The Start of World War One: Looking back on my work.

First of all, the 3 activities that most helped me on this where the presentation of the countries, because i had to take note of others presentation and study my presentation, so i had all the info of the countries in my head. Also the thinking skill because it made me think and analise all the causes and made me think how a could improve. Finally the test because it made me revise the causes again and also made me refresh my mind and think.


Thinking skill:


I could did beter in the task “Task #1: The First Moroccan Crisis” because i feel like i wasnt full concentreted and as it was the first task, i didnt know how to work with this. I would like to revise more the morocan crisis.

Self evaluation:

Well, in “Your attendance to class, your participation both individually and also in group work .” I would give me a 9, because i feel that i really payed attencion and i was participating with my group almost all the time.

And in “The quality of the material you presented as well as that of your individual class and group contributions.” I would give me a 7 because In all clases i was there and many times participated. Also some of the tasks i did were good and well done ,but some others did not. Here is the evidence of my work (here I put the tasks were i get a mark or comments, some others don’t have any comment)

1 moroccan crisis: 5/10.

2 moroccan crisis: comment, “Hi Guys, In your mind map you should respect or follow a logical chronology, not start from the end. Please do it again.”

Test: “Thomas, I’ve just sent feedback on the test. You got 7,5/10. Good job!!”

Essay: (waiting for results)

El condenado a muerte que dio origen al eslogan de Nike | EL ...

This image reminds me that, no matter what, you have to try, even harder. Because you will never learn something if you don’t try it. “Never give up” or “just do it” are reminders for you to try to learn, no matter why.

In order to further improve your performance, what resolution would you be ready to make for the NEW term WE ARE STARTING?

I could reflect more on what i learned, what should i revise, what is for me clear, and things like that. Be more clear with myself and analyse what am i studying.

History Presentations

Here is the presentation that i made with Oliverio Baur, Carmela Depino and Antonia Padilla.

In this presentation we say how was France before the WW1, like which were there strong points, there worries, ambitions, etc.

What we First did was to divide the slides into different people. Then, when we all finished the slides, We all revised the hole presentation. So if someone noticed something wrong, he would advice it and correct it. Then, when we all agreed that the presentation was well, we send it to Lenny (Our teacher). The next class we corrected all the things that Lenny told us to change or to add. Including the grammar, the information, the images, etc. Finally, when all was finished, we decided which slide should everyone say. We practiced them and presented.

I think i would give me a 7,5/8 out of 10 because, in my personal opinion i think that i work good and hard to do it. I concentrated on it and that was what i wanted. Also i think that the presentation was really good and we presented well. Although there were pronunciation problems, we could do a good presentation.

Now i will show you the notes i did from the other presentations:

Summary of not waving but drowning. By Thomas and Benicio

By Thomas and Benicio


This poem talks about a man that is under the water drowning, so he started shaking the hand for somebody to come and help him. But people instead thought that he was waving, saying “hi”. The tone of the poem is dark, sad, you can imagine a person alone, in a room,  talking about something sad. The voice seems to come from a narrator, 3rd person, that knows what happened and the feelings of people.

Literary devices:

“It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way”= It is a metaphor. It wants to say that he couldn’t stand that people passed away without helping him.
“Heard him” = It is an alliteration. It wants to say that someone did or did not heard him, put attention on what he was saying.

“loved larking” =It is an alliteration. It wants to say that someone loves something, in this place, larnking.

How to write an essay

First you have to prepare what you are going to write. Then you have to write what you prepare. How?

The first thing is your argument. Write your arguments about the poem/what you are reading. Then it comes the evidence (you have to give evidence to your arguments). It can be with quotes. The next step, and the most important, is your analysis. Here you will include all the things you see, reed, understand, etc. Then you do a transition to the next paragraph. And finally you do all this again.

When you finish writing you have a limited time to check if all is good.


Good points:  He does a very good analysis. He uses appropriate vocabulary and talks with great posture. He separates in paragraphs. He talks in a way where is simple to read and think about what he wrote. Something good is that he says different things in all the paragraphs.

Bad points: He do not start the essay with an argument. and he never uses quotes. Quotes are a crucial thing on the essays because they approve what you are saying, they “say” to the person that is reading that ,what you said, is TRUE. Also he do not use connectors as “at first”, “finally”.

Music of life

  1. Yes.
  2. because the song shows what the singer feels. So that make us feel the same.
  3. Sing it or just think of somethings that is in connection with the song.
  4. When the mood of the song can take you to the feelings about that mood.
  5. I used to think that only some of the tipes of music could expres a feeling. Now i think that ALL the tipes of music can expres a feeling.

Drawing in the lab!!!

  1. (2)
  2. (2)
  3. (2)
  4. (2)
  5. (2)
  6. (2)
  7. (0),  Because Ceci told us not to.

Total: 12




You will see him light a cigarette
At the hall door careless, leaning his back
Against the wall, or telling some new joke
To a friend, or looking out into the secret night.

But always his eyes turn
To the dance floor and the girls drifting like flowers
Before the music that tears
Slowly in his mind an old wound open.

His red sunburnt face and hairy hands
Were not made for dancing or love-making
But rather the earth wave breaking
To the plough, and crops slow-growing as his mind.

He has no girl to run her fingers through
His sandy hair, and giggle at his side
When Sunday couples walk. Instead
He has his awkward hopes, his envious dreams to yarn to.

But ah in harvest watch him
Forking stooks, effortless and strong –
Or listening like a lover to the song
Clear, without fault, of a new tractor engine.



It is about a farmer that is in a house where there are people, some dancing. He is a man that is not good at love but he is very good as a worker. He is telling jokes to his friends when he sees a very beautifull girl dancing. So he goes to dance with her but he feels something. He feels that he is bad at it and he can not do it. So he keeps the feelings of dance in him and finaly goes away.

lab safety rules

Video of Mora, Tuni, Luli, Carmela:  It conveys message about LSR. It is clear and has a good organization. The edition its good but can be better. But is funny to see.

Video of Iña, Fran and Manu: It conveys message about LSR very clear. The organization was good and the editing Was awsome. It is also funny to see but i would add more safety rules.

Our video: I was with Vito, Beni and Mate. I felt very confortable about doing it and it was also funny to do it. Editing it was also funny.

Video of Nica, Ambar, Oli, Feli: It conveys message about LSR. It is very clear and it had a good organazation. The editing was very well. It was good and funny.

Video of Emi, Franco, Martu, Luchi: It conveys message about LSR. it is very clear and organizated. The editing was very good and it is funny to see. But i would add more safety rules.