A bilingual blog for Geography and History Students

Este es el blog para los alumnos de la asignatura de Geografía e Historia Bilingüe del IES Ezequiel González (Segovia), donde pueden consultar noticias interesantes, descargar material de trabajo, realizar divertidas actividades interactivas on line, o, simplemente, consultar las fechas de exámenes o los deberes y trabajos a realizar

September 28, 2018

FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE


A Short, clear explanation to understand the fall of the Roman Empire

November 03, 2017

THE STORY OF EARTH

Here you can watch a very interesting documentary about how was formed our blue planet and its evolution through the time. Enjoy and don´t forget to activate subtitles!!

September 18, 2017

NEW SCHOOL YEAR. WELCOME BACK!!!

a new school year has started, please fasten yor seat belts and prepare for a thrilling experience....and don´t forget to enjoy!


February 21, 2017

SING-A-LONG WITH HISTORY

Here I present you a new, different way to review contents using some of the most famous songs versions. In this case you can watch historical reviews from units 9 to 11.
Do you like Karaoke?........sing, learn, remember and enjoy!!


MESOPOTAMIA:





EGYPT:




ANCIENT GREECE


ROME

February 08, 2017

Cities through time: Evolution of urbanism



Let´s check the evolution of urbanism in three cities of Castilla  and León. In this case we will compare the evolution between 1956 (american flight) and 2015 (satellite imagery). Click on the names to see the maps


- VALLADOLID


a very interesting theory about how were the pyramids built: the water shaft

February 06, 2017

Mummy maker. A review game about egyptian mummification






Mummy Maker is a BBC´s interactive game to review the Egyptian Mummification Process. Follow the instructions carefully, choose wisely and Ramose will get the eternal life. To play, PRESS HERE

Mummification process in Ancient Egypt

January 21, 2016

Earliest testimony of war in Human history: the massacre of Nataruk

A chilling prehistoric ‘war grave’ containing the smashed remains of hunter-gatherers is the first evidence of a human massacre and demonstrates the terrifying aggression of early man.The fossilised bones of a group of 27 hunter-gatherers, who were murdered 10,000 years ago, was discovered at Nataruk near Lake Turkana in Kenya.Four victims, including one heavily pregnant woman were bound by the hands and feet before they was slaughtered. The others showed signs of extreme violence and some had blades and arrows still buried in their skulls. 
       The origins of human aggression are controversial, with many archaeologists believing that hunter-gatherers were largely peaceful, and did not resort to warfare until after the agricultural revolution, when groups grew jealous of the land and possessions of their rivals. Before the find, the earliest war grave was in Darmstadt, Germany, and dated to around 5000BC.  
         But the new site suggests that early man was also capable of acts of extreme violence. Researchers believe the Nataruk massacre is the earliest scientifically-dated historical evidence of human conflict.
Study author Professor Robert Foley, also from Cambridge’s Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies said the findings show that violence is as much part of the human character as the altruism which allowed us to be the most cooperative species on the planet.“I’ve no doubt it is in our biology to be aggressive and lethal, just as it is to be deeply caring and loving,” he said.“A lot of what we understand about human evolutionary biology suggests these are two sides of the same coin.” The 27 skeletons included at least eight women and six children. Twelve of the skeletons were relatively complete, and showed clear signs of a violent death, including smashed skulls and cheekbones, broken hands, ribs and knees and evidence of arrow wounds to their necks. 

          Arrow tips were lodged in the skull and chest of two men.Several of the skeletons were found face down with the faces smashed, possibly by wooden clubs, and none had been buried.“The deaths at Nataruk are testimony to the antiquity of inter-group violence and war,” said lead author Dr Marta Mirazón Lahr. “These human remains record the intentional killing of a small band of foragers with no deliberate burial, and provide unique evidence that warfare was part of the repertoire of inter-group relations among some prehistoric hunter-gatherers.”
         Archaeologists believe the victims represent an extended family who were attacked and killed by a rival group of prehistoric foragers. The massacre is likely to have occurred between 9,500 to 10,500 years ago, around the start of the Holocene: the geological epoch that followed the last Ice Age.At that time the area around Nataruk was a fertile lakeshore bordered by marshland and forest giving covetable access to drinking water and fish.
      “The Nataruk massacre may have resulted from an attempt to seize resources – territory, women, children, food stored in pots – whose value was similar to those of later food-producing agricultural societies, among whom violent attacks on settlements became part of life,” added Mirazón Lahr.“This would extend the history of the same underlying socio-economic conditions that characterise other instances of early warfare: a more settled, materially richer way of life. “. Antagonism between hunter-gatherer groups in recent history often resulted in men being killed, with women and children subsumed into the victorious group. At Nataruk, however, it seems few, if any, were spared. The remains of a six-to-nine month-old foetus were recovered from within the abdominal cavity of one of the women.
       One adult male skeleton had an obsidian ‘bladelet’ still embedded in his skull. It didn’t perforate the bone, but another lesion suggests a second weapon did, crushing the entire right-front part of the head and face.“The man appears to have been hit in the head by at least two projectiles and in the knees by a blunt instrument, falling face down into the lagoon’s shallow water,” said Mirazón Lahr. Another adult male took two blows to the head – one above the right eye, the other on the left side of the skull – both crushing his skull at the point of impact, causing it to crack in different directions. 
The research was published in Nature

Infornation and photo extracted from  The Telegraph online version
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/archaeology/12111005/Prehistoric-war-grave-reveals-bodies-from-first-ever-human-massacre.html


January 11, 2016

differences between Heliocentrism and Geocentrism in just one GIF

http://malinchristersson.tumblr.com/post/136782569818/the-difference-between-an-easy-model-and-a
PS: The blue ball is, obviously, the Earth

Here you have a timeline with the history of both theories




extracted from  http://www.malinc.se/math/trigonometry/geocentrismen.php




May 27, 2015

PAINTER´S GUILD GAME

We´ve been working hard on Renaissance Art ...now it´s time for fun but also to learn something else. Why don´t you try this fancy game about painters?? be Leonardo da Vinci or Andrea Verrochio and try to earn money taking assignments from different patrons.....enjoy!!

 press HERE to play

April 04, 2015

"GLORY" movie assignment

Glory movie assignment must be delivered on Tuesday, April 7th!!

delays on delivering will be penalized with 1 pt per day!!!

January 21, 2015

Medieval nobles life

Arming a medieval knight




Jousting




Falconry

December 19, 2014

French Revolution Activity Reminder

Don´t forget that I will collect your worksheet about the english vision of the French Revolution the first day of class,  on Thursday, January 8th!!

in the meantime, Merry Christmas to all of you!!


December 18, 2014

FRENCH REVOLUTION: THE MOVIE

As I told you at class, here you have the two parts in which the movie was divided. It´s very long, so my advice is: watch it like a TV show, a little bit every day (for example, taking as reference the different stages of the French Revolution). And don´t forget to enjoy!. You are making history!

PART 1




PART 2