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The Start of the Cold War: Looking back on my work

I had 3 different activities that I feel like helped me the best way to comprehend the complexities of the Cold War.

The Cold War through multiple intelligences: What I did in this activity is explain what led to the cold war, different ideologies back then. This helped me because it helped me understand the cold war better, I worked with a partner, and because most of the activities were fun.

History Mock Questions: In this activity I worked with a partner and we did two exam questions and an essay. This helped me because it was the first time I had done an essay in quite a long time, and because it was a closer look of what we will be doing when we sit for the IGCSE’s.

Flipgrids About the Cold war: This activity consisted in recording yourself explaining a topic or a cause of the Cold war, my topic was “The Nazi-Soviet Pact”. I really liked this activity and it really helped me because I was unconsiously studying when I was talking. Because of this, I know most of what happened and what led to the Nazi-Soviet pact off the top of my head.

— One activity that I could’ve done better is definitely the Cold War Note-Taking , because the day the class did the activity with the questions there was a blackout in my building, and I could not do any activities that day because the blackout happened at night and my phone was dead.

  • The mark that I would give myself for my attendance, participation, and quality of material is an 8, because I have been working hard in my opinion, but maybe I have not participated as much as I should have.
  • The resolution I’m ready to make for the remaining of this term is to participate more, and not just in History, in other classes too.

League of Peace

Throughout the last month we have been working on a practical involving the League of Nations. I am with Nicolas Larralde, Felicitas de Simone y Federico San Lorenzo.

Wilson’s diary entry

Dear diary,

I am very stressed of what has happened. I can’t believe that no one thinks like me. America voted not to join the league of nations.

Although I may agree with some reasons I still think that we should be part of the league, despite the fact that I understand the preoccupations of my people, I stick to the idea that it will bring a lasting peace.

In my opinion, we should have entered the league because we would have had the peace that we all dreamt of. First of all, I had the idea of forming the league of nations, I also created the 14 points. Besides, we all have the same objective, no more European wars.

I strongly believe that USA has to think again the decision of not getting involved in the league. Hope this problem is solved.

Write you tomorrow,

Woodrow Wilson.

 

2)  Collage

https://www.thinglink.com/scene/1101577787845640194

We did the collage in “ThingLink” where we included text and images. Click the link to see it.

 

3) “Diamond 9” diagram

 

4) Human Sculpture

The picture shows how the League of Nations was more worried about their public image and their necessities, than people’s problems. The person in the middle (Nicolas Larralde) represents a balance and how the League of Nations saw the situation. The person in the left (Santiago Guerrico) represents the League’s public image and necessities and the person in the right (Felicitas De Simone) the people’s necessities. This shows how their own necessities and their public image weighed more than the people.

 

5) Rap

The League of Nations was an organization, with a lot of frustrations,

They sometimes succeeded, but they did not always get what they wanted and needed,

They helped many sick, poor and homeless people, they wanted everyone to be peaceful,

Although they seemed to do the right thing, the justice was not always everything,

They cared more about their image,

than the people’s necessities.

 

6) Map Bulgaria

In the map presentation we talked about what happened and how the League of Nations solved the conflict.

Inflation

Today in History we had to watch a video that explained Inflation, Hyperinflation and Hyperinflation in Germany in 1920s.  Here is the video:

We chose this video because it explains the ideas and because it talks about the situation in Germany at that time. The contents of the video are inflation and hyperinflation in Germany in the 1920s.

Inflation: When the prices rise because the money loses its original value.

Hyperinflation: When a country is in a very bad economic state and the prices go up really fast and the money loses value overnight.

The Treaty of Versailles

We chose this conversation because we think it was very organized, each of the group members represented one of the big three and said every detail about the big three and the end of ww1.

The conversation was very good and very comprehensive, also it is very clear and if someone that doesnt know much or anything about this topic would understand this Voicethread.

Conversation between the big three, Treaty of Versailles.

 

 

 

WW1 Poster by Mati Carreira, Mati Hartmann and Juana Navarro

WW1 Poster

This is the poster about the important things of WW1. My topic was the Trench Warfare and i only used one of the links provided by Lenny: Trench Warfare Source.  The most important thing I learnt about this assignment was that the life was nothing like I imagined, I thought thatwhen the battles finished the soldiers went to a battle camp. The tool we used is called thinglink and what I learned about using it was that its a mess and really hard to operate but we could do it anyway.

In my opinion the mark of my individual work is a 7 and the mark of the group work is an 8.

History Take Away Homework

Newspaper Article Zimmermann Telegram

January 22nd, 1917
United States is going to war!

A telegram sent by Germany to Mexico intercepted and decoded by British intelligence said that if Mexico helped them win the war they would help them take over Texas, New Mexico and Arizona! When they heard about this, they did not hesitate and started putting posters and advertisements telling men to sign up and fight in the war. The Telegram was dispatched by Arthur Zimmermann, a German Diplomat in the Foreign Office of the German Empire on January 19th 1917.

Picture of the Telegram sent by Germany

The interception of this Telegram will help Britain a lot because the United States Of America has decided to join the Triple Entente.