Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Home

We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have only little time to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate.

The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being


For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film.


Estamos viviendo un periodo crucial. Los científicos afirman que  tenemos poco para cambiar nuestro modo de vida, evitar que los recursos naturales se agoten e impedir una evolución catastrófica del clima de la Tierra.Nos jugamos nuestro futuro y el de las siguientes generaciones por lo que cada uno de nosotros debe participar en este esfuerzo colectivo. HOME ha sido creada para hacer llegar este mensaje de movilización a todos los habitantes de nuestro planeta.
Es por esta razón que la película HOME es gratuita, gracias al mecenazgo del grupo PPR y la distribuidora Europacorp, que ofrecieron su apoyo de forma desinteresada.

HOME se ha creado para ti. Corre la voz y colabora con el planeta.


Home ( en Español)
Home ( in english)

Homework:
Watch the movie, and after that:
  1.     What was the most amazind landscapes in the movie? and the animal?
  2.     What  types of problems  are there in the movie
  3.     What do you think we can make  to help  resolve the problems about our planet?


Sunday, 18 December 2016

Investigation work: Rivers in Castilla y León

We Investigate about the main rivers in our region.

Every  group have 2 people. The work have  these points:

  • Main  rivers in our region (Castilla and leon), with a  river map.
  • Especially the features os the rivers Tera, Esla and Orbigo, features as  sources, basins, flows,  reservoirs ...
  • Especially the differences from winter to summer in their flows.    
  • How  is the way that  we take the water supply for  Benavente?
  • How is the landscape next to the rivers? Type of vegetation.
  • Explain why water pollution  is such a serius problem in the world.
  • Examine two o three especific problems in our rivers: Esla, Tera and Orbigo.
  • Argue what we can all do about it.
Task: Write an essay  with all the information, with pictures.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Working with Thematic Maps

There are many types of maps.  Today, we will look at relief maps that show topography, population maps that show density, and different types of thematic maps.

Look at the thematic maps slide show.  What does each map show us?


Look at the following maps of the United States.




What does each dot, or each color, represent?  Based on the maps, write down one statement/observation and one question about the following topics:

Race/ethnicity
Income
Housing/Families
Education

Friday, 18 November 2016

Physical Maps

Use to learn the  physical places names on the map. Put on the map, with Paint or the Gimp, names of the physical reliefs.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Describing your city

This year we are working with students of a city in Portugal: Castelo Branco. Today we start to describe how is your city. Using the map: where are the most important places?   Explain how you can go.
There are any special places to show a student in the same ages that you?
Explain to Ros, how is our city?
Send me your descriptions.
After  some weeks,  we think  that you could   explain directly these matters to Portuguese students

Monday, 17 October 2016

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Four sisters in Ancient Rome

A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome

The Roman Army

The army was organized into legions. Each legion has 5000 men. Each legion has its own leader, its own banner, and its own number. Each also had its own nickname. They moved camp every night. Men would wander the new campsite, visiting and drilling. The men could always find their way back to their own legion. They simply looked for their legion banner. Once they found that, they looked for their fighting group banner. 

Each legion was broken into several fighting groups. 

A legionary's uniform included a rectangular shield, a short sword, a dagger, a metal jacket, a belt, a helmet, a kilt, a shirt, and hobnailed sandals. The legion wore special hob-nailed sandals. Unless they wanted to sneak in quietly, a legion on the move was impressive!

To  answer and TO kNOW MORE and here Who was in the Roman army?
What was a legion?
What other soldiers did the Romans have?
What armour and weapons did the Romans have?
How well-trained were Roman soldiers?

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Acropolis of Athens




Link to know about Partenos

Architectonic elements of Greece






Dórico




Jónico



Corintio





Spanish names

English names
Use this image, and put the names in both languajes, with the Paint, in the correct place. Some word can be use in more than one place .

Friday, 20 May 2016

Vocabulary unit 9

Writing: It appeared in Mesopotamia over 5,000 years ago.

River civilizations: It is the civilization developed along large rivers surrounded by fertile land. The main rivers are the Tigris , Euphrates, Nile ...

Civil servant: People who work as scribes, could read write and count . They write the laws and the commercial transactions.

Hierarchical society: It was when the society was divided into clearly differentiated groups.

Cuneiform writing: It is a type of writing, consisted of signs drawn on clay tablets with a reed.

Hammurabi: It was the person who wrote the earliest law code.

Sumerian period: It was a country that were dominant in the third millenium BC. Independent cities were ruled by high priests in this period. It was the first mesopotamia civilizations.

Slaves: it is the part of the population they had no rights. Usually are prisoner of the war.

