El Cruce de los Andes para la Expedición Libertadora de Chile y del Perú

En nuestra materia historia, con nuestra profesora María Laura Najleti, estuvimos trabajando con el cruce de los Andes debido a que en este año se conmemora el bicentenario del mismo. Luego de recolectar información sobre este cruce, realizamos una actividad grupal. A cada uno de los grupos les asignaban un determinado paso. Luego debíamos responder unas preguntas sobre el cruce, armar una maqueta, encontrar un mapa que demostrara cada parada que realizó la comuna y hacer un video explicando la maqueta. Yo hice mi trabajo con Federika Marty, Milagros Montanelli y Ignacio Maestro Malek. Nos tocó el Paso de Guana. ¡Esperamos que les guste!

Preguntas:

Video:

Mapa:

 

Tyres

In our literature class we read a story called “Tyres”, written by Adam Thorpe. Here is the analysis of it and the stages of rite of passage I wrote with Victoria Landolfo, Lola Villegas, Rosario Vago and Sybilla Correa Perkins

Analysis                                                                                                                               Setting: Macrocosm (historical-social context)
• war (dark)
Microcosm
• life in a french village
• Love relationship (clear)

(P. 404)
Key moment
• Now, they can see the war is near!
• war is really happening in front of their eyes!

Love and war get interconnected

• specularity -> he feels reflected on the body of a young boy (son of a butcher’s)

• Climax: point of no return
He finally feels involved/touched

 

(P. 405) -> description of the “act”
• full of emotions
• The narrator feels more alive than ever before!

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Ending (p. 407)
Dead -alive
• he is alive but dead inside
• Narrator:
~ feels guilty
~ he never grew out of it
~ senseless life
~ stagnation (stillness)
• he spends the rest of his life paying for his mistakes

• Voice: a narrator telling his memories (a flash back)

• Theme:
~ never letting go
~ paying for your mistakes
~ loyalty to the girl, country
~ love for the girl and for France
~ no cutting corners
~ love vs war
~ how individuals are kind of determined by the reality of society and the content they lived in

• Tone:
~ sad / depressing
~ romantic
~ guilty / remorseful

 

STAGES OF RITE OF PASSAGE:

from not knowing that war was near to experiencing it.

  • Object of desire: the girl, Cecil                                                                                              
  • Trespassing, breaking the law of “the father figure”: when he prefers the girl over his own father
  • there should be a dare (taking action): when he breaks the tyre of the Gestapo officer, he “cuts corners”

Trespassing and dare are connected

  • The mischief should be owned up: he don’t confess and accept, he feels guilty and remorseful. He didn’t speak to his father or to Ceci’s family. He got stuck in the past. He is dead-alive
  • An act of atonement: he decides he’ll never be happy again. He punished himself. He didn’t move on, because mature people accept their responsibilities, without forgetting it, but continue living their lives. However, he never had a family or kids.

 

Tarea de Geografía

Nuestro profesor de  Geografía, Pablo Peez Klein, nos dio tarea para las vacaciones; consigna.

Actividades finales, pag 91:

2) Trabaja con el mapa y la información de las páginas 52 y 53

A- ¿Que información se brinda sobre el agua en el planeta?

El texto explica que la cantidad de agua dulce está distribuida desigualmente a lo largo de todo el mundo: el continente americano contiene el 40%, Europa el 8%, África el 11%, Asia el 36% y Oceanía el 5%. Con esta información se puede ver claramente la desigual distribución de agua dulce en el planeta.

B- ¿Que aspectos de esa información se relacionan con los problemas de acceso al agua de la población?

En la actualidad, acceder a este recurso depende bastante del nivel social de cada uno, ya que muchas personas quieren acceder a tener agua limpia y dulce, pero debido a su nivel social, no pueden. Por ejemplo, aquellos en situación de calle o las ciudades pobres, pues el agua tiene un costo y hay algunos que aunque quisieran poder pagarlo, no pueden

C- ¿Que importancia tienen los recursos hídricos de América en el contexto mundial? ¿porque?

Los recursos hídricos de América son muy importantes porque este continente posee el 40% de agua dulce  de todo el planeta. Por eso, América se debe encargar de que el agua sea bien distribuida para los habitantes dentro de ella y si es necesario, para otros continentes también. Por lo tanto yo creo que tienen mucha presión, pues poseen casi la mitad del agua dulce del mundo y sin embargo hay una significante parte de la población que no tiene el acceso a este muy necesario recurso.

5)

A- La privatización de los recursos hídricos traen como consecuencia disputas o enfrentamientos armados pese a los acuerdos ya antes escritos.

B- Los factores que convirtieron al agua en un recurso estratégico son los siguientes: la explotación, el control y la administración de recursos como agua, petroleo y gas natural.

C- El conflicto del agua genera disputas por esta entre los países, que terminan en guerras. Por eso, se hablaba de la futura tercera guerra mundial, una guerra en la que se luchará por el agua. Actualmente, hay disputas por el agua: Por ejemplo la de Mendoza y la Pampa, que luchan por el río Atuel.

Report

After having studied passive forms,  Pilar, our language teacher, told us to write a crime report using at least three passive constructions.  We had to choose one headline, between the ones she gave us, to write it. We also had to Include the vocabulary we learnt in connection with crimes.

Report:

Mom pleads not guilty to setting home afire with kids inside

Last Wednesday, In the suburbs of San Fransisco, An American woman was accused of setting a house on fire with her children inside. She was charged with arson.

