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.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Investigating about the ocean


With this page and your book, we are going to investigate about the ocean.

You have to do these activities:
  1. Why is the ocean salty
  2. What causes Waves?
  3. What causes Tides?
  4. What is a Tsunami?
  5. What are Deepest depth?

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Vocabulary Unit 3

  • Water Cycle : It is the process when the water changes its physical state.
  • Fresh water : It is the water found in rivers, lakes, glaciers, groundwater and at the poles.
  • Groundwater : It is the water run and is scored under the ground.
  • Flow : It is the amount of water it carries
  • Basin : It is the area occupied by a river and its tributaries.
  • Tributaries : It is smaller rivers flowing into a large river.
  • Source : It is the place of a river starts.
  • Glaciers : They are masses of ice created by the accumulation of snow.
  • Lakes : They are permanent masses of water which have accumulated inland.
  • Wadis : They are basins in the desert.
  • Rivers : They are permanent currents of water
  • Canals : It is build by human beings, and used to transport water.
  • Reservoirs : They are artificial lakes to store water.
  • Water supply : It is the water in reservoirs and is offered to people and industries.
  • Dams : They are build of human beings used to produce electricity.
  • Hydroelectric power station : It is a station used to produced electricity through the water.
  • Salinity : It is the amount of salt with containing the oceans and seas.
  • Warm current : These currents are produced when the temperature of a current is higher than the water around it.
  • Cold current : These currents are produced when the temperature of a current is colder than the water around it.
  • Tides : They are the diary rise and fall of the water level. They are caused by the gravitational forces of the Moon and the Sun.
  • Waves : They are undulations of the surface of the water produced by wind.
  • High tide : This tide is produced when rise the level of sea.
  • Low tide : This tide is produced when falls the level of sea.
  • Lagoons : It is smaller lakes.
  • Inland seas : It is a saltwater lake.
  • Ocean currents : They are large masses of water, similar to rivers, which circulate through oceans.
  • Aquifers : It is forms when the water can´t pass through the impermeable rocks
  • Springs : It is forms when groundwater finds a way to the surface. They can be cold or hold water.
  • Drinking water : It is the water you can drink. Groundwater is valuable because there are drinking water.
  • Icebergs : It is a floating mass of ice.
  • Consumption : It is the fresh water which use the human being for life. It is only 0.014%.
  • Droughts : It is shortage of water.
  • Floods : It is excess of water
  • Water Pollution : It is large amount of materials are added to a body of water.
  • Acid rain: It contains harmful chemicals such as sulfur and nitrogen. These chemicals are released into the atmosphere as gases.

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, 15 November 2016

Water Cycle

Explain to Ross how is the Water Cycle.

 Click here to leard more

Vocabulary Unit 3. Water

Unit 3
  • Water Cycle
  • Fresh water
  • Groundwater
  • Flow
  • Basin
  • Tributary
  • Source
  • Glacier
  • Lake
  • River
  • Canal
  • Reservoir
  • Dam
  • Hidroelectric power station
  • Salinity
  • Warm current
  • Cold current
  • Tide
  • Wave
  • High tide
  • Low tide
  • Lagoon
  • Inland sea
  • Ocean current
  • Aquifer
  • Spring
  • Drinking water
  • Iceberg
  • Drought
  • Flood
  • Water Pollution
  • Acid rain
Homework:
  • You have to look for the meaning of these words and write them in english;
You need to know these words and your meanings for the next exam. I´m going to ask you.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

How Noth America go its shape

Continents, countries, and even mountain ranges didn't always look the way they look now. Millions of years ago, every continent had a different shape. The force that changes continents and mountains is called tectonics, and each continent sits on a tectonic plate.

Read pages 26 and 27 in the textbook, and answer the questions.
Also think about why tectonic plates, volcanoes, and earthquakes are connected. link

After watching the video, answer:
  • What happens when one plate goes underneath another? 
  • What did the continents look like 100s of millions of years ago? 
  • What does "rift" mean? 
  • Name on place in the video and how plates shaped it.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Vocabulary Unit 2

