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History – Inflation

In the last history class we had to get in pairs, I worked with Santi Guerrico, and watch a video in YouTube which explained Inflation, Hyperinflation and Hyperinflation in Germany in 1920s. Then we had to say why we chose that video and define the terms “Inflation” and “Hyperinflation”. Here is the video we chose:

We chose this video because it talked about all the topics we had to look for and explained the situation of Germany at that time. We understood everything very well and it showed images that helped us understand. It talked about how elevated the inflation was, with the price of a house one day you could buy at the same price some bread two days later. At one moment, it was even cheaper to burn the money instead of coal or wood.

“Inflation” is when the government of a country starts producing more money and the prices of services and goods, for example food, start rising.

“Hyperinflation” is a an extremely elevated Inflation, it is, for example, what happened in Germany in 1923, where the price of a house was the same price of the bread two days later.

History – The Treaty of Versailles

The History teacher left an activity to do in her Blog after watching a video. Here is the activity done

1) For: Germany was the main responsable to the starting of the war because she declared war on Russia, then on France and then invaded Belgium. By invading Belgium Britain will enter the fight to protect Belgium because of the Treaty of London.

Against: Germany was important in the war, but it is not fair to make her guilty for the starting of it. There was also the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. Also the Austro-Hungarians put very hard terms to the serbians and declared war on them on July 11th 1914.

2) The term which followed War Guilt was Reparations. As in the treaty it said Germany was the main responsable for the starting of the war, they should pay the reparations for the ones who got affected. These reparations were not only paid in money, also in resources such as gold. In comparison to today’s dollars, it would costed 400 billion dollars to pay these reparations. These reparations humilliated german people and some people say it affected the german economy.

3) They, the victors, tried to prevent another war with the treaty because they thought Germany would want revenge in the future and cause another war.

4) Germany lost Poland, Alsace-Lorraine, their colonies in Africa and their holdings in the Pacific Ocean and the one in China. Germany lost her colonies in Africa. Wilson disliked the germans losing all their territory because he thought they would want revenge and create another war.

5) The nations that were created after WW1 were Poland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Hungary.

After these, we had to see some conversations the senior 3 students made in 2016 about what the big three could have said. Then we have to choose our favourite.

The one I liked the most was the number 7, this one. I liked it because I think it talked about the most important things the big three wanted and I found it very easy to understand.


The Nature of WWI – History Poster

In the last history classes we were working on the nature of WWI. We were separated in groups and we had to look for information about Propaganda, The Home Front, New Weapons and Trench Warfare, I had to look for Trench Warfare. I worked with Facu Segura, Fede San Lorenzo and Juansi Machado. After we finished looking for the information we had to make a poster showing the most important things about each topic. What I learnt from this was what kind of works did the men in the trenches do. I also learnt how did they live and what did they do, they did a lot of work and had very little time to rest, it was a hard life. The teacher gave us many links to look for this information and tools to make the poster. I look almost all the information and images from this site. We used Piktochart. This tool was very interesting because you have a lot of choices to make, for example, different types of letters, different Poster designs and also a lot of other things which make this site very simple and good to work. I learnt a new site to work that was very good and I will probably use in another opportunity. I think all the group did a very good work overall. I think I did a very complete research and found a lot of information about this topic. I think I summarized the information in a good way and that I showed the most important points of the Trench Warfare. I think I deserve a 7 or an 8 because I made a big effort to collect all the information I could and I think I showed the information in the poster very well. Click below to see the poster.

History Poster

Here is a photo if you cannot enter the site.