Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Latin America Country Research Mini-Project


Unit 3: Latin America Country Research Mini-Project

In this creative research project, students will create a “Wikipedia entry” about your assigned Latin American country, which you will use to teach other classmates. Your “Wikipedia entry” will include the country’s statistics, a short history and overview, two tourist attractions, a summary of a local news issue, and at least one picture. Your goal is to make your classmates want to visit your country!

Get started with the links below, or download the necessary handouts:


microsoft_word_logo Latin America Country Research Mini-Project

ppt_icon Latin America Country Research WikiPedia Template

ppt_icon Sample Latin America Country Research Project

Research Links

link The World Factbook (


Mini Project Schedule

Wednesday 11/15 - Introduce mini-project and begin research in-class (to finish at home for HW)

Thursday 11/16 - Submit completed research and work on creating Wikipedia entries in Google Slides

Friday 11/17 - In small groups, present research on assigned country and get feedback before submitting

Submit Your Assignment Here --> the deadline to submit is Monday November 20th @ 5:00 PM!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 14


Today in class, students investigated the background on the region of Latin America by completing a Latin America Background investigation.

microsoft_word_logo Latin America Background

adobe-pdf-logo Latin America Background Reading

link Latin America Map Practice Quiz

Homework - p. 4 - On a separate sheet, write a letter of at least 10 sentences explaining to a friend what you learned in class today about Latin America (include facts).

Reminder - You have a CLOSED NOTEBOOK quiz on Friday 11/17 on Unit 3 Vocab and the names of countries in Latin America (and where they are). Study using the flashcards (vocabulary and country names) on the class website.


North and South America from “Tap the World!” [Video]


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 13


Today in class, students got organized for Humanities class this term by setting up their Term 2 Interactive Student Notebooks. Students also previewed their learning for Unit 3: Latin America by completing a map of Latin America and going over the Unit 3 Vocabulary.

microsoft_word_logo Unit 3 Vocabulary Chart

microsoft_word_logo Blank Latin America Map

Homework - p. 2 - Complete the Unit 3 Vocabulary Chart by illustrating your understanding of the words and definitions from this unit. If you did not complete the Latin America map on page 3 of your notebook, you should complete that as well. Use Google Maps or your Agenda Book to help you.


Humanities 7 – Unit 3 Flashcards – Study For Friday’s Quiz!


Humanities 7 – Latin America Flashcards – Study For Friday’s Quiz!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 8


Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of content in Humanities from the entire term by taking the Term 1 Test.

Homework - There is NO new homework tonight! The term ends TOMORROW, so any missing work must be turned into Mr. Valenzuela by tomorrow at the latest.

Make sure to bring in a new one-subject notebook to set up for Term 2 in-class on Monday 11/13.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 7


Today in class, students reviewed what they have learned in Humanities during this term, in preparation for their Term 1 Test on Wednesday 11/8, by completing a review game in groups.

link Humanities 7 Term 1 Jeopardy Review

link Quizlet: Term 1 Flashcards

Homework - Study for your Term 1 Test TOMORROW!


Humanities 7 – Unit 2 Student Survey


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 6


Today, Mr. Valenzuela was not in school, but in class students worked with Mr. Olivieri to begin preparing for the Term 1 Test. Students completed a notes review of pages 1-49 of their notebooks, then students created a "fake test" of 25 questions AND their answers related to the most important information from Units 1 and 2 this term.

Homework - Complete the Unit 2 Student Survey on the class website. Continue studying for the Term 1 Test by using another one of our study strategies, including using the Term 1 Flashcards on the class website.