This blog has been designed to provide information about the activities held at the social studies bilingual sections in CPI Tino Grandío (Guntín,Spain). The English language and Social Studies teachers have elaborated most of the resources you can see but our "auxiliares de conversa" also have their own page and posts. Therefore everyone is invited to have a look .

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Today's eTwinning class

These are this week's activities:

  1. First log in at the Twinspace website
  2. Choose your favourite logo at the Logo Page and tell your teacher (and choose a second favourite)
  3. Have a look at the Christmas page and you can write your comments about our Christmas at the forum thread.
  4. Watch this video the Polish students have sent to us.
  5. Finally, each team will create a quiz about another country. In this case, we will have to create a quizz about Poland so, go to Wikipedia  and you can go to Quiz Biz to create a quiz qith 20-25 questions. Please upload images to make it more professional.WRITE YOUR QUESTIONS HERE. Other interesting websites:


Monday, January 16, 2017

Today's Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a US Federal Holiday. It commemorates civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. It is celebrated on the third Monday in January and is one of only four United States Federal holidays to honor an individual person.

BIOGRAPHY
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights activist in the 1950s and 1960s. He led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of all people including African Americans. He hoped that America and the world could become a colorblind society where race would not impact a person's civil rights. He is considered one of the great orators of modern times, and his speeches still inspire many to this day. 

CHILDHOOD
 Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, GA on January 15, 1929. He went to Booker T. Washington High School. He was so smart that he skipped two grades in high school. He started his college education at Morehouse College at the young age of fifteen. After getting his degree in sociology from Morehouse, Martin got a divinity degree from Crozer Seminary and then got his doctor's degree in theology from Boston University. Martin's dad was a preacher which inspired Martin to pursue the ministry. He had a younger brother and an older sister. In 1953 he married Coretta Scott. Later, they would have four children including Yolanda, Martin, Dexter, and Bernice. 

CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST
In his first major civil rights action, Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This started when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. She was arrested and spent the night in jail. As a result, Martin helped to organize a boycott of the public transportation system in Montgomery. The boycott lasted for over a year. It was very tense at times. Martin was arrested and his house was bombed. In the end, however, Martin prevailed and segregation on the Montgomery buses came to an end. 

'I HAVE A DREAM' SPEECH
In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. helped to organize the famous "March on Washington". Over 250,000 people attended this march in an effort to show the importance of civil rights legislation. Some of the issues the march hoped to accomplish included an end to segregation in public schools, protection from police abuse, and to get laws passed that would prevent discrimination in employment. It was at this march where Martin gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. This speech has become one of the most famous speeches in history. The March on Washington was a great success. The Civil Rights Act was passed a year later in 1964. 

ASSASSINATION
 Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4. 1968 in Memphis, TN. While standing on the balcony of his hotel, he was shot by James Earl Ray. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C. Photo by Ducksters 

INTERESTING FACTS
  • King was the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a national holiday. 
  • At the Atlanta premier of the movie Gone with the Wind, Martin sang with his church choir. 
  • There are over 730 streets in the United States named after Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  • One of his main influences was Mohandas Gandhi who taught people to protest in a non-violent manner. 
  • He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 
  • The name on his original birth certificate is Michael King. This was a mistake, however. He was supposed to be named after his father who was named for Martin Luther, the leader of the Christian reformation movement. 
  • He is often referred to by his initials MLK. 
Read more at: http://www.ducksters.com/biography/martin_luther_king_jr.php



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Comparative and superlative adjectives

These next weeks we are going to study comparative and superlative structures in our classes.  This chart summarizes the main points that you have to keep in mind:



If you want to download the worksheet used in class, click here and if you want to check if you already know this grammar structure, you may try:
Now try comparing the pairs of elements in this presentation:



Last exercise: Compare the people in this picture: