IES Nicolás Copérnico (Écija) – Bilingual Blog

1st ESO (English)

DU 1: The Universe

DU 2: The Earth

DU 3: Animals & landscapes

DU 4: The man

DU 5: The European Union

DU 6: The comic

Didactic Unit 1: THE UNIVERSE

Solar System Lesson

An excellent lesson to learn about the Solar System. With this video you will learn about the different planets in no time! (Tip: click on the CC symbol you see at the bottom of the video if you want the English subtitles to appear.)



The Solar System

This is another video on the Solar System. It will teach you many things about our little part of the universe.

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Wormholes: travelling through space and time

Watch this video about the theory that explains how wormholes can be used to travel between distant places in space. This would also make time travel possible. Enjoy and let’s talk about this in class!

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The Twin Paradox

Albert Einstein presents a paradox about two twin brothers: one stays on Earth and the other travels through space. When the second brother returns from space, his brother on Earth is older than he is. How can this happen?

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Solar System Song

This is a song about the 8 planets in our solar system. f you want to read the lyrics, click here: SOLAR SYSTEM SONG


Didactic Unit 2: THE EARTH

Earth’s Rotation & Revolution (Crash Course Kids)

Have you ever wondered why we have seasons? Or maybe where the sun goes when it’s night time? It doesn’t actually go anywhere. Let’s learn about the Earth’s rotation and revolution and how these things contribute to night and day and how Earth’s tilt gives us seasons.

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Seasons and the Sun (Crash Course Kids)

Ever wonder why we have seasons? A lot of people think it’s because the Earth gets further away from the sun in winter, and closer in the summer. But, it’s actually more interesting than that.

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Here Comes the Sun (Crash Course Kids)

Every hear of “Sol”? Sure you have! It’s our Sun! It sits at the center of our 8 planet solar system, providing us with heat and light. But how does that energy get to us?

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Weather vs. Climate (Crash Course Kids)

So we have Weather and Climate… but are they the same thing? No, no they are not. But they are both super important to how the geosphere is shaped.

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Water Changes Everything

Almost a billion people live without clean drinking water. We call this the water crisis. It’s a crisis because it only starts with water, but water affects everything in life.



Didactic Unit 4: THE MAN

The life of William Shakespeare

Watch this short video if you want to learn a bit more about the British poet and playwright William Shakespeare.


History Trip to the Globe Theatre

Watch this short video about William Shakespeare’s theatre, The Globe. (Tip: click on the CC symbol you see at the bottom of the video if you want the English subtitles to appear.)


Watch these funny videos with the summaries of some of William Shakespeare’s plays:





Romeo and Juliet



Try this on-line game called “Romeo Wherefore Art Thou?”. Have fun!


W. Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18

Watch and listen to David Gilmour singing Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare.


You can read the Sonnet clicking on this link (you also have three different translations into Spanish):  Shakespere’s Sonnet 18


Didactic Unit 6: THE COMIC

Create a great comic strip with Make Beliefs Comix!


These free pdf books contain a lot of prompts and exercises to give you ideas on what to write about. And… they are interactive! You can write on them and save what you wrote. (By Bill Zimmerman, creator of Make Beliefs Comix, and Greg’s Diary):

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Create your own Marvel comic!