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Cine e Historia: Hotel Rwanda

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FICHA TÉCNICA:

Título originalHotel RwandaAño2004Duración110 min.País Reino UnidoDirecciónGuionTerry George,Keir Pearson MúsicaRupert Gregson-Williams,Andrea Guerra,Afro Celt Sound System FotografíaRobert Fraisse Reparto,,,,,,,,,,ProductoraCoproducción Reino Unido-Canadá-Sudáfrica-Italia; Lions Gate Films / United Artists GéneroDrama | África.

The first civilisations: Mesopotamia and Egypt

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Agricultural and urban development The first great urban civilizations that developed their own writing system were born towards the 4th millennium BC on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (Mesopotamia) and the Nile (Egypt).The control of water in the rivers allowed the growth of agricultural production, which favored commercial exchanges, the development of handicrafts and the birth of the first cities.The emergence of the first States
Independent city-states (Ur, Uruk...) emerged in Lower Mesopotamia etween 3500 an 2000 BC. They were ruled by kingsThen, different dominant cities created empires in Mesopotamia:the Akkadian Empirethe Kingdom of Urthe babilonian EmpireThe Assyrian EmpireThe ziggurat was the Mesopotamian temple. It was built with bricks and used the arch and the vault. The Egypt of the pharaohs  The first monarchs or pharaohs considered themselves God's representatives on Earth and enjoyed of an absolute power (religious, political and military). To govern, th…

El Sexenio Revolucionario (1868-1874): intentos democratizadores. De la revolución al ensayo republicano

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CAUSAS DE LA REVOLUCIÓN DE 1868
A partir de 1860, la crisis económica y la crisis política se aunaron para poner fin a la etapa de prosperidad económica y provocar una inestable situación política: 
· Una crisis financiera puso en evidencia que las inversiones ferroviarias no eran rentables. Una Vez finalizado el periodo de construcción intensiva, el escaso volumen de tráfico puso al descubierto que los ferrocarriles producían unos rendimientos muy escasos. En consecuencia, el valor de las acciones ferroviarias en la Bolsa cayó espectacularmente, arrastrando a las cotizaciones de la deuda pública y de otras entidades financieras. 
· Una crisis industrial provocada por el encarecimiento del precio del algodón en rama a raíz de la guerra de Secesión de Estados Unidos (1861-1865), que había interrumpido las exportaciones de algodón. Muchas pequeñas industrias textiles no pudieron afrontar el alza de precios en un momento en el que la demanda era escasa. Algunas industrias quebraron,…

Key questions about Earth's climates

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TEMPERATURE: Temperature varies according to latitude, altitude and distance from the seaClimate zones are determined by latitude, and consist of the tropical zone, temperate zones and polar zonesPRECIPITATION: Precipitations are determined by: the climate zones (latitude), the wind and atmospheric pressure (low pressures or depression and high pressures or anticyclones), and the relief (orographic precipitation)EARTH'S CLIMATES: The climates can be classified into temperate (oceanic, mediterranean and continental) and extreme (equatorial, tropical, warm desert, polar and high mountain).
TEMPERATE CLIMATES:Oceanic, with abundant rainfall throughout the yearMediterranean, with mild temperatures throughout the year and scarce rain in summerContinental, with a great thermal oscillation between winter and summer. EXTREME CLIMATES:The warm equatorial and tropical climates have high temperatures throughout the year. In the equatorial climate, the rains are very abundant (more than 1000 mm) …

Vocabulary about the hydrosphere: fresh water and salt water

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Hydrosphere: hidrosferaWater cycle: ciclo del agua:Surface water: agua superficialGroundwater: agua subterráneaSalt water and fresh water: agua salada y agua dulceScarce: escaso/aBeneath: debajoSalinity: salinidadOcean currents: corrientes oceánicas o marinasTides: mareasWaves: olasRiver: ríoFlow: caudal Lake: lagoFrozen: congelado/aShallow: superficialSurround: rodear

Quizs about relief, seas, rivers... (Flash player required)

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Let's play and learn geography:
 To start, something easy: continents and oceans

Mountain ranges of the world 
Seas of the world
Rivers and lakes

Earth's relief

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Here we can see some multimedia about Earth's relief unit.

Earth's structure:Click on the image for an interactive game: The Earth's most important plates:The theory of continental drift:Internal forces in the formation of the relief:

Earthquake safety tips: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/earthquake-safety-tips/The external forces on the formation of relief:They are:The action of water (rainwater, snow, ice, waves and ocean currents)The action of the windThe action of vegetationThe human beingTypes of relief: