Cuestionario-Which Way Home

Después de ver el documental de Which Way Home, nuestro profesor Pablo Peez Klein dos dejo unas preguntas que teníamos que responder

  • En la sinopsis el texto habla de “los invisibles”. ¿Qué entendés por ello? ¿Por qué pensás que son invisibles y para los ojos de quienes?

 

Los invisibles son los niños y adolescentes que intentan cruzar la frontera si permiso, los llaman así porque tratan de cruzar sin ser vistos.

 

  • ¿Cuáles son los motivos por los cuales estos chicos migran a EEUU?

 

Las familias de estos chicos son pobres y la mayoría vive en la calle o no tiene acceso a luz o agua, entonces tratan de ir al norte en busca de trabajo.

 

  • ¿Se mantienen los lazos afectivos entre los familiares cuando viajan?

 

No, pero en muchos de los casos las familias están dispuestas a tomar y aceptar los riesgos.

 

  • ¿Qué son los Grupos Beta? ¿Que importancia tiene su actividad?

 

Son grupos que se dedican a ayudar a los inmigrantes, no a cruzar, pero a que no se mueran o sean secuestrados.

 

  • ¿Qué trato tuvo Kevin cuando fue capturado por migraciones en EEUU?

 

En la entrevista, Kevin dijo que el se entrego porque se dio cuenta que el no podria cruzar un desierto, los de migraciones lo llevaron a una centro donde dijo  que se sentía encerrado.

 

  • Según tu opinión, ¿qué se puede hacer para que esta realidad dura de centroamérica mejore?

 

Tal vez la OIT podría tratar de brindarle más trabajos a los países y pueblos de Centroamérica y de Méjico.

 

  • ¿El sueño americano como ideal de éxito es entonces un factor de incentivo únicamente o también de marginación para quienes queda excluidos de esa realidad?

 

Para mi, la idea de chicos yendo Norteamérica, por una necesidad de trabajo, es un factor que los incentiva a buscar la posibilidad de algo mejor, pero entiendo que después de que un viaje larguísimo y lleno de posibilidades de muerte, te paren en la frontera, es muy decepcionante.

Tyres- Love and War

          Pato Chujman, our teacher, asked us to answer a few question about a story we read called Tyres, by Adam Thorpe” I didn’t do them on my own, I did them with my good friend Ramiro Aizpiri.



  1. Sum up his boyhood thoughts, opinions and feelings.
    Raoul wanted to meet this girl for a long time, he was in love, but he was too shy to talk to her anytime he saw her when she passed by, for that reason, his first encounter with the girl was very silent.

  2. What attitude does the father, Monsieur Andre Paulhan, have towards the Germans, the Resistance and to his son’s (Raoul) involvement in the war and resistance?
    His father faced the Germans before and has gone to war, so he hates them but he has to make business with them to maintain his family during the hard and cold times of war. What he mostly wants is to his son Raoul to continue with the company.

  3. Describe his first meeting and emotions with the young girl when Raoul was 14/15 in 1940 and three years later at 17/18.
    In this moment, Raoul realised that he lost the person who he loved the most, his girlfriend, he never knew how this felt like, even when his mother died when he was younger, to this moment he starts to reflect.

  4. How do these lines reflect the Raoul’s feelings at the end of the story: “Someone who, if suddenly no longer there, can leave a hole in your heart, and a feeling of doom until the moment he or she reappears.”

          This shows that Raoul doubt about getting in love with the girl because if one day               she left, he could have his heart broken. At the end, Cécile died and Raoul got                     extremely depressed. Because of this we can identify a foreshadowing, because               finally he ended as he thought he would end.

5.How involved in the Resistance does Raoul  think that the young girl and his             father are? What does the threat: “Try a nail or two” imply about the father?

        Raoul was doubted the position of his father with the Germans and the Maquis. His             father fixed the German cars but he also fixed Maqui cars. Because he was neutral           and it was all to keep the business running. Raoul knew that the girl was involved in           the resistance. Because of this, he sabotaged a German car. Raoul loved the girl and         he would do anything for her. The people knew that his father fixed German cars but           they hope that maybe he could sabotage one of their vehicles . When the man told             Raoul, “Try a nail or two”, he was threatening him, saying that he had to sabotage a           little bit or they would think that they were supporting the German army.

