La forma de la espada – actividades

Estas son unas actividades que nuestra profesora de Lengua Carol nos pidió que hagamos. Yo trabajé con Luli. 

1) La cicatriz puede ser rencorosa porque desde el día que se la hizo hasta el dia de hoy, sigue teniendo bronca y sintiendo rencor por la manera que se produjo la cicatriz. Era ceniciento por ahí porque tenía un aspecto parecido a las cenizas: gris y fea.

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2) En mi opinión, esta historia que oculta el Ingles es que durante muchos años, el inglés vivió con su hermano en un campo. Este hermano lo maltrataba, lo trataba de esclavo, lo mandaba a cosechar la tierra y le pegaba. Un día, se enojo y le pegó con una pala. Así le quedó la cicatriz en el pómulo. Ese fue el día que se marchó, se hartó de todo y decidió comprar un campo, alejado de todos y todas, un lugar donde pueda tener paz y donde pueda aplicar sus habilidades en la tierra.

Tarea Fisicoquímica

Nuestra profesora de Fisicoquímica nos pidió que eligiéramos un artículo y lo resumamos. Yo elegí este.
Los seres humanos, al igual que los pájaros, aprendemos a hablar porque imitamos a otros semejantes. A partir de esta similitud, científicos del Laboratorio de Sistemas Dinámicos de la Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales de la UBA, comprobaron que los mecanismos neuronales que usan los pájaros durante el canto pueden ser la clave para desarrollar prótesis vocales para personas que perdieron la capacidad de hablar.

Estos científicos derribaron la idea de que un grupo de células serían las que indicarían cómo y cuándo debían intervenir los diferentes músculos y elementos que participan para producirse el canto.

Para conocer los mecanismos neuronales del pájaro, los científicos pusieron un chip en los músculos y garganta del pájaro, y lo enmudecieron. Cuando el ave trataba de cantar, registraron los músculos que se activaban, y otras cosas. Con esta información pudieron identificar los factores más importantes para la fonación, y desarrollaron un modelo sencillo que les permitió reproducir el canto de un ave.

El canto obtenido es tan similar al real que el ave lo confunde como propio. De esta manera, corroboraron que la actividad neuronal de los pájaros que se activaba con su propia voz actuaba de igual modo ante el sonido sintético.

Todo indica que si esta investigación avanza, existiría la posibilidad de crear un dispositivo que pueda aplicarse en los seres humanos que han perdido el habla.

History Questions

This are some questions our History teacher usked us to answer after a video we saw in class. 

1. The video opens up with scenes from Poland in 1939, an army from the sudetenland was bombarding, attacking Poland, and the league was failing to defend, it was failing to maintain peace.

2. Japan suffered a lot from the depression and the wall street crash, which happened in USA. They had overpopulation, they had more than a million mouths to feed every year. Also, it was a very isolated country, and had no natural resources of its own. In addition to that, in 1930, unemployment was high.

3. The army controlled the education system, and took part in politics, it controlled all of Japan.

4. They believed territorial gain in east Asia would benefit the empire of Japan. Corea was already Japanesse, and now Japanesse troops were to stay in Manchuria.

5. Manchuria was rich in resources Japan desperately needed.

7. The league decided Japan had to leave Manchuria, and this one will become a semi-independent nation free from Japan and China.

8. Japan didn’t accept what the league said, and so they took manchuria and left The League of Nations.

 

History Source Analysis

In our History class, we have been analysing different sources, as a revision of what we have seen last year and for us to practice for the IGSCE exam we will be taking this year. We worked in groups and we were given three different sources. I worked with Luli, Lucia, Epi and Juan. Our sources were about the negative of the USA in the 1920s.

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This is a Primary Source because it is a photo taken of a sign at the 1920s where immigrants were restricted.

This source deals with the issue of prejudice and intolerance. It shows that if you aren’t white you are not going to be serve. If you want to be served you had to be white. This is a racist message. It shows how black people and immigrants were treated in those years. By the time slavery was ended, in the US there were more black people than white.

The message of this source is how hard people faced intolerance and racism towards immigrants and black people. In this case Spanish and Mexicans were left apart. Those who weren’t white or Americans suffered discrimination. In 1924 the American government restricted immigration.

 

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This source is primary because the photo was taken in the time the event was happening and the author was a witness of the event.

In this photo you can see a police officer doing a surprise check on a Lunch Room to see if they had stored any alcoholic beverages, which after the prohibition law was passed was illegal.

