Saturday, 13 May 2017

Sunday, 23 April 2017

The Whitechapel Murderder


What happened in London in September 1888?


Read this real piece of news from the time and find out. Who was this famous murderer that still remains a myth nowadays? Watch this video that proves that many people are still interested: 

                       
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If you want to know more, here you have the trailer of the film " From Hell", with Johnny Depp.

                                        
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Finally, write a dialogue between two police constables and a suspect of the East-End crimes. Find extra information for the investigations that took place in 1888 and the different suspects in : http://www.casebook.org/intro.html


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Computer Games

Do you play lots of computer games? Which ones are your favourites? Do you know how old computer games worked?
Ask your father or mother which computer games they played when they were your age and tell the rest of the class. And watch this interesting video: A brief history of computer games


Thursday, 16 March 2017

Saint Patrick´s Day

Today is Saint Patrick´s day! 

This festival is celebrated in Ireland and in the USA by people from Irish origins. How? Mainly by drinking a Guiness beer, but we are going to celebrate it a little differently.
First of all, a little bit of history:

Who was Saint Patrick?


-St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.

-He converted many Irish to Christianity in the fifth century. The legend says he expelled snakes ( the devil ) from Ireland

- St. Patrick incorporated traditional Celtic symbols, like the bonfire and the sun, into his 
Christian teachings.

- St. Patrick died on March 17, circa 462.
- St. Patrick’s Day is the saint’s feast day and has evolved from a religious holiday to a worldwide celebration.

 
How do people celebrate Saint Patrick? 

 
 ( apart from drinking beer, as we said before)
•Christians attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon, although pubs in Ireland
were closed on March 17 by law until 1995.



•They traditionally eat Irish bacon and cabbage.



•The first St. Patty’s Day parade occurred when Irish soldiers in the British army marched through 
New York City on March 17, 1762.



•The Chicago River has been dyed green every year since 1962.

What are the traditional symbols of Ireland?