  • Alluvial plain: It is a flat, fertile area where the river deposits sediment.
  • Archipelago: It is a group of islands.
  • Basin: It is natural depression, or low areas of land. Some are below sea level.
  • Bay: It is a small gulf.
  • Beach: It is a flat coastal area.
  • Canyon: It is a deep channel with steep walls.
  • Cape: It is a part of the coast which extends into the sea.
  • Cliff: They are steep rock formations in high coastal areas.
  • Continental Drift: It is a new theory. There was only continent, which broke up millions of years ago. (Pangaea).
  • Continental shelf: It is a place near coastlines. These shelves are vast plateaus which reach of 150 metres.
  • Continental slope: It is a place to lead down to the deeper part of oceans.
  • Core: It is the deepest layer of the Earth. The core is part solid and part liquid.
  • Crater: It is the upper of volcano when magma comes out.
  • Crust: It is the surface layer of the Earth. It is a thin, solid layer made of rock.
  • Delta: It is a triangular area at the mouth of a river.
  • Earthquake:It is caused by plate tectonics. When two plates crash, there is a release of energy that makes the ground vibrate. This vibration is an earthquake.
  • Erosion: It is the fragmentation and dissolution of rocks, soil and mud, which is transported by wind or water.
  • Estuary: It is the part of a river where it meets the sea.
  • Fault: They are blocks rise or sink.
  • Fluvial erosion: the rivers erode materials, and create deep valleys and canyons.
  • Fold: They are created when the Earth’s surface undulates where plates collide.
  • Gulf: It is a large area of a sea or ocean partially enclosed by land.
  • Island: It is an area of land surrounded by water on all sides.
  • Isthmus: It connects a peninsula to a continent.
  • Lava: It is magma comes out of a volcano.
  • Lower course: It is down part the river.
  • Lower mantle: It is the intermediate layer. It has a depth of 700 to 3,000 km.
  • Magma: It is molten rock. It is a very hot material that comes out when a volcano is an opening.
  • Mantle: It is the intermediate layer of the Earth. This layer is almost 85% of the Earth’s volume.
  • Marine Erosion: waves and currents wear away coasts and create cliffs. The water transports the sediment and deposits it. It forms beaches.
  • Middle course:It is a middle part the river.
  • Mountain: They are high landforms with steep sides.
  • Mountain range: It is a group of mountains.
  • Ocean Ridge: It is a large mountain range in the ocean floor .
  • Ocean Trench: They are large, deep depressions in the ocean floor.
  • Peninsula: It is an area of land surrounded by water on all sides except one.
  • Pipe: It is a part of volcano through the magma rises.
  • Plain: They are low, flat areas of land.
  • Plateau: They are large, raised plains.
  • Sediment: They are the erosion’s materials which rests on a basin.
  • Solution: water dissolves some rocks, such as limestone, producing unusual caves and landscapes.
  • Tectonic Plate: They are the different plates the Earth’s crust. It is a theory
  • Tsunami: It is an earthquake on the ocean floor.
  • Upper course: It is  the high part in  a river.
  • Upper mantle: this is a  layer of the Earth that  has a depth of 70 to 700 km. It is below the crust.
  • Valley:It is an area of low land between mountains.
  • Volcano:It is an opening in the surface of the Earth through which very hot material comes out.
  • Waterfall: It is a section of a river where the water falls vertically.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Describing landscapes




Describe  to Ross these landscapes using the words that you know.
After that, send me a e-mail with the writing description.


Ver DELTA DEL EBRO ACCESIBLE en un mapa más grande

Monday, 24 October 2016

Vocabulary Unit 2

Unit 2
  • Alluvial plain
  • Archipelago
  • Basin
  • Bay
  • Canyon
  • Cape
  • Cliff
  • Continental Drift
  • Continental shelf
  • Continental slope
  • Core
  • Crater
  • Crust
  • Delta
  • Earthquake
  • Erosion
  • Estuary
  • Fault
  • Fluvial erosión
  • Fold
  • Gulf
  • Island
  • Istmus
  • Lava
  • Lower course
  • Lower mantle
  • Magma
  • Mantle
  • Marine Erosion
  • Middle course
  • Mountain
  • Mountain range
  • Ocean Ridge
  • Ocean Trench
  • Peninsula
  • Pipe
  • Plain
  • Plateau
  • Sediment
  • Solution
  • Tectonic Plate
  • Tsunamic
  • Upper course
  • Upper mantle
  • Valley
  • Volcano
  • Waterfall
Homework:
  • You have to look for the meaning of these words and write in english about them ;
You need to know these words and your meanings for the next exam. I´m going to ask you.

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

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Different ways of representing the Earth

Look at this aerial photograph of the United States. Answer these questions in your notebook or e-mail.

  • What features can you see in this photograph?
  •  Can you see the area clearly? Can you see details or just a general view?
  •  What is the purpose of aerial photographs? Where are they taken from?
 This map shows the same part of the Earth as the photograph. Answer these questions.

  • Is the map identical to the photo?
  • Which countries are on the map?
  • Are aerial photographs useful in making maps? Why?

Friday, 7 October 2016

Vocabulary Unit 1

  • Cardinal Points: we use it to establish direction. The principal cardinal points are north, south, east and west.
  • Graphic scale: It is the way to relate the reality with the map. It is a bar divided into equal segments (1 cm).
  • Longitude: It is measured by using the meridians which start at the prime meridian.
  • Meridian: It  is a semicircle which go from one pole to the other.
  • Prime meridian: It is the point of reference for other meridians. It divides the Earth into two hemispheres.
  • Compass: It is an instrument with a magnetic needle which always points north.
  • Hemisphere: It is each part of Earth dividing for prime meridian (the western hemisphere and the eastern hemisphere) or for the equator (the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere).
  • Numeric scale: It is expressed as a fraction. The numerator represents a unit on the map. The denominator represents its size in the real world.
  • Political map: It gives information on political organisation, such as international or regional frontiers.
  • Thematic map: It gives information on particular subjects, such us climate or vegetation.
  • Geographical coordinate: They are latitude and longitude. It´s indicate the exact location of a place on the Earth.
  • Latitude: It is measured by using the parallels which start at the equator.
  • Parallel: It is a circle which is perpendicular to the meridian.
  • Physical map: It gives information on relief, and show features such as rivers.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Monday, 26 September 2016

Vocabulary Unit 1

Unit 1
  • Cardinal Points
  • Graphic scale
  • Longitude
  • Meridian
  • Prime meridian
  • Compass
  • Hemisphere
  • Numeric scale
  • Political map
  • Thematic map
  • Geographical coordinate
  • Latitude
  • Parallel
  • Physical map
  • Topographic map
Homework:
  • First of all you have to do the glosary in the end of your book.
  • Second, you have to look for the meaning of these words and write them in english;
You need to know these words and your meanings for the next exam. I´m going to ask you.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Welcome to Bilingual Project


A new year begin and we need to do a big amount of work.
Wellcome to Biligual project!
But we need too enjoy with the work. It´s the reason we use this blog

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