Ziggurats: They were the temples in the Mesopotamian region. They were built as stepped pyramids. They were built with mud.

Floods and dams: It is necessary when the water grow up.The wall to border the river and to control the water is a dam.

Mummy: It's a dead body. They were preserved in Egypt

Hieroglyphics: It is a type of writing, consisted of signs engraved on Egypt. They were created around 5,000 years ago. Some hieroglyphics signs represent an idea while others represents a sound.

Pharaohs: They were the egyptian Kings

Papyrus: It is a kind of paper used by the egyptians to write.

Old kingdom: It was a period in the Egypt History,

Middle kingdom: It was a period in the Egypt History,

New kingdom: It was a period in the Egypt History, started around 1600 BC.

Thebes: It was the capital in the Middle and New Kingdoms.

Memphis: It was the capital in the Old Kingdom, with pyramids

Polytheistic: It is when in a religion, the people believe  a lots of gods

Afterlife: It is when in a religion, the people believe in a life after dead

Pyramid: It's a tomb, the place where the pharaoh was buried.

Hypogeum: It is a type of egyptian tomb, built in the rock

Mastaba:  It is a type of egiptian tomb

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Mesopotamian activities



MESOPOTAMIA: THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION
 Mesopotamia is one of the world’s earliest
civilizations. Please use the Mesopotamia unit in your book to answer the following questions o use this link.
1. It is located between two rivers, the _________________________
and the ______________________________________.
2. The area that became Mesopotamia was known as the
________________________________________________________
3. How did the residents control flooding?
________________________________________________________
4. What was the name of the first region to develop in Mesopotamia?
________________________________________________________
5. Name two things the Sumerians invented:
(1) ____________________________ (2) ______________________
6. What was their system of writing called?
________________________________________________________
7. What materials were used to write?
________________________________
8. What is the name of the earliest story ever written?
________________________________________________________
9. How many cuneiform tablets were used to tell his story?

10. What groups of people made up this city’s social classes:
a) __________________, b) ___________________, c) ___________________, d) __________________, and e) _______________________.
11. Trading goods and services without money is called: _______________________.
12. The most important building in Sumer was its temple called a: __________________, where priests led religious life

Friday, 22 April 2016

Making a Comic

We make a Comic with ToonDoo
We make one Comic, on the comic story we explain how the Human Being live in the Neolithic age: their experiences, their tools, their lifestyle, their beliefs,...
At the end send me the comic made

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Making a presentation of Spain

We are going  to make a presentation of the physical reliefs in Spain (mountains, rivers, climates,..).  In this presentation we place the main ideas join  a map reliefs  and some images. We use too the book in the 7 unit. 

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Human evolution table


We use information. You can use your book or these pictures to make the graphic table . Send me a E-mail with it.




Australopithecus
H. Habilis
H. Erectus
H.Neanderthal
H. Sapiens
Where did they live?









When did they live?









Features









Tools









How did they live?









Beliefs










Thursday, 10 March 2016

Diferences and Similarities in the Temperate climate

Mediterranean Climate
The Mediterranean climate is a special type of climate that describes a regime of hot summer drought and winter rain in the mid-latitudes, north of the subtropical climate zone. This climate occurs most noticeably in the regions around the Mediterranean, from where the climate gets its name, but also in coastal areas of California, South Africa and southern parts of Australia.
In summer, the high pressure belts of the subtropics drift northwards in the Northern Hemisphere (during May to August), southwards in the Southern Hemisphere (during November to February). They are coincident with substantially higher temperatures and little rainfall. During the winter, the high-pressure belts drift back towards the equator, and the weather becomes more dominated by the rain-bearing low-pressure depressions. Whilst usually mild, such areas can experience cold snaps when exposed to the icy winds of the large continental interiors, where temperatures can drop to -40°C in the extreme continental climates.

Continental Climate
Continentality is a measure of the degree to which the climate of a region typifies that of the interior of a large landmass. Such regions usually experience hot summers and colder winters, being far away from the moderating influence of the ocean, which keeps climates milder in winter and cooler in summer. This is because soil and rock have a much lower heat capacity than water, and therefore gain and lose heat much more quickly. Continental climates are often found to be relatively dry. Most of the moisture carried by air masses originating over ocean regions far away is lost as rainfall earlier in its journey.
Regions of the Earth that have continental climates include Siberia and central Russia, and much of North America. Siberia, Canada and the northern states of the US in particular can exhibit very large differences between summertime and wintertime average temperature of up to 40°C. This compares to the more maritime climate of the UK, where the annual average temperature range is only 10°C.
Air masses that originate from continental interiors sometimes influence continental fringes that usually experience maritime climates. In the UK, continental polar air in winter is very cold and temperatures associated with this air stream are usually well below average. The air mass is basically very dry and stable but a track over the central part of the North Sea supplies sufficient heat and moisture to cause showers, often in the form of snow, over eastern England and Scotland. During summer, the airflow is usually warmer, since even northern parts of Europe experience high temperatures during this time of year.

