Cuando empezó el siglo XVII, España tenía el imperio más rico y poderoso del mundo. Pero el país tenía grandes problemas internos y conflictos con otros países. En pocas décadas, España perdió el dominio en Europa y entró en una profunda crisis económica y social.

En este siglo reinaron en España tres monarcas: Felipe III (1598-1621), Felipe IV (1621-1665) y Carlos II (1665-1700).

La decadencia política y económica no supuso la decadencia cultural. El siglo XVII fue una de las etapas más brillantes de la cultura española. Es el siglo del Barroco, surgido en Italia pero ampliamente desarrollado en España. En un siglo en el que comienza la decadencia del Imperio Hispánico la cultura se encuentra en el denominado Siglo de Oro de las letras y las artes.

El Siglo de Oro español – tiempo en que las artes, las letras y la política tuvieron el mayor incremento…

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The Medieval Manor – Tierney Leigh, Kathryn Moran, Jesse Plunkett



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How did the medieval manor come into being?
In 176AD, when the Roman Empire fell, there wasn’t an army to protect the citizens from the attacks and invasions of the Vikings. Because of this, A Frankish King, Charlemagne brought in the system – feudalism. This system introduced the poorer people to working on the richer family’s land. The harvest was shared with the lord of the manor, who gave his land to another family. To thank the peasants for working on the land, the lord would offer them protection and loyalty. This later was developed into Manorialism. – After winning the Battle of Hastings, ‘William the Conqueror’ split the land up into manors. He gave the manors as a reward, to his knights and nobles. The king would rely on the manors that he owned for a supply of food. He governed that land by…

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Learning to create chrolopleth maps:

A choropleth map uses colors or shading to show differences between areas. Areas that share a quality are colored or shaded alike.

Choropleth maps can be used to show differences in quantity also. If you wanted to show the percent of people graduating from high school on a world map, you could use ten colors to represent 0 to 10%, 11 to 20%, 21 to 30%, and so on.

Mapping information locates it for you. You know where it exists. And you have a starting point for finding out why it is there. ( info via


1. Determine the mapping categories.

Subtract the lowest value from the highest value to calculate the range of the numbers.
Decide upon the number of mapping categories. Five to ten mapping categories are adequate for most maps.
Divide the range by the number of mapping categories to determine the numbers to include in each category.
2. Choose a color code or shading pattern for each category. The colors or patterns assigned should increase from light to dark to represent the lowest to highest category.
3. Locate and label each country on an outline map, determine its mapping category, and color or shade the country appropriately.

4. Title the map and add the key or legend to the map.

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