miércoles, 13 de abril de 2016

History of an Empire.

Watch this funny video that shows the History of the British Empire.



  Post to the comments section:
  • What did the British trade with their colonies?
  • Did they promote fair trade? What do you think? 
  • Which products were very valuable?
  • How is the video related to our study material?
  • How did you like this video?
  • WHAT NEW information have you learned?
 COMPLETE YOUR STUDY NOTES/PORTFOLIO & CREATE YOUR OWN MAP OF THE EMPIRE

stella :-)

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  1. The British trade picked from their colonies many things like, tea from India, sugar from The Caribbean and cotton from America. Not only imported those things, but also slaves from west Africa.
    I Think that the British trade was unfair with their colonies because they made laws that forced people to bring gold,sugar,cotton,tea, an other things. Those products were very valuable for British people, because they turned it to manufacture's products.
    This is an interesting video in which we can related the British trade as a first step to the Great British Empire.
    Scauso Antonella.

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  2. 1-They traded things like tea, biscuits, sugar, cotton… and basically everything else.

    2-No, they relied in slave work, and what their colonies in other countries could provide for them.

    3-Tea and biscuits that came from India were really expensive and valuable products.

    4-The video relates to our study material because it talks about the territory that the empire used to possessed and uses maps to illustrate that fact.

    5-It actually was fun to watch and had useful data, I kinda liked it.

    6-That the British empire relied a lot in the war and colonies to get what they wanted or needed.


    Celeste Espeche.

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  3. Please, DO NOT REPEAT information! Read your mates' contributions FIRST and ADD as much info as you wish (from the video). If you have info from OTHER SOURCE, add it but remember you have to cite source (=citar la fuente de donde lo sacaron).

    stella

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  4. The british trade picked raw material, food, gold and other thing for their colonies and they only received a little part of it.
    I found more information about the trade of the empire http://www.heritage-history.com/?c=read&author=synge&book=victoria&story=trade
    Canada was sending to British island half of her total exports such as bacon, cheese, salt, fish, eggs, apples, furs, skins, leather, timber and wood and they received one-quarter of her total imports from Great Britain.
    South Africa sent four-fifths of her total exports, including gold, diamonds, and other precious stones, ostrich feathers, skins, hides, furs, receiving in return three-fifths of her imports.
    South Africa sent four-fifths of her total exports home, including gold, diamonds, and other precious stones, ostrich feathers, skins, hides, furs, receiving in return three-fifths of her imports.
    India sent a quarter of her exports home, including rice, cotton and silk, jute, oil, seeds, tea, coffee, and teak. She received from Great Britain half her total imports.

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  5. 1) The British trade many things from their colonies like TEA form India, SUGAR from the Caribbean and COTTON picked up by slaves in America.
    2) I think that they didn't promote fair trade. The colonies wanted to have more control over the economy and they started to "rebel" to the crown.
    3) Lumber, wool, iron, cotton, tobacco, rice and indigo were among the products needed. England needed raw materials that they (the colonies) could supply.
    4) I related this video with the other one (The British Empire). I could complete other information about the Empire and it's also a kind of synopsis.
    5) I like it because, as I said, is really useful to summarize the information that we had and the new one. The causes, consequences, problems. And I prefer watch videos and try to summarize from that, than read a lot of fotocopies.
    6) I'm attending this subject for second time so it's a kind of "revision"!

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  6. I like the video because it clearly shows how England a tiny country had a big idea and expanded its empire. Although they lost power over many of their colonies after the first and second world war.
    I learned that Queen Victoria ruled for 64 years and during her reign the British Empire expanded from West Indies to North America, Africa and Asia.

    Carol Peñalva.

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  7. Its a great video,I enjoyed it like the last year. The video show us that they trade many things as tea,(India), Sugar(Caribbean), Cotton (America). The most important thing about these products was that they needed it as raw material and the colonies were suitable for them to provide these products, but the way that they get these things is very questionable.
    I think that they promote unfair trade, because is obviously that the aim was increase their commercial and economic power, no matter how. In my opinion, the only matter for them were have more power because the power transforms a country into an Empire.

    Laura Costa

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  8. 1: What did the British trade with their colonies?
    The British trade took possession of the "materia prima" of each country, for example tea, cotton or sugar and surely a lot of thing that not appear in the video. They wanted be "rich" or one of the most important country thank to others country.
    2: Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?
    Of my point of view it wasn't a fair trade because they wanted be recognized for the exploitation of other countries.
    3: Which products were very valuable?
    In 1686 alone these colonies (North America and the West Indies) shipped goods worth over £1 million to London. Exports to the colonies consisted mainly of woollen textiles; imports included sugar, tobacco and other tropical groceries for which there was a growing consumer demand. (Source- http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/trade_empire_01.shtml)
    4: How is the video related to our study material?
    All the videos that are in the blog are related with the material that we can see in class because in this video we see how was built the big "empire", how they grew up and how was the method.
    5: How did you like this video?
    Really I like the video because it is very interesting the manner that how it is made, how tell the history, it's easier to understand and funny.
    6: WHAT NEW information have you learned?
    I saw the video the last year and think the same, I didn't know that they had seized to many countries and that they had exploited the minerals and the raw material of each country that they colonized.
    - Gomez Belen

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  10. the british traded with their colonies products like cotton coffee sugar and tea .they wanted to trade directily with india ,so they found the east india company.it represented an amazing increase in the wealth of the owners of this company.the owners of the east india company was merchants and aristocrats that possesed shares of the company .the brithish government hadn't shares but they had an indirect control in trade.

