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From the Middles Ages to The War of the Roses

Watch the following videos and take notes (detailed notes)

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Figurative Language in The Kites are Flying

Check out these videos to review some of the literary devices we have studied this year.

TASK

Find 5 different literary devices in The Kites are Flying and explain them. Look at the following example:

At the beginning of the book, Max, the NARRATOR, says: “there have been so many days I just want to forget. Days like today”. This is a FORESHADOWING. Clearly, we understand that today is a really bad day in the life of Max and that something bad has happened.

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Coronavirus

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Is the Black death still with us?

Watch the following video about Hantavirus

Watch the following videos and take notes of

-where and when it took place

-how it all began and how it spread

-how life was during the black death period

-symptoms

-treatment

Now, read the following webpage and make a summary of main ideas

Article

Keep all the notes with you for our Meet on Wednesday!!

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The Black Death

Watch the following videos and take notes of

-where and when it took place

-how it all began and how it spread

-how life was during the black death period

-symptoms

-treatment

Here a webpage in case the videos don’t have all the answers

Black Death

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The Crusades

Map of the crusades in the Middle Ages

Watch the following videos and collect information

Read these webpages and collect information

The Crusades

The Crusades (more info)

Play some games

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

Game 4

After collecting information, in groups, prepare a mind map which includes:

-causes of the Crusades

-How many? who participated? What happened?

-How did The Crusades affect countries and people? (Think!!!)

-Consequences

-Sources (maps, testimonies, paintings, etc)

-Any connection to the world today?

-Any connection with the book we are reading: Kites are Flying?

Tools for mind-maps

https://www.canva.com/es_es/graficos/mapas-mentales/

https://bubbl.us/

https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/examples/mind_mapping_software

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King vs Church

Let’s work on this problem and discuss what we believe it happened.

Answer

Write your answers in a sheet of paper

 1: Give reasons  why Henry II appointed Thomas Becket as (a) chancellor; (b) archbishop of Canterbury.

2: How did Becket’s behaviour change after he was appointed archbishop of Canterbury? Give some possible reasons for these changes.

3: Look at the sources. What is happening?

https://spartacus-educational.com/EXnormans6.htm

4: Why did Becket run away from England?

5: WHo killed Becket? Do you think Henry II regretted the death of Thomas Becket?

6: In your opinión, who was more powerful: The King or the Church? Give reasons.

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The Kites are Flying: Background information

In 2002, Israel decided to build a “security fence” in the West Bank.

What is the fence?

In fact, it’s part-wall, part-fence. Most of its 440-mile length is made up of a concrete base, topped by five metres of wire. Ditches and rolls of barbed wire are on either side of the fence.

A giant fence has been built between Israel and Palestinian territories

Why is Israel building it?
It says the fence will stop Palestinian would-be suicide bombers from entering Israel and attacking Israeli people.

What are the main objections to the fence?
Palestinian land has been taken away to build the fence and hundreds of Palestinians have been cut off from their land, schools or places of work.

What does Israel say about the fence?
It says the fence is purely for security and that it is temporary. It says it has nothing to do with a future border and there’s nothing to stop the fence being removed once the two sides agree who’s having what land. 

What does the United Nations think about the fence? 
It’s not happy. It’s issued a report saying the fence is not a good idea and that it is illegal.

Check out this webpages: Israel & Palestine  There is a guide to understand this conflict. Take a close look at it and take notes of anything that you believe important in your folder. (we’ll discuss this later next class)

Let´s watch a video to understand a little bit more about the CONFLICT ZONE

You can also ask your parents for help. They can probably explain the conflict to you. Anyway, we’ll talk about this on Wednesday!!

Now….we are ready to start reading the book!!

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How did William Keep control of England?

Definitely, one of the most important things was the building of castles.

Read about Norman castles: http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/castles/normancastles.htm

Watch the following video

What are the characteristics of a Norman castle? Make a list.

Find a picture of a Norman Castle in Britain (or draw one if you like drawing) and describe it.

Why were castles important?

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