something legal be unfair? Or, on the other way around: can something illegal be fair?
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Let´s learn a little more about the Encyclopedia, one of the most important Enlightenment legacies. Two French philosophers, Denis Diderot and Jean Rond D´Alembert had the idea of compiling all world´s knowledge in one book. This was the origin of the Encyclopedia as we knew it, before Wikipedia appeared.
Why was the publication of the Encycopledia so controversial?
Why was the Encyclopedia included in the Index of Forbidden Books in 1759?
Diderot and D´Alembert got the support of some important figures in the French court. One of them was the king´s mistress. She promoted culture and art and there is a legend that tells that she loved taking a specific drink and she was involved in the design of a piece of crockery. Who was this woman? What piece of crockery was inspired on her?
-Rousseau: he defended the social contract and the general will: this means that power lies on the people.
Then Laura Bustamante have read about the economic thinking. We have talked about the mercantilism that is an economic policy based on :
-accumulation of precious metals
And also about physiocracy and we have known the most importants physiocrats that were:
-Quesnay that was one of the main physiocrats
-Adam Smith that was the pioneer of economy liberalism.
During this class we also have learned some new words that have been:
-general will that means “voluntad general”
-phisiocracy that means “fisiocracia”
For homework we have to finish to read page 6 and do exercises 11 and 12 of page 11
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Definition: expression used by the French revolutionaries to define all they wanted to change. It refers to the features of Europe before the French Revolution.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Ana explained us the meanings of the symbols of this beautiful painting like the number 13 of the spears and the axes of The Dutch.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Today in Social Sciences we have corrected the exercises that we had not corrected the other day.
After we have started to spoke about painting. We have spoken about Caravaggio that always had problems with people.
Then we have copied a scheme of the main features of paintings in that period.
We have seen some examples of paintings of this period. Many of these paintings are the paintings that we had to explained in the project. We have seen the Converss of Saint Paul on the way of Damascus, the Crucifixion of Saint Peter, Paqui has told us that between two painting there is a relationship because in the both paintings the saints are looking to the cross.We have also seen the Calling of Saint Mathew, Death of the Virgin, the Three Graces, the Duke of Lerma etc.
We have also seen 3 of the 90 Rembrant's self portraits.
Afterwards we have started to see the Baroque in Spain. We have seen architecture, sculpture and painting. The main characteristics in Spain were religious theme, realistic, dramatic image, the commissioners were the kings and the Church, oil on cavas was the main technique, contrasts of light and shadows. The main painters were Ribera, Jose Rubelta, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Francisco Zurbaran, Diego de Silva and Velazquez. Some of the most important paintings in Spain were the chillfooted boy, Still life with pottery jars, The Hollly Family with a bird, The Drunks....
We have been surprised because Paqui has told us tha Philip IV raped a nun and to give perdon he commissioned to Velazquez the painting of Crist on the cross.
This has been today's class Paqui hasn't had given us anything to homework.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Demography: The population decline for this reasons: bad harvest, plagues, the expulsion of the moorish, wars, migration to the Indies.
Economy: In the 17th century there was economic recession.
Society: The nobles were the social model. They live of rents without working. Hand works were considered dishonest. Many people aspired to live without working. There were lots of beggards and rogues, who lived from begging and crime.
We haven't continued checking the next exercises becouse Alejandro has ask to Paqui about the theme of the strike, and we have been having a conversation about it. The most implicated on this conversation where Alejandro and Paqui, but we were listening to them oll the time, I think it is an interesting theme to speak about.
Paqui has get a bit angry with some people that were speaking all the time, but no with me, becouse now I'm getting a better behavior.
At final the bell has ring, and Paqui hasn't give us homework!!!! LOL
Sorry! I know the image is in Spanish, but I couldn't evit put it here! jaja
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tomorrow is the students strike, some students will go on strike all the day, like an excuse of not going to class. I will go on strike on 5th hour in maths, because the teacher is absent we will make a popular revolt, we will make banners with the sloggan :
Monday, October 3, 2011
|Saint Peter's Squere with the Basilica at the background.|
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