Nazi Germany

In History class we are studying «Nazi Germany». We did four activities realated to this topic.

First we did a presentation, which in my case was about «Nazi Propaganda». For the presentation my group, Victoria Landolfo, Sybilla Correa and Ignacio Maestro and I, got creative and we did a Facebook about Joseph Goebbels, the minister of propaganda. Here I leave the link to the Facebook.

The second activity was the movie «Freedom Writers», that retelled the story of some students that were so poorly educated that they didn`t know what the Holocaust was. So then their teacher proposed them to read «The diary of Anne Frank». I really liked this movie it was very shoking to see the lives they had.

The third activity was the talk that Martin leguizamon did. He talked about his expierence in «Marcha por la vida», and how it affected in his life being part of such big event. I really enjoyed his visit to the school and I think it was very interesting to see all the pictures about the visit.

And lastly we went to the Holocaust Museum, where a woman explained us all the events of that time and all the horrible things that happended.I really liked the visit but  I wasn`t expecting all those shocking pictures the museum shown. Below I will post some of the photos.

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Abyssian Crisis

Lenny gave us the assignment of answering questions about the Abyssian Crisis

Questions:

  1. WHAT WAS THE ITALIAN EMPIRE LIKE BY 1930?
  2. HOW DID SENATOR GIORGIO PISANO EXPLAIN ITALY’S ATTITUDE FOR CONQUEST?
  3. WHAT IS ABYSSINIA TODAY? WHAT WAS THE SITUATION BY 1930?
  4. WHAT EXCUSE DID MUSSOLINI HAVE TO CONQUER ABYSSINIA?
  5. WHAT WAS THE ROLE OF FRANCE AND GREAT BRITAIN IN ITALY’S INVASION?
  6. WHAT EVIDENCE DOES MUSSOLINI’S DAUGHTER PROVIDE?
  7. WHAT DID YOUNG SOLDIERS BELIEVE WAS THEIR DUTY TOWARDS ITALY?
  8. WHAT WAS CONTROVERSIAL ABOUT THE USE OF POISON GAS BY THE ITALIANS?
  9. WHAT DID THE LEAGUE DECIDE TO DO? HOW EFFECTIVE WERE THOSE MEASURES?
  10. HOW DID ORDINARY PEOPLE REACTO TO SANCTIONS?

Answers:

  1.  The Italian Empire was from what is now Italy and what is now Libya. Also they were looking foward to Ethiopia.
  2.  The attitude that Giorgio Pisano had towards the conquest was that it was unfair for Italia not be allowed to invade Abyssinia, but Great Britain could conquer any country she wanted.
  3.   In the 1930s, Abyssinia or Ethiopia was poor, undeveloped and it practiced slavery. In the present, Abyssinia is a independent country, known as the Republic of Ethiopia.
  4.  Mussolini’s excuse to conquer Abyssinia was that he needed raw materials and land because of the fact that the population was incrising.
  5.  Italy asked permission to invade Abyssinia to France and England. France accepted the request of the Italians but, Ingland remaind ambiguous.
  6.  She provided that people didn’t even knew were Ethiopia was. Also she said that Britain won’t go to war with Italy.
  7.   Soldiers parents and grandparents, unified Italy, so they thought that their duty was to make it great.
  8.  Mussolini, seven years before he made a secret treaty improving the use of Poison Gas, had not only renounced to it, but it had also called it uncivilized.
  9.  The League proposed sanctions as a punishment to Italy for invading Ethiopia. This only consolidated Italy’s support for war.
  10. Ordinary people believed the sanctions were unfair and that they were an obstacle for Italy to recover.

The Aims and the Membership of the League of Nations

In the last period of the year, Lenny, our teacher of history, give us a task that was based on creating a think link that I did it with Ine Galmarini and Flor Claps, with the theme: The Aims and Membership of the League of Nations.

 

 

This is the presentation that  Gonzalo Criniti, Santiago Blasco, Vignesh Manwani and Benja Mayol did about the structure of the League.  This is the presentation that Fransico Lusso, Ignacio Maestro Malek and Martin Anania did about  Upper Silesia and Aaland Islands.

This is the presentation that Lucas Campion, Lola Argento and Silvestre braun did about the Geneva Protocole and Vilna.

This is the presentation that Rosario Vago, Victoria Landolfo, Margarita Muller and Milagros Montanelli did about Corfu and Bulgaria.

This is the presentation that Federica Marty, Maria roggero, Jeronimo Leguizamon and Juana Perez Muñiz did about the Refugges, transport, Health, social problems and working conditions.  

This is the presentation that Milagros Mendez, Rosario Segura and Sybilla Correa perkins did about disarmament.

The Paris Peace Conference

Today in out history class we watch a video abot the Paris Peace Conferece and then answer the questions. I did it with Victoria Landolfo.

1) War guilt.Explain the arguments FOR and AGAINST this term.

2) Which term followed War Guilt? How much would it be today? What consequences/impact did it have on Germany?

3) Why were the victors planning to prevent a future war with Germany in the Treaty?

4) What territorial losses did Germany have to face? What happened to the German colonies? What did Wilson dislike about this?

5) Which new nations were created after WW1?

Answers

1) FOR: Germany cause everything, thats why, the war started because of her.  AGAINST: There were many other causes that led to War, like the murder in Sarajevo.

