Lending Library Project! Booktubes

Watch the following booktubes.

As you can see a booktube is a review of a certain book.

Notice that first children mention the title and author of the book and then they carry out a task. Choose among one of these:

1. Describe the main characters. Then, think if you were a movie director which famous actor/actress you would choose to perform those roles if the book was turned into a movie. Give reasons.

2. Think of the ending of the story and change it in a radical way.

3. Look at the cover of the book and explain whether you believe it is a good cover or not. Draw a new one and expand on your choices.

4. Choose one of the secondary characters and retell the story from his/her point of view.

Some final tips before you record your booktube.

a. Read your book.
b. Choose the activity that you will be developing.
c. Write an outline of your booktube.
d. Practice your booktube in a loud voice, check that it is not too short or too long.
e. Have any visuals you might need to use at hand.

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Within the multiple resources teaching offers, filming is definitely one of the most complete. It is not that film has a didactic structure in itself but it proposes a process of ownership of information which always turns out in amazing learning processes for students. That is why I thought as a final project for Junior 7 the creation of these short films in which students worked on every part: thinking up the story, developing characters, writing the script, designing costumes and finding filming locations, filming in itself and editing and correcting. They worked cooperatively in groups, each one had a role to perform and certain responsibilities to cover. I was completely amazed by how independently and eagerly you worked kids! Congratulations!

We would like to thank Sofía Montoya for her valuable advice throughout the process, your tips proved to be most useful when the time of filming and editing came about.

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History Final Exam

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This year we have studied Industrial Revolution and slavery and we talked a lot about kids that worked in those times.

Now, do you really believe that child labour does not exist anymore?

First, pay attention to this definition from Wikipedia:

Child labour refers to the employment of children in any work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful. This practice is considered exploitative by many international organisations. Legislations across the world prohibit child labour. These laws do not consider all work by children as child labour; exceptions include work by child artists, supervised training, certain categories of work such as those by Amish children, some forms of child work common among indigenous American children, and others.

Think, investigate and prepare a presentation: 

Task 1

  • What is the difference between slavery and child work? Read the following text to find the answer. (1 slide)


  • What are children´s rights? Make a list of 5,  the most important ones in your opinion. Say why you believe they are important. (1 slide)



Task 2

Read the following articles:



  • In 2 slides, make a summary and give your opinion. Add sources.

Read the following articles:



  • Express your opinion and support your answer with quotations. (1 slide)

Task 3

Argentina: http://www.argentinaindependent.com/currentaffairs/child-labour-argentina-saving-children-today-tomorrow/

If this link does not work, here you have a second option: http://www.thefashionlaw.com/home/zaras-using-slave-labor-in-argentina

  • Make a summary and write your opinion (2 slides)
  • Explain what the problem is and try to think of solutions taking into account the rights of the child. (2 slides)

Task 4

  • Make a final conclusion comparing what happens today to the industrial revolution period. Account for your ideas. Give reasons and evidence. (1 slide)

Task 5

  • Now I want to read your thoughts, ideas, opinions and impressions of the concept of child labour. Always give reasons/evidence for your ideas. Here are a few sentence starters that you may like to use to help you get started:

(Choose 5 starters and complete the phrases ) (3 or 4 slides)

  • I learned … • I was surprised … • I’m beginning to wonder … • I discovered … • I feel … • I think I will … • I now realize that … • I agree with … • I do not agree with … • I would like someday to … • I would like to find out more about … • I admire… • I am surprised at… • I predict…

Rubric for correction of this work

Correct use of Language and grammar                                      15 points

Organization and layout                                                               15 points

Accurate Information and clear explanations                          25 points

Sources of evidence correctly explained and commented     20 points

Opinion on the topic                                                                      25 points

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Nuestras Caras de Miedo

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Read about slavery and prepare a poster using canva

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-A brief summary of the triangle of trade

-The 3 stages of slavery

-Abolition of slavery

There must be at least on video, 2 testimonies, 3 photos (sources of evidence)

Pages to consult


Slave trade

Civil Rights

Interesting facts

Video on the topic


You can also use your booklet!!!

Rubric for correction of this work

Correct use of Language and grammar                                      15 points

Organization and layout                                                               15 points

Accurate Information and clear explanations                          25 points

Sources of evidence correctly explained and commented     20 points

Opinion on the topic                                                                      25 points




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Wonder – Lobot

Auggie feels identified with this  character.

