Mr. Valenzuela
3Oct/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 3

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. 25 - 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 10/5!

2Oct/18

Humanities 7 – Unit 1 Boston Neighborhoods Project

Boston_Back_Bay_reflection

Unit 1 Boston Neighborhoods Project 2018

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)

2Oct/18

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

link Map of Historical Landmarks in Boston

Research On Boston's Education

adobe-pdf-logo Boston Public Schools Map

link Map of Colleges/Universities in Boston

2Oct/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 2

Mission Hill Model Map

Today in class, students prepared for their Unit 1 Projects by reflecting on neighborhoods in Boston and explaining the directions for the upcoming Unit 1 Boston Neighborhoods Project.

microsoft_word_logo Boston Neighborhoods Project (Instructions)

Homework - p. 24 - Create a fake test (on a separate sheet of paper or directly on page 24) of 15 questions AND their answers about information on Unit 1.

Reminder - Study for your closed notebook quiz on Unit 1 on Friday 10/5!

1Oct/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 1

boston

Today in class, students prepared for their Unit 1 Project by previewing and reflecting on their knowledge of neighborhoods in Boston.

microsoft_word_logo Boston Neighborhoods Intro

microsoft_word_logo Boston History Articles

Homework - p. 22 - Complete the Boston History Articles by reading and annotating the articles with at least FIVE (5) comments and/or questions EACH!

1Oct/18

Humanities 7 – Unit 1 Flashcards – Study For Friday’s Quiz!

28Sep/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 28

quiz

Today in class, students assessed their organization in Humanities thus far and the organization of their Interactive Student Notebooks by completing an open-notebook quiz.

adobe-pdf-logo Tools of Geography Reading

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

microsoft_word_logo Intro to Mapping Study Guide

Homework - p. 21 - Complete the Unit 1 Study Guide handout. Use your notebook and the pages of the textbook in the links above to complete your homework.

27Sep/18

Humanities 7 – Notebook Check In – Sept 27

26Sep/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 26

"Ecker VI projection SW" by Strebe - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ecker_VI_projection_SW.jpg#/media/File:Ecker_VI_projection_SW.jpg

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. THIS IS DUE FRIDAY 9/28!

25Sep/18

Humanities 7 – The World Through Maps: A History of Cartography