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Review – The Fall of House of Usher

As we didn´t meet our last class and countdown for our test begins, let´s have a look at some review questions. You must be prepared to answer these questions orally in class on Thursday 20/11.  Name four examples of word … Continue reading

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The Triangle of Trade

The Triangle Trade, also known as the triangular trade, is the name given to a system of trade that occurred during the colonial era in American History. New Englanders traded extensively, exporting many commodities such as fish, whale oil, furs, and rum. … Continue reading

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The fall of the House of Usher – Themes

In class and at home, we read the short story by Edgar Allan Poe “The Fall of the House of Usher”. We took the opportunity to review the literary term “theme” and we had a look at the following presentation … Continue reading

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The fall of the house of Usher

Watch this animation trailer and answer the questions below as comments: 1) Now that you have read the story, do you think the animation was good? Why or why not? 2) What elements/ symbols that you found in the story … Continue reading

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How and why did Britain become the entre of a great empire?

In class, we read about how Britain was going through a trading revolution in the 1700s. Britain was becoming the world’s most powerful trading nation. We looked at this map: Trade in the British Empire in the late 1700s. But … Continue reading

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The Witches – Plot branch

Udate!! Several more storyboards have arrived at our blog. To see your work click on your name beneath the post. It’s looking good! We are reading the Witches and have now read our way through half of the book. We … Continue reading

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French Revolution – Read by yourself, read with me! Post 2

This is the second post on the French Revolution. Listen and read to the text fragments and then answer the questions at the end of the post as comments.   Questions on audio file 1: 1) What was the Estates … Continue reading

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French Revolution – Read by yourself, read with me! Post 1

Hello, Junior 7! In this very special post, we will try to build a transition between reading all together in class and following the teacher’s reading, and reading at home by yourself. After studying the American Revolution, we take a … Continue reading

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The American Revolution

Read the text and look for further instructions at the bottom of this post. In the 1770s Britain ruled large parts of North America as colonies. In 1776 a revolution began against British rule. The first thing we must do … Continue reading

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Need a last extra practise exercise? Protestantism vs. Catholicism

Compare and contrast: Protestantism vs. Catholicism In what ways are the beliefs of Protestants and Catholics different? In what ways are they similar? Try to fill in this Venn Diagram, to compare and contrast Catholicism and Protestantism. Remember that in … Continue reading

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