History and Culture A _ 2012-2013

A class blog Patricia Bou. English Studies. UV

Thursday, 26 May 2011


Dear all,

This is to let you know that I'm closing this blog. You can still visit this blog and make comments but you're no longer authors and cannot create entries.

Thank you very much for your contributions; the blog and the class wouldn't be the same without your participation.

Best luck with your exams and have a superb summer,



History & Culture Video-Clips - THE TALENT SHOW

Dear all,

Congratulations on your video-clips. They were really good and I really enjoyed watching them in class.
The video-clips you voted most were:

On the first day: Those crazy days, Ethnic Minorities and Art and architecture in the US.
On the second day: Mad Men's US and Thanksgiving.
On the third day: Two men, one fate.

Congratulations again,


Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Mona Lisa Smile

Mona Lisa Smile tells the story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school who leaves her boyfriend behind, to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Ma ssachusetts, because she wants to make a difference and influence the next generation of women. In 1953, Watson encourages her students to study to become career professionals. She uses modern art to suggest that they need not conform to female stereotype, even introducing the students to the work of Jackson Pollock. She feels that women can do more than solely adopt the roles of wives and mothers.
In this video we can see what the advertisements said about the future of women who had studied a degree.


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English recipes

I found this recipe and I felt curious due to the fact that we were studying the influence of Queen Victoria in English history and this is one of her favourite dishes.

Victoria sponge cake

"A Victoria Sponge was the favorite sponge cake of Queen Victoria, and has since become a tried-and-true recipe for tea-time sponge cakes. Victoria Sponges are generally filled with jam, and are undecorated on the top, but you can serve each piece with a dollop of whipped cream, or shake some powdered sugar over the top if you'd like."


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Marta Pomer Cañizares

Thursday, 19 May 2011

“I have a dream”.

Here I upload an interesting video. It is a part of the Martin Luther King’s speech “I have a dream”.

It was a public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr delivered on August 28, 1963, in which he called for racial equality and an end to discrimination . It was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement

The speech started with this sentence:

“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.”


Celia Gutiérrez Villar. AA