    MAXIMILIANO ESCOBAR

    SOURCE:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_India_Company

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  12. They traded some thinks like tea and biscuits with India, sugar with the Caribbean, cotton which was picked by slaves in America. That is the reason why I think that They promoted an unfair trade because they took those thinks from the Colonies and the most important think is that they traded people! Slavery was the basis of the British Empire in the West Indies. Until the abolition of the slaves trade in 1807, Britain was responsible for the transportation of 3.5 million African slaves to the Americas.

    This video is related to our study material because it shows the power of the British Empire over the years and the economical reasons they had.

    I really enjoy watching this video because it´s mainly didactic, but had a lot of entertaining moments.

    I`ve learnt a lot of new information but the most important information I didn`t know was that there were British colonies in the West of India. And other thing that I`ve learnt was that the Queen Victoria has a German descendant , it is not an important information but it`s funny.

    SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Empire

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  13. 1- They traded tea, sugar, cotton, metals, slaves (Actually they forced Africans onto slave ships and transported them across the Atlantic Ocean)

    2- I don´t think they´ve promoted fair trade, because they inforced the navigation acts in 1961 that said that colonies could only trade with England.

    3- Raw materials provided by their colonies such as gold, iron, cotton, wool, etc were very valuable for them considering that afterwards they used those materials to made manufactured products.

    4- The video goes in depth and into details abaout what we are seeing during our classes

    5- Yes, I enjoy it

    6- I learnt about the products they used to trade and how they did it.

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  14. In 1688 merchants sent out ships to trade with North America and he West Indies where England had established a network of colonies,following from the permanent settlement of Virginia in 1607 and the acquisition of Barbados in 1625.Exports to the colonies consisted mainly of wollen textiles;imports included sugar,tobacco and other tropical groceries.The triangular slave trade had begun to supply these Atlantic colonies with unfree African labour,for work on tobacco,rice,and sugar plantations.

    Source://bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire/empire_seapower/trade_empire_on.shtml

    Vanesa Longhi.

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    3. This video shows us how powerful the British Empire was and provides us with detailed information.I did not know much about the British Empire.I really enjoyed it.I think it is interesting and useful.

      Vanesa Longhi.

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  15. 1. British traded things like sugar, cotton , tea , etc...

    2. I think that the trade was unfair , they took things from differents countries and proclamed them as theirs.

    3. Cotton and sugar were the most valuables products at that time I think, they were very important for the economy back in those days.

    4. It's related to our study material because it shows the British Empire around the world.

    5. I like this video because it's very sarcastic and is a funny way to learn.

    6. The new informatio I learn is that Tea is from India and not from England.

    Valentino Gabriel.

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  16. Hello everybody. I must admit I found this video really catchy and informative. I like the way the man explained the expansion of this Empire and also it interested me a little more about it. That is why I lookep up more information:
    England made first tentative steps establishing a presence beyond the ocean in the 1490's. In 1497 Henry VII sends John Cabot on an expedition across the Atlantic to look for a trade route to China but his journey provided no lasting result.
    During the 16th century Drake and his colleages found it more profitable to raid the Spanish main as privateers than to go to the expense of transporting colonists across the Atlantic.
    The exception is Walter Raleigh, who sponsors two attempts to settle a colony in north Carolina. Both were disastrous. But the final attempt was in 1606, with the founding of two companies for the purpose.
    Meanwhile England had more active role in the east. At the end of this century and iniciative is taken which willl lead to the longest of Britain's colonial enterprices.
    In 1783 after the American War of Independence Britain lost some of its oldest colonies and its attention soon turned towards Asia, Africa and the Pacific. In the early 19th century, the Industrial Revolution began to transform Britain. The British Empire expanded more and included India, large points of Africa and other territories throughout the world. During this century the population increased at a dramatic rate causing any type of stresses.
    By the start of 20th century military and economic tensions between Germany and Britain caused the first World War. After this war, Britain was no longer the world's pre-eminent industrial or military power. In the Second World War, Britain's colonies in South- East Asia were ocupped by the Imperial Japan. Its damage helped to the final decline of the Empire.
    Belen Porco.

