Sunday, 19 June 2011

Good Luck for You All!

School end is near, which means we are getting ready for our deserved holidays. I've enjoyed being your teacher for two years and I've learned a lot with you, too.
I just wanted you to learn to like foreign languages in general and English in particular, because it will open many doors for you. I think you already know how important it is to learn things and have good behavior.
I hope you are lucky in the future and become successful men and women (you deserve it).
I also hope you have good memories of your stay at IES El Fontanal.
For whatever you may need, count on me.
I will miss you a lot!

Great Job!

Our last online activity (the WebQuest on Europe) was a real success: you did a good job. Here are some pictures and a video taken at the press conference:



video

Friday, 17 June 2011

Hitler

Hello my name is Manuel Caro Quiñones and it is the interiew of Hitler:

His full name is Adolf Hitler, he is Austrian. He borned in 20 of April of 1889 in Braunau am Inn (Austria-Hungry). And he death the 28 of April in 1945 in Berlin (Germany). Adolf Hitler was chancellor of Germany adn the fühker. Hitler was the person who began the Second World War.
He is a historical figure because he start a big war and do a holocaust. Hitler hate the jews because when he was child, he saw that the jews were very rich. And the senteces of Hitler for call voates is: Stimme für mich, wenn sie ein seuberes Europa wollar.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Napoleón interview

Hello, my name is Maria Jesús, and I will let the interview that I did to Napoleón on thursday 16th of June.


*Full name: he full name is Napoleón Bonaparte.

*Nationality: he is French.

*Date of birth: he born the 15th of August 1769.

*Place of birth: he born in Ajaccio, Corsia.

*Date of death: he die the 5th of May 1821.

*Place of death: he die in Longwood, Saint Helena, Britizh Empire.
Napoleón die.

*Reasons for being a historical figure: Napoleón is a famous person because he created and led the French Empire. He had conquered many countries and had control for all Europe.

*Other aspects: her brother José Bonaparte was king also thank to he.

*Eurioean Seal of Excellence: sentence to call for votes: he said that we vote for him because he was the person most important in Europe in the XIX century and specially since he gave a new king to spain.

*What does your family think about your life?: that is very pround of him because he accupy all Europe and created a great empire.

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria:

The Queen Victoria said me that her full name is Alexandrina Victoria and she was born on 1829,the 4th of May at kensigton palace in London.
She said me that her marriage was agreed with her cousin Albert.
When she was 16 years old her father spoke with the Albert's father to agree the marriage.
When I asked her about the jourbey that her succesor did on Ireland, she said me that she think that is a good idea because when she was queen she loved to travel on Ireland because the people love her.At the end she said me that she was death on 1901,the 22nd of January at Osborne house on isle of wight when she was 72 years old.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Bilingual Questionnaire

As your stay with us at IES El Fontanal is about to come to an end, we would like you to answer this short survey, so that we can improve our job in the future. Thanks a bunch!


Winston Churchil

Hello!!


Yesterday I had the extraordinary opportunity to interview Winston Churchil. Churchil was a british politician of the twentieth century. On my first question I asked him that what is his full name, he answered me politely that his name is Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchil. On my following question I asked him for receive more information of he: he born on 30 November of 1874 in Oxfordshire, in Woodstock (England). The next question was a bit strange: When and where did you death? Unusually he answered me that he died on 24 January of 1965 in Hyde Park, in London.


The second part of the interview were another questions, but this questions are more personal.

After this questions I understanded that Winston Churchil is a person that prefer his private life specially. Before Prime Minister he was a member of th Parliament, he was journalism, historian, author and he told me that he loves the painting.


Winston Churchil is a historical figure, because he became the leader of te Opposite, he became prime minister during the Secon World War, and many other things.


The interview was finish with his own political slogan:
``I am the most inportant British politician of the twentieth century and I was the Prime Minister during the Second World War´´.



Thanks for watching and see you on the next report.

Emmeline Pankhurst

-Full name: Her full name is Emmeline Pankhurst.
-Nationality: She is English.
-Date of birth: She born on 14 or 15 july 1858.
-Place of birth: She was born in Manchester.
-Date of death: She died on 14 june 1928.
-Place of death: She dies in London.
-Main occupation: She is an English political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement , which help women won the right to vote.
-Main interest: She was introduce at the age of 8 to the women´s suffrage movement. In 1878 she married with Richard Pankhurst. She have ten children.
-Reasons for being a historical fugure: Because she get that women can vote and she being the suffragist movement. She is one of the 100 most important people of thw 20th century.
-Other aspects: After the husband died in 1898 , she founded the women´s social and political union. She died ini 1928 and she was commemorated two years later with a statue in Victoria Tower Garden in London.
-European Seal of Excellence:Sentence to call fot votes: "Hunger strikes are a good way to ligth for female rights".

Adam Smith

Full name: Adam Smith
Nationality: Scotland
Date of birth: 5th June 1723
Place of birth: Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Date of death: 17th July 1790
Place of death: Edimburgh, Scotland
Main occupation: Social Philosopher
Political Economy
Main interests: he wrote the book "the wealth of nations".
Reasons for being a historical figure: he was the greatest exponents of classical economics.
Other aspects: he was appointed professor at the University of Glasgow.

Emmeline Pankhurst

-Full name: Her full name is Emmeline Pankhurst.
-Nationality: She is English.
-Date of birth: She born on14 or 15 july 1858.
-Place of birth: She was born in Manchester.
-Date of death: She dies on 14 june 1928.
-Place of death: She dies in London.
-Main occupation: She is an English political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement , which help women won the right to vote.
-Main interest: She was introduce at the age of 8 to the women´s suffrage movement. In 1878 she married with Richard Pankhurst. She have ten children.
-Reasons for being a historical fugure: Because she get that women can vote and she being the suffragist movement. She is one of the 100 most important people of thw 20th century.
-Other aspects: After the husband died in 1898 , she founded the women´s social and political union. She died ini 1928 and she was commemorated two years later with a statue in Victoria Tower Garden in London.
-European Seal of Excellence:Sentence to call fot votes:"Hunger strikes are a good way to ligth for female rights"

GARIBALDI



In the conference, I had questions for Garibaldi.

One question was, what your full name is, and He said that her name was Giuseppe Garibaldi.

Too He said that he was born the 4th July 1800 Nece, Italy (today in France).

I asked when he died and if he would died in the same place that he born and he told me that he wasn’t died in the same place, because he died in Caprera (Italy) in 2 June 1887.

Next I asked if he would get any occupation, he said that he was an Italian soldier and politician, and the main interests were the same.

He told me that the group that he led was called the red shirts, and the last question was, why he was a historical figure, and He said that he is very important because he unified Italy and was a National hero.

I think that you can vote Garibaldi because he fought for the unification of Italy and this is very important.


KARL MARX


Full name: Karl Helnrich Marx Pressburg
Nationality: He was German.
Date of birth: He was born in 5 of May 1818.
Place of birth: Trier (Germany).
Date of death: He was dead in 14 of March 1883.
Place of death: London (United kingdom).
Main occupations: He was philosopher, sociologist, historian, political economist, journalist, political theorist and revolutionary socialist.
Main interests: Marx thougth that if a place that works and together runs wage-labor, then there would always by class struggle. He thought that this class struggle would result in workers taking power.
Reasons for being a historical figure: He was a historical figure
because he was creatre the marxism, a set of political and economic ideas.
Other aspects: He had to move to London because the goverment didn't like his ideas.
His sentence to call for votes: The dictatorship of the proletariat is the best way to do away with social classes.

James Watt

Full name: James Watt
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Nationality: He was Scottish
Date of birth: He was born in 19 of January of 1736
Place of birth: He was born in Greenock, in Scotland.
Date of death: He was dead on 25 of August of 1819
Place of death: he was dead in Handsworth
Main occupation: He was a mechanician and an engineer
Main interests: He improved the steam machine.
Reasons for being a historical figure: He saved energy with the improving of the steam machine, and this was his jump to be a historical figure, apart from discover some maths unit like horsepower or the watts.
Other aspects: He studied in London, and he discovered much of the recent chemical products.
His sentence to call for votes: "I am a mechanical engineer. I have improved the steam machine to save power"
http://www.automation-drive.com/EX/05-14-09/watteng.jpg

