Miep Gies

During our history class our teacher Lenny gave as an assignemt to look up for what Tje Rightous Among the Nations Meant, then we had to choose one and make a poster about him/her, we worked in groups and I worked with Josefina, Juan and Gaston on the Rightous that helped Anne Frank, called Miep Gies.

 

This is a QR code with a video of Miep Gies in the movie “Freedom Writers”

Visit to The Holocaust Museum

On Friday the 30th of October we visited the Holocaust Museum to learn more about our current topic in History class, Nazi Germany.

We have been doing lots of projects on this topic connected to Nazi Germany. Some time ago came Marcel, a French Jew who survived the Holocaust, who came to our school to tell his story. I personally was amazed, about how he has put up his past together, how he managed to find out what hapened to his family, and how he has become the man, father, and grandfather he is today.

We also went to the museum of the Holocaust with our teacher. We were received there by our tour guide, Ana, who first took us upstairs for a video of an interview with David Galante, a Jewish who lived in Rodas a Greek island with his family, made up of his four brothers and parents. They were taken by the Nazis when he was 18 and taken to Aushwitz. The day he arrived to Aushwitz was the last time he saw his parents and sisters, who then were killed.

He was sent with kids at first, as they thought he was ten, and then was sent back to the older ones and to do hard work. “You survive if you work”, that was what he said and what he did as long as he was in Auschwitz.

After the interview with David Galante we were taken downstairs by Ana to see how, for example, it was that Nazis got in our country, with fake documents, how it was that people here mistreated the Jews as well, how people in Argentina weren’t fully updated on what was happening in Germany.

We then saw things that used to belong to people in the camps, dolls, pictures, journels, etc. And also we saw a wall of plates from people that went to the museum and put plates there for their familie, we saw three plates Marcel, a French Jew who came to talk to us some time ago, that he placed there for his family.

 

La tira cómica

En la clase de Lengua nuestra profesora Camila nos dio esta consigna para completar:

  1. Elegir una tira cómica
  2. Buscar varios ejemplares de esta tira.
  3. Investigar un poco sobre su autor y redactar una breve biografía.
  4. Listar los personajes principales de la tira; dar su nombre y definirlos.
  5. Identificar los elementos propios del humor gráfico (aquellos que pueden aparecer tanto en la tira cómica como en la historieta).
  6. Analizar por qué la obra elegida es una tira cómica, y no una siemple historieta.
  7. Elegir un episodio y analizarlo desde el punto de vista del humor. ¿Que recursos humorísticos aparecen?

1) Elegimos la tira cómica de Patoruzito.

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3) Dante Quinterno, (ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 26 de octubre de 1909 – 14 de mayo de 2003) fue un guionista y dibujante de cómics, empresario editorial y productor agropecuario. Fue el productor y director del primer dibujo animado en colores de Argentina «Upa en apuros» en 1942, quien se hizo célebre por la creación de los personajes Patoruzú, Isidoro Cañones, Patoruzito, Don Fierro y Pepín Cascarón.

4) Isidorito: es un chico porteño y los papas lo mandan a esta tribu para que se haga hombre. Al principio se peleaba con patoruzito pero después se hicieron amigos.
Pamperito: es el caballo de Patoruzito y lo acompaña a todos lados.
Chacha( la abuelita de patoruzito.

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6) Podemos decir que Patoruzito es un híbrido entre la tira cómica y la historieta. Porque sólo cumple dos características de la tira cómica que son el código iconico y verbal y presenta diversos episodios pero mantiene los mismos personajes. Puede ser una historiote porque tiene un formato felixble, muchas viñetas, y en algunas deja finales abiertos, los cuales son retornados en la primera viñeta de la próxima entrega, que puede ser diaria, semanal o quincenal.

7) En la primera historieta tenemos el recurso humorístico del humor negro porque nos reímos de las sufrimiento de otro, en este caso Isodorito al que le lanzan flechas y otro recurso son las palabras graciosas que causan risa en el lector, ya que los personajes modifican palabras y tienen acentos graciosos.

