Introduction to SocialStudiesSocial Studies for 8th EBG – Teacher: Mauricio Torres
Why is it important to studySocial Studies? Prepares you for life in differentways. Helps you create a library in yourbrain. Helps you have more info in orderto make your own onclusions whenit comes to current events andworld events. It gives you tools and materials towork with, no matter what youchoose to do with your life.
Class Objectives To give you knowledge andinformation from the beginnings ofhumanity and the ancient world. To apply your English skills withacademic content in order toimprove your English every year.
Applying Social Studies to ourdaily life. We can apply it to almost anythingduring our every day life. Frommovies, music, conversation withfriends and even sports.
Example: Iron Maiden Iron Maiden is an English heavy metalband. Their music is loud and soundslike Beethoven with an electric guitar. Even though their imagery is based on“Eddie”, a corpse, they do no worship thedevil or such! If you listen to some of their lyrics, theyare actually talking about historicalevents, such as WWII, the Crimean waror imaginary nuclear wars. Where do they get inspiration for suchlyrics?!
The Trooper Written by bassist and founder-member Steve Harris, the songis based on the Charge of theLight Brigade at the Battle ofBalaclava 1854, which tookplace during the Crimean War. Inspired by Lord Tennysonspoem of the same name. The singles accompanyingmusic video included clips of acavalry battle from the 1936 filmthe Charge of the LightBrigade, starring Errol Flynn.This song is based on theCrimean War, which wasfought by the Russians andthe Ottoman Empire (England,France, and Sardinia).
Trooper Lyrics“The horse, he sweats with fear, we break to runThe mighty roar of the Russian gunsAnd as we race towards the human wallThe screams of pain as my comrades fall”
“Charge of the Light Brigade”by Alfred, Lord TennysonForward, the Light Brigade!Was there a man dismayd ?Not tho the soldier knewSome one had blunderd:Theirs not to make reply,Theirs not to reason why,Theirs but to do & die,Into the valley of DeathRode the six hundred.Cannon to right of them,Cannon to left of them,Cannon in front of themVolleyd & thunderd;Stormd at with shot and shell,Boldly they rode and well,Into the jaws of Death,Into the mouth of HellRode the six hundred.
What have we learned today? We can apply random knowledge of historical events to ourdaily lives. We can also use this knowledge to create new ways of art. We also used a heavy metal song to learn History!