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Mussolini

Full name: Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini.
Nationality: He is italian.
Date of birth: He was born the 29 July 1883.
Place of birth: Predappio Forli, Italy.
Date of death: He was dead the 28 April 1945.
Place of death: Giulino di Mezzegro Italy.
Main ocupation: He was politician, journalist and novelist.
Main intersts: He was a world fascist.
Reasons for being a historical figure: It was because he was one of the participants of the Second World War and was an ally of Hitler.
Sentence to call for votes: "Italy will have peace and we will give it with love if possible or by force if necesary"

Monday, 13 June 2011

Reporting Europe


Montesquieu

  1. What was your full name? Charles Louis de Secondat, Señor de la Brède y Barón de Montesquieu.
  2. What was your nationality? He was french.
  3. When were you born? 18 January 1689.
  4. Where were you born? Château de la Brède.
  5. When did you die? 10 February 1755
  6. Where did you die? In Paris
  7. What was your main occupation? He was a social commentator and political thinker.
  8. What were your main interests? He was political and philosophy
  9. Why were you a historical figure? He was famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers and he implemented in many constitutions throughout the world.
  10. Could you give me other aspects of you? He wrote many books.
  11. He is famous for his theory of separation of powers. Thanks to him there were many discussions of goverment and he implemented the constitutions all over the world.
He invented the thory of separation of powers

Monday, 6 June 2011

Reporting Europe: a WebQuest

Quite soon we will begin working on the last project of the year: a WebQuest on some European countries and historical figures. You can access it by clicking here.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

1. Because during the Milan Summit of EU in 1985 it was decided to celebrate 9 May as " Europe Day"
2. The French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman.


Patricia and Virginia

Monday, 9 May 2011

LIBYA: MISRATA, A CITY UNDER SIEGE


THE TYPE OF CONFLICT:

It is a social conflict.

THE PLACE WHERE IT IS TAKING PLACE:

Misrata

ANY OTHER IMPORTANT ASPECT:

-He was a brave person who made a trip of 18 hours.
-When he arrived near the port, the Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi’s armed forces began to shoot.

Europe Day

On May 9 we celebrate Europe Day. What do you know about it? Skim the information here and be ready to do the activities below by posting a comment:


Europe Day
1. Why is Europe Day celebrated on May 9?
2. Who may be considered the 'father' of the European Union?

Poster Gallery
Have a look at all the posters displayed at the gallery and choose you favourite one. Give reasons for your choice.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Israel: Israeli strikes hit Gaza killing two Hamas militants

In Gaza the Israeli airstrikes with a Palestinian rocket attacked to a Israeli school bus. The Israeli military said it had killed two militants from the Islamist group Hamas. An Israeli cabinet minister said that the strikes would continue. The strikes hit the town of Khan Yunis and danger this town.

MIGRANTS FLEE MISRATA TO SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT

In Libya, African and Asian migrants have to flee the fighting.
Nearly 1.200 people boarded in the boat and many of them needed medice treatment.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Among wars and conflicts that take place at all over the world, I had chosen Libya´s conflict, where is taking place a social conflict created by the Libyan rebels, exactly in Brega.
The main aim of this conflict is to get back the oil city of east Brega, so they are moving out to people who are pro-Gadafi.

By: Virginia

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Book Day

During the week before easter holidays the school celebrated Book Day. All the students at the school visited our new library, which had really interesting exhibitions. One of them was an exhibition of some important books in the lives of the students in this class. Another was the noticeboard full of nice slogans to foster and promote reading, both in English and French. 

These two activities were the end product of an online didactic unit previously worked in class. You can see it here

Enjoy it . . . and of course . . . ENJOY READING!!!!!!!!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

The day of women

Clara Campoamor was the first spanish politician woman that defended de bills of all women and fought to create universal suffrage in Spain.

The day of women

Clara Campoamor was the first spanish politician woman that defended de bills of all women and fought to create universal suffrage in Spain.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Sustainability through Animation

This is the video for sustainability for activity 2.b.:


Put an 'R' in Your Life!

Very soon we will deal with the topic of sustainability and recycling. Here is the didactic unit we will work on. I hope you enjoy it!

Didactic Unit. Sustainability

Monday, 7 March 2011

International Women's Day Corner


On March 8 we celebrate International Women's Day, which is a good opportunity to show respect, appreciation and love towards women as well as a good moment to feel happy for their economic, political and social achievements, which were difficult to get. Sadly enough, it can also be a good day to remember those women who lack the rights we enjoy nowadays.