 
     6.What does Raoul do to bring the girl closer to him? How does his father react?

       A month had passed since the girl stopped to thank Raoul, and he wanted to do                 something that would make him win her heart. He saw her and he poured stones and         earth into the pot-holes to call her attention, the girl stopped. Raoul’s father reaction             was suspicious about this girl being in his son’s life. “Wipe that bloody stupid grin off           your face or I’ll think you’re up to something”, when he saw his son, he wondered what       was happening.

7.Describe Andre’s feelings about religion and about the Petain government.

      Andre’s feelings about Catholics were not great. He “disliked Catholics with a two-             hundred-year-old force flowing in his veins”,he was also against the Jews being killed         by the Germans. The reason why he is against the Jews being killed is that most of           his clients were Jewish. From his point of view, the war was a personal attack for his         business, the war was taking his clients away from him and he was tired of that.

  1. Finally the romance with Cecile Viala is in the open  with Raoul’s family, How would you describe their feelings for each other?

         After Raoul and Cècil started knowing much about each, they began to feel that they         were in love. “She shook hands with my father, and my sisters soon learned of my             ‘affair’. They teased me about it, but I was happy to be teased”; Raoul was so in love          that when Cècile met his family, although his sisters bothered him about her, he was          happy about it. They were so in love that they didn’t want to be separated.

  1. What has prompted Raoul to sabotage the Gestapo officer’s inner tube?

         At the moment Raoul had to change the officers tyre, he remembered the man in the          cafe, the first time war was closer him, when the three ripped bodies of the three                good men in the floor laid, and the execution of Petit Ours, swaying from the bridge            at the view of everybody, and decided to shave the rubber of the inner tube of the                tyre of the vehicle.

  1. What is the faint hope Raoul has for Cecile as she accepts the ride in the car?
    Raoul felt scared about Cecile getting in the officer’s car because he sabotaged the car so when he drove it, an accident would occur.
  2. The story ends with a reluctant mood to shift with the times. Explain how this is true.

         Once we realised that Cecile had died in the car crash, and that he had lost the love          of his life because of something he shouldn’t have done. We can see that in the past          he was depressed and in the present he was too. He never stopped loving her. This          part is where the story transforms into the present. He didn’t go on with his life, he             mourned for the rest of his sad life. He never got married and he never had children.           This quotation talks about “the beginning of winter”, in my opinion, the winter he is               talking about is a metaphor, he really wants to say that it was the beginning of very             dark days.

 

League of Nations: A League of its own 2

With Belen Brito peret we answer a few questions that Lenny gave us to complete.  The questions are in the following Link

Las Cumbres The League of Nations

Answers:

  1. What are the aims of the League?

The aims of the League were:

  • To discourage aggression from any country.
  • To encourage countries to cooperate especially in business and trade.
  • To encourage nations to disarm
  • To improve the living and working conditions of people in all parts of the word.

 

    2)  What happened to Wilson when he returned to the USA after signing the Treaty of Versailles?

         Wilson tried to return to the USA to present his arguments to the people,  but the Congress voted in 1919, he was defeated.

 

 3) Why did The German immigrants in the USA  not want to join the League of Nations?

        They not wanted to join it because the Treaty of Versailles was too harsh on Germany.

  4) What economic reasons did US give to stay out of the League?

       The reason was because trade was suspended due to the League of Nations sanctions.

5)  How did Americans feel about imperialism in Europe?

      The Americans feared that a country like Britain or France would rule the League.

 

6) Why did Poland invaded Vilma? Why did the League not act about it?

       They invaded Vilma because they wanted more land. The League did not act about because they protested to Poland but the Poles did not pull out. Also Britain and France were not prepared to act.

 

7) Why was Upper Silesia an important region for Poland and Germany?

        Upper Silesia was an important region for Poland and Germany because Upper Silesia had important mines where they could find a lot of minerals and good territory.

 

8)How did the League solve the conflict in Vilna. ?