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    1. I forgot the source, sorry!
      Sources: http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?ParagraphID=hkl
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Empire

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  17. QUESTIONS.
    1) What did the British trade with their colonies?
    . The British traded different products with their colonies such as tea and cookies from India; Cotton from America; sugar from the Caribbean. In fact, most of the british things are from abroad.
    2) Did the promote "fair-trade"? What do you think?
    . In my opinion British people did not promote fair trade as they use slaves for these kinds of work, reason why years later the colonies decided to rebel against the Empire.
    3) Which products were very valuable?
    . Africa provided England with lot of gold, so in order to find out which produc was the most valuable, I think this is the first one. But also the tea from India was very valuable. Do not forget the phrase "It is Tea Time" in British vocabulary. The cotton, on the other hand, was also valuable because it was used to the army costumes.
    4) How is the video related to our study material?
    . This video explains with more detail how the British Empire, the one we learnt in the previous video, expanded by trading with his colonies. This video is also related to the Commonwealth of Nations as it talks about some of them and how was the relationshi with the head of the association. Last but not least it is related to the geography stuff we have been working on because it shows on a Mercator's projection map which territories were under British dominion during those years.
    5) How did you like the video?
    . As I said in the previous post, I found the video very informative but in a catchy way. Although the man explains in a hilarious way the expansion of the Empire, it also take seriously what had happened back then with his expressions and his movements. What's more, the final song is very entertaining and
    in a way that helped me learn a lot of new things.
    6) What new information have you learned?
    . I've learned about the origins of many products that I consumed everyday and I did not know. I've also learned the situation of England during both World's War and the consequences it had for the country afterwards. And at last I clarify the doubts I had with the previous video, which has not music and enterteinment as this one.
    Belen Porco

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    1. is very entertaining and
      in a way that helped me learn a lot of new things.
      The "and" above does not go there, Sorry!

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  18. •What did the British trade with their colonies?
    They trade tea from India, sugar from The Caribbean and cotton from America (picked up by slaves).
    •Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?
    I think they didn't because they had slaves who picked up the products and the countries were forced to give them the products once they were conquered.
    •Which products were very valuable?
    Cotton, tea and sugar were very valuable as they were raw material, and of course gold was very valuable for them to enlarge their wealth.
    •How is the video related our study material?
    It's related to our study material because it gives us an explanation about how the British Empire conquered different countries and gained more power.
    •How did you like this video?
    I enjoyed the video because it was a funny way to explain lot of interesting things.
    •WHAT NEW information have you learned?
    I learned which products they trade and that tea is from India and sugar from The Caribbean.

    Angie Medel.

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  19. •What did the British trade with their colonies?
    They trade tea from India, sugar from The Caribbean and cotton from America (picked up by slaves).
    •Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?
    I think they didn't because they had slaves who picked up the products and the countries were forced to give them the products once they were conquered.
    •Which products were very valuable?
    Cotton, tea and sugar were very valuable as they were raw material, and of course gold was very valuable for them to enlarge their wealth.
    •How is the video related our study material?
    It's related to our study material because it gives us an explanation about how the British Empire conquered different countries and gained more power.
    •How did you like this video?
    I enjoyed the video because it was a funny way to explain lot of interesting things.
    •WHAT NEW information have you learned?
    I learned which products they trade and that tea is from India and sugar from The Caribbean.

    Angie Medel.

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  20. 1. The British traded diferent kind of raw material from their colonies, they got them through slaves. They wanted to be the owners of that material.
    2. Definitely, they did't promote fair trade. I think it's very unfair for these countries because they worked hard for these products and then they have to give them to Britain.
    3. The products very valuable were tea, suggar and cotton.
    4. This video is related with our study material because we are learning about the British Empire.
    5. I liked the video because it's not common to see people saying this truth and it's a funny and a great way to show this.
    6. I really didn't know where came from these products.

    Camila Di Grazia

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  21. ● In the video is mentioned that the British trade some products with their colonies, like tea from India, sugar from The Caribbean and cotton from America (picked up by slaves).
    ● I think they didn't promote "fair trade". The British forced to their colonies to provide these products to them,and of course, they relied on slavery.The Caribbean and Southern American colonies were called "the empire of slavery" because of this British explotation.
    ● Apart from tea,sugar and cotton, which were very valuable,the British trade tobacco and woollen textiles from North America and West Indies, rice and tobacco from Africa too and bullions of gold,silver and other materials from Asia.
    ● I like a lot the video, i could understand more than other years. I could have a wider view while i was watching the video and looking for some extra information.

    Macarena Carrizo.

    Extra source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/trade_empire_01.shtml

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  22. 1)What did the British trade with their colonies?
    The British trade lots of things with their colonies such as: cotton from America, Tea and Biscuits from India, Sugar from the Caribbean, and other things.


    2)Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?
    I don't think that British people promote "fair-trade" because they had slaves to do that kind of works, that's why the colonies wanted to reach independence and started fighting for it.


    3)Which products were very valuable?
    The products that were very valuable were: cotton, tea, sugar and gold.