The message behind this picture is that at the time police officers had to check constantly on the people in USA since they were desperate enough to break the law.It also shows the way they had to do it.The prohibition was negative because it increased the sales of drinks, the number of gangsters and illegal activities, and of deaths. This was because the banning of drinks made people more violent and critical to drink. Although in this picture the officers are doing their job honourably and correctly, there were lots of corrupt cops.You can see a lot of photos about prohibition since it was a very important and controversial part of the 1920s in the USA.

 

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This is a primary source; it`s a photo of people protesting about what happened to Sacco and Vanzetti. These two were victims of the red scare, which took place in USA in the 1920s. They were arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and murder. The trial became more about them being anarchists than of a murder, and six years later they were executed. This is a clear example of what was going on in the USA, the intolerance they had, how close-minded they were, the prejudice and the way they treated people who thought different. People noticed this, and realized that this was wrong and so, they supported Sacco and Vanzetti, they were on their side, and so they protested.

A Birthday – blog work

In Literature we read a poem called “A Birthday” and we analysed it. We now have to answer some questions. We also saw this video of an actress reciting the poem. The following are the questions and the answers. I answered them with Mara.

What is the theme?

The theme of the poem is love, love being expressed through nature.

What is the tone?

Happy, joyfull, exited.

What is the main difference between the two stanzas?

The first stanza is about nature, and the second one is about material and man madre objects.

How are the similies in the poem appropiate for the romantic longings the speaker feels?

The similies are appropiate because they all compare beautiful natural things. “My heart is like a singing bird…” “…like a raimbow shell…”. And because they compare her heart, romantic object.

How is the metaphor of the birthday appropiate?

The metaphor of the birthday is appropiate because the writer first states how happy she is because “… My love has come to me” and then she celebrates that with luxurious objects and materials “…gold and silver grapes…”. So it would be her ” birthday”, because she celebrates love, instead of years. The love of her life.

Make a list of religious symbols. What do they mean in the poem?

The peacok: it has many ejes, it sees everything, like god; The apple-tree: Adan and Eva had this tree with the prohibited apples of temptation which they tried.

Characteristics of living organisms

In Biology we´ve been studying the characteristics of the living organisms. This is an activity our teacher Male usked us to do. 

1. A lion.

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2. Two of the lion´s characteristics are respiration and movement. Respiration, as in the chemical reactions in cells that break down nutrient molecules and release energy; and movement, as an action by an organism causing a change of position or place.

3. The other characteristics of the living organisms are growth, reproduction, nutrition, sensitivity and excretion.

 

 

Escritura Pautada

En la clase de Lengua, nuestra profesora Carol nos pidio que inventemos una historia, con esta informacion:

Lugar: Mytopia

Objeto predido: Anillo de Rubi

Personaje: Duque de Mytopia

Frase que dice este: “Oh, mi hermoso anillo”

Momento de la historia: Futuro 2608

El pasado mes, en Mytopia, sucedió algo terrible. Esto ocurrió un día después del famoso festival internacional de la tecnología, en donde representantes de todos los países del mundo vienen a mostrar sus avances en el mundo de la tecnología. Yo me encontraba durmiendo, en mi cuarto, cuando mis sirvientes me despertaron con una terrible noticia: había desaparecido mi anillo de rubí. Este anillo era un anillo muy importante para mi familia, se había pasado de generación en generación y a cada una de las personas que lo usó les trajo magia, les concedió un deseo. Mi deseo no había sido utilizado, y este solo se podía utilizar una vez cada 100 años, y cualquiera podía hacerlo.

El anillo se encontraba bajo llave, en un cuarto en lo mas alto de la torre, y la llave que abría esa puerta se encontraba con migo en todo momento. Hubo mucha gente en el festival, así que cualquiera podría haber tomado la llave y habérselo llevado, pero tendría que ser alguien de por aquí, alguien que conozca la historia de mi familia y de ese anillo.

Ahí fue cuando se me ocurrió una idea. Ofrecí 1.000.000$ a la persona que encontrase ese anillo. Y así fue, por semanas toda la gente que se encontraba en el pueblo de Mytopia dedico todo su tiempo a encontrar el anillo.

Como no obtuve ningún resultado, nadie tenia ni la mas mínima idea de donde podía estar, contrate a un grupo amigo de policías, y les pague para que revisaran a cada uno de mis sirvientes, y que revisaran cada uno de los rincones del castillo. No tardaron mucho en resolver el misterio, uno de mis sirvientes, Mario, el encargado de despertarme, me había quitado la llave y había robado el anillo. Los oficiales hicieron un muy buen trabajo, y fueron recompensados por ello, lo único que podía decir en ese momento de alegría y de tranquilidad al saber que el anillo estaba bien era: “¡Oh, mi hermoso anillo! ¡Oh, mi hermoso anillo! ¡Gracias, gracias!.