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NASA map of Earth’s seasons

Publicado en BACHILLERATO/PSE — 19 Noviembre 2017 @ 8:01 pm

 A bit of climate awareness! For those interested in our planet’s climate change, click on the link below.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/18/nasa-map-of-earths-seasons-over-20-years-highlights-climate-change?CMP=fb_gu

Jack “the Ripper”

Publicado en BACHILLERATO/PSE — 9 Noviembre 2017 @ 2:18 pm

 If you are interested in this topic, click on the links below.

http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/Jack-the-Ripper/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_the_Ripper

 https://www.jacktherippermuseum.com/

31 October: All Hallows’ Eve

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE — 31 Octubre 2017 @ 2:47 pm

 Hi there, let me tell you first…

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Click on the link below to learn about history and traditions for Halloween

http://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Halloween/

The longbow

Publicado en BACHILLERATO/PSE — 27 Octubre 2017 @ 3:05 pm

Click on the link below if you want to learn more about this deadly weapon

 http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/The-Longbow/

Read and listen to Tom Hanks

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE — 15 Octubre 2017 @ 6:47 pm

Click on the link below to read or listen to a short story by Tom Hanks.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/ng-interactive/2017/oct/14/three-exhausting-weeks-an-exclusive-short-story-from-tom-hanks-uncommon-type

The universal meridian of longitude

Publicado en BACHILLERATO/PSE — 13 Octubre 2017 @ 7:29 pm

In 1884, on a day like this… If you want to know more about it, click on the link below.

http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryMagazine/DestinationsUK/Greenwich-Meridian-The-Royal-Observatory-London/

Columbus’ nationality theories

Publicado en BACHILLERATO/PSE — 12 Octubre 2017 @ 11:38 am

On our national holiday, we tend to find an increasing number of theories about the origin of Christopher Columbus. For further information about this topic, click on the links below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_theories_of_Christopher_Columbus

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/6326698/Christopher-Columbus-writings-prove-he-was-Spanish-claims-study.html

Tom Petty

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE — 3 Octubre 2017 @ 7:31 pm

Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American rock musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. He was the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He was also a member and co-founder of the late 1980s the Travelling Wilburys and his early band Mudcrutch.

In his career, he sold more than 80 million records worldwide.  In 2002, Petty was inducted into the Rock hall of Fame.

Source: Wikipedia

As a tribute I leave you this pic, which a friend of mine sent me

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 and also one of his hits:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WowZLe95WDY

Rest in peace.

Day of Asturias and Extremadura

Publicado en ESO/CSE — 8 Septiembre 2017 @ 4:24 pm

Both autonomous communities in Spain celebrate this date.

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(Image from http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/regional.php?list_year=2017&list_region=asturias)

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(Image from http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/regional.php?2017&list_region=extremadura)

If you want to know more about them, click on the link below.

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/asturias-day

For those of you who have read both web pages, would you be able to answer the following questions?

What do both days commemorate?

When was this public holiday first observed?

Which religious symbols are mentioned in each community?

Which local events are held?

Which is my autonomous community?

Now, for those who have been able to answer correctly the questions, WELL DONE! The rest, you can do it as well.

All good things

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE — 31 Agosto 2017 @ 10:28 pm

Summer holidays are over and -as the saying goes- all good things come to an end. Perhaps it is time for us to reflect on the important things in life. This is also the title of a song by a Canadian singer, which you can listen to if you click on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brj8d5HKpEs&list=RDBrj8d5HKpEs&t=22