mercredi 20 janvier 2016

Test Geography 3e : The UK

Statistics you must know :
Number of inhabitants in the UK
Surface of the UK (Approximately)
Number of inhabitants in London + comparison with the second largest city
Share of the primary, secondary, tertiary industry, quaternary industry in the jobs

Maps :
Location of the 4 nations (England, Wales, Scoltand, Northern Ireland)
Location of the  10 most populated cities
Location of the British overseas territories (to be able to give two examples)
Location of the richest parts of the UK and the poorest ones

Nation, region, area,
Overseas territories, Commonweath,
CBD, countryside, council estate, terraced house, semi-detached houses, green belt, inner city, outer city, commuter village
rural-urban fringe areas

What you must be able to explain :
- why was regeneration necessary in Manchester (and what was decided to achieve it)
- What were the changes in the rural-urban fringe areas (example of Chester)
- the link between the type of industry and the wealth of an area
- the different types of farming
- what are national parks
- why tourism is important in the UK
- what is green tourism
- why London is a world metropolis
- what High Industries are

dimanche 10 janvier 2016

4e History : American revolution

To revise : American Revolution

Dates to know:
1773 : Boston tea party
4th July 1776 : Declaration of Independence
1776-1783 : American Revolution (or ‘war of independence)
1778 : Alliance between France and the USA
1781 : Battle of Yorktown
1783 : Treaty of Paris
1787 : American Constitution
1789 : Washington elected president of the USA

People to know :
Washington, La Fayette, Franklin, Louis XVI

What you must be able to explain :
-           What were the "13 colonies" (location, origins of the people, ...)
      Why did the Americans revolt against the British ?
-          The human rights according to the Declaration of Independence
-          Why did France play a key role in the American Revolution ?
-          The differences branches in the American constitution -who is in charge / How they are chosen / What their powers are / length of time of their mandates

VVocabulary :
C    Constitution, executive branch, legislative branch, judicial branch, a term, president, vice president, congress, secretaries, House of Representatives, Senates, senators, Supreme court, justices, 

samedi 7 novembre 2015


For the official program
For the international Section
August 1914 : Outbreak of the war
August 1914 : DORA*
September 1914 : Battle of the Marne
December 1914 : German raid on Scarborough
Late 1914- Early 1918 : Stalemate

From April 1915 : Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire
April 1915 : Gallipoli Battle
February-December 1916 : Battle of Verdun
1916 : Military Service Act*

July- November 1916 : Battle of the Somme
February and October 1917 : Russian revolutions
December 1917 : Russian Armistice
April 1917 : The United States declared war on Germany
November 1918 : Revolutions in Austria-Hungary and in Germany
11 November 1918 : Armistice : End of WW1

June 1919 : Treaty of Versailles
1919 : Right to vote for women over 30 y.o. in the UK

                                                                                  25 April : ANZAC day

DORA : Defense Of the Realm Act : law passed in August 1914 to limit freedoms in the UK because of the War  
Military Service Act : Before that law in the UK, men had to enlist (= to be volunteer) to become soldier
Propaganda poster : the different targets of propapanda poster (to recruit soldiers [Until 1916] + to convince people that the it is a just war + to encourage people  to give money to pay wepons  and (especially for  women) to work in war factories

What you must know :
-          The different phases of WW1
-          Vocabulary to describe trenches + what were the conditions of life in the trenches
-          To explain why WWI was a ‘total war’
-          To explain why the Home front played an important role in the war
-          The number of soldiers killed during WW1, Which countries had the most casualties
-          The new map of Europe in 1919 : new frontiers of Germany, new countries
-          Why the treaty of Versailles was considered as a humiliation by Germany
-          Who Lenin, Clemenceau, Wilson, Lloyd George were.

Testimonies about WW1:
-          An example of a soldier’s diary Billy Congreve
-          Examples of novels  about World War I :
o   Erich Maria Remarque, All quiet on the Western Front (1929)
o   Humphrey COBB, Path of Glory, (1937)

-          Examples of a film  about World War I :Paths of Glory (1957=

dimanche 1 novembre 2015

4e : Chapter 2 : World trade

What you must remember

Case study : the Ipod : itinerary from Shenzhen to New York
Explain the different mean of transport (advantages and disadvantages) + transport in containers ==> in order to ease the transshipment
Share of the price (components, assembling, transport, design, marketing)

World trade today :
- growth of the World trade since 1960
Different types of products exported and their share in the total (agricultural goods, oil and minerals, manufactured goods) + evolution since 1960
- the most important areas for world trade : Asia and Pacific, North America, Europe

World map :
- names of the continents and the oceans and their location
- strategic seaways : location of the different straits and canals

What you must be able to do :
- to describe the itinerary of a boat
- to read a graph and to make a comentary about it

vocabulary : GDP

vendredi 25 septembre 2015

4e ; Chapter 1 : revolutions in England during the 17th century

Stuart England: How did England become a limited monarchy?

Important dates :
1642 : beginning of the Civil War
1649 : trial and execution of Charles I + beginning of the Commonwealth
1653 : Cromwell became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth
1658 : Oliver Cromwell’s death
1660 : Restoration
1679 : the Habeas Corpus Act
1688 : Glorious revolution
1689 : Bill of Rights + Toleration Act
+ The dates of the reign of the kings or the queens of England from 1603 to 1714

What you must be able to explain :
-          Why there was a Civil war from 1642 to 1649.
-          Why monarchy was restored in 1660.
-          What is the Habeas Corpus about.
-          Why there was a revolution in 1688 and why it is called ‘the Glorious revolution’.
-          What is the Bill of rights about.
-          Who were Newton, Halley, Hooke.