Maritime Climate
Oceanicity is a measure of the degree to which the climate of a region is influenced by a maritime airflow from the oceans. In contrast to continental climates, maritime climates experience generally cool summers and mild winters, with a much smaller annual temperature range. This is because water has a much higher heat capacity than soil and rock. Seawater takes a long time to warm up in summer, but once heated it retains its energy long after the surrounding land has cooled down, helping to moderate the climate. Maritime climates generally are fairly humid, accompanied by considerable amounts of precipitation, since the main moisture source is not very far away.
The British Isles experiences a typically maritime climate, with prevailing southwesterly winds from the Atlantic Ocean. The maritime air masses that influence this part of the world are particularly mild on account of the warming influence of the Gulf Stream. The annual average temperature range in the UK is only about 10°C. Although the west coasts of Canada and Alaska experience maritime climates, the absence of an equally significant warm Pacific current in the mid latitudes means that these regions are generally colder in winter, with more precipitation falling as snow.
Task: Read the text, after that , you have to choose diferences and similarities between the three climates


You can use this table:


Diferences
Similarities
Mediterranean Climate


Continental Climate


Maritime Climate




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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Wind

Read with Christine
What is wind?
Wind is air in motion. It is produced by the uneven heating of the earth’s surface by the sun. Since the earth’s surface is made of various land and water formations, it absorbs the sun’s radiation unevenly. Two factors are necessary to specify wind: speed and direction
What causes the wind to blow?
As the sun warms the Earth's surface, the atmosphere warms too. Some parts of the Earth receive direct rays from the sun all year and are always warm. Other places receive indirect rays, so the climate is colder. Warm air, which weighs less than cold air, rises. Then cool air moves in and replaces the rising warm air. This movement of air is what makes the wind blow.
What is the jet stream?
The jet stream is a fast flowing, river of air found in the atmosphere at around 12 km above the surface of the Earth just under the tropopause. They form at the boundaries of adjacent air masses with significant differences in temperature, such as of the polar region and the warmer air to the south. Because of the effect of the Earth's rotation the streams flow west to east, propagating in a serpentine or wave-like manner at lower speeds than that of the actual wind within the flow.
What are the global wind patterns?
The equator receives the Sun's direct rays. Here, air is heated and rises, leaving low pressure areas behind. Moving to about thirty degrees north and south of the equator, the warm air from the equator begins to cool and sink. Between thirty degrees latitude and the equator, most of the cooling sinking air moves back to the equator. The rest of the air flows toward the poles.What are the trade winds?
The trade winds are just air movements toward the equator. They are warm, steady breezes that blow almost continuously. The Coriolis Effect makes the trade winds appear to be curving to the west, whether they are traveling to the equator from the south or north.
What are the doldrums?
The doldrums is an area of calm weather. The trade winds coming from the south and the north meet near the equator. These converging trade winds produce general upward winds as they are heated, so there are no steady surface winds.
What are the prevailing westerlies?
Between thirty and sixty degrees latitude, the winds that move toward the poles appear to curve to the east. Because winds are named from the direction in which they originate, these winds are called prevailing westerlies. Prevailing westerlies in the Northern Hemisphere are responsible for many of the weather movements across the United States and Canada.What is a sea breeze?
On a warm summer day along the coast, this differential heating of land and sea leads to the development of local winds called sea breezes. As air above the land surface is heated by radiation from the Sun, it expands and begins to rise, being lighter than the surrounding air. To replace the rising air, cooler air is drawn in from above the surface of the sea. This is the sea breeze, and can offer a pleasant cooling influence on hot summer afternoons.What is a land breeze?
A land breeze occurs at night when the land cools faster than the sea. In this case, it is air above the warmer surface water that is heated and rises, pulling in air from the cooler land surface.
To Know more....


Task: After reading, make the summary of the main ideas

Thursday, 28 January 2016

To work in class. It is  necessary make this climate graph and explain it.



Thursday, 21 January 2016

What cause the season?



TASK:
In the videos, are the seasons similar at the same time in the Northern and Southern hemispheres?
In the videos, does the length of the day change with season?
In the videos, are there any special locations?
What is the cause of the seasons?
In January, which hemisphere (North or South) is most perpendicular to the Sun?
Explain how the tilt of the Earth's axis causes the seasons vary over the course of the year.

You need to see the videos and can use your book.