Trabajo Práctico de Formación Ética y Ciudadana: Visita al Congreso

El día Viernes 31 de Marzo fuimos a hacer una visita al Congreso de la Nación. En base a esa visita, tuvimos que realizar una serie de preguntas de dos temas que podíamos elegir. Yo trabajé con Milagros Montanelli, Flor Claps Gonzalo Criniti

Comparto el Drive con las preguntas y respuestas.

Voicethread (video):

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“The Gold Cadillac” Diary Entry

Our Language teacher told us to change the story’s point of view and to do a diary entry.

Dear Diary,

I have never felt so desperate since the moment in which the golden Cadillac was in front of our house. I remained silent and I wondered where the Mercury was. We were supposed to save for a new house not a new car. I didn’t pretend to ride on that luxurious car, it was too unsafe for the girls. Anyway I decided to let them go.

One day, Wilbert told us he wanted to go to the rural south to visit his parents. He was completely crazy, we knew we could be lynched, anyway we took the risks. We went in a caravan.

The journey began, everything was fine until we saw the signs. We couldn’t stop anywhere. Finally we reached Memphis. There was so much traffic that we lost our relatives. We were alone. When we crossed the state line we heard a police siren. They took us to a police station. We waited three hours until we were released. At night we stopped at a grove of trees because of the tiredness we had. We were scared, I could not sleep.

Finally we did it, we reached the farm, everyone was there. It was a dangerous journey. When we returned, Wilbert sold the car. I appreciated it. I will never forget the moments we had on that luxury. Now we are saving for a new house.



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“Tiger in the Menagerie” & “The Lost Woman”

  • The mother and the daughter relationship, Who is really the Lost Woman
  • Voice is first person
  • Patricia Beer narrated what happened when her mother died.
  • The poet was feeling shocked
  • Color white shows death
  • She was quite young
  • Mother´s death associated with nature
  • She never see her mother´s  burial
  • She was not able to move on
  • She refuse to let her mother  go
  • She helped her mother a lot/ sacrifed for her
  • There were difficulties (marriage)
  • Her memory doesn´t leave it remains intact
  • Her mother´s tell her to move on
  • Her mother is contradicting what her daughter has told us

Tiger in the Menagerie

  • Tiger is stealthy
  • Tiger is unreal
  • This tiger is too vibrant to be real it could represent someone else
  • Stripes and bars shares a dream
  • Tiger´s eye and the sun have become one
  • Uncivilised cannot be controlled
  • Tiger is seen as a threat to the birds( Birds represent freedom)


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Timeline: Racial events in USA between 50s and 60s

Our Language teacher told us to do a timeline about racial events in USA between 50s and 60s and why African-American´s were discriminated and separated.

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Buenos Aires 3 de Marzo de 2017

Nuestra profesora de Lengua nos dio una consigna que era escribir una carta ( mas/menos 250 palabras) en la que cuentes como te imaginás/ deseas que sea el año.

Querida Carol:

Te escribo esta carta para contarte como me imagino y espero que sea este año.

Para empezar yo me imagino que 3er año debería de ser uno de los mejores años que haya tenido. Es el momento en el cual ya sos muchísimo más independiente y responsable con respecto a los años anteriores.

Por otro lado 3er año es la mitad de la secundaria entonces yo pienso que esta etapa está para divertirse y aprender. Es la etapa en la que aparecen materias nuevas y empiezan los exámenes internacionales.

También espero que podamos ayudarnos como un grupo eso implica que cuando alguien falta nosotros le pasemos la tarea y lo que se hizo en el día al que faltó y que además las profesoras/es puedan publicar en sus blogs lo que se hizo en el día por si el que faltó quiere fijarse ahí. Es una manera de ayudarnos entre nosotros.

Por otra parte espero que las profesoras/es a la hora de dar clase nos expliquen varias veces cuando no entendamos algo o si seguimos sin entender que busquen otra manera para que nosotros podamos entender.

Como conclusión espero poder llevarme una buena experiencia de este año.

Saludos, Francisco


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Trabajo Práctico de Formación Ética 2do Año 2016

A mi grupo le tocó presentar el femicidio y los Derechos de la Mujer.  Trabajé junto con Margarita Müller y Gonzalo Criniti


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Essay vocabulary

The vocabulary of the IGCSE exam.