    4)How is the video related to our study material?
    This video continue explaning the British empire, and explains with details wich were their colonies, how they conquered it and how powerful the British Empire had become. This is what we are studying in this subject.

    5)How did you like this video?
    I enjoyed the video, the guy that talked was very funny and this is an interesting way to continue learning.

    6)WHAT NEW information have you learned?
    I didn't know where tea, sugar, cotton and biscuits came from, and the video talked about that.


    EXTRA SOURCE:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/trade_empire_01.shtml
    http://www.the-map-as-history.com/demos/tome05/Map-of-the-British-Empire-european-colonization.php



    Daniela Puissant

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  23. 1)What did the British trade with their colonies?
    The British trade lots of things with their colonies such as: cotton from America, Tea and Biscuits from India, Sugar from the Caribbean, and other things.


    2)Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?
    I don't think that British people promote "fair-trade" because they had slaves to do that kind of works, that's why the colonies wanted to reach independence and started fighting for it.


    3)Which products were very valuable?
    The products that were very valuable were: cotton, tea, sugar and gold.


    4)How is the video related to our study material?
    This video continue explaning the British empire, and explains with details wich were their colonies, how they conquered it and how powerful the British Empire had become. This is what we are studying in this subject.

    5)How did you like this video?
    I enjoyed the video, the guy that talked was very funny and this is an interesting way to continue learning.

    6)WHAT NEW information have you learned?
    I didn't know where tea, sugar, cotton and biscuits came from, and the video talked about that.


    EXTRA SOURCE:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/trade_empire_01.shtml
    http://www.the-map-as-history.com/demos/tome05/Map-of-the-British-Empire-european-colonization.php



    Daniela Puissant

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  24. 1. They traded tea,sugar and cloth between others.
    2. I don't think they promoted fair trade because if the other country didn't like British rules,they sent British army to control the situation and ruled it.
    3. Tea,that was from India, sugar, that was from the Caribbean, and cloth that was from America.
    4. It is related because we're learning about British land and its colonies.
    5. I suppose that I like it because it's funny and shows the British like they are "colonizers"
    6.I didn't know all the stuff that they took from others countries.
    Paula Manna

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  25. What did the British trade with their colonies?
    Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?
    Which products were very valuable?
    How is the video related to our study material?
    How did you like this video?
    WHAT NEW information have you learned?

    1) The they exploded with commerce and only to grow England.
    2) No they didn´t thay only care about England and the British Islands.
    3) Cotton, sugar and gold (all from poor countries)
    4) We are learning about Culture of England and British Islands so, I think that we have to know these things.
    5) They think that they are a good Empire but as an Empire they will fall and their colonies will rise.
    6) Nothing new. I´m already know these things

    Agustin Pallas

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  26. 1) The British Empire traded tea, sugar and cotton from its colonies.
    2) It wasn't a fair trade, because It wanted to rule its power and make its country an empire.
    3) A lot of gold from Africa, the cotton by slaves from America and tea from India.
    4) It's related because you can see how UK expanded its power and ideology around the world.
    5) I like this video because through humor, it tells you the truth about british empire's history.
    6) I have learned a lot of things and suprised me. For example, I thought the tea was a british traditional drink, it came from India and others.

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  27. What did the British trade with their colonies?
    Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?
    The British Empire promised with their colonies to incressed the economy but the British Empire was the only beneficiary without promoting the fair trade.

    Which products were very valuable?
    The tea from India, suggar fron Caribean and cotton from America were the products valuable.

    How is the video related to our study material?
    It´s related with our study material because we were seeing the expansion of the British Empire and this video shows the trade they had with their colonies.

    How did you like this video?
    I really enjoy the video cause it was funny how the commentator want to say everything quicky as if he wanted to explain the unfair truth and thinking that if he talked fast nobody could noticed it

    WHAT NEW information have you learned?
    I always think that tea was from England and I was surprise about that.

    Mariana Mas

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  28. What did the British trade with their colonies? Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?

    The British Empire traded sugar, cotton and mainly tea. They didn’t promote fair trade, they drew many things violently. The extraction of raw material was deliberated.

    Which products were very valuable?

    Mainly tea, silk and opium from India. Sugar from the Caribbean.

    How did you like this video?

    I enjoyed the video because it was creative and funny how the reporter commented the facts.

    WHAT NEW information have you learned?

    I always thought tea was from England!

    Silvio Simonetta

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  29. 1. They trade tea and biscuits from India and sugar from Caribe.
    2. No, they didn´t most of them were stolen from many colonies. Moreover they promote slavery.
    3. The cotton, sugar and gold almost stolen from poor countries like India, America and Caribe.
    4. This video expose how they expand their territory step by step using the globe to trace it. Also, the song in it express how they acquired some elements of their culture from another countries.
    5. I like the way the video introduce the information with comedy, and there was a funny song that express an awful massage, but I like it that somehow they admit to strive things by force.
    6. I have learned about what things they have acquired from other countries and made them of their own. Because actually they promote some part of their culture like tea when they arrived to other countries as theirs.

