Saturday, 8 November 2014

WORLD FROM THE SPACE

All of Spain having a glorious clear day

David MacLean, académico canadiense del Centro de Ciencias Geográficas (COGS) ha dedicado parte de este último año a ensamblar las imágenes que han tomado desde el espacio los astronautas de la Estación Espacial Internacional (ISS) con su lugar correcto en el mapa terrestre.

https://cogsnscc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/OnePane/basicviewer/index.html?appid=0d1b3909ad9944dab7e29354f465ade7

Thursday, 30 October 2014

HOW TO MEASURE RAIN



Building a rain gauge to measure the amount of rain your area receives in a week is an easy and educational project for children and adults. Rain measurement helps farmers and others make decisions about planting, harvesting, and irrigating crops; it also enables engineers to design effective storm drains, bridges, and other structures. By using a few household items and the steps below, you can make your own gauge to measure the rainfall in your neighborhood.



Follow the steps in: http://www.wikihow.com/Measure-Rain

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

FOLLOW ULYSSES TRACKS!

The Odyssey is an ancient Greek epic poem attributed to Homer. It centres on the Greek hero Odysseus and his long journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to return from Troy to his home island of Ithaca. This map tale describes Odysseus’s epic voyage and the many foes he meets upon the way.
Scholars, both ancient and modern, are divided as to whether or not any of the places visited by Odysseus are real, even so the locations shown in this tale give a good sense of Odysseus’s journey around the Peloponnese and the Ionian Islands.

http://maptal.es/tales/15#intro

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

LEARN PREHISTORY SINGING IN ENGLISH!





PREHISTORIC (Toxic – Britney Spears)

1.- Watch the video and fill the gaps
Generic _______, heredity
Changed over time
That’s the theory of Darwin
Evolution,
Australopithecus
Were earliest
Of those “____________ apes”
Shortest and furriest
In Africa
Omnivorous
Two feet
On the ground
Bipedal species wondering all around
We’re related how?
Over ages of time they’re _______________
Prehistoric
I’ve got to wonder
With a brain that’s the third of a human size
We’re related to you? Because you’re so _________________
We don’t look like you do, ‘cause you’re so prehistoric
Neanderthals
Would come along
A rival species
Only one was strong
Sapiens, sapiens
Survived to write this _____________
Found deep
In the ground
Anthropologists dig all around
You have the answer now?
When the C-14 data is analysed
Prehistoric, I’ve got to wonder
With a face that we barely recognise
We’re descended from _________?
Cause you’re so prehistoric
We don’t think like you do
Cause you’re so prehistoric (X2)
Over ages of time they’re fossilised
Prehistoric, I´ve got to wonder
With a brain that’s a third of the ______________size
We’re related to you?
Cause you’re so prehistoric
It’s the Paleolithic way of life
Prehistoric gatherer-hunter
Through the blistering _______ Age we survived
And we owe it to you
Though you’re so prehistoric
Excavate you now
With the shovels now
I think I’m ready now
Excavate you now
With the shovels now
I think I’m ready now




2.- Questions
1) Which theory highlights Human Evolution?
2) Who came up with this theory?
3) Which species of hominid are named in the video?
4) What are their characteristics?
5) Compare the brain of the first hominids to our brains
6) What are the key features that separate human beings from our ancestors?
7) What is the name of people who dedicate their lives to finding and studying fossils?
8) Which species coexisted and competed?
9) Who has survived to this day despite the Ice Age?


COMPLETE LYRIC

Genetic traits
Heredity
Changed over time
That’s the theory
of Darwin
Evolution

Australopithecus
Were earliest
Those “southern apes”
Shortest and furriest
In Africa
Omnivorous

Two feet on the ground
Bipedal species wandering all around
We’re related how?

Over ages of time they’re fossilized
Prehistoric
I’ve got to wonder
With a brain that’s a third of human-size
We’re related to you?
Cause you’re so prehistoric
We don’t look like you do
Cause you’re so prehistoric

Neanderthals
Would come along
A rival species
Only one was strong
Sapiens sapiens
Survived to write this song

Found deep in the ground
Anthropologists dig all around
You have the answer now?