He feels identified with Lobot since he has this big thing in his ears, and when they put Auggie his new hearing aids, he feels like he has this ginormous things in his ears. He thinks he looks pretty similar.





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The Triangle of Trade

The Triangle Trade, also known as the triangular trade, is the name given to a system of trade that occurred during the colonial era in American History. New Englanders traded extensively, exporting many commodities such as fish, whale oil, furs, and rum. However, one distinct route that formed was the triangular trade. This pattern occurred as follows:

  • New Englanders manufactured and shipped rum to the west coast of Africa in exchange for slaves.
  • The slaves were taken on the “Middle Passage” to the West Indies where they were sold for molasses and money.
  • The molasses would be sent to New England to make rum and start the entire system of trade all over again.

Task (leave a comment in the blog)

Check this interactive map

Find out

1. What goods were transported to Africa from Europe?

2. Who organised the slave trade in Africa?

3. Why did many slaves not reach the plantations alive?

4. What goods were taken back to Liverpool and Bristol?

5. How important was this trade for these towns?

6. How many Africans were transferred to America as a result of the triangular trade?

7. Find a source to support any of your answers. leave the link and explain it.



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This sources shows that when slaves arrived in America, they were sold at an auction. The white masters who paid more for them could take them to their plantations to work.

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We are about to finish reading Via´s chapter in the book “Wonder” and we can understand how Via thinks and feels.

Here a drawing of Via. This is how Clara imagines Via looks!

What do you think?

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Industrial Revolution

This term, we are going to work in groups to understand what happened during the Industrial Revolution.

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Read the information concerning your topic.

Watch the videos and the presentations.

Prepare a presentation to teach your topic to the rest of the class.

Be brief and clear.

Use sources: testimonies, photos, videos and explain them.

Make sure you all understand the topic and that you are all ready to answers questions.

Industries and cities: Sebas/Juanma/Pili/Jose





Transport: Santino/Bauti/Rochi/Juana T





Factories: Teo/Juanqui/Juani/Nina





Children working in factories: Topi/Luisa/Beltrán/Fico







Health and Safety: Clara/Mora/Santi/Nacho






Growing population: Becky/Cochi/Ale/Ticho






The Impact of the Industrial Revolution: Cata/Mile/Nano






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History Mid-Year Examination

Dear kiddies,

Here the guide for your history test.

You are going to work on a topic, which we have not seen in class, and you will prepare a presentation using google presentations.

Pay attention to my questions and the requirements for the test. Of course, you don´t need to copy questions in your presentations, just deal with the topics.

If you have questions, send an email to me.

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The French Revolution

  1. When did the revolution happen? What were the causes of the revolution? Include minimum 3 reasonsfor the French to rebel (3 slides)
  2. How was society divided? (The French Estates) (2 slides)
  3. Describe France in times of revolution. What did the King decide to do? (1 slide)
  4. What happened to the King and his wife? (1 slide)
  5. Reign of Terror. Explain what this term refers to. How long did it last? (1 slide)
  6. Giving your opinion. Do you think the Frech were right to rebel? What is your opinion about how society reacted? Do you believe the end of the King was something he deserved? What were the consequences of such a revolution? (2 slides)

Use some of the following phrases:

I agree with …          I feel that …

I have no doubt that / I’m certain that …     I strongly believe that …

I’ve never really thought about this before, but …

My personal opinion is that / Personally, my opinion is that …

As far as I know, …         I agree with the opinion of …

I could be wrong, but …             I’m absolutely certain that …

I’m positive that …              I’m pretty sure that …

It’s a complicated/difficult issue, but …

My (point of) view (on this) is …                   Obviously, …

  1. Napoleon Bonaparte. Who was he? How long did he rule France? What happened under his rule? (2 slides)Resultado de imagen para napoleon bonaparte
  1. Napoleonic Wars. Who were his most important opponents? Mention a war in which he was successful and one in which he failed. Give reasons. (2 slides)
  2. Write your conclusion on the topic. Include the good and bad points about everything that happened. (1 slide)
  3. Include new words you have learnt. (Use a final slide for a glossary of new words).

Get information from the following pages:












-Respect the number of slides

-DO NOT COPY AND PASTE! Use your own words

-Include sources (photos and documents to prove your ideas) Remember to explain why the source is important.

-Share your presentation with me: pat.chujman@lascumbres.edu.ar

-Submit your exam on July 5.

Here you can see what I am going to take into account to assess your presentation

Get down to work!!

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