Mr. Valenzuela
23Jan/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 23

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Today in class, students concluded their review of the Mid Term exam by using various study strategies, including practicing with a blank map of Africa and memorizing the names of the countries.

adobe-pdf-logo Blank Africa Map

link Africa Map Practice Game

link Africa Map Practice Quiz (Source: LizardPoint)

link Countries of Africa Flashcards (Source: Quizlet)

Homework - p. 58 - Write a note to Mr. V about how you studied for the Mid Term Exam tomorrow. Your note must be 6+ sentences, must mention at least 3 strategies you used to study, and can mention what you are concerned or confident about going into tomorrow's test.

23Jan/17

Humanities 7 – Countries of Africa Flashcards

20Jan/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 20

flashcards

Today in class, students continued to get prepared for the Mid Term Exam (on Wednesday 1/25) by practicing various study strategies.

microsoft_word_logo Mid Term Multiple Choice Practice

link Africa Map Practice Game

link Africa Map Practice Quiz (Source: LizardPoint)

link Countries of Africa Flashcards (Source: Quizlet)

Homework - p. 56 - On a separate sheet of paper, create a fake test of 15 questions AND their answers on information from Units 3 & 4.

19Jan/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 19

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Today in class, students began to get prepared for the Mid Term Exam (on Wednesday 1/25) by practicing various study strategies.

microsoft_word_logo Mid Term Multiple Choice Practice

link Africa Map Practice Game

link Africa Map Practice Quiz (Source: LizardPoint)

link Countries of Africa Flashcards (Source: Quizlet)

Homework - p. 54 - On a separate sheet, create of a fake test of 15 questions AND their answers on information from Units 1 & 2.

19Jan/17

Humanities 7 – Mid Term Flashcards – Study For Next Week’s Test

18Jan/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 18

Fort Sao Antonio

Today in class, students reflected on the Unit 4.1 Ghana Slave Memorial Debate and why this history is important to memorialize in monuments by comparing how slave forts are used in Ghana with the memorial built to the Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade by the United Nations at their headquarters in New York City in 2016.

link UN marks Day of Remembrance with calls to end modern slavery (Source: UN)

link Modern Slavery (Source: End Slavery Now)

Homework - Make sure your notebook is up-to-date ALL pages by this Friday 1/20.

17Jan/17

Humanities 7 – Ghana Slave Memorial Debate Reflection

17Jan/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 17

Fort Apollonia

Today in class, students concluded the Unit 4.1 Ghana Slave Memorial Debate and learned which of the five options presented was chosen by the committee.

Homework - Complete the Unit 4.1 Ghana Slave Memorial Post-Debate Reflection on the class website.

10Jan/17

Humanities 7 – Unit 4.1 Ghana Slave Memorial Project

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Unit 4 Slave Memorial Project

In this unit, we have been focused on how Africans shaped and were shaped by the Atlantic Slave Trade (from 1500 to the 1880s). Within this 400-year period, Europeans built more than sixty (60) forts and castles along the Ghanaian coastline to defend their trade; primary among this trade was the purchase and sale of enslaved Africans. But how do we choose to remember this history? Many of these monuments still exist as a reminder of the past, some in good condition, others in ruins. Are these buildings worth preserving or should they be used in some other way?

Downloads/Handouts

microsoft_word_logo Ghana Slave Memorial Debate Instructions

microsoft_word_logo Committee Style Debate Prep Handout

Research Links

link Forts and Castles of Ghana

link Summary of Mr. V's Trip to Ghana in 2011

link Journal Entries from Mr. V's Trip to Ghana in 2011

Debate Schedule

Tuesday 1/10 - Introduce the Unit 4.1 Project

Wednesday 1/11 - Project Work Day

Thursday 1/12 - Project Work Day

Friday 1/13 - Debate Begins (Selection of Committee Members from Each Group)

Tuesday 1/17 - Debate Concludes