Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 28

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Today in class, students examined the use of scale and projection in map making by observing and analyzing various types of map projections.

microsoft_word_logo Projection Maps Gallery Walk Notes

microsoft_word_logo Projection Maps Gallery Walk

microsoft_word_logo Orientation and The Grid Understanding Questions

adobe-pdf-logo The World Through Maps: A History of Cartography

Homework - p. 18 - Complete the Orientation and The Grid Understanding Questions using pages 14-15 and 20-23 of The World Through Maps: A History of Cartography (source: Google Reader).


Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 27


Today in class, students described the purposes of maps and its different uses by completing a reading and discussing "The Language of Maps" in groups.

microsoft_word_logo The Language of Maps Handout

adobe-pdf-logo The World Through Maps: A History of Cartography

microsoft_word_logo Map Scavenger Hunt Homework Handout

microsoft_word_logo Map Scavenger Hunt Projection

adobe-pdf-logo Tools of Geography Reading

Homework - p. 16 - Complete the Map Scavenger Hunt handout by using the links above ("Tools of Geography Reading") or your own research.


Humanities 7 – The World Through Maps: A History of Cartography


Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 26


Today in class, students began our new unit called "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 - Complete the "Txt Msg Sumre" (Text Message Summary) handout by writing a summary of what we learned in class today in TWO text messages (using text message language, using emojis and abbreviations is OKAY) on the lines provided.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 23


Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of the procedures and policies of the Humanities classroom by taking a quiz.

adobe-pdf-logo Community Reflection Handout

Homework - p. 12 - Complete the reflection handout on community in at least 10 sentences, responding to the following quote:

"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)


Humanities 7 – Unit 0 Survey


Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 20


Today in class, students had the opportunity to brainstorm their own personal mission statements, and were introduced to their Unit 0 Project, the My Life Context Map.

microsoft_word_logo My Life Context Map Instructions

Homework - p. 10 - 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.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 19


Today in class, we read an article and watched a film to understand the concept of "delayed gratification" and what it means for students' lives. We watched a video on the "Marshmallow Experiment," then 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. 9 - 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."

Reminder: You have a quiz on Friday on pages E-F and K of your notebook!


The Marshmallow Experiment [Video]


Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 17

The Sneetces

Today in class, students were able to understand the relationship between membership and community by watching the film version of Dr. Seuss' The Sneetches.

microsoft_word_logo The Sneetches Viewing Guide + Reflection

Homework - p. 6 - On a separate sheet of paper, write a letter to a friend (at least 10 sentences) explaining what you learned in class today.