Thursday, 25 November 2010

International Day for the Elimination of Violence againt Women

November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The aim on this day is to raise public awareness of this big problem. Have a look at this video and take your stand.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Today in class Nicola has shown you a nice presentation on Thanksgiving. Here is a funny advertisement. I'm sure you know who the people are. Would you like to go and see the parede?

Monday, 22 November 2010

The USA and the 13 Colonies: A WebQuest

These days we will be working on a WebQuest dealing with both your Social Studies and English lessons. I hope you enjoy it and learn many things. You can click here to see it.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Pilgrim and Wampanoag: food and chores.


They hunted waterfowl in the Massachusetts Bay area.
Seafood was specially mussels. They haved three meals a day. The most important were the midday meal. Te pilgrims ate with their hands.

They depended on wild game. A Wampanoag hunter would give thank to Kiehtan. The woman would turn the day's hunt or meat stew. Were also expert fishermen.


Pilgrim: the pilgrims planted seed and harvested the crop in spring. In the winter, the Pilgrims stored their grains in houses.
The fire was used cook the meats and warm the house.
They cutting and fetching the wood to build a fire.

By: Desirée Velazquez Granado, Mercedes Castillo Caro, Virginia Ruiz Monge and Patricia Reina García.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Towards American Independence

As you know, these days we are working on the origins of the American independence. Last week you made your presentations on different aspects of the life of the puritan pilgrims (the first English colonists).  Now we will learn about the way in which life in the colonies evolved, we will review what you studied in your history lessons and we will learn some new facts and details.

Here you are the worksheets that we will use in class:

You can click here to see the video.

After the Continental Congress in Philadelphia and once the war had started, there were several battles between the two armies. The Battle of Saratoga was a very important one, can you guess why? Click here to see another video and answer the following questions posting a comment:

1. When did the Battle of Saratoga take place?
2. Why was it so important?
3. What European country helped America in an important way?
4. Give the exact dat for the British surrender.
5. What is the name of the peace treaty that recognised American independence?
6. What ideas inspired the American Revolution?

Friday, 5 November 2010


The school:

The pilgrims weren't scool,some childrens reading and writing by their parents.
The most important subject for the cildren pilgrims was learn The bilde verses.Were united for the religious faith.

The most important for wampanoag children was how to hunt with a bow.They hung a stone knife around the neck,a small pouch with grouno.When the childrens hunted,became men.The wampanoag didn't have school.Only the strogest boys chosen after a series of phisical challenges to demostrate a spiritual power to completed their initation.Were value fot the carage,widson and strenght.The wampanoag children had to learn to make their arrows the hardest part was the ''feathered''.Was the process of put the feathers at the end of the arrow with natural glue and tendon

The games:
The popular game of pilgrim consist of kickin marbles in to the box.
They had to satay in the box, and you are win.
The wampanoag played the pin game.The game consist of turning a ring in a stick.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

DAILY LIFE: housing and food

The pilgrim houses were similar to an English cottage. They had a big roof. People were living on the main floor and there was a second floor under the roof that people used to store some products. There was a living room, where the families were eating and sleeping. Each family had around 800 square feet, like a small apartament.
Plimoth Village was out of the main route, but near the crops.
The Indian families (Wampanoag) lived in a houses and its names were wetus. The structure of the wetus was made for young trees and it is a circular shape. In summer the structure was covered for wovengrass. The Wampanoag in the wetu had mats for sleep, animal skins and a bonfire for becovered in bad weathon. During the summer, the Indian lived where they had the harvest and in the winter protected with like a open Rouse.
In Masachussets area the pilgrims hunted animal with the rifles. Seafood was also a favourite, especially mussels. They are found clinging to rocks. Pilgrims ate three meals a day, the biggest being in the midday meal. The pilgrim ate with their hand. They had knives and spoons, but no forks.
Wampanoag was an Indian tribu. During the winter, the Indians hunted wild animals such as rabbit. A wampanoag hunter give thanks to spirits for a good hunting. The Indians were also expert fishermen. They fished with their hands. The Wampanoag women dedicated to domestic works.