Legends from all around the world

During our Writing and Oral class we worked in pairs and searched the web for legends, i worked with Vicky Quiroga and we found a legend from Wales, whe had to bring it to class and read it aloud with our classmates.

This legend is one of many legends from Wales during the 13th century, about a fairy and a young man who marry, but she leaves him when the one condition their marrige was settled on is broken, so she leaves her family and returns to her fairy land. This legend explains how the chief physicians of the time, known as the Meddygon Myddvai,
learned about medicine and worte it down on the “Red Book  of Hergest” available today in the Welsh School Library, in Gray’s Inn Lane.

A long time ago in the 13th century, in the parish of Myddvai, in Carmarthenshire, there lived a widow and her only son. The widow owned a large number of sheep and cattle. Each day, her son would take some of the cattle to graze on the Black Mountain, near a small lake called Llyn-y-Van-Bach.
One day, in great wonder, the young man saw the most beautiful girl sitting on the calm surface of the lake, combing her long flowing hair. She was looking down at the water as if it were a mirror when, suddenly, feeling the young man’s gaze, she looked up.
The young man was entranced. He stretched out his hand, in which he held the barley bread and cheese he had brought from home, as if in offering. The lady, glided nearer to him, but gently refused the food. He tried to touch her, but she backed away, saying,
“Hard baked is thy bread; It is not easy to catch me.”
Immediately she dived under the water and disappeared, leaving the youth to return home still thinking about the beautiful young lady who had enchanted him. His mother advised him to return with some unbaked dough. She thought there must be some spell connected with the hard baked bread which stopped the lady accepting him.
Next morning, before the sun was up, the young man was at the lake, hoping again to see the enchanting vision but there was only a stiff breeze causing ripples on the surface of the lake. A dark cloud hung over the summit of the Van.
Hours passed, the wind dropped and the day became calm. Lost in thought, the young man had failed to see that some of the cattle had moved towards the steep slope on the far side of the lake.
As he was hurrying to rescue them, the lady appeared, looking even more beautiful than before. He held out to her the unbaked bread; but she again refused, saying:
“Unbaked is thy bread! I will not have thee.”
But, before she disappeared under the water, a smile played on her lips which cheered the young man.
The next day, he left home very early and, on his mother’s advice, he carried some slightly baked bread. He waited impatiently for her to appear, failing to notice the rain and sunshine that came and went or the cattle wandering near the steep slope, so intent was he on seeing the enchanting young lady. He waited in vain.
The sun was setting, as he cast one last, sad look over the waters before departing home. To his astonishment, there was the maiden walking on the lake surface and, with her, several cows.
She approached the land and he rushed to meet her. A smile encouraged him to seize her hand, and she accepted the slightly baked bread he offered.
She agreed to become his wife, on one condition: that, should she ever receive from him three blows, without a cause, she would leave him forever.
Feeling more confident, now they were engaged, he let go of her hand for a moment, where upon she darted away and dived into the lake.
His grief was so great that he was about to jump in after her, when he saw three beautiful ladies and a noble looking man emerge from the lake.
The man had silver-streaked black hair but, otherwise, all the strength of youth. He told the young man he would agree to the marriage, providing the young man could distinguish which of the three ladies was the one he loved.
This was no easy task, as they were identical in every way. However, the young man noticed that one of them thrust her foot a little forward. The movement, although slight, did not escape his notice. He also saw that her sandal was tied in a slightly different way. Now he had no doubt, because he had thought before how strangely her shoe was fastened. He boldly took hold of her hand.
“You have chosen rightly,” said the Father, “be kind and faithful to her and I will give her, as a dowry, as many sheep, cattle, goats, and horses, as she can count without drawing in her breath. But remember, if at any time you strike her three times without a cause, she shall return to me, with her dowry.”
The marriage settlement was agreed.
The young lady counted very quickly, until her breath was exhausted. Instantly, the full number of horses, goats and cattle came out of the lake.
The young couple married, and went to live at a farm called Esgair Llaethdy, near Myddvai. Here they lived happily, prospered and had three beautiful sons.
Then, one day, while they were getting ready to attend a christening, her husband asked her to fetch one of the horses from the field.
“I will,” said she, “if you will bring me my gloves which I left in our house.”
He went for the gloves, then, finding she had not yet gone for the horse, he playfully slapped her shoulder with one of them, saying, “Dos, dos, go, go.”
She reminded him of the terms on which she had agreed to marry him. She warned him to be more careful in the future, as he had now given her one causeless blow.
Sometime later, they attended a wedding and the guests were greatly enjoying themselves when the wife started sobbing.
Her husband, embarrassed, tapped her on the shoulder and enquired the cause of her weeping.
“For these people trouble lies ahead,” she said, “and for you, unless you take care, for you have the second time struck me without cause.”
The years went on, and their children grew up into very clever young men. Living in comfort and joy, the husband almost forgot that only one causeless blow would destroy his happiness. Because she loved her husband dearly, the lady warned him to be careful lest he accidently gave her a last blow, which would separate them forever.
One day they were at a funeral together. The place was full of mourning and grief but his wife appeared happy and laughing.
This so shocked her husband that he nudged her, saying, “Hush! Hush! Don’t laugh.”
She said that she laughed because, when people die, they leave their troubles behind.
Then her laughter died away and, with the saddest look, she rose up and left the house, saying, “The last blow has been struck, our marriage contract is broken. Farewell!”
She called her cattle and other stock together, not forgetting the oxen ploughing the field. They followed the Lady across Myddvai Mountain and disappeared beneath the waters of the lake from where they had come.
But a mother’s bond is strong and one day she appeared to her sons in a cwm or valley. She promised to meet them whenever her counsel or aid was required. Taking aside her first born Rhiwallon, she told him he was to be a healer to mankind, curing all manner of diseases. Then she gave to each of them a bag, which held the key to the cure of many diseases.
True to her word, she met with her sons when they needed her help and pointed out to them the medicinal qualities of many plants and herbs. So great was their knowledge, that Rhiwallon and his sons, Cadwgan, Gruffydd, and Einion became the chief physicians of their age. In the year 1230, they wrote down their knowledge in a book, known as the ‘Red Book of Hergest’.
The book can be found in the Welsh School Library, in Gray’s Inn Lane. The Cwm where Rhiwallon met his mother is now called Cwm Meddygon or Physicians’ Combe. And if you still have doubts about what you have heard, travel to the lake and you will see, in several places, a furrow in the ground. It is the furrow made by the oxen’s plough, as they returned to the lake. And there it remains to this day, as a testimony of the truth of this tale. 

