Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 25


Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of the Unit 7 Vocabulary terms and the countries of Europe and Russia by taking a quiz. After the quiz, students had an opportunity to present their research on the continuing Syrian Civil War by completing a graphic organizer.

Homework - There is no new HW - enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend!


Humanities 7 – Homework – May 24


Today in class, students examined the underlying causes and effects of the Syrian conflict from 2011 to the present by researching news articles on the topic.

adobe-pdf-logo Conflict in Syria Group Research

adobe-pdf-logo Conflict in Syria Graphic Organizer

Resource Link For Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4:

link The Confused Person's Guide to the Syrian Civil War (Source: The Atlantic)

Resource Links for Groups 1, 3 and 4:

link Syria’s Crisis and Global Response (Source: Council on Foreign Relations)

link Al Jazeera: The Syrian Squeeze (Source: Al Jazeera)

Additional Resource Links:

link What Is Happening in Syria? (Source: BBC News)

link Syria Regional Refugee Response (Source: UN Refugee Agency)

link Syria (Source: The New York Times)

Homework - p. 46 - Read the comic book "What is the role of climate change in the conflict in Syria?" When you are finished, on a separate sheet of paper, write a reflection of 10 sentences on how this conflict could have been avoided.


The Role Of Climate Change In The Conflict In Syria [Graphic Novel]


Humanities 7 – Unit 7 Flashcards – Study For This Friday’s Quiz


Humanities 7 – Europe Flashcards – Study For This Friday’s Quiz


Humanities 7 – Homework – May 23

eu flag

Today in class, students continued to explore the region of Europe and Russia by explaining the basic framework and underpinnings of the creation of the European Union and how supranational politics in Europe affect its politics, economies, and cultural identities.

microsoft_word_logo Supranational Cooperation in the EU

adobe-pdf-logo Geography Alive! Supranational Cooperation in the European Union

Homework - p. 44 - Imagine a friend has been absent for the last two days of school, summarize what we have been learning about Europe and Russia in at least 10 sentences (on a separate sheet and taped on to page 44).


Humanities 7 – Homework – May 22


Today in class students explained some of the background on Europe and Russia by completing a background investigation on the region from the Geography Alive! textbook.

microsoft_word_logo Europe Background Notes

adobe-pdf-logo Geography Alive! Europe Background Reading

Homework - p. 42 - Research ONE of the following organizations of international cooperation: Organization of American States (OAS), Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), African Union (AU), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or League of Arab States. On page 42 of your notebook, answer the following questions IN COMPLETE SENTENCES as part of your research:

1) What is the name of your organization? In what year was the organization created?

2) How many total member countries are a part of your organization? Name six countries that are members of your organization.

3) What is the purpose of this organization?

4) The most truly "international" organization in the world is the United Nations (UN). Founded in 1945, the UN was created with the goal to promote peace and cooperation among countries of the world. How does the organization you researched compare in their mission to that of the UN?

5) What role do you think international organizations like yours play in promoting peace in the world (or their specific region of the world)? Explain your answer.


Humanities 7 – Homework – May 21


Today in class, students completed the Unit 6 Interdisciplinary Project presentations. Students also reflected on what they learned about Southwest and Central in Asia in Unit 6 and previewed their learning of Europe and Russia in the next unit by going over the Unit 7 Vocabulary Chart and a blank map of the region.

microsoft_word_logo Unit 7 Vocabulary Chart

adobe-pdf-logo Blank Map of Europe and Russia

Homework - You must complete both assignments for credit (two HW stamps):

p. 40 - Complete the Unit 7 Vocabulary Chart by illustrating your understanding of the term and definition, must be neat and colorful.

p. 41 - Complete the Blank Map of Europe and Russia by filling in the country names (#1-49)

Reminder - Submit your Unit 6 Interdisciplinary Project on by Tuesday 5/22 (if you have Ms. Marshall) and Wednesday 5/23 (if you have Mr. Korzeniowski). Also you have a quiz on the Unit 7 Vocabulary and the countries of Europe on Friday 5/25!


Humanities 7 – Study For Friday’s Europe Map Quiz


Use the links below to study for this Friday's Europe and Russia map quiz.

link Map of Europe Practice Quiz

youtube-logo Countries of Europe Song

link Countries of Europe Flashcards


Humanities 7 – Unit 6 Fahrenheit 451 Interdisciplinary Project

Unit 6 - Fahrenheit 451 and I Am Malala Interdisciplinary Project

In this project, inspired by the books Fahrenheit 451 and I Am Malala (or Maus for students that have Mr. K for ELA), students will create either an (1) essay or a (2) creative piece (i.e. art, poetry, creative writing, a cartoon, dance, song, rap, video, photography exhibit, slideshow, skit, script, play, extra research about a topic in the book(s), community project idea/plan, etc.) that will help our class understand, apply, and learn from the texts on a deeper level. The creative pieces will be presented to the class in Ms. M and Mr. V’s classes between 5/17-5/22 (see complete schedule below). Students that have Mr. K will present the following week (5/21). You can get started by using the links below.


microsoft_word_logo Fahrenheit 451 and I Am Malala Interdisciplinary Project Overview

microsoft_word_logo Important Quotes from I Am Malala and He Named Me Malala

microsoft_word_logo Whole School Written Communication Rubric (BLA)

microsoft_word_logo Fahrenheit 451 and I Am Malala Presentations Chart

Additional Resources

link The Malala Fund

adobe-pdf-logo Timeline of Events in I Am Malala

Project Schedule

Monday 5/14 - Introduce project in ELA class, finish reading I Am Malala in Humanities class

Tuesday 5/15 - Project work day in ELA class, watch He Named Me Malala film in Humanities class

Wednesday 5/16 - Project work day in ELA class, finish watching He Named Me Malala film in Humanities class

Thursday 5/17 - Presentations begin in ELA class, in Humanities class students may continue project work

Friday 5/18 - Presentations continue in ELA class, in Humanities class students may continue project work

Monday 5/21 - Presentations conclude in Humanities class

Tuesday 5/22 - All projects must be submitted for students that have Ms. Marshall for ELA

Wednesday 5/23 - All projects must be submitted for students that have Mr. Korzeniowski for ELA