Mr. Valenzuela
21Sep/18

Humanities 7 – Boston Neighborhoods Survey

21Sep/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 21

quiz

Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of classroom procedures, grading policy and notebook guidelines, as well as the BLA school-wide policies, and expectations in Humanities 7 by taking a closed-notebook quiz. After the quiz, students reviewed their learning of the Unit 1 Vocabulary and the Map Scavenger Hunt that was completed in class yesterday.

Homework - Complete the survey on the class website.

20Sep/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 20

missouri-compromise-map

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

microsoft_word_logo Map Scavenger Hunt

adobe-pdf-logo Tools of Geography Reading

Homework - This HW is worth TWO stamps! Make sure to complete both for credit:

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

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

19Sep/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 19

chavez

Today in class, students had a chance to present and observe their Life Context Maps by completing a gallery walk.

microsoft_word_logo Cesar Chavez Community Reflection

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

17Sep/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 17

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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 Wednesday September 19th.

14Sep/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 14

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. We also completed an activity called "Broken Squares" that taught students the importance of cooperation, communication, teamwork, and selflessness in order to reach a common team goal.

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.

Reminder: You have a quiz on Friday 9/21 on pages H-K of your notebook!

13Sep/18

The Marshmallow Experiment [Video]

13Sep/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 13

themarshmallowtest

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. 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."

Reminder: You have a quiz on Friday 9/22 on pages H-K of your notebook!

12Sep/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 12

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!

11Sep/18

Humanities – Welcome Survey 2018