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Billenium by J. Ballard

  1. Write a detailed synopsis of the story.
  2. Discuss the theme of over-population and the effect it has on both the way of life and quality of life of the inhabitants of the city.
  3. The quest for living space has become an overriding obsession with the people of the city. Discuss this theme in detail. Include in your answer some discussion of the ways in which Ballard makes the quest for space dominate the characters’ lives.
  4. What sort of relationship does Ballard put forward between the inner world of the individual (as represented by Ward and Rossiter) and the outer world in which they live. In other words, how does Ballard conceptualise the effect of surviving daily life in a hopelessly over-crowded city on the consciousness of the individual as demonstrated by the ways in which Ward and Rossiter manage the gift of space in the secret room they discover?
  5. In the story, Ballard does attempt some sort of explanation of the social, political and economic causes of the extreme over-population that has beset the world. Explain his views as they are presented in the story.
  6. Do you agree with his argument? Do you think that current population growth projections indicate that we are likely to end up in the situation portrayed in the story?
  7. Describe and analyse Ward’s character in some detail. What values does he hold? Why does Ballard make use of this type of character as the main character for this story?
  8. What role does Rossiter play in the story?
  9. Describe the role of the female characters in the story.
  10. Discuss the effects that over-population and its attendant ills has had on the nature of family life in relation to Ward’s family as well as Judith and Helen’s family relationships.
  11. What does the secret room symbolise in the story?
  12. Why do you think Ward and Rossiter are unable to keep the gift of space to themselves? Is Ballard making a comment on how our inner world ultimately reflects the shape of the external world in which we live?
  13. What sort of living arrangement do they eventually end up allowing (and accommodating to) in their secret room?
  14. Discuss Ballard’s style and language in the story? Consider also in what ways it is appropriate to the nature of the story being told.

1) The world is overpopulated, people lived in small cubicles because there wasn’t  enough space for all  the crowded world. Ward and his friend Rossiter fought to get more space but they  couldn’t get a bigger cubicle because there were stricted laws that didn’t let people to get more space, the governors were worried about the increasing population. Every year they reduced the space of the cublicles to build more of thems. Ward coudn’t tolerate to live in his small cubicle. One day his friend Rossiter planned to move in a quiet  area that there wasn´t pedestrian traffic or a lot of noise. The good news were that the cublicle it’s a bit bigger. When they installed there, they accidentaly discovered a large and big room that they got surprised and with there mouths open. But they need to watch if somebody came, they decided inviting the two girls that they met before. They brang their things to the big room and filled it with their stuff, there was a Victorian wardrobe. The problem was that they invited the two girl´s family  to live there, they had to dismantle the wardrobe. Now they are like the beggining, their dreams of freedom, fall.

2) The way and the quality of life that the people lived was awful, lots of noise, pedestrian traffic, you had to wait a lot of time to eat in a restaurant, people living in cubicles meant difficult to breath, loss of privacy andthepeople couldn’t live a common life, it was terrible.

3) There were many people in this overpopulated world that wanted more space, but it was imposible because there were several laws that controlled the cubicle’s space, the people lived on it. Ballard used this to show that the quest for space is a neccesity for all the people to feel more comfortable and to have privacy.

4) Ballard showed that when Rossiter and Ward found the secret room, they started to fill it in  with stuff because as they were living in an over crowded world, they had absorted minds about tiny spaces, and they didn´t know how to take advantage of the “big” space they had. Surviving is diffcult.

5) One cause was,  that if you have three children you would get more space, that´s why the population grew and grew every year. They didn´t have laws against natality control.

6)  He is right, but the difference that there are more countries that had more children and others that had less children an there are laws, actually we don´t have problems with overpopulation, we are balance.

7) Ward is a different person like others, he could not tolerate his tiny space. He thought to go to live to Neptune, sarcasticaly. Ballard used some techniques to show that the experiences of Ward made him the protagonist of the story. His works in a librarian and live with his friend Rossiter.

8) Rossiter´s role in the story was to be the friend of Ward, he worked in the government, he knew how much the population would grow every year, he also wanted a bigger space.

9) Judith and Helen were two nice girls that they knew each other, There are suffering because they lived together in a smaller cublicle that Ward had at the beggining of the story. They took advantage of the space the boys provided to them and their families.

10) Many people got ill because they could not breath properly and they got always hurt on the pedestrian traffic. Judith´s, Helen´s and Ward´s family decided to live together because they were all sick,  the secret room was completely full.

11) The secret room symbolised the freedom and the  privacy that Rossiter and Ward finally got, there were surprised when they accidentally discovered it, but they dreams came to an end.

12) They were unable to keep the gift space because as they were not use to a big space, they filled it with their stuff. As I   said before they did not took advantage of the space that the room offered. Ballard used this to explain how the world was, how it was the people´s life he used this to comment our situation in which are we now.

13) They accepted the two girls family to live with them, but they did not realise at all that all their dream about a bigger space had fall, Ballard showed this when they dismantled the Victorian wardrobe they had.

Task 2

The micro apartments were only made for single teenagers or couples but also family´s lived there, in the story it was worst, the space was smaller. But they were very similar. In the story it said how they were.




Publicado en 2AC2016, literature | 1 comentario

Reporting Quotes

Our Language teacher, Pilar, said that we had to look for quotations of famous people and passed them into reported speech.

Resultado de imagen para gandhi quotes

Gandhi said that nobody could hurt him without his permission.

Resultado de imagen para gandhi quotes

Gandhi said that there is no god higher than truth.

Resultado de imagen para where there is love there is life

Gandhi said that where there is love there is life.

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Reported Speech Tutorial

Our Language teacher told us to look for a tutorial that explain the uses of the Reported Speech.

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