       They didn’t, The league wasn’t prepared to act and Vilna was part of Poland.

  

9) What did the League decide to do about the Aaland islands.?

      Both sides were threatening to go to war but then Sweden accepted the League’s decision that Finland should have control over the island.

 

10) Why did Mussolini invade Greece in the Corfu conflict.?

           Because Tellini and his team were ambushed and murdered so Mussolini was so angry that he bombarded Greece.

 

11) Why was the League criticised about the resolution in the Corfu conflict?

         The League criticised the resolution in the Corfu Conflict because Mussolini did not accept the decision and they had to change it because Mussolini was an important ruler.

 

12) How did the Geneva Protocol weaken the League?

       The Geneva Protocol weaken the League by doing this. If two members were in dispute they would have to ask the League to sort out the disagreement and they would have to accept.

 

13) How did Greece invaded Bulgaria in 1925?

        Greece invaded Bulgaria after an accident on the border in which some Greek soldiers were killed. Bulgaria appealed for help.

 

14) Why did Greece complain that the League “seemed to have one rule for the large states  (such as Italy) and another for the smaller ones”

      Greece complain that the League seemed to have one rule for the large states  (such as Italy) and another for the smaller ones” because Greek people thought that smallest countries  have less advantages than the large countries.

           

          
       

 

League of Nations: A League of its Own.

In this post with Belen Brito Peret we are going to do a summary on the video have already seen.

t’s the dawn of a new project, a new challenge, a new experience for us in Senior 1. We are taking a plunge into the work of the League of Nations. Let’s warm up our engines watching this video made by History students.

Hi!

Today, August 12th, you will be answering questions on the chapter of the League of Nations. Here are the instructions for the work:

  •  You can work in pairs, with the person sitting next to you. 
  • Create a post in your blog with the rubrics in this post and the questions. 
  • Answer the questions in your blog.
  • If you do not have access to a computer, you may start answering your questions on paper. 
  • The final product, i.e. your answers, must be in a post in your blog. 

DUE DATE: August 19th. 

SUMMARY: 

  • In 1918 Woodrow Wilson presented te 14 points.
  • The League of Nations was settled in 1919, Geneva.
  • There were four members: France, Italy, Britain and Japan.
  • The League lifespan for 27 years.
  • The United States (USA) never joined into the League.
  • The League had to accomplish a few points: The first one was to prevent a future conflictss that would be as devastating as the Great War. The second  one was to disarm the world, the third one was to enforce the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles and the last one was to better humanity.
  • The League was oonformed of three important organs: 1- The Secretariat, they  had to administrate all the League`s work 2- The League Counsil, This was a group of natios that meet per year and have to direct the actions of the Assembly 3- The Assembly, this was where all the decisicions were made.
  • The League had special agencies, The International Labour Organisation, The Commision for Refugees, The parmanent court o Justice and also the Permanent Central Opium board.
  • The League of Nations was dump

Song by Lady Mary Worth

ATask:

Who is the voice?

-Write a summary for each stanza.

-What is the theme? And the tone?

-Find at least 3 literary devices and explain them.

-In your opinion, which is the most powerful line?

-Do you agree with the speaker? Give reasons.

 

  1. The voice is a woman

 

  1. In the first stanza the poet thinks that men are like a child because they are unsatisfied.

 

In the second one she explains that men are not trustworthy.

 

Third stanza says that you’ll fail as a woman if you let them get you.

 

On the fourth one, Worth explains that a man always wins fights and can not please a woman.

 

The last stanza instead of comparing men with children, she compares them with animals and tells us that you can’t get them out, but if you succeed be sure to not let them in ever again.

 

3) The theme is love between men and woman. The tone i advice and warning

 

4) in the fifth stanza she uses a lotofloteral devices, for example:

Auditory: Crying.

Visual: Flying.

Metaphor: Wolves

5) In my opinion the most powerful line is “he’ll triumph in your wailing” .
6) No, because in my opinion not all men are the same.

Conversation between the big three, Treaty of Versailles.

