Mr. Valenzuela
12Dec/17

Humanities 7 – Unit 3 Immigration Policy Memo Project

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Unit 3 Migration Policy Memo Project

In this unit, students have been studying about how migration works, and the difficulties some face while making the journey from Central America to the United States. The goals of the policy memo project are to: 1) learn how politicians and important policy makers get their information by crafting a policy memo; 2) educate others on the ongoing crisis of unaccompanied minors from Central America traveling to the United States; and 3) to think critically about solutions to real world problems in our world today.

Downloads/Handouts

microsoft_word_logo Immigration Policy Memo Instructions 

microsoft_word_logo Immigration Policy Memo Draft

microsoft_word_logo Immigration Policy Memo Template

ppt_icon In-Text Citation MLA Format (How To Guide)

Research Links

link The Refugees At Our Door (Source: The New York Times)

link No Country For Lost Kids (Source: PBS Newshour)

link Unaccompanied Children from Central America, One Year Later (Source: Huffington Post via Stateline)

link Why Don't They Just Get In Line? (Source: American Immigration Council)

link Fact Sheet: Unaccompanied Children from Central America (Source: The White House)

link Trump's Cruel Choice: Who Gets To Stay? (Source: The New York Times)

link How To Secure The Border: Spoiler Alert: A Wall Won't Do It (Source: Los Angeles Times)

link Children Traveling Solo Across U.S. Border Face Dangerous Trip (Source: NPR)

Solutions

link How the Most Dangerous Place on Earth Got Safer (Source: The New York Times)

link How To Help (Source: EnriquesJourney.com)

link Hope For Honduras (Source: EnriquesJourney.com)

link Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) (Source: EnriquesJourney.com)

11Dec/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 11

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Today in class, students continued the readers workshop for Enrique's Journey in small groups.

microsoft_word_logo Enrique's Journey Epilogue and Afterward Notes

Homework - p. 33 - Read the Epilogue (p. 203-220) and Afterward (p. 221-242) of Enrique's Journey. When you are finished reading, complete the EJ Epilogue and Afterward Notes by taking notes on the facts and statistics that the author Sonia Nazario uses to back up her arguments about the problems with immigration in the United States today (10 total).

Reminder - Extra Credit Thursday 12/14 by staying after school with Mr. V to watch the film “Which Way Home.”

8Dec/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 8

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Today in class, assessed what they have learned so far from reading Enrique's Journey. Then students continued the readers workshop for Enrique's Journey in small groups.

ppt_icon Reading Discussion Questions Instructions (How-To-Guide)

Homework - p. 30-31 - Read Chapter 9 (pages 169-194) and Chapter 10 (pages 195-201) of Enrique's Journey and create  discussion questions on page 30 (for Chapter 9), and discussion questions on page 31 (for Chapter 10) of your notebook, using the questioning strategies from Humanities. You should have sixteen (16) discussion questions TOTAL, and at least one type of question for each chapter. Don't forget to include page numbers for each question!

7Dec/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 7

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Today in class, students continued the readers workshop for Enrique's Journey in small groups.

microsoft_word_logo Border Militarization Film Notes

youtube-logo How Corporations Profit from Border Militarization

link Borderland (Source: NPR)

ppt_icon Reading Discussion Questions Instructions (How-To-Guide)

Homework - p. 29 - Read the second part of Chapter 8 (pages 149-168) of Enrique's Journey and create six (6) discussion questions on page 29 of your notebook, using the questioning strategies from Humanities.

7Dec/17

Humanities 7 – Border Inc. [Video]

6Dec/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 6

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Today in class, students continued the readers workshop for Enrique's Journey in small groups.

microsoft_word_logo Enriques Journey Character Chart

ppt_icon Reading Discussion Questions Instructions (How-To-Guide)

Homework - p. 27 - Read the first part of Chapter 6 (pages 117-145) of Enrique's Journey and create eight (8) discussion questions on page 27 of your notebook, using the questioning strategies from Humanities.

Reminder - You have a quiz on Friday 12/8 on what we have read so far in Enrique's Journey.

5Dec/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 5

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Today in class, students continued the readers workshop for Enrique's Journey in small groups.

ppt_icon Reading Discussion Questions Instructions (How-To-Guide)

Homework - p. 25 - Read Chapter 5 (pages 94-116) of Enrique's Journey and create eight (8) discussion questions on page 25 of your notebook, using the questioning strategies from Humanities.

5Dec/17

Stories From La Frontera “Enrique’s Journey” [Video]

4Dec/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 4

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Today in class, students continued the readers workshop for Enrique's Journey in small groups.

microsoft_word_logo Enriques Journey Matrix

ppt_icon Reading Discussion Questions Instructions (How-To-Guide)

Homework - p. 23 - Read the rest of Chapter 4 (pages 70-93) of Enrique's Journey and create eight (8) discussion questions on page 23 of your notebook, using the questioning strategies from Humanities.

1Dec/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 1

Central Americans Undertake Grueling Journey Through Mexico To U.S.

Today in class, students assessed the organization of their Interactive Student Notebooks so far in Term 2 by taking a notebook quiz. Students also continued the readers workshop for Enrique's Journey in small groups.

ppt_icon Reading Discussion Questions Instructions (How-To-Guide)

Homework - p. 20-21 - Read Chapter 3 (pages 53-64) and Chapter 4 (pages 65-70) of Enrique's Journey and create eight (8) discussion questions on page 20 (for Chapter 3), and eight (8) discussion questions on page 21 (for Chapter 4) of your notebook, using the questioning strategies from Humanities. Don't forget to include page numbers for each question!