Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 7


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! Also, make sure your notebook is up-to-date (ALL pages) to submit tomorrow to Mr. V. 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 6


Today in class, students reviewed what they have learned in Humanities during this term, in preparation for their Term 1 Test on Wednesday 11/8, 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 – Term 1 Flashcards – Study For Thursday’s Test!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 5


Today in class, students wrapped up the mock trial The People v. Columbus, et al by hearing the verdict from the jury. Students also began preparing for the Term 1 Test by reviewing vocabulary from Units 1 and 2.

Homework - p. 50 - On a separate sheet of paper, create a fake test of 15 questions AND their answers from throughout Term 1 (both Units 1 and 2 -- try to balance your questions, so that you have at least 5 questions from Unit 1 and 5 questions from Unit 2). Begin studying for your Term 1 Test by trying some of the strategies we have practiced in-class, so far (flashcards, friend quiz, fake test, and/or notes review). See below for the schedule this week for getting ready for the Term 1 Test:

Tuesday 11/6 - Jeopardy Review (in-class)

Wednesday 11/7 - Getting ready for the timed-writing assessment on Friday

Thursday 11/8 - Term 1 Test; you will also submit your Term 1 Notebook

Friday 11/9 - Term 1 Timed-Writing Assessment (in-class)


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 15


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 10/19.


Humanities 7 – Unit 1 Student Survey


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 12


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. 32 - Complete the Boston Reflection Handout by responding the prompt in at least 10 sentences.

Reminder - You now have your Notebook Quiz (pages 12-25) on Monday 10/15!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 11


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


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 9


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. 26 - In your notebook, on page 26, 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 12-25 on Friday 10/12!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 5


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 10/9 or Wednesday 10/10!