We have been reading about the big three, the Treaty of Versailles and the fourteen points. Then, Lenny asked us to make a conversation between Georges Clemenceau, David Lloyd George and Wodrow Wilson and include their thoughts about what their countries should get as a compensation for war, their point of view about the fourteen points and the type of punishment Germany should receive. After making this conversation, we had to record it in a Voicethread.

Here is the conversation:

  • Did you feel you learnt more than if you had studied this from the book?
  • What did you personally enjoy about the project?
  • What would you change from this project if  the class from Senior 1 next year were going to do it again?

-I learnt more than if we had studied this from the book. I think that writing a conversation helped us to get deeper into each of the personalities of them and to understand their aims and thoughts.

-writing the conversation was very fun because as we were thinking of what each of the presidents thought, we could understand why they had their aims, why they disagreed over issues, I also found it very enjoyable searching how did people express during that time, so I could learn new vocabulary.

-next time maybe instead of recording themselves they could make a video using props and settings, they could also include tones and accents to make it more fun and enjoyable.

Bicentenario

Para deverdad meternos en el tema del bicentenario, con Carol, leímos unos poemas para entender los pensamientos de la gente de la epoca sobre la patria y la libertad y en base de eso, hisimos unas actividades.

 

  1. Trabajar con el compañero de banco
  2. Leer los tres textos.
  3. Tomar 1 palabra que se repita en por lo  menos 2 de los textos y explicar cómo está usada.
  4. Elegir uno de los poemas y buscar una imagen que ilustre su significado.Elegir uno de los poemas y escribir un texto en el que cuentes si te gusta o no, qué te provoca, qué te hace sentir, etc.

3-     La palabra: “Libertad” es usada en el primer texto para expresar que todo lo que ocurrio en los años pasados no fue en vano, fue para conseguir nustra tan querida y soñanda indepentencia.

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5-    Elegí el Himno Nacional Argentino porque representa a cada argentino y nos hace sentir unidos, por mas que en otros temas tal vez no pensemos exactamente igual, ya si fuese un partido de futbol o en la oración de la mañana. Cada vez que lo escucho pienso en el corage y la valentía de los proceres y los que lucharon por formar una nación unida y autónoma, y también por los que siguen luchando por una Argentina cada día mejor. Para concluir, el Himno Argentino me hace sentir unido y me trae orgullo al corazón se parte de una nación como la mía.

 

Blog de Carol

¡Oíd, mortales, el grito sagrado
libertad, libertad, libertad!
Oíd el ruido de rotas cadenas
ved en trono a la noble igualdad.

Ya su trono dignísimo abrieron
las Provincias Unidas del Sur.
Y los libres del mundo responden:

Al gran Pueblo Argentino, salud…
¡Al gran Pueblo Argentino, salud!

Y los libres del mundo responden:
Al gran Pueblo Argentino, salud…

Y los libres del mundo responden:
¡Al gran Pueblo Argentino, salud!

Sean eternos los laureles
que supimos conseguir,
que supimos conseguir:
coronados de gloria vivamos,
o juremos con gloria morir,
o juremos con gloria morir,
o juremos con gloria morir.

 

Descripción de Beth- Crímenes Imperceptibles

Tarea:

-Releer el final del capítulo 5

-Extraer 3 citas que adapten datos acerca de la personalidad de Beth

-Escribir, a partir de esa información, un texto de 150 palabras en el que describas a Beth.

Las citas quer elegí fueron estas:

-“Parecía consumida por los nervios”.

-“Era lo que estaba esperando durante todo este tiempo”

-“Estabas estudiando-dijo-. No quisiera interrumpirte”

Descripció de Beth:

Yo, después de releer el capitulo 5 y entenderlo, pude entener que ella es alguien empática, educada e inocente como dijo Guillermo en estas citas: “Estabas estudiando-dijo-. No quisiera interrumpirte” y “Parecía consumida por los nervios”, en esta ultima, el relator se da cuenta de la tensión en el rostro de Beth. Por último, Beth es alguien que vivio toda su vida fue con  las deciciones de Mrs. Eagleton y ya estaba muy arta, quería un cambio en su vida, tomar sus propias deciciones, como podemos ver en esta cita: “Era lo que estaba esperando durante todo este tiempo”.