2) The term that followed War Guilt were the reparations that Germany, had to pay as she “is the cause of the War”. It would have been $600 billion in modern terms. The impact that had on Germany was an economic consequence, because she have to paid to the countries the resources used in war, so she end up without money. She had money, but not a lot. Also, Germany was humiliated because she had to pay everything, even 10 years later when the people had nothing to do

3) The treaty was signed because they want to prevent War with Germany, because they knew she will grow again and take revenge.

4) Germany, because of The Treaty of Versailles, lost Poland and Alsace-Lorraine. But also German colonies, in Africa, the Pacific and China, were given to the allies. Wilson wasn’t happy with the territorial distribution, that it was just giving it from one Empire to another as opposed to having self-determination.

5) The new nation created after WW1 were: Poland, Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia.

Extension work

Here is the dialogue I did with Benjamin and María. The dialogue is about a conversation with Woodrow Wilson, David Llyod Gorge and Gorges Clemenceau, deciding the punishment on Germany, and also discussing the 14 points of Woodrow Wilson that he made before the First World War.

To hear the dialogues you need to click on the arrows.
Woodrow Wilson: Martina Villafañe Ibarbia
David Llyod Gorge: Benjamin Mayol
Gorges Clemenceau: Maria Roggero

http://voicethread.com/share/

We also had to answer this questions after doing the work.
1)Did you feel you learnt more than if
you had studied this from the book?
2)What did you personally enjoy about the project?
3)What would you change from this project if  the class from Senior 1 next year we

1)Yes, I think that that the dialogue helped me to underdstood the three diferent views of the big three.

2) I enjoy the part of making the dialogues.

3) I will change the app we used because in my team we had problems recording.

Causes of WW1

Here is the Lino I do for homework with Lucas and Gonzalo, explaining all the causes of the WW1.

 

 

Here is a video that explains how the war started and which were the causes that lead to it.

Here is a Pearltree that Lenny made to us with a lot of helpful links.

http://www.pearltrees.com/lennyambrosini/ww1/id10886276#related

 

This is a photo of my plan of my essay writing.

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Here is the essay writing that we had to make

Essay question: Did the assassination of Franz Ferdinand make war inevitable?

 

In this essay I will explain if the assassination of Franz Ferdinand made war inevitable, there are two different views of this, that later I will explain.

 

The assassination of Franz Ferdinand was the last causes that made the war begin. Well this is true as, as you know there were a lot of causes before the assassination of Ferdinand, that I will explain in the second paragraph. This cause in particular brought so much trouble that ended up with a big war; a Serb called, Gavrilo Princip, killed archduke  Franz Ferdinand. He was the heir of the throne in Austria-Hungary. Austria-Hungary sent an ultimatum which consisted in demanding Serbia to become part of Austria-Hungary if they wanted to avoid war because of the assassination. She didn´t become part of Austria-Hungary so Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. After that it became a chain: Russia supported Serbia ,so Germany declared war on Russia, France supported Russia so Germany declared war on France, Great Britain supported France and so at the end the great war began.

 

In this paragraph I will explain the other possibility why this war started. This war also can be related to the other causes of world war one. Here are other causes that led to war; Arms race: There were four countries involved: Germany, France, Russia and Britain. Countries were preparing for war, a threatening act that brought tension and fear. There was a plan of Germany called the schlieffen that was a special designed attack: it consisted in France turning to Russia Not really. France´s plan for war was the Plan XVII that involved a prompt invasion in Germany and Belgium before Germany could mobilise its reserves. They expected the war to last until Christmas 1914 ; Naval race: The countries that were involved in the Naval race were: Germany, Great Britain. They competed for the best navy. The ships were dreadnoughts; Balkans crisis: The Balkans was  a very unstable area . Also slavs wanted their independence. Britain and France wanted Russia out of the Mediterranean but then the three of them were allies…( they didn’t want to share the trade with Russia). In 1908, Bulgaria declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire, and Bosnia and Herzegovina joined Austria-Hungary. In 1909 the Treaty of Berlin was signed to bring the crisis to an end. The crisis damaged relations between Austria-Hungary on the one hand and Serbia and the Russian Empire on the other. Although the crisis ended with what appeared to be a total Austro-Hungarian diplomatic victory, Russia became determined not to back down again and to build a powerful army for emergencies. 1st Morocco crisis 1905: In the first Morocco crisis The countries involved were: France, Germany and Great Britain. France wanted to control Morocco, Germany wanted the independence of Morocco ( really she didn’t want that, she had the same intentions of France).Great Britain was neutral at first, but in 1907 The Triple Entente between France, Great Britain and Russia was formed. And after that, Great Britain supported France.

France and Germany wanted to control Morocco, and Great Britain supported France. Finally the Crisis was solved when Britain, France, Italy, Russia, the US, and Germany signed an agreement in 1906; 2nd Morocco crisis 1911: In this crisis the countries involved were  France Britain and Germany. The crisis started again because there was a rebellion, so the sultan of Morocco asked France to help him. France lent money to Morocco. France made a huge loan to Morocco and took control of taxes so Germany sent a gunboat to Morocco to protect her trade because she was afraid France taking Morocco.  Also Britain was afraid about Germany, in the end France kept Morocco and the compensation for Germany for the loss was the colonies of the Middle Congo. Well all this that i have explain are the causes that started war.

 

In my conclusion there are two views to see the beginning of this war one the assassination of Franz Ferdinand that was the last straw that broke the camel’s back and the other causes creating tension, but also these two things together could also make the war begin.