In class we will learn about the important role women played during the American Civil War, which is directly related to The Red Badge of Courage, our reader this term.

In addition to that, this will be our online corner for you to post a comment related to this day and what it means to you. Bear in mind that anything will be welcome: a sentence, a poem, the name of an important woman and the reason why you mention her, a thought, a feeling . . . 

Have a good day!

I am

I am friendly and sporty
I wonder how many people live in other countries
I heard the people mow
I see the peace in the world
Iwant hunger doesn't exist
I am friendly and sporty

I aim to make peace
I feel the cries for help
I touch the destruction of war
I worry the death
I cry for freedom
I am friendly and sporty


I understand that we aren`t all equal
I say that we can be
I dream to change something
I try for the people of the third world not to be thin
I hope for your support flatly
I am friendly and sporty


P.S: this is my poem, no lo encontraba =)

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

St. Valentine's Day

February 14, St. Valentine's Day, is said to be a day for people who are in love. No matter whether you have a boyfriend or girlfriend or whether you like someone in particular or not, there must be lots of people you love: your parents, your brothers and sisters, your relatives, your friends . . . In fact, there are many people that make our lives nicer, aren't there?

By the way, what do you really know about this day? Would you like to learn more things? Click here and do this treasure hunt activity. Then, make some resolutions to make the people that love you happier.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

I am poem

I am poem

I am a pacific and happy person
I wonder if sometime the war will finish
I hear songs
I see the blue sky
I want the world peace
I am a pacific and happy person

I pretend that there isn't war
I feel that all is lay
I touch the gun
I worry for the killers
I cry for the dead people

I understand that there is war
I say non to war
I dream to finish with the poverty
I try that the people are happy
I hope that the people read his poem
I am a pacific and happy person

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

MY POEM I AM

I am happy and friendly
I wonder why there are wars?
I hear the suffering of the people
I see on the tv the desperation of the people
I want the wars to end
I am happy and friendly

I aim for the peace in the world
I feel the pain of people
I touch the heart of the people
I worry about children
I cry because the wars exist
I am happy and friendly

I understand the wars
I say yes to peace but no to wars
I dream that the wars end
I try to have peace
I hope the peace comes
I am happy and friendly

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I am

I am generouse and friendly
Iwonder why are poors
I hear a bird
I see many people
I want don´t have poverty
I am generouse and friendly.

I aim help to the people
I feel happy
I touch the sun
I worry about the death of people
I cry for the wors
I am generouse and friendly.

I understand the pain of the people
I say why are poverty
I dream about the peace
I try to have peace
I hope for the poverty finish
I am generouse and friendly.

I am

I am happy and funny
I wonder what is peace for you?
I hear the waves
I see one world in peace
I want peace
I am happy and funny

I aim to eliminate the bad moments
I feel the coldness of the war
I touch the future
I worry about people who are suffering in the wars
I cry because there are many wars
I am happy and funny

I understand the suffering
I say we will have peace in the world
I dream with peace
I try to have good moments
I hope that the war will finish
I am happy and funny

Monday, 31 January 2011

I am poem

I am friendly and funny
I wonder about the life with my family
I hear the birds singing
I see the union of the sea and the sky
I want the eternal love
I am friendly and funny

I aim to pass the school year
I feel the equality
I touch the moon
I worry for the african people
I cry about death
I am funny and friendly

I understand the origin of the war
I say stop to the war
I dream with a fantastic world
I try to get the peace
I hope for the union of the people
I am funny and friendly

Sunday, 30 January 2011

I am poem

I am a satirical and realistic person
I wonder about the countries with a dictator ship
I hear the sound of a gun
I see hundred of people dead
I want that all of them finished
I am a satirical and realistic person

I aim all the people can eat
I feel sorrow
I touch the dead flesh of a person
I worry about the children that must see that all the days
I cry for all of them
I am a satirical and realistic person

I don't understand the ambitious peoples
I say stop
I dream all of them finished
I try help other peoples
i hope the same of I dream
I understand that it is not your fault

SONG: Imagine - John Lennon

I'm sure many of you have already heard this, but it is a very good song about wanting peace :)