We really liked this legend because we were able to fin two messages, one how the Meddygon Physicians got all their knowledge on medicine, and also that men should at all times respect the woman and love her, blows are never justified.

An Inspector Calls questions

Our teacher Pato from Literature divided us into groups and we had to answer questions on different acts from the play “An Inspector Calls” which we read last year, I worked with Tota Lupi, Vicky Quiroga, Agus Bravo and Juan Stordeur.

These are the answers from the other acts made by my classmates on Act 2

Nazi Germany

During our History class our teacher Lenny divided us in groups and each group had to work on a different topic realted with Nazi Germany, I had to work with Jose Tasca, Gaston Posse and Juan Sotrdeur, we worked on Nazi Youth, and this is our presentation:


And these are all the different presentation the other groups did, this is the presentation about Nazi Germany made by Tota Lupi, Male Millan, Clara Allende and Chopa Montoya, talking about different things that happened in Germany from 1923 to 1933

This presentation was made by Juan Cruz, Tin Reynal, Salva and Mati Giambruni and talks about how the Nazis used Propaganda and the effect it had on people.

This presentation was made by Lucia Frias, Francesca Costamgna, Felix Okecki and Agus Bravo and they talk about the economy on Nazi Germany, hw Hitler helped with unemplyment among other things.

This last presentation was about the Nazi control and it was made by Vicky Quiroga, Feli Donato, Trini Torrendell and Euge Kenny, it talks about concentration camps, the secret armies and the police, and how Hitler controled Germany