    Misael Sarquis

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  30. 1. What did the British trade with their colonies?
    They trade tea and cookies from India, Cotton from America, sugar from the Caribbean and slaves from Africa.

    2. Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?
    I think that they didn't promote fair trade, it was just like a imposed thing. Those things were stolen from their colonies.

    3. Which products were very valuable?
    The tea from India, the cotton brought by slaves from America and gold from Africa.

    4. How is the video related to our study material?
    It is related because we are studying the british empire and how it developes through time. And we are learning the culture of Britain and surroundings.

    5. How did you like this video?
    I like this video because it kept my attention by the way it's shown. It was very entertaining to see how english people made fun of themselves telling the story of their country.

    6. WHAT NEW information have you learned?
    I learnt that most things that English claimed theirs are not, for example English tea.


    Pessagno, Carla Lorena

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  31. In my opinion British people did not promote fair trade as they use slaves for these kids of work, thats why years later,the coloniea decided to rebel against the Empire.
    This video shows the expansion of the Empire,the British traded different produts with their colonies: tea(India); cotton(America); sugar(Caribbean)and many things are from abroad
    Mariangeles Pereyra

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  32. - What did the British trade with their colonies?
    The British traded different products with their colonies such as tea and biscuits from the East India Company, sugar from the Caribbean, cotton from America, metals and, even, slaves from Africa.

    - Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?
    No, noy really, because, in my opinion, the Colonies did´t want to be rule by the British Empire, that took their raw material and became into manufacture's products, so, the british earn money (and power) through the slavery work and also exploting their Colonies. Then, the Colonies were subjected to the British economic interests, they didn't recognized the Colonies' rights, that was very unfair.

    - Which products were very valuable?
    The raw material were very valuable for the British Empire because they became it into manufacture's products, which were much more expensive, such as cotton into clothes, metal into weapons, etc. And in this way, they earned money and increased their economy and , consequently, their power.

    - How is the video related to our study material?
    This is in strong relationship with the previous video "British Empire and Commonwealth of Nations", both explain us the Brithish Empire expansion , how, when, and why this grew so awfully, the influence of the queen. Also, is related with our class' contents such as the Britain culture (and of the other countries too), their geographical expansion and the differents ways to see a map.
    But mainly is a good video that reflects how a country is a mass of culture!

    - How did you like this video?
    I really enjoyed this video! it is very interesting and funny at the same time, I love the song it is very funny and informative too, contains a lot of useful data. The presenter speech is very easy to understand and entertaining.

    - WHAT NEW information have you learned?
    Actually, I learned many things such as the origins of the Britain Empire and origin of the tea! I always thought tea was from England!

    Sol Barrera López

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  33. What did the British trade with their colonies?

    British traded tea and biscuits with India, cotton with America, sugar with the Caribean and other products with anothers colonies

    Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?

    I think that they never promote fair trade with any colonie, British became a country leader promoting this kind of rules.


    Which products were very valuable?
    sugar and tea were valuable

    How is the video related to our study material?

    in a lot of aspects, the name of the subject is "lenguage and culture" so is essential for us learning historical background of bristish culture. In my opinion we have to know the past to understand the present,although there are many words that i dont know the meaning I enjoy looking for their meaning.
    How did you like this video?

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  34. What did the British trade with their colonies?

    British traded tea and biscuits with India, cotton with America, sugar with the Caribean and other products with anothers colonies

    Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?

    I think that they never promote fair trade with any colonie, British became a country leader promoting this kind of rules.


    Which products were very valuable?
    sugar and tea were valuable

    How is the video related to our study material?

    in a lot of aspects, the name of the subject is "lenguage and culture" so is essential for us learning historical background of bristish culture. In my opinion we have to know the past to understand the present,although there are many words that i dont know the meaning I enjoy looking for their meaning.
    How did you like this video?

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  35. What did the British trade with their colonies?
    They traded with raw materials from their colonies, they carried that materials from everywhere to Britain, even they took slaves too, they just took everything they want from colonies, and they "put" their manufactured products on their colonies.

    Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?
    No, they didn't. I think their way of trading was far from being a fair trade. It was monopoly maintained by imposition, there wasn't place for fair terms of trading in that conditions.

    Which products were very valuable?
    I guess that products means mnufactured goods, but what I got from the video is about goods or materials which are thinking as "English things", so I think that in fact, everything they needed or wanted became very valuable, like gold, cotton, sugar, tea.

    How is the video related to our study material?
    This video is related to our study material as a critical way of think it.

    How did you like this video?
    I liked this video, because it is sarcastic and it shows a critical point of view using sense of humour.

    WHAT NEW information have you learned?
    I have learned the chronological order of many facts that weren't clear in my mind, and some storic facts that I didn't know.

    Pablo Lezcano

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  37. What did the British trade with their colonies?
    The British traded a different kind of products from their colonies as tea, cottom, biscuit,sugar.

    Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?
    No, they didn't. Because the consecuence to this trade was slavery that became a vehicle for establishment of Empire.

    Which products were very valuable?
    The product most valuable were tea from India and cotton from South America

    How is the video related to our study material?
    It's related because is not only understand a foreign language, is also necessary to know as much as possible of the origins and culture of that country.

    How did you like this video?
    I liked the video because it showed me in a funny way how Britain controlled the trade and also the Empire expansion.

    What new information have you learned?
    I didn't know too many thing about the British Empire so this video and the others that I can watch in this blog were very usefull for me. About this video I've learned that cotton come from America.

    Madelaine Bezenzette.

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  38. The British trade from their colonies a lot of things such as sugar from Caribben, cotton from America and tea from India.

    I think It wasn´t a fair trade because they only wanted be recognized for the explotation of other countries.

    The products very valuable were sugar, cotton and tea.

    I found the video very informative. It explains about the expansion empire in a very entertaining way. I really enjoyed watching this video.

    I learned a lot of things but the most interesting thing was knowing where the products like sugar or tea come from.

    Giselle Magali Rodriguez.

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  41. The British traded tea and biscuits from India. Sugar was imported from the Caribbean and cotton was picked by slaves in America. I don´t think they promoted fair trade. Actually they stole those things from another places. It is not fair the fact that they killed and enslaved people to get what they wanted.
    I really enjoyed watching the video because it was entertaining and easy to understand and to learn a bit more about the British Empire. In fact, i didn`t know that tea was from India, i´ve always thought that it was from England

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  42. 1.Britain invades places, turning them into their colonies and used its resources at a low cost. For example conquered India and took tea, and invaded parts of Latin America and used the slave labor in the cotton business.
    2.No, it doesn´t fair trade because for a low price drew cheap raw materials and labor from other countries.
    3.Products valued at that time was, sugar, cotton, rice, tobbaco, gold etc.
    4.This video is related to our study material because we are studied the british empire and his colonies and the realtion with it.
    5.I like this video. It talks about an important and interesting issue in a creative and fun way.
    6.I learned about the expansion of the British Empire and situations that occur between the colonies and the empire. and how the empire took advantage of them.
    MARINA DANIELA VILLAVERDE

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  44. What did the British trade with their colonies?
    The British trade unknown things like tea,biscuits and sugar.

    Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?
    I think that a fair trade wasn't their intention at all.They stole all the things from other countries and by slavery hand.

    Which products were very valuable?
    They were sugar,cotton and tea.

    How is the video related to our study material?
    It's related in the way we're studying UK and I found it really interesting and informative.

    How did you like this video?
    I liked this video because it's new information to have on mind,a little more of knowledge doesn't hurt anyone.

    WHAT NEW information have you learned?
    I learned that they tried to conquer a lot of places,mostly islands.

    Juliana Alfaro.

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  46. I am not going to answer here the two first questions because it is repeated information. These are personal answers:
    •How is the video related to our study material?
    It's related to our study material because it’s about the British Empire and their ideas to conquered different countries and be more powerful, the way that they did that. It brings to us a lot of new information.
    •How did you like this video?
    I enjoyed the video because it was funny and explain a lot of interesting things. I could see the power that one country can have, but, too, the power that injustice can give us, because the colonies revealed when they realized that it was a unfair trade, and most of them won.
    •WHAT NEW information have you learned?
    All of this is new for me. The way that they did this, the countries that they conquered, the products that they trade. What happened with the countries that were not allowed to the decisions of the British Empire.

    Natalia Rodriguez.

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  47. 1-What did the British trade with their colonies?
    The British Empire was built based on mercantilism.Therefore, the British Empire began building trade, based on the slave trade in all their colonies.As a consequence of unhealthy work of these slaves,was picked sugar and ron from the Caribbean, tea from the India and cutton cultivated by African slaves in America.
    2-Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?
    No, they didn´t. In my opinion , it wasn't fair trade because there were many aggressions and human rights violations by the British Empire.
    3-Which products were very valuable?
    The most important products were: sugar, rum, snuff and tea.
    4-How is the video related to our study material?
    This video is related to our study material in a more critical and ironic way. When I compared with the reading material written by Fiona Beddall ,I can realize that the video is more practical, dynamic and summarizes the historical facts amusingly.
    5-How did you like this video?
    I like the video. I think it shows us an interesting way to acquire knowledge through oral and visual language.
    6-WHAT NEW information have you learned?
    I learned many things. Some things related with pronunciation and other related with history such as Australia was colonized by the British Empire.
    And the topics mentioned in this video, especially the topic of slaves reminded me of a movie called "Queimada" produced by an Italian movie maker, Gilo Pontecorvo. The film shows how slaves lived on the island of Queimada, in the Caribbean Sea. Also shows their customs and their culture preserved as they could.
    SOURCES:
    http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/041615/how-did-mercantilism-affect-colonies-great-britain.asp

    Silva Paparamborda Marilina.

