sábado, 23 de octubre de 2010


It is a pity I have not nbeen able to embed it. Please visit the BRITISH HISTORY TIMELINE by the BBC

stella :-)

domingo, 3 de octubre de 2010

Why not?

1-To listen to a Shakespeare HIP HOP, click here.

2- To watch and listen to MACBETH RAP:

Imagination of good teachers never ends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


sábado, 29 de mayo de 2010


 L&C4 students prepared slide shows for the epic poem: The Seafarer. Each picture on each slide represents, in some way or another, the content of the lines selected. This is the great result: CATALINA:




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Good job!

stella ;-)

The Tapestry of Bayeux-2

People in the Bayeux Tapestry

The original Tapestry is over 70 metres long and depicts 626 human figures, 190 horses, 35 dogs, 506 other birds and animals, 33 buildings, 37 ships and 37 trees or groups and trees, with 57 Latin inscriptions. Here are a few of the people that appear in the Tapestry.

- The Three Kings -

Edward the Confessor

King of England, 1042-1066

Edward was the Son of the Saxon King Ethelred (the Unready) and Emma, sister of Duke Richard II of Normandy. Emma later married Cnut, King of Denmark. Cnut became King of England and Edward went to live in exile in Normandy.

When Cnut died in 1042 his son Harthacnut was made King of England. But Harthacnut died without leaving an heir so Edward became King in 1042 and was crowned at Winchester in 1043. He ruled with the help of the powerful Saxon earls and married Edith, daughter of Godwin, earl of Wessex. Edward invited many of his Norman friends to come to England; he gave them important jobs and land. He ordered the building of Westminster Abbey.

Because Edward had no children, he had to choose someone to succeed him. There were many claimants to the throne. One was Harold, Earl of Wessex, Edward's brother-in-law: another was Harold Hardrada King of Norway, and a third was William, Duke of Normandy. The strongest claim was from Edgar Aetheling, Edward's great nephew who had been raised by Edward since 1057 when he was the age of 4. The Normans said that Edward had promised the throne to William, but Harold Godwinson was chosen to succeed Edward who died in January 1066.


King of England, Jan - Oct 1066

Harold had no hereditary claim on the throne - he was not of royal birth. He was the son of Godwin, in his time the most powerful Saxon earl. Harold's sister, Emma, was married to Edward the Confessor and had at least 5 brothers. The tapestry shows us that Harold had fought with William against the Duke of Brittany and shows him swearing upon holy relics. When Edward the Confessor died Harold was chosen to be King of England by the leading Saxon noblemen.

Right away Harold had problems. His brother Tostig accompanied Harold Hardrada King of Norway when he invaded England. Both Hardrada and Tostig were killed by Harold's army at the Battle of Stamford Bridge near York. At the same time William of Normandy had brought his army to England to claim the throne. Harold marched from Stamford Bridge to London then on to Hastings where William's army waited.

The English and Norman armies fought bravely, but Harold with his brothers Gyrth and Leofwine were all killed. The tapestry tells us "here King Harold has been killed" - struck down by the sword of a mounted Norman soldier. After the battle of Hastings Williams had an abbey built on the place where the battle had been fought, and the high altar is supposed to mark the spot where Harold was killed.

William of Normandy

King of England, 1066-1087

William's father was Duke Robert and his mother was Herleva who was a tanner's daughter. Duke Robert's great-great-grandfather was Rollo, a Viking who invaded France in 911. Although he was illegitimate William became Duke of Normandy when he was only seven years old - his father died on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. William's mother married the Viscount of Conteville and had two more sons - Odo and Robert.

William was a strong leader and wanted to become King of England. William led his army at the Battle of Hastings where Harold was killed and his army defeated. William then set about the conquest of England; he gave Norman barons pieces of land all over the country and in return they supported him in war and administered regions of England on the king's behalf.

During his reign William ordered the collection of information about the people in Britain and how much property they owned. This information was recorded in the Domesday Book. William died in 1087 after being injured when fighting in France.

(the text was taken from a colleague's blog. I hpoe you like it)


bayeux tapestry

If you need to know something else about POWERPOINT, you cannot miss this site: POWERPOINT IN THE CLASSROOM.

I hope you find it useful

stella :-)

domingo, 25 de abril de 2010

The Roman Invasion

In this video you can see the Roman Invasion to Great Britain. The music is not "cheerful", but you'll like it.

The Roman Empire, or post-Republican phases,  followed the Ancient Roman civilization. Their territorial possessions were vast and occupied vast lands under the power of an emperor and a Senate.
Their legions conquered new land founding Roman provinces.

The Empire was invaded by Barbarian groups. Its decay was inexorable and Roman legions started to return to Rome, since their capital was also victim of corruption. Therefore the decay had both external and internal reasons.



It's time to draw a timeline. Click here for a brief description of events.

stella :-)

More sites.

Would you like to visit more sites? You cannot miss these ones. Enjoy.

stella :-)


This megalithic monument deservers three videos.
  • Stonehenge on a misty April morning. Is it the movement of the camera? Is it the mist? Is it the music? Can you feel the mystery?
  • This short video from the National Geographi shows how Stonehenge could have been built.
  • Another short video. Pay attention to Stonehenge surroundings. What can you see there?

What other megalithic monuments were being built in these times?

Stella :-)

Rocks: either big or small.

Archaeologists pay attention to both big and small rocks,

Prehistoric Britain

If we draw a timeline of British prehistory, we can find the following:

The Neolithic Era

Prehistoric Monuments

The Bronze Age


Celtic Britain

source: http://www.britainexpress.com/History/index.htm

viernes, 5 de marzo de 2010

Escuelas con orientación alenguas extranjeras

Escuelas con orientación Lenguas Extranjeras (gestión estatal)- REGIÓN 5



miércoles, 13 de enero de 2010


As I told you, if you're sitting for the final exam with me
  1. You have to check and study UNITS 4 (part) & 5 from the syllabus- as seen in class, and Units 1 & 2 (1st semester).
  2. Both historical facts and literary analyses are going to be evaluated. You are free to use the sources in this blog or some others.
  3. ESSAY:

3.1: hand in an outline first , with thesis statement included.

3.2: Once it has been accepted, you can write your essay.

3.3: send a copy of your essay for me to have a look at before the exam.


4. Essay format, paragraph organization, thess statement, bibliography, citing strategies, etc. were discussed in class.

- Length: between 4 and 6 pages (without including cover, index or appendices –if there are any-).
- Type of font: Arial
- Size: 12.
- Line height: 1.5.
- Alignment: Justified.

stella :-)