This blog has been designed to provide information about the activities held at the social studies bilingual sections in CPI Tino Grandío (Guntín,Spain). The English language and Social Studies teachers have elaborated most of the resources you can see but our "auxiliares de conversa" also have their own page and posts. Therefore everyone is invited to have a look .

Monday, January 21, 2019

Today's Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a US Federal Holiday. It commemorates civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. It is celebrated on the third Monday in January and is one of only four United States Federal holidays to honor an individual person.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights activist in the 1950s and 1960s. He led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of all people including African Americans. He hoped that America and the world could become a colorblind society where race would not impact a person's civil rights. He is considered one of the great orators of modern times, and his speeches still inspire many to this day. 

 Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, GA on January 15, 1929. He went to Booker T. Washington High School. He was so smart that he skipped two grades in high school. He started his college education at Morehouse College at the young age of fifteen. After getting his degree in sociology from Morehouse, Martin got a divinity degree from Crozer Seminary and then got his doctor's degree in theology from Boston University. Martin's dad was a preacher which inspired Martin to pursue the ministry. He had a younger brother and an older sister. In 1953 he married Coretta Scott. Later, they would have four children including Yolanda, Martin, Dexter, and Bernice. 

In his first major civil rights action, Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This started when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. She was arrested and spent the night in jail. As a result, Martin helped to organize a boycott of the public transportation system in Montgomery. The boycott lasted for over a year. It was very tense at times. Martin was arrested and his house was bombed. In the end, however, Martin prevailed and segregation on the Montgomery buses came to an end. 

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. helped to organize the famous "March on Washington". Over 250,000 people attended this march in an effort to show the importance of civil rights legislation. Some of the issues the march hoped to accomplish included an end to segregation in public schools, protection from police abuse, and to get laws passed that would prevent discrimination in employment. It was at this march where Martin gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. This speech has become one of the most famous speeches in history. The March on Washington was a great success. The Civil Rights Act was passed a year later in 1964. 

 Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4. 1968 in Memphis, TN. While standing on the balcony of his hotel, he was shot by James Earl Ray. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C. Photo by Ducksters 

  • King was the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a national holiday. 
  • At the Atlanta premier of the movie Gone with the Wind, Martin sang with his church choir. 
  • There are over 730 streets in the United States named after Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  • One of his main influences was Mohandas Gandhi who taught people to protest in a non-violent manner. 
  • He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 
  • The name on his original birth certificate is Michael King. This was a mistake, however. He was supposed to be named after his father who was named for Martin Luther, the leader of the Christian reformation movement. 
  • He is often referred to by his initials MLK. 
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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Food in Britain

There are several aspects of food and eating in Britain that are shocking or at least surprising for a Spaniard:
  • Meal times and names:

Marmite by Malcolm Farmer
  • Large breakfasts. A proper traditional breakfast might include fried eggs, sausage, baked beans, bacon, toast, fried tomatoes, mushrooms, toast or fried bread ... and, of course, a cup of tea or coffee. However, nowadays, most people in Britain just have a simpler breakfast with cereal, toast, a cup of tea or coffee and some juice. A "nice cuppa" refers to a cup of tea.
  • Many people will drink tea or coffee while having a meal, instead of drinking water. It might be difficult to imagine someone eating soup while drinking soup, but not from a Briton.
  • Almost anything can be eaten on toast: beans, Marmite, egg, tomato, cheese...
  • Tea time at Lucy's by MrsWoman
  • Tea is the national drink. It is drunk at all meals, any time of the day and any time of the year, not just for the meal called "tea".
  •  There are also some foods that may seem strange to foreigners:
    • haggis
    • Scotch eggs
    • Toad in the hole
    • black pudding
    • Welsh rarebit
  • Fish and chips. If you don't know what to eat any time, you may pop into a fish and chips shop and buy your dinner there.
Penny Lane fish and chips shop by Loco Steve
Fish and chips by Richard Allaway


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Our menu

eTwinning group activities - Section 1

First check which group you are in and then go to your activity:
These are the different group activities for this first section:
  • GROUP 1: Presentation about free time activities in general. In this presentation students will show and comment on their favourite and popular free time activities.
  • GROUP 2: Design a questionnaire that will be administered to all the students in the project in a couple of weeks. After you have the questions, these should be written in a Google Form and the link will be passed to the teachers/students in the project. Try not to have too many questions but enough to cover all the possible free time activities you can think of. The purpose will be to know as much as possible about what we do in our frree time. 
  • GROUP 3: In this Padlet you should show pictures of yourself and others (with their permission) doing free.time activities. Then you can make comments, whether these activities are popular in you country or not, if you like them or not, etc.

COMMUNICATION WITH THE OTHER STUDENTS: You can write comments in your work document or you can go to this forum.

At the restaurant

Saving tropical forests

Sunday, January 13, 2019