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  48. What did the British trade with their colonies?
    The British trade took advantage of the raw material of the other colonies to be rich.

    Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?
    No, they didn't. I think that it was a horrible exploitation by the British Empire.

    Which products were very valuable?
    The products very valuable were tea(from India), sugar(from the Caribbean), cotton(was picked by slaves in America) and gold.

    How is the video related to our study material?
    The video is related with our study material because we are studied the British Empire. But has a different way of telling the story. The video is funny and has an ironic way. It is dynamic. This makes that it very entertaining.

    How did you like this video?
    I like the video, but I have to say that it was a little difficult to understand.

    WHAT NEW information have you learned?
    I learned many things as: advantages and desadventages, the expansion of the British Empire, colonies, consequences. And new vocabulary.

    Yamila

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  49. What did the British trade with their colonies?
    They trade from their colonies sugar from Caribben, cotton from America, tea from Indian, and among other

    Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?
    No, I think that it was not fair, because the British forced to their colonies to provide these products, because of that they were called slaves.

    Which products were very valuable?
    The products that were very valuable were: cotton, tea and suggar.

    How is the video related to our study material?
    I think it is very related, because the video is an extra information that we had not in our "pappers"

    How did you like this video?
    I really enjoyed this video, and I must confess that I found extra information. Im also looking for videos in youtube about it, but in spanish.

    What new information have you learned?
    All of this is new for me. Im learning a lots of things about the British.

    Rapanelli Romina

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  50. 1. What did the British trade with their colonies?
    The British trade with their colonies to become really powerful, everything started with the British Empire, from India they trade things like tea and biscuits, sugar from the Caribbean and cotton that was picked by slaves in America.

    2. Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?
    I think they didn’t promote fair trade; they traded things from the slaves of their colonies.

    3. Which products were very valuable?
    Some products that were very valuable are gold, grain, hides, diamonds, other precious stones, cheese, tea and coffee.

    4. How is the video related to our study material?
    It is related to our study material because it shows how the British Empire grew up and it also shows an important piece of their economy, how they became powerful respect to the economy.

    5. How did you like this video?
    It’s a very fun video were I learned more about the British Empire in a simple way.

    6. What new information have you learned?
    I learned about the British trades around the world with this video.

    -Lorena Toledo

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  51. 1- What did the British trade with their colonies?
    They trade tea from India, sugar from Caribbean and cotton from America.

    2- Did they promote fair trade? What do you think? In my opinion they didn’t promote fair trade because most of the raw materials were stolen. They used the acquisition and exploitation of slaves.

    3-Which products were very valuable? The products that were very valuable for British were cotton from America, tea from India and sugar from Caribbean.

    4- How is the video related to our study material?
    this video is very related to our study material because we are learning about the history of british empire and this video explain us in a different way. In my opinion it is very interesting to have different point of view to learnt.

    5-How did you like this video?
    I really like it because the video explains in a funny way about the expansions of the british empire, and how they did trades.

    WHAT NEW information have you learned?
    I`ve learnt the expansions of the British empire

    Micaela Balderrama

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  52. 1- What did the British trade with their colonies?
    The British traded many kind of things with their colonies such as cotton from America, Tea and Biscuits from India, Sugar from the Caribbean.
    2-Did they promote fair trade? What do you think?
    I think that the way that they got those things was really unfair. They exploded their slaves and after that they showed it as theirs.
    3-Which products were very valuable?
    The valuable things was mainly gold, then sugar, cotton and tea.
    4-How is the video related to our study material?
    This video is related to our study material because it is about British Empire and show more information about it. This video add some partcular information that we can not see on the last video.
    5-How did you like this video?
    I like this video because it is a funny way to learn more about The Empire, and I am talking about the voices, the drawings that appears in the video and the final song.
    6- What new information have you learned?
    I have learned about the origin of common things that I use all days.

    Yanett Persona

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  53. Well it happened very fast hahaha, it was funny!

    1. They trade tea, suggar, cotton, bisquits and husbands hahahaha sorry I'm still laughing

    Moni Lazarte.

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  54. The british trade wasnt fair,they took away from the colonies their products,like sugar,tea,cotton and metals and they used them to incressed their own economy sending slaves to forcé.this video is usufull and interesting .

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  55. 1)The british trade picked raw material,tea from India, sugar from Caribbean and cotton from America.
    2)I think they didn't promote a fair trade because they used other countries and people(slaves)for their own growgh.
    3)Gold, tea, sugar and cotton were very valuable for them.
    4)It's extremely related with our study material because we are learning British Culture, and this video shows us how the Brirtish Empire grew up and how their culture were intriduce into another countries.
    5)I really enjoy it(at least it's funnier than the previous one) I think it's usefull for our classes, and I have to admit that I learnt a lot with this information.
    6)I learnt a lot of things with this video, in fact all the information is new for me.