Saturday, 29 January 2011

I am

I am funny and generous
I wonder how many people want to the peace
I hear the voice of the people for a better lives
I see the war in somes countries
I want that my dreams come true
I am funny and generous
I aim that have peace in our world
I feel that we can get it
I touch my heart for feel
I worry because the world will be a bad place
I cry for that day doesn't arrive
I am funny and genrous
I understand that it isn't easy, but
I say that the end is achieve
I dream with world without frontiers
I try that all the people are happy
I hope that all the people colaborate
I am funny and generous
I am
I am generuos and understanding.
I wonder why there is discrimination in the world.
I hear a strong shout.
I see many children are asking for help.
I want to help them.
I am generous and understanding.

I aim to change the lives those children.
I feel peace.
I touch the sky.
I worry about the existence of peace.
I cry over the discrimination of the people.
I am generous and understanding.

I understand that life isn´t easy.
I say that peace is important.
I dream of travelling foreign places.
I try to be happy.
I hope to get my resolutions.
I am generous and understanding.

Friday, 28 January 2011

I AM

I am generous and happy.
I wonder why did the war start?
I hear the dove pleads for peace.
I see the war ad suffering of the people.
I want that everyone loves each other.

I am generous and happy.
I pretend the wars is over.
I feel in my heart that one day the war finishes.
I touch the sky with my hands.
I worry for the poor people.
I cry because the people suffer.

I am generous and happy.
I understant that of many people die every days.
I say with the heart that nobody dies.
I dream that everyone will have a smile in their face.
I try to make everyone happy.
I hope the wars finish.
I am generous and happy.


Thursday, 27 January 2011

I AM

I am a lucky and a happy girl
I wonder why there are some people that can´t eat
I hear an ugly melody
I see poor people without any food
I want them to be happy
I am a lucky and a happy girl

I aim to be a better person
I feel sadness because there are some guys that can´t study
I touch their tears
I worry for them
I cry because I can´t do anything
I am a lucky and a happy girl

I understand that it is not your fault
I say if we act together we can save the world
I dream of it
I try to be pacient
I hope that everyone will be good
I am a lucky and a happy girl
I am Poem

I am a generous and nice person
I wonder if hunger will end
I hear a song
I see a dove
I want to travel to Pirineos
I am a generous and nice person

I aim to be happy
I feel the friendship
I touch the sky
I worry about the crisis
I cry over the poor people
I am a generous and nice person

I understand good people
I say non-violence
I dream of the peace
I try to be a better person
I hope that war will end
I am a generous and nice person

'' I AM ''

I am generous and friendly
I wonder about war and poverty
I hear the sound of birds
I see the ocean and beach
I want all people to be happy
I am generous and friendly

I aim to help the people
I feel love
I touch the sun
I worry about people
I cry generous and friendly

I understand that war exists
I say that the people should share
I dream with travelling to all places in the world
I try hear people
I hope the peace on the world
I am generous and friendly

Patricia Reina García. 4º D

"I am Poem"

I am a generous and nice person.
I wonder if wars will end.
I hear a song.
I see a star
I want to travel around the world
I am a generous and nice person
I aim to be a better person
I feel strange sensations
I touch the Universe
I worry about the crisis
I cry when I´m sad
I am a generous and nice person
I understand other people
I say non-violence
I dream about a peaceful world
I try to be happy
I hope that hunger will end
I am a generous and nice person

Squirrels with a problem :)

Hi everyone!
Rosie showed me this video and I really wanted to share it with you. It was recorded in her University in America. It is similiar to the theme of peace and non-violence, that is, being a good person and helping a friend in need ;)
I love it, I hope you enjoy it!
Hugs,
Nicola

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Peace and Non-Violence

America has celebrated Martin Luther King Day since 1983 on the third Monday in January. Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. was an important person in the American Civil Rights movement, who believed in non-violence. He campaigned against segregation and inequality and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. In 1963 he gave his most famous speech, which contains the well-known phrase I have a dream.
You can watch this important speech here:




On January 30 we always celebrate the School Day of Peace and Non-Violence. This year you will write an easy I Am Poem in English following these instructions. Just bear in mind that the topic must be PEACE and NON-VIOLENCE.


Enjoy the task!