When the C´14 data’s analyzed
Prehistoric
I’ve got to wonder
With a face that we barely recognize
We’re descend from you?
Cause you’re so prehistoric

We don’t think like you do 
Cause you’re so prehistoric  (X2)
Over ages of time they’re fossilised 
Prehistoric, I´ve got to wonder
With a brain that’s a third of the human size 
We’re related to you?
Cause you’re so prehistoric
It’s the Paleolithic way of life  
Prehistoric gatherer-hunter 
Through the blistering Ice Age we survived
And we owe it to you 
Though you’re so prehistoric 
Excavate you now
With the shovels now 
I think I’m ready now 
Excavate you now
With the shovels now 
I think I’m ready now 


KERMIT AND THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA

Sesame Street: Kermit News: Columbus

Transcription
ANNOUNCER: We take you now to Kermit the Frog for another fast-breaking news story.
KERMIT THE FROG: Hey, make mine with anchovies and pepperoni, hm? Oh. Ahem. Hi-ho!
Kermit the Frog here, of Sesame Street News. And I'm speaking to you today from Spain, where Christopher 
Columbus is about to set sail to discover America. And I think I see Christopher Columbus coming here now.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: [SINGING]Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream--
KERMIT THE FROG: Pardon me, sir. Excuse me, Christopher.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: Oh?
KERMIT THE FROG: Kermit the Frog here, of Sesame Street News.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: Oh!
KERMIT THE FROG: And I was wondering if I could ask you a couple questions.
Just wondering-- how is it that you intend to do that which you are planning to do here today?
I mean, like, how are you going to discover America, hm?
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: Oh, well, I'm gonna sail across the ocean in them there three boats. See?
KERMIT THE FROG: Uh-huh, you got three boats.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: There's one.
KERMIT THE FROG: One.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: That's two.
KERMIT THE FROG: Two.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: Then there's another boat over here. That's three.
KERMIT THE FROG: Yeah, three boats. Well, that certainly sounds like a good plan, sir. I wish you well on it.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: Well, thanks a lot. But say, what time is it?
KERMIT THE FROG: Oh, it's about 1492.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: Oh, listen, if I'm going to discover America, I gotta get going.
KERMIT THE FROG: OK.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: Avast there, mateys. Hoist the mainsail, belay the jibber-jabber, and jettison 
the supercargo.
MAN: Bye-bye.
MAN: Bye, everybody.
WOMAN: Bye-bye.
MAN: Bye-bye.
WOMAN: Oh, bye.
KERMIT THE FROG: Oh, there it goes.
Look at that.
There goes the first boat.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: Hope they didn't forget the pizza.
KERMIT THE FROG: OK, well, listen, Christopher.
You had three boats. And you take away one boat, and that leaves two boats, right?
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: Right.
KERMIT THE FROG: Because three take away one leaves two.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: That's right. And we've got to get the other one out right now.
[INAUDIBLE] the mizzenmast. Swab down the poop deck! Starboard, aft, port, bow!
MAN: Bye-bye, everybody.
WOMAN: Bye-bye.
Bye-bye.
Be good now.
MAN: Bye-bye.
WOMAN: Bye-bye.
KERMIT THE FROG: Well, there goes another boat there. Wow. Now, you had two boats, 
and you take away one boat. And that leaves one boat. Because two take away one leaves one.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: Right you are.
Listen, I've got to go before the other boat leaves.
KERMIT THE FROG: OK.
This is a very exciting moment, folks.
And remember you saw it first on Sesame Street.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: All ashore that's going ashore. Engines full ahead. Red sails in the sunset.
KERMIT THE FROG: Uh, Christopher! Mr. Columbus! Hey, a boat is still tied to the dock.
[WOOD CREAKING]
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: What?
KERMIT THE FROG: I said, a boat is still tied to the dock.
[WOOD CREAKING]
KERMIT THE FROG: This is Kermit the Frog, on his way to discovering America.
WOMAN: Bye, froggy. Bye, frog. Have a good trip, froggy.
MAN: Bye, frog.
WOMAN: Bye, frog. Oh, isn't that exciting? Let's go see what other ships are sailing.
[? MAN: Other end of ?] the street.
WOMAN: OK.

PREHISTORY: THE FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

LA HISTORIA MEJOR CON MÚSICA

Dos profesores de Hawaii han tenido la genial idea de contar la historia a través de vídeos musicales parodiando grandes hits internacionales de hoy y siempre que suben a su canal History Teachers. Adaptan canciones de grupos, en su mayoría, pop como Blondie, Lady Gaga, The Beatles o Rihanna y cuentan parte de la historia en ellos como La Revolución Francesa, Las Cruzadas, El Rey Arturo, Leonardo da Vinci…
El resultado, combinaciones como estas:

  1. The Spanish Inquisition (“(Keep Feeling) Fascination” by The Human League”
  2. Leonardo da Vinci (“Dear Prudence” as performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees)Elizabeth I (“She’s Not There” by the Zombies)
  3. The French Revolution (“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga) con Subs
  4. The Divine Comedy (“Rapture” by Blondie)
Los resultados son impresionantes

La revolución Francesa a lo Lady Gaga.