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  56. I have just end to understand this interesting video, i am impresed with so many information about the empire of Britain.
    1)Shortly after Captain Cook discovered Australia, the British put a company in Asia called east company india, in which Traded tea and biscuit, people loved them so much that they decide to enlarge the company and cover the entire country of India.
    2)From my point of view obviously no, an empire is a state that imposes its authority by force on other nations, in fact, the people of India did not like the idea of being governed by the empire of Tea, that is why they decided to reveal.
    3)The product which gave them much profit was tea and biscuit in Asia.
    4)The video is related with our Study material because speak about some countries, his weaknesses and strengths. maybe the most important thing is the information we have about England where show us it was an empire which the only objective they had, was take any country and become powerfull.
    5)This video is funny, unless for my, it is a good way to know enough about England like a powerful empire. On the other hand i suppose is very fast and is hard to understand.
    6)The new information that i learned was the origin of tea, it is from Indian, no of England like i thought.

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  57. The British traded different products such as:
    Tea and biscuits from the East India.
    Cotton from America and sugar from the Caribbean.
    Exploitation is always bad,in any term!
    Products valued at that time was sugar,cotton,rice, tobacco, gold. This products are the most consumed , especially gold and tobacco.
    I learned a lot with this video. I continue thinking that learning with videos is very interesting.




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  58. The British traded different products such as:
    Tea and biscuits from the East India.
    Cotton from America and sugar from the Caribbean.
    Exploitation is always bad,in any term!
    Products valued at that time was sugar,cotton,rice, tobacco, gold. This products are the most consumed , especially gold and tobacco.
    I learned a lot with this video. I continue thinking that learning with videos is very interesting.




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  59. What did the British trade with their colonies? British trade many things from their colonies such as tea,from India; sugar, from the caribbean; cotton,picked up by slaves in America; and biscuits.
    2- Did they promote fair trade?What do you think? In my opinion, they did not promote fair trade. Because colonies wanted to have more control over their economy.So they staryed to rebel to the crown.
    3-Which products were very valuable? Products like lumber, iron, wool, cotton, tabacco, rice.
    MARTINEZ FLORENCIA.

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  60. The British trade with their colonies raw materials which were essential for them as country as cotton, suggar, and tea but I had found that they kidnap enslaved people for guns and gold (In my opinion they were chief and probably they still), obvious it was not fair trade because they never paid for the raw materials or give them another thing... they stole to "their" colonies

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  61. I really like the video! It's a funny and entertaining way to learn more about British Empire.

    Talking about the trade, i think it wasn't fair. Because the colonies gave valuable things to the Empire and they didn't recive anything in return. In the video, when it talks about India, it says that the people who lived there try to reveal because they didn't like to be rule by britains. Also, the video, talk about slaves! and it is an importan point because it shows the evil thought of British Empire.
    The video is related with our study material because we could know more things about British Empire, not only the colonies, now we know about trade. I didn't know that tea is from India! i always related with England, also the cotton and suggar, the countries were they from is new information for me.

    Ariana Barco

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  62. I find this video quite interesting, so I go on reading about the British trade, here is Some extra information...

    England, the center of the British Empire, was small and contained relatively few natural resources. During Great Britain's mercantilist period, the prevailing economic wisdom suggested that the empire's many colonies could supply raw materials and resources to the mother country and subsequently be used as export markets for the finished products. The resulting favorable balance of trade was thought to increase national wealth. Great Britain was not alone in this line of thinking. The French, Spanish and Portuguese competed with the British for colonies; it was thought, no great nation could exist and be self-sufficient without colonial resources.
    There were many clear aggressions and human rights violations committed by imperial European empires on colonies in Africa, Asia and the Americas, though not all of these were directly rationalized by mercantilism. Mercantilism led to the adoption of enormous trade restrictions, though, which stunted the growth and freedom of colonial business.
    In the 1660s, for example, Great Britain passed the Navigation Acts. These were a series of laws designed to make American colonies more dependent on manufactured products from England. British authorities further enumerated a set of protected goods that could only be sold to British merchants, including sugar, tobacco, cotton, indigo, furs and iron.
    Trade became triangulated between the British Empire, its colonies and foreign markets. This fostered the development of slave trade in many colonies, including America. The colonies provided rum, cotton and other products heavily demanded by imperialists in Africa. In turn, slaves were returned to America or the West Indies and traded for sugar and molasses.
    The British government demanded trade in gold and silver bullion, ever seeking a positive balance of trade. The colonies often had insufficient bullion left over to circulate in their own markets, so they took to issuing paper currency instead. Mismanagement of printed currency resulted in periods of inflation. Additionally, Great Britain was in a near-constant state of war. Taxation was needed to prop up the army and navy. The combination of taxes and inflation caused great colonial discontent.

    SOURCE: http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/041615/how-did-mercantilism-affect-colonies-great-britain.asp

    Paula Molina

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