Mr. Valenzuela
14May/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 14

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Today, Mr. V was not in school today, and in his absence, students completed the book I Am Malala by independently reading Chapters 28-35 and taking notes (facts, quotes, etc.) and analyzing their notes.

Homework - p. 32 - After having finished the book I Am Malala, using page 32 of your notebook, write a one-page reflection (use the WHOLE PAGE) on any thoughts you have on the book.

11May/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 11

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Today in class, students assessed their organization in Humanities class by taking a notebook quiz. Students also continued reading I Am Malala with an audiobook companion and discussing the themes and content of the book.

microsoft_word_logo We Should All Be Feminists Reflection

youtube-logo We Should All Be Feminists - TED Talk [Video]

Homework - p. 30 - Complete the reflection on the TED Talk given by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie titled "We Should All Be Feminists."

11May/18

We Should All Be Feminists – TED Talk [Video]

10May/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 10

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Today in class, students continued reading the memoir I Am Malala as a whole class along with the audiobook companion.

youtube-logo Making of Malala [Video] (Source: The New York Times)

Homework - p. 28 - Complete the reflection questions below based on what we have read so far in I Am Malala and the video "Making of Malala" which is linked above.

After watching the video "Making of Malala," answer the questions below on page 28 of your notebook:

1) Answer in one paragraph (at least 5+ sentences): Throughout the book I Am Malala, the protagonist Malala Yousafzai faces incredible danger and risk in speaking out against the Taliban. Do you think it's right for a 12 year-old girl to be so public about the fight for girls' education in what amounted to a war zone? Why or why not?

2) Answer in one paragraph (at least 5+ sentences): When Malala begins to speak out against the Taliban, she is the same age as many 7th graders here at BLA. Do you think that you would have the same courage as Malala to speak out against the Taliban? Why or why not?

10May/18

Making of Malala [Video]

9May/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 9

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Today in class, students continued reading the memoir I Am Malala as a whole class along with the audiobook companion.

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

microsoft_word_logo Malala Timeline Poster

Homework - p. 26 - Complete the Malala Timeline Poster by choosing one of the events from the timeline and illustrating it. Your poster must be neat AND colorful, and you must describe your event in at least 3-4 sentences.

8May/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 8

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Today in class, students continued reading the memoir I Am Malala as a whole class along with the audiobook companion.

microsoft_word_logo Terrorism in I Am Malala Reflection

Homework - p. 24 - Complete the Terrorism in I Am Malala Reflection handout, must be at least 10 sentences.

7May/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 7

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Today in class, students continued reading the memoir I Am Malala as a whole class along with the audiobook companion.

youtube-logo The Daily Show Malala Yousafzai Interview

Homework - p. 22 - Watch the clip from The Daily Show interview with Malala Yousafzai on the class website. After watching the video, answer the reflection questions below on page 22 of your notebook:

1) According to the interview, where did Malala's love for education come from?

2) Starting in 2007, according to Malala, how many schools have the Taliban bombed in the Swat Valley in Pakistan?

3) What does Malala say was the inspiration for her courage in speaking out against the Taliban?

4) In the interview, Jon Stewart sarcastically jokes that, "Your [Malala's] love of education reminds him so much of my kids...not so much." Do you think children in the United States appreciate education as much as Malala and other girls in Pakistan do? Why or why not?

5) Malala says, "In my opinion, the solution that would work to fight all these wars and all these problems that people are facing is only education." Do you agree with her? Why or why not?

7May/18

The Daily Show Malala Yousafzai Interview [Video]

4May/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 4

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Today in class, students were introduced to the memoir I Am Malala about a girl's heroic stand against violence and oppression against women in Pakistan. Students began reading the memoir as a whole class, following along with the audiobook companion to the book.

microsoft_word_logo Girls Education Reflection

link The Malala Fund (more info about Malala and her story)

Homework - p. 20 - Complete the Girls Education Reflection handout, must be at least 10 sentences.