Mr. Valenzuela
23Jan/20

Why America Needs A Slavery Museum [Video]

17Jan/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 17

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Today in class, students continued their review of the Mid Term exam by using various study strategies, including a Jeopardy review.

microsoft_word_logo Mid Term Jeopardy Answer Sheet

link Mid Term Review Jeopardy Game

link Africa Map Practice Game

link Africa Map Practice Quiz (Source: LizardPoint)

link Countries of Africa Flashcards (Source: Quizlet)

Homework - Study for next week's Mid Year Exam!

16Jan/20

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

16Jan/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 16

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Today in class, students began to get prepared for the Mid Term Exam (next week, see schedule below) by practicing various study strategies.

adobe-pdf-logo Mid Term Quizlet Matching Review

link Africa Map Practice Game

link Africa Map Practice Quiz (Source: LizardPoint)

link Countries of Africa Flashcards (Source: Quizlet)

Homework - p. 52 - On a separate sheet, create a fake test of 20 questions AND their answers on information from Units 1 & 2.

p. 54 - On a separate sheet of paper, create a fake test of 20 questions AND their answers on information from Units 3 & 4.

Mid Year Exam Schedule

Thursday 1/16 - Study for Mid Year Exam

Friday 1/17 - Study for Mid Year Exam

Tuesday 1/21 - Mid Year Exam (Section 6) and Project Work Day (ALL sections)

Wednesday 1/22 - Mid Year Exam (Section 7) and Project Work Day (Section 8)

Thursday 1/23 - Project Work Day (Section 5 and 7)

Friday 1/24 - Mid Year Exam (Section 5 and 8) and Project Work Day (Section 6)

15Jan/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 15

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Today in class, students were introduced to the Unit 4.1 Project and began working small groups to get organized for the project.

Start with these research links to learn about a proposed slave memorial for Boston:

link Proposal for a Memorial at Faneuil Hall (Source: Steve Locke)

link Slave Auction Memorial Outside Faneuil Hall Is One Step Closer To Becoming Reality (Source: WBUR)

link Artist Withdraws Proposed Faneuil Hall Slave Memorial After Boston NAACP Says It Will Oppose It (Source: WBUR)

Questions to answer about the links above on page 51 of your notebook:

1) What was the proposal for the slave memorial for Faneuil Hall in Boston? Describe what it was going to look like and what its message was going to be about.

2) Do you think that this memorial would have done a good job teaching people about the history of Boston and slavery? Why or why not?

3) The proposed memorial was eventually withdrawn because some community organizations were against the memorial. Why were they against it? Should the memorial been built in your opinion? Why or why not?

4) Explore at least one (1) of the memorials below that currently exist in the US. Write down the name of the memorial, what you notice about the design, and what you think the memorial's message about the history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade is?

5) Look at the link America Needs A National Slavery Monument do you think the US should build a national monument for the history of slavery? For context, in Washington, DC we have a National Museum and Memorial for the Holocaust.

Use the links below to learn about the three slave memorials that currently exist in the United States:

link America Needs A National Slavery Monument (Source: NYT)

link The National Memorial for Peace and Justice (Source: EJI)

link United Nations Slavery Memorial (Source: United Nations)

link African Burial Ground (Source: National Parks Service)

Homework - Complete the next steps of the Unit 4.1 Project and bring in your Term 1 AND 2 notebooks to class tomorrow to begin studying for the Mid Year Exam!

15Jan/20

Humanities 7 – Unit 4.1 Slave Memorial Project

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Unit 4.1 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? In many ways these monuments still exist as a reminder of the past and what happened there. In the United States, a country that has a long and fraught history with slavery, there are surprisingly few memorials or monuments to the legacy of this troubling history. In this project, in groups you will design and create memorials to the history of enslavement.

Downloads/Handouts

microsoft_word_logo Slave Memorial Project Instructions

microsoft_word_logo Slave Memorial 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

link America Needs A National Slavery Monument (Source: New York Times)

link The National Memorial for Peace and Justice (Source: Equal Justice Initiative)

link United Nations Slavery Memorial (Source: United Nations)

link African Burial Ground (Source: National Parks Service)

link Proposal for a Memorial at Faneuil Hall (Source: Steve Locke)

link Slave Auction Memorial Outside Faneuil Hall Is One Step Closer To Becoming Reality (Source: WBUR)

link Artist Withdraws Proposed Faneuil Hall Slave Memorial After Boston NAACP Says It Will Oppose It (Source: WBUR)

Project and Mid Year Exam Schedule

Wednesday 1/15 - Introduce the Unit 4.1 Project and Research Day

Thursday 1/16 - Study for Mid Year Exam

Friday 1/17 - Study for Mid Year Exam

Tuesday 1/21 - Mid Year Exam (Section 6) and Project Work Day (ALL sections)

Wednesday 1/22 - Mid Year Exam (Section 7) and Project Work Day (Section 8)

Thursday 1/23 - Project Work Day (Section 5 and 7)

Friday 1/24 - Mid Year Exam (Section 5 and 8) and Project Work Day (Section 6)

Monday 1/27 - Project Work Day in Room 228

Tuesday 1/28 - Project Work Day in Upper Library

Wednesday 1/29 - Project Work Day in Upper Library

Thursday 1/30 - Project Work Day in Upper Library

Friday 1/31 - Presentation of final memorial projects in Upper Library!

14Jan/20

Humanities 7 – The Atlantic Slave Trade Crash Course [Video]

14Jan/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 14

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Today in class, students described the formation of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

youtube-logo The Atlantic Slave Trade Crash Course

youtube-logo The Atlantic Slave Trade: What Too Few Textbooks Told You

microsoft_word_logo Atlantic Slave Trade Crash Course Video Questions

microsoft_word_logo Transatlantic Slave Trade Notes (Fill In The Blank)

adobe-pdf-logo Transatlantic Slave Trade Notes (Complete Presentation)

link Animated Interactive: The Atlantic Slave Trade In Two Minutes (Source: Slate)

Homework - p. 48 - Complete the Atlantic Slave Trade Crash Course Video Questions by watching The Atlantic Slave Trade Crash Course and then answering the questions on your handout.

13Jan/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 13

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Today, Mr. V was out sick from school, but in his absence students extended their understanding of the physical features and resources of Africa by examining various maps of the region in a mapping lab activity.

microsoft_word_logo Africa Mapping Lab

adobe-pdf-logo Africa Mapping Lab Maps

Homework - p. 46 - On page 46 of your notebook, write a letter of 10 sentences to Mr. Valenzuela how class went today (in his absence) and tell him a little bit about how your winter vacation went.

10Jan/20

Humanities 7 – Ghana Slave Fort Investigation