Mr. Valenzuela
28Sep/22

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 28

Apollo17WorldReversed

Today in class, students continued with their learning in "Unit 1 Introduction to Mapping and Boston," by describing the ways in which geographers see the world. Students completed a reading from the textbook Geography Alive! in pairs with discussion questions.

adobe-pdf-logo Seeing the World as a Geographer Reading

microsoft_word_logo Seeing the World Like a Geographer Questions

Homework - p. 14 - In your notebook on page 14, write a letter to a friend (imagine they were absent from school today) and summarize what you learned in class today using details from your class work. Make sure your letter is at least 10 sentences!

27Sep/22

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 27

map-of-europe

Today in class, students previewed their learning in Unit 1 by completing a Map Scavenger Hunt by using the textbooks with a partner.

microsoft_word_logo Map Scavenger Hunt

adobe-pdf-logo Tools of Geography Reading

Homework - p. 12 - Complete the Map Scavenger Hunt using the Tools of Geography Reading on the class website.

26Sep/22

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 26

missouri-compromise-map

Mr. Valenzuela was not in-school today because of the holiday. But today in class, students previewed their learning in Unit 1 by reviewing the key vocabulary for the Unit and completing a Map Scavenger Hunt by using the textbooks with a partner.

microsoft_word_logo Unit 1 Vocabulary Chart

Homework - p. 11 - Complete the Unit 1 Vocabulary Chart by illustrating your understanding of the key words and definitions for Unit 1

23Sep/22

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 23

chavez

Mr. Valenzuela was not in-school today. Today in class, students had a chance to reflect on the Life Context Maps they observed on Thursday by completing a gallery walk. They made connections to the concept of community in our classroom by reading and reflecting on a quote from Mexican-American civil rights leader César Chavez.

microsoft_word_logo Cesar Chavez Community Reflection

Homework - p. 10 - Complete the reflection handout responding to the following prompt with at least 15 sentences:

"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own."
(Cesar Chavez)

20Sep/22

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sep 20

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Today in class, students had the opportunity to brainstorm their own personal mission statements, and were introduced to the My Life Context Map mini-project.

microsoft_word_logo My Life Context Map Instructions

Homework - p. 8 - Use the My Life Context Map Instructions handout to draft your Life Context Map (on the backside of the instructions).

The FINAL copy of your Life Context Map is due on Thursday September 22nd.

19Sep/22

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sep 19

community

Today in class, students distinguished between a "community" and a "group" by defining the term "community" and identifying what makes our classroom a community.

adobe-pdf-logo What Is A Community Classwork

microsoft_word_logo My Community Handout

Homework - p. 6 - Complete the My Community Handout by defining the word "community" and identifying two of your communities and explaining them. Your homework should be a total length of 15 sentences.

16Sep/22

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 16

themarshmallowtest

Today in class, we watched a film to understand the concept of "delayed gratification" and what it means for students' lives. After watching the video on the "Marshmallow Experiment," we discussed how it applied to our lives. If you missed the video, you can watch it by clicking here.

microsoft_word_logo Marshmallow Reading + Questions

Homework - p. 5 - Read and annotate the reading on the Marshmallow Experiment, then answer the questions (on the last page) about the reading and the concept of "delayed gratification."

15Sep/22

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 15

celtics huddle

Today in class we learned about Mr. V's philosophy about what a supportive classroom should look like, sound like, and feel like. We discussed the concept of ubuntu - a word that has no English translation, but roughly means "A person is a person through other persons."

microsoft_word_logo All About Ubuntu

Homework - p. 2 - Complete the Ubuntu Poster - an illustration, drawing, word, sentence, or phrase that you believe in your own words describes what ubuntu means and how it applies to our Humanities classroom this year. At the bottom, write a paragraph (5-7 sentences) explaining what YOU can do, as well as your classmates and Mr. V, to make this classroom a supportive community. Make sure that your poster is NEAT and COLORFUL for full credit!

13Sep/22

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 13

notebooks

Today in class, students organized themselves for Humanities 7 class this term by setting up their Interactive Notebooks. If you missed class you can download the following handouts below:

microsoft_word_logo  Classroom Procedures Handout (page H)

microsoft_word_logo  Humanities 7 Syllabus 2022-23 (page I)

microsoft_word_logo Notebook Guidelines (page J)

microsoft_word_logo  Grading Policy and Late Work Policy (page L)

Homework - Get your Syllabus signed by your parent/guardian tonight, finish numbering your notebook pages 2-75, and read the information on pages H-L. You will be quizzed on this next week!