Crónica Inca

Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala is considered the first historical chronicler of the Spanish conquest. Born into a noble family in Perú in 1535, he was a direct descendant of ruler Huaman-Chava-Ayauca Yarovilca-Huanuco. He was a fluent speaker of Quechua and the Aru dialects and probably learnt Spanish as a child or adolescent. He wrote and illustrated “Nueva Crónica y Buen Gobierno” of 1,189 pages and 400 drawings.  His original manuscript has been kept in the Royal Danish Library since 1660 though it only came into public view in 1908.

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Casas bioclimáticas

Casa tradicional o bioclimática? Preservar el medioambiente es tarea de todos. Houses go green with these models built by our 8th Graders. Would you live in a green house or a traditional one?  Why? ¿ Por qué? This project was presented on imovie.

With recycling and compost areas…..

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…..and wind power

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……and a rain garden

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…..and solar panels

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Lit with solar panels….

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Keep Calm and Shop

Learning to shop in another language is far from simple. Our lesson started off with a fictional dialogue at a store and ended up in a less than fictional design studio. Fabric, texture, color, pattern, size and price blended into surprising fashion designs in 6th Grade.

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Mujeres en el arte

FRIDA KAHLO fue pintora y poetisa. Nació el 6 de julio de 1907 y falleció el 13 de julio de 1954 en Coyoacán, México. Casada con el célebre muralista mexicano Diego Rivera, su vida estuvo cruzada por el infortunio de una enfermedad infantil y por un grave accidente en su juventud. En 1939 expuso sus pinturas en Francia. Frida decía que ella no pintaba sueños sino su propia vida. Gozó de la admiración de destacados pintores e intelectuales de su época como Pablo Picasso. Su obra alcanzó la fama después de su muerte, a partir de la década de 1970.

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We saw one of her paintings at the Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

 

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