Police officers, communicated that the woman, Lucie Rogers, had plead not guilty. Her neighbours stated that she was preparing dinner before the incident happened. Lucie poisoned her husband, David, due to the fact that she suffered from domestic violence. When she was interviewed, she confessed that she had poisoned her husband because of this reason.

The reporter, Charles Levingston, interviewed the criminal and affirmed she was only planning on hurting her husband, not her children. Police officers, found out that David wasn’t inside the house at that moment, since witnesses spotted him going to the market to buy some drinks. So when Mr. Rogers, her husband, entered the house, he would eat the food in a hurry because he was going to be very hungry, and the poison was going to work effectively.

Robert Smith, the police leader, claimed that when David entered the house, he noticed that Lucie had left the oven on and he could see that it started a fire that went from the kitchen to the living room, so he run away from the house. Lucie, few minutes later, had the same reaction, leaving her children alone in their rooms. In the court, she desperately affirmed, “it was an accident, David and I could escape but the fire trapped my children. I didn’t want to harm them”.

Authorities decided that the criminal must spent at least 3 years in prison. However, Robert thinks that if she has a good solicitor, her sentence is going to be shorter. Levingston, on the other hand, analysed the relationship between Lucie and David and stated he must go to jail too, since he abused and mistreated her.


Exchange

Today in the afternoon, we had a meeting with teens from the USA. We had to exchange our culture, different hobbies, favorite subjects and other things.

Activity:

What we have in common with them is that we enjoy playing sports like soccer, that we like watching netflix and we both like to eat candies.

What called our attention was that they can have their driver’s license when they are 16, while we can have it when we are 17. Another thing was that they have their parties until 12 or 1am, maximum 4 (depending on your age), but we end them at 6 or even more. Also, that they can’t go to their houses during lunch while they are in school. Moreover, the fact that everything there is extremely more cheaper than here, from cloth to phones. Finally, they have proms and to ask their dates they do proposals to them.

We think that this activity helps us to understand the US culture through a point of kids that are 16-17 years old, almost the age of us.

 

By: Maria Roggero & Juana Perez Muniz

 

The Manchuria Crisis in process

In history we are staring a new topic: the work of the League of Nations in the 1930s. So today we are going to learn about the 1st incident: the Japanesse invation to Manchuria in 1931. Our history teacher, Lenny, gave us a task. We had to see the following video and answer some questions.

Questions:

  1. How does the video open? What might the connection between the League and the opening scenes in Poland be?
  2. What problems did Japan face? (Mention ALL of them)
  3. What was the role of the army in Japan?
  4. What did army leaders believe Japan needed?
  5. What was the value of Manchuria?
  6. What happened at Mudken?
  7. What did the League do about it?
  8. What was Japan’s reaction to the decision of the League?

Answers:

  1. The video is open by saying the reasons of how the League failed during the 1930s: in maintaining peace and avoiding war. It also showed Poland in 1939 and it says that the second world war started. The connection between Poland and the League was that both
  2. The problems that Japan faced were the followings…

Japan had suffered more than most from The Great depression

Japan was an isolated country from trade

Japan did not have natural resources from her own to exploit, and her population was booming

In 1930s unemployment was very high

3. The politicians took second place to the army. The Japanese army controlled the education system. Their main objectives was to expansion there territory. Japanese believed that territory in Asia would benefit their empire.

4. Army leaders believed that Japan needed natural resources

5. Manchuria was mostly barren, but it was rich in natural resources, which Japanese desperately needed for its economy.

6. There was an explosion at Mukden, so Japanese used that conflict as an excuse to invade Manchuria. They invaded Manchuria and not another place because they needed more natural resources and more space for it population. Manchuria was the perfect place to do that.

7.  China appealed to the Leauge, who finally decided that Japan should leave Manchuria and become a semi-independent nation free from China and Japan.

8. Japan leave the League of Nations because she wanted to have Manchuria, and leaving the League meant that nobody would intervene.

 

 

Essay Writing

Here is the essay which I did it with Francesca Costamagna

Essay Writing:

To what extent is Passion a poem about unrequited love?

In the following essay we are going to analyze to what extent the poem l“Passion” by Kathleen Jessie Raine is about unrequited love. The poems of Kathleen usually represent nature combined with another theme.

On the one hand, the poem represents unrequited love. This love is imperfect, because it is from a man who can’t give the love that a woman needs or wants. From inside, chaos possessed the woman, but from outside she felt the peace of nature “… earth tree possessing what my soul lacked, tranquility”. Up to now two opposite tones, peace and chaos, are presented. Desperate and heartbroken she waited for a phone call that never happened “Through the mute telephone, my body grew weak”. A depressing metaphor that introduced her deadly feelings is “Mortal death”, meaning that her hope for her love call never came. She felt abandoned and hopeless. Kathleen used a hyperbolic tone to express the woman’s sadness, “Homer’s ghosts” totally abandoned by love (allusion).

On the other hand, the poem represents nature love. The woman starts recovering by a personification of the sky (nature). It spoke to her and convinced her that that love was unrequited. Then it said “You have what you deserve”, telling that she already had what she needed (nature). Now nature said “this your nature is”, trying to say that she and nature are one. Nature kept on telling her not to suffer anymore, that life goes on, and not to be afraid of it.

To conclude, in the end, she could see everything clearly. Nature is perfect, immortal and full of passion, nature will never abandon those who love her. And mankind is imperfect, because a man could stop loving you whenever he wanted.

We know that Kathleen Raine was a mystical poet. But we didn’t know that she loved nature and she hated modernity. So this poem expressed her opinions and thoughts.
By: Francesca Costamagna & Juana Pérez Muñiz