lunes, 10 de octubre de 2016

El reino Visigodo y Al-Ándalus. Video.

Video de artehistoria sobre los visigodos en Hispania y la presencia musulmana en la Península Ibérica. 

domingo, 9 de octubre de 2016

Vídeos sobre la Alta Edad Media (Bizancio, Islam y Carolingios)

Los alumnos de 2º ESO (bueno, y quien quiera) pueden encontrar muy clarificantes y entretenidos estos cuatro videos acerca de los cuatro temas que se abordan en la Unidad 1: la caida del Imperio Romano de Occidente, el Imperio Bizantino, el Islam y el Imperio Carolingio.

viernes, 1 de julio de 2016

Wind of Change- Scorpions

Aquí tenéis el videoclip que tenemos que diseccionar históricamente. Recordad, tanto la música como el video

jueves, 9 de junio de 2016

How to analyse a music video historically

Here, I’m going to explain some instructions to do your analysis of Scorpions’ music-video “wind of change” properly.

First of all, you must give some information about the band, the release date of the song and the video, the background and historical environment of these years, etc. Obviously, you should point out what part of the music-video- images or music- you are setting out. In the same way, in this part, you have to underline the issues related to History in general instead those related to the personal history of the members or to the history of music.

In the case of the song’s lyrics, I think you can focus on explaining the references about places, names or cities. And, then, you can try to put on display your own interpretation about the relationship between the lyrics and its current events.

On the contrary, regarding the images, you should figure out what historical events are reflected on them. After you do it, you can explain something about these events- where and when they took place, the causes because they came out, the main characters, their historical consequences…-

 Finally, you have to give your own vision about the relationship between the music-video and the History, and underline how this video could display not only the events, but also the thoughts and believes of the people at that era, and face it with the real events which happened afterwards, mainly in the nineties. And that’s all. It’s easy, isn’t it?

jueves, 5 de mayo de 2016

Key People & Terms

A list of key people and terms you need to know in order to understand The Cold War.  

Presidents of the USA
- Harry S Truman
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
- John F. Kennedy
- Lyndon B. Johnson
- Richard M. Nixon
 - Gerald Ford
- Jimmy Carter
- Ronald Reagan
- George Bush Sr.  

Leaders of the Soviet Union
- Joseph Stalin
- Nikita Khrushchev
- Leonid Brezhnev
- Yuri Andropov
- Konstantin Chernenko
 - Mikhail Gorbachev  

Other important international leaders
- Winston Churchill
- Robert Atlee
- Mao Zedong
- Ho Chi Minh
- Fidel Castro
- Alexander Dubcek
- Willy Brandt
- Ayatollah Khomeini
- Gamal Abdel Nasser
- Jawaharlal Nehru
- Josip Broz “Tito”
 - Ahmed Sukarno
- Lech Walesa  

Other important people
- Joseph McCarthy
- Yuri Gagarin
- Valentina Tereshkova
- Alan Shepard
- John Glenn
- Neil Armstrong
- Buzz Aldrin
- Michael Collins

Terms and Events
- Cold War
- Truman Doctrine
- Yalta and Potsdam Conferences
- Salami Tactics
- Iron Curtain
- Red Army
 - Red Scare
- Berlin Blockade
 - Berlin Airlift
 - Marshall Plan and COMECON
- NATO and Warsaw Pact
- Chinese Communist Revolution
- Korean War
- Destalinization
- Hungarian Uprising
- Dètente
- Suez Crisis
- Cuban Revolution
- Berlin Wall
- Bay of Pigs
- Cuban Missile Crisis
- Vietnam War
- Vietminh
- Vietcong
- Watergate
- 1973 Oil Crisis
- Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
- Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars)
- Glasnost and Perestroika
- Fall of the Berlin Wall
- Dissolution of the Soviet Union 

Cold War Timelines

You have some examples of cold war timelines below to prepare the exam about Cold War. Apart from these ones, I strongly recommend the timelines which you can find here and here

miércoles, 13 de abril de 2016

The Cold War: Homework Practice

As I announced yesterday, here you can find the information about your homework. As you can see, I only notify you of the first and second chapter exercises. The rest of the homework will be set in class next Friday.

Chapter 1. Cold War Superpowers Face Off

Page 970 (Section Assessment)--- Exercises 1 (Terms and Names section); 3, 4, 5 (Main Ideas Section); 7,8 (Critical Thinking and Writing Section)

Chapter 2. Communists Take Power in China

Page 975 (Section Assessment)--- Exercises 1 (Terms and Names Section); 6 (Critical Thinking and Writing Section)

That's all Folks!