Mr. Valenzuela
20Nov/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 20

quiz

Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of the Unit 3 Vocabulary and the countries of Latin America (and where they are located on a map) by taking a quiz.

Homework - There is no new HW -- enjoy the long weekend!

7Nov/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 7

studying1

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.

6Nov/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 6

Jeopardy

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.

5Nov/18

Humanities 7 – Term 1 Flashcards – Study For Thursday’s Test!

5Nov/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 5

jurors

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)

2Nov/18

Humanities 7 – Columbus Trial Reflection

31Oct/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 31

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Today in class, students began the mock trial The People v. Columbus, et al by entering pleas (of "guilty" or "not guilty") and giving their opening statements.

microsoft_word_logo Columbus Juror Sheet

Homework - The trial continues TOMORROW with presenting evidence and calling witnesses, so be sure that your team is prepared to do both, as well as give the team's closing statement, before the jury reaches its verdict.

Trial Schedule

Wednesday - Begin trial with selecting the jury, entering pleas ("guilty" or "not guilty") and opening statements from each defendant's team.

Thursday - Continue the trial by hearing defenses from each team including calling witnesses and presenting evidence and facts to the court.

Friday - Conclude the trial with closing statements from each defendant's team, and hearing the verdict from the jury.

29Oct/18

Humanities 7 – Unit 2 People v. Columbus, et al Trial Project

genocide

Unit 2 People v. Columbus, et al Trial Project 2018

The goals of the Unit 2 Columbus Trial Project are: 1) to successfully build a case of innocence or guilt for the group's accussed perpetrator in the crime against the Taínos of Hispaniola in 1492; 2) to successfully present this argument in a mock trial in front of the whole class, using historical evidence and strong argumentation skills to win the case; and 3) to work collaboratively in a group according to the BLA schoolwide rubrics on collaboration and engaging with others.

If you need any of the class handouts (including the instructions and trial preparation handout) you can download them:

microsoft_word_logo The People v. Columbus, et al Trial Overview

adobe-pdf-logo The People v. Columbus, et al Trial Preparation

adobe-pdf-logo The People v. Columbus, et al Indictments

 The People v. Columbus, et al Trial Evidence Folder

youtube-logo The Spanish Empire Crash Course

youtube-logo The Columbian Exchange Crash Course

youtube-logo The Black Legend, Native Americans and Spaniards Crash Course

Trial Schedule

Monday 10/29 - Introduce People v Columbus, et al trial and begin trial preparation in groups

Tuesday 10/30 - Continue trial preparation in groups

Wednesday 10/31 - Trial begins with opening statements

Thursday 11/1 - Trial continues with presentation of evidence and calling witnesses

Friday 11/2 - Trial concludes with closing statements and jury verdict

29Oct/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 29

peoplevcolumbus

Today in class, students began preparation for completing a mock trial activity in class The People v. Columbus, et al by reading over the various indictments in the "case," and preparing a defense for their "clients" in groups. Students assigned themselves roles in the activity and will have two class periods to prepare (in-class and at home for homework). The trial begins on Tuesday 11/1 with opening statements, and continues on Wednesday and Thursday.

microsoft_word_logo The People v. Columbus, et al Trial Overview

adobe-pdf-logo The People v. Columbus, et al Trial Preparation

adobe-pdf-logo The People v. Columbus, et al Indictments

 The People v. Columbus, et al Trial Evidence Folder

Homework - p. 48 - On a separate sheet (and taped on to page 46), write a reflection of 10+ sentences on which one of the accused (Columbus, Columbus' men, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, the Taínos, or the System of Empire) is MOST guilty, and why, and who is LEAST guilty and why.

25Oct/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 25

genocide

Today in class students analyzed the remaining primary and secondary sources from Christopher Columbus' arrival at Hispañola in 1492 to decide on Columbus' legacy.

adobe-pdf-logo Columbus Evidence Documents E-F

microsoft_word_logo Christopher Columbus Hero or Villain Part II

microsoft_word_logo Columbus Source Documents Reflection

Homework - p. 46 - Complete your reflection on the Columbus Source Documents handout. If you were unable to complete any of the source analyses for documents A-F in class today and yesterday, complete them at home.