Mr. Valenzuela
16Oct/17

Humanities 7 – Unit 1 Student Survey

16Oct/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 16

quiz

Today in class, students assessed the organization of their Interactive Student Notebooks in Humanities by taking a notebook quiz. Students also submitted their notebooks to Mr. V to be graded on their organization, content, and neatness. After the quiz, students completed their discussion on whether Boston is a segregated city or not.

 Maps On "Is Boston Segregated?" Activity

microsoft_word_logo Is Boston Segregated? Understanding Questions

microsoft_word_logo Unit 2 Vocabulary Chart

Homework - The homework tonight is worth TWO stamps! Make sure to complete both for credit:

1) Complete the Unit 1 Student Survey.

2) Complete the Unit 2 Vocabulary Chart

Reminder  - You have a CLOSED notebook quiz (on the Unit 2 vocab) on Friday 10/20.

13Oct/17

Humanities 7 – Notebook Check In – Oct 13

13Oct/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 13

Boston_Back_Bay_reflection

Today in class, students reflected on the Boston Neighborhood Projects and decided whether Boston is a segregated city or not by investigating and analyzing various maps.

 Maps On "Is Boston Segregated?" Activity

microsoft_word_logo Is Boston Segregated? Understanding Questions

microsoft_word_logo Boston Reflection Handout

Homework - p. 30 - Complete the Boston Reflection Handout by responding the prompt in at least 10 sentences.

Reminder - You now have your Notebook Quiz (pages 12-23) on Monday 10/16!

12Oct/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 12

boston_poster

Today in class, students concluded the last presentations from the Boston Neighborhoods Project.

microsoft_word_logo Boston Neighborhoods WebQuest

link Boston Zoning Viewer (Source: Boston Planning and Development Agency)

link Boston Census and Demographic Maps (Source: Boston Planning and Development Agency)

Homework - p. 29 - Complete the Boston Neighborhoods WebQuest handout by using the links above to answer the questions.

10Oct/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 10

presentation

Today in class, students began presenting with groups to the whole class on their assigned neighborhood thematic maps. Students in the audience took notes during each presentation.

microsoft_word_logo Boston Neighborhoods Presentations Chart

microsoft_word_logo Boston Neighborhoods Map Rubric

Homework - p. 24 - In your notebook, on page 24, reflect on what you have learned about each of the neighborhoods of Boston presented today in class by writing a summary of the information. Your summary must be 10+ sentences, and include at least one piece of information from each of the neighborhoods presented today.

Reminder - You have a notebook quiz on pages 12-23 on Friday 10/10!

6Oct/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 6

quiz

Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of Unit 1 vocabulary, mapping basics, and various map projections that we have learned so far in Unit 1 by taking a quiz. After the quiz, students met in small groups to complete their thematic maps for their assigned neighborhoods for the Unit 1 Project.

Homework - Complete the Unit 1 Project this weekend and be prepared to present with your group on Tuesday 10/10 or Wednesday 10/11!

4Oct/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 4

groupwork

Today in class, students continued the research of the assigned neighborhoods in groups as part of the Unit 1 Boston Neighborhoods Project.

Homework - p. 23 - Using page 23 of your notebook, record at least five (5) interesting facts about your assigned neighborhood using the research links from the class website.

Reminder - You have a closed notebook quiz on Friday 10/6!

3Oct/17

Humanities 7 – Unit 1 Boston Neighborhoods Project

Boston_Back_Bay_reflection

Unit 1 Boston Neighborhoods Project 2017

The goals of the Unit 1 Boston Neighborhoods Project are: 1) to gain proficiency in Boston’s local features; 2) to practice creating and analyzing thematic maps; and 3) to celebrate the many neighborhoods BLA students come from by learning about each!

If you need any of the class handouts (including the instructions and the background articles) you can download them:

microsoft_word_logo Boston Neighborhoods Project (Instructions)

microsoft_word_logo Boston Background Articles

microsoft_word_logo Boston Neighborhood Map Rubric

adobe-pdf-logo Sample Completed Map Project (Mission Hill)

 Folder of Neighborhood Brochures

link Boston Neighborhood Maps and Information (Source: Boston Planning and Development Agency)

link Historical Background on Boston Neighborhoods (Source: City of Boston)

3Oct/17

Humanities 7 – Unit 1 Boston Neighborhoods Project Research

neighborhoods

Today in class, students were assigned groups to begin researching their assigned neighborhoods for the Unit 1 Boston Neighborhoods Project. Students can use the links below to begin their research.

microsoft_word_logo Boston Neighborhoods Project (Instructions)

microsoft_word_logo Boston Background Articles

microsoft_word_logo Boston Neighborhood Map Rubric

adobe-pdf-logo Sample Completed Map Project (Mission Hill)

Neighborhood Research

 Allston/Brighton

 Downtown (which for this project includes the following: North End, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, and West End)

 Charlestown

 Dorchester and Mattapan

 East Boston

 Jamaica Plain and Roslindale

 Roxbury and South End

 South Boston

 West Roxbury and Hyde Park

General Resources and Links

Use the links below to start creating your maps or to find the places for your thematic map (transportation, education, entertainment, sightseeing, food).

General Map Information For Boston

link Google Maps

link Boston Redevelopment Authority

link Bostonography

link Boston Neighborhood Maps

Research On Transportation In Boston

link MBTA

Research On Sightseeing, Entertainment and Food In Boston

link Yelp

link TripAdvisor

link WikiTravel

link FourSquare

Research On Boston's Education

adobe-pdf-logo Boston Public Schools Map