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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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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Lab report

Lab report layout

Scientists show their work in specialized magazines. These reports are called “papers”.

Take a look at Nano´s report. Great job!


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Working as scientists

Half the race!!

During this part of the year, you have been working as real scientists. You´ve  developed scientific skills such as observing, measuring, predicting, evaluating, interpreting, concluding and planning.

You´ve learnt about variables, tables of results and graphs.

Take a look at the presentation we did in class last week. (Check slide 6, point 3) Choose an APPROPRIATE scale)

Let´s continue working on your “Planning a fair test” team activity. You are doing it really great!!

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Martin Luther: Protestantism

Task 1

Read the text 

Martin Luther was born in 1483 in Germany. He joined a monastery when he was
twenty-one and became a friar. Luther eventually became upset with the Catholic Church
because he felt it was more interested in making money than in helping people. He
thought that some of the popes acted like ruthless monarchs instead of spiritual leaders.
During a pilgrimage to Rome in 1510, Luther saw priests that were living like royalty
instead of like monks. He knew that priests were making money by selling indulgences.
An indulgence is a pardon from a priest for sins committed. Some people believed that
buying indulgences would get them into heaven in spite of their sins.
Luther believed that the church was not carrying out the teachings outlined in the Bible.
He thought that a person could get into heaven by reading the Bible and having faith in
God. Based on this notion, he believed that a person did not have to be a member of a
church. He also thought that this meant that the Catholic Church, popes, and priests had
no real authority. At the time, the Catholic Church was very powerful and discussing
Luther’s beliefs was risky.
Luther eventually wrote down the things that he felt needed to be changed in the church.
Luther’s ideas were called the “95 Theses” and were written in 1517. He then nailed his
list to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. The printing press had recently been
invented, which helped Luther’s theses spread across Germany. His theses came to the
attention of the pope in Rome. Luther was condemned by the pope and the emperor.
Luther abandoned the Catholic Church and began a new religion, which is now known as
Other people sided with Luther and protested against the Catholic Church. New churches
sprang up and came to be called “Protestant” churches because they were protesting
against the Catholic Church. This period of history came to be known as the Protestant
Europe soon became split between the Catholics and the Protestants. If not for the
printing press, news of Luther’s 95 theses would not have spread as quickly and the
Protestant Reformation may never have occurred.
Once the Reformation began, the Catholic Church knew that it needed to make changes.
Many bishops, nuns, and priests had already been trying to reform the church from
within. After the Reformation, a movement began within the church that was known as
the Counter-Reformation. Its purpose was to work against the effects of the Protestant
Reformation. The Counter-Reformation was the church’s attempt to reduce the popularity
of Protestantism in Europe.

St. Ignatius of Loyola became one of the leading figures of the Counter-Reformation. St.
Ignatius was born in 1491 in Spain. He was a soldier who was wounded in a battle
against France. While recovering from his wounds, he began to study religion. He left the
military and became a priest.
Ignatius was unlike the corrupt church officials of the time. He lived in poverty and was
devoted to self-discipline. He founded the Society of Jesus, which is an order of priests.
Members of this society are known as Jesuits. Jesuits often became missionaries around
the world. Ignatius’ life of poverty and dedication advanced the Counter-Reformation
because he was a good example of how the church wanted its members to live.


In the beginning of the 16th century, many events occurred that led to the protestant reformation. Clergy abuse caused people to begin criticizing the Catholic Church.

The central points of criticism were the following:

  • The church sold tickets of indulgences (forgiveness) from sins for money. This suggested that the rich could buy their way into Heaven while the poor could not – quite the opposite of what the Bible says.
  • Many people did not understand the sermon, because it was in Latin.
  • Religious posts were often sold to whoever was willing to pay the most money for them. This meant many priests did not know much about Christianity. So they told the people many different things. Some of those things had little to do with what was written in the Bible.

The greed and scandalous lives of the clergy had created a split between them and the peasants. Furthermore, the clergy did not respond to the population needs because they did not speak the local language, or live in their own diocese. The papacy lost prestige. The recent invention of the printing press helped spread awareness of the Church’s abuses, and coordinate a response. In 1515, the pope started a new indulgence campaign to raise money for the rebuilding of St. Peter’s Basilica, a church in Rome. This was the last straw for Martin Luther, a Catholic monk from Germany. On October 31, 1517, he nailed 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg chapel in protest. Luther, who appeared as an enemy of the pope, was excommunicated.


In the beginning, Luther had not planned to separate from the Catholic Church or to create a new religion; he wanted to reform the Catholic Church.


In 1524-1525, millions of peasants rebelled against the nobles in the name of equality of the humanity in front at God. Many countries in Europe followed the trend of Protestant reformation and Europe was divided by denomination. This brought religious wars such as the French Wars of Religion.

The Pope reestablished the inquisition to combat heresy. The Catholic Church responded to the protestant reformation with the counter-reformation. Force was not entirely successful, so the Pope created new religious orders like the Jesuits. These new religious orders were charged to combat Protestantism while educating the population to Catholicism.


Protestant denominations have multiplied in different forms, especially in Protestant countries. Catholic countries such as Spain and Mexico for a long time forbade Protestants to immigrate, and Protestant countries sometimes forbade Catholics. Protestants are influential in the United States and the English Canada. After the Seven Years War the British imposed the Quebec Act granting freedom of religion in Quebec, hoping it would become Protestant.

Now: Take this short quiz


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Task 2: In your opinion, what was the most important cause for Martin Luther to believe the Catholic Church was in a deep crisis?

Leave a comment in the blog

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This is Darth Sidious. Before he turned to the dark side he was known as Chancellor Palpatine. As you can tell his face isn’t very normal, this is because a Jedi called Mace Windu deflected Chancelor palpatine’s electric rays with his Light Saber making Palpatine’s face get burned and deformed. He then sought out to kill all the Jedi’s of the galaxy. He also made a few Jedi’s turn to the dark side like Anakin Skywalker who he saved when his legs were cut off by his mentor who was sensing  the dark side in Anakin. this meant that Obi Wan Kenobi (Anakin’s mentor) knew that he was going to turn to the dark side so he tried to eliminate him before he turned to a Sith (a Jedi that is part of the dark side).


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Jango Fett

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This Jango Fett.

He was one of the best bounty hunters. Jango was recruited by the Sith Lord Darth Tyranus to be the genetic template of the clone troopers for the Grand Army of the Republic. He rised one clone as his own child, Boba Fett.

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Mon Mothama

This is Mon Mothama, a character  of Star Wars.In the book there is an alussion of her.August said that she looks as her teacher. Mon Mothama appeared  in more than 3 movies of Star Wars. She was a human politician and revolutionary leader who served in the Galactic Senate  and the Imperial Senate as  the  representative of Chandrila. She was the leader of the Alliance that wanted to restore the Republic and she the first chancellor of the New Republic.

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