Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 24


Today in class, students discussed the differences between primary and secondary sources. Students then practiced their understanding by analyzing various primary and secondary sources from Christopher Columbus' arrival at Hispañola in 1492.

adobe-pdf-logo Columbus Evidence Documents A-D

microsoft_word_logo Columbus Evidence Graphic Organizer

Homework - p. 45 - Complete the Columbus Hero or Villian? Handout, be sure to use the Columbus Evidence Documents A-D to answer all of the questions to complete the close readings.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 23


Today in class, students debated the differences between reliable and unreliable sources of information and bias.

microsoft_word_logo Bias vs Reliable Group Discussion

microsoft_word_logo Reliable Sources Reflection

Homework - p. 42 - Complete the packet on Bias vs. Reliable Sources (first two pages) and then complete the Reliable Sources Reflection (next two pages of your packet), in at least 10 sentences.


Humanities 7 – Unit 2 Flashcards – Study For Friday’s Quiz


Humanities 7 – The Columbian Exchange Crash Course [Video]


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 22


Today in class, students  experienced the effects of the Columbian Exchange both on the "Old World" (Europe/Asia/Africa) and the "New World" (the Americas) by participating in a role-playing activity.

microsoft_word_logo Columbian Exchange Understanding Questions

microsoft_word_logo Columbian Exchange Reflection

youtube-logo The Columbian Exchange Crash Course

Homework - p. 40 - Complete the reflection on who benefited more from the first encounters between the Spanish and the Native Americans. If you are interested in more background on the topic, watch The Columbian Exchange Crash Course video.

Reminder - You have a quiz on the Unit 2 Vocabulary on Friday 10/25! Make sure to study the vocabulary on the class website (there are flashcards) and in your notebook. You will also submit your Notebook to Mr. V for a check on Friday 10/25.


Humanities 7 – The Spanish Empire Crash Course [Video]


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 21


Today in class, students extended their understanding of the terms colonialism and imperialism by doing a close reading of an article adapted from the Stanford University's Encyclopedia of Psychology.

microsoft_word_logo What Is Colonialism? Handout

link Mercator Puzzle Game Activity

youtube-logo The Spanish Empire Crash Course

microsoft_word_logo Spanish Empire Crash Course Understanding Questions

Homework - p. 38 - Watch the Spanish Empire Crash Course video on the class website, then answer the questions on the worksheet.


Humanities 7 – Mercator vs. Peters Projection “West Wing” [Video]


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 18


Today in class, students discussed how the maps we use can influence the way in which we see the world. Students also had the opportunity to create a whole-class flowchart explaining the reasons for European exploration of the world by sea travel, using last night's homework.

microsoft_word_logo Mercator vs Gall-Peters Projection Understanding Questions

microsoft_word_logo Your Map Is Racist Reading

Homework - p. 36 - Complete the "Your Map Is Racist" Handout by reading the article making at least FIVE (5) annotations (comments and/or questions in the margins), then answer the "Dig Deeper" questions at the end in 10+ complete sentences total (on a SEPARATE sheet).


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 17


Today in class, students began our new unit titled Unit 2: The Legacy of Conquest and Exploration by previewing the vocabulary that will be exposed to students throughout Unit 2. Students also began to understand the motivations of Europeans to begin exploring the world

microsoft_word_logo Unit 2 Vocabulary Handout

quizlet icon Unit 2 Flashcards

adobe-pdf-logo The Search for Spices Reading

microsoft_word_logo The Search for Spices Understanding Questions

microsoft_word_logo The Silk Road Reading and Questions

Homework - p. 35 - Complete The Silk Road Reading (with ANNOTATIONS) and Questions handout. Make sure to finish the rest of your page 35 packet which includes the questions for The Search for Spices Reading.