Mr. Valenzuela
15Nov/19

Humanities 7 – Latin American Country Research Mini-Project

 map-latin-america

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:

Downloads/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 (CIA.gov)

link EasyBib.com

Mini Project Schedule

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

Monday 11/18 - Submit completed research and work on creating Wikipedia entries in Google Slides

Tuesday 11/19 - In small groups, present research on assigned country and get feedback before submitting

Submit Your Assignment Here --> the deadline to submit is Tuesday November 19th @ 5:00 PM!

14Nov/19

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

14Nov/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 14

Latin_America

Today in class school 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 page 4 of your notebook, 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 Tuesday 11/19 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.

12Nov/19

Humanities 7 – Latin America Flashcards – Study For Tuesday!

12Nov/19

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

12Nov/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 12

notebooks

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.

8Nov/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 8

genocide

Today in class, students completed their first timed writing assessment for Humanities by responding to the prompts: 1) Who was most responsible for the killing of up to 3 million Taínos in the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries; and 2) Should what happened to the Taínos be considered a "genocide" (according to the definition used by the United Nations). Students submitted their timed writing assessment on Google Classroom.

Homework - Bring in your new one-subject notebook on Tuesday 11/12 to set up the Term 2 Interactive Student Notebook!

6Nov/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 6

studying1

Today in class, students reviewed what they have learned in Term 1 by using various study strategies, including using Quizlet flashcards on Chromebooks. Students also worked on their graphic organizers in preparation for the timed-writing assessment this Friday.

microsoft_word_logo Columbus Trial Reflection Graphic Organizer (for Friday)

 The People v. Columbus, et al Trial Evidence Folder

 link Quizlet: Term 1 Flashcards

Homework - Study for tomorrow's Term 1 Test! On Friday, you will complete a timed writing assessment, so make sure to complete the graphic organizer linked above because you will be allowed to use it during the assessment.

5Nov/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 5

Jeopardy

Today in class, students reviewed what they have learned in Humanities during this term, in preparation for their Term 1 Test on Thursday 11/7, by completing a review game in groups.

link Humanities 7 Term 1 Jeopardy Review

link Quizlet: Term 1 Flashcards

Homework - p. 52 - Write a study note to Mr. V of at least 10 sentences telling him HOW you have been studying for the Term 1 Test (be honest). In the note, you can explain what parts of the test you feel confident about, and what parts you still feel concerned about. Continue studying for your Term 1 Test on Thursday by using the various strategies we have practiced in Humanities this term.

4Nov/19

Humanities 7 – Term 1 Flashcards – Study For Thursday’s Test!