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Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 4

"Ecker VI projection SW" by Strebe - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons -

Today in class, students examined the use of scale and projection in map making by observing and analyzing various types of map projections.

microsoft_word_logo Projection Maps Gallery Walk Chart

microsoft_word_logo Gallery Walk of Map Projections

Homework - p. 18 - On a separate sheet of paper, explain which map is the most accurate from what you saw in class today and WHY – make sure to accurately use the vocabulary from this unit so far (scale, projection, distortion) – your reflection should be at least 10 sentences.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 3


Today in class, students described the purposes of maps and its different uses by completing a reading and discussing "The Language of Maps" in groups.

microsoft_word_logo The Language of Maps Handout

adobe-pdf-logo The World Through Maps: A History of Cartography

microsoft_word_logo Orientation and Grid Handout

Homework - p. 16 - Complete the Orientation and Grid Handout by completing the reading of The World Through Maps pages 14-15 and 20-23, and then answering the questions on your handout in complete sentences.

Reminder -  You have a NOTEBOOK QUIZ on Friday 10/7 on pages 1-15 of your Interactive Student Notebook. Make sure all of your pages and Table of Contents are up-to-date!


Humanities 7 – Boston Neighborhoods Survey


Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 29

test today

Today in school, students assessed their knowledge of their 6th grade mathematics skills by taking MAP Growth Testing in homerooms. After the test, students had an opportunity to get organized in Humanities by updating their table of contents and completing the "Seeing The World As A Geographer" assignment from yesterday.

Homework - Complete the survey on the class website. This assignment is due on Monday 10/3.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 28


Today in class, students continued with their learning in "Unit 1 Introduction to Mapping and Boston," by describing the ways in which geographers see the world. Students completed a reading from the textbook Geography Alive! in pairs with discussion questions.

adobe-pdf-logo Seeing the World as a Geographer Reading

microsoft_word_logo Seeing the World Like a Geographer Questions

Homework - p. 14 - In your notebook on page 14, write a letter to a friend (imagine they were absent from school today) and summarize what you learned in class today using details from your class work. Make sure your letter is at least 10 sentences!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 27


Today in class, students previewed their learning in Unit 1 by completing a Map Scavenger Hunt by using the textbooks with a partner.

microsoft_word_logo Map Scavenger Hunt

adobe-pdf-logo Tools of Geography Reading

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


Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 17


Today in class, students continued their review of the Mid Term exam by using various study strategies, including a Jeopardy review.

microsoft_word_logo Mid Term Jeopardy Answer Sheet

link Mid Term Review Jeopardy Game

link Africa Map Practice Game

link Africa Map Practice Quiz (Source: LizardPoint)

link Countries of Africa Flashcards (Source: Quizlet)

Homework - Study for next week's Mid Year Exam!


Humanities 7 – Mid Term Flashcards – Study For Next Week’s Test!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 16


Today in class, students began to get prepared for the Mid Term Exam (next week, see schedule below) by practicing various study strategies.

adobe-pdf-logo Mid Term Quizlet Matching Review

link Africa Map Practice Game

link Africa Map Practice Quiz (Source: LizardPoint)

link Countries of Africa Flashcards (Source: Quizlet)

Homework - p. 52 - On a separate sheet, create a fake test of 20 questions AND their answers on information from Units 1 & 2.

p. 54 - On a separate sheet of paper, create a fake test of 20 questions AND their answers on information from Units 3 & 4.

Mid Year Exam Schedule

Thursday 1/16 - Study for Mid Year Exam

Friday 1/17 - Study for Mid Year Exam

Tuesday 1/21 - Mid Year Exam (Section 6) and Project Work Day (ALL sections)

Wednesday 1/22 - Mid Year Exam (Section 7) and Project Work Day (Section 8)

Thursday 1/23 - Project Work Day (Section 5 and 7)

Friday 1/24 - Mid Year Exam (Section 5 and 8) and Project Work Day (Section 6)


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 6


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.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 5


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.


Humanities 7 – Unit 1 Student Survey


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 16


Today in class, students completed their discussion on whether Boston is a segregated city or not.

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


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 15


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)

 Maps On "Is Boston Segregated?" Activity

microsoft_word_logo Is Boston Segregated? Understanding Questions

Homework - Complete BOTH assignments tonight for credit. Your HW is worth TWO STAMPS!

p. 31 - Complete the Boston Neighborhoods WebQuest handout by using the links above to answer the questions.

p. 32 - Complete the "Is Boston Segregated?" understanding questions handout that we started in-class.

Reminder - You now have your Notebook Quiz (pages 12-25) on Friday 10/18!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 11


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. 30 - In your notebook, on page 30, 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.