Mr. Valenzuela
6Nov/17

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

3Nov/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 3

genocide

Today in class, students reflected on what happened in the mock trial The People v. Columbus, et al by typing their drafts of the Columbus Trial Reflection. Students considered who was the most guilty of the killing of thousands, perhaps millions, of Taíno Indians in the years after 1492, and whether or not this event should be considered "genocide" according to the definition laid out by the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

microsoft_word_logo Columbus Trial Reflection

microsoft_word_logo Columbus Trial Reflection Template

link Start Here To Type Your DRAFT Reflection (Google Classroom)

link Submit Your FINAL Reflection Here (TurnItIn.com)

Homework - Complete your final draft of the Columbus Trial Reflection in Google Classroom. You will submit the final copy of the assignment using TurnItIn.com.

2Nov/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 2

jurors

Today in class, students concluded the mock trial The People v. Columbus, et al by finishing the presentation of evidence and calling witnesses, and hearing each team's closing statement, before the jury reached its verdict.

microsoft_word_logo Columbus Juror Sheet

microsoft_word_logo Columbus Trial Reflection

Homework - Respond to the questions on the Columbus Trial Reflection - who (or what) was most guilty of the killing of thousands, perhaps millions of Taíno Indians in the years after 1492, and should this event be considered "genocide" according to the definition laid out by the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide?

31Oct/17

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

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

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

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

26Oct/17

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

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Unit 2 People v. Columbus, et al Trial Project 2017

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

Thursday 10/26 - Introduce People v Columbus, et al trial and begin trial preparation in groups

Friday 10/27 - Continue trial preparation in groups

Monday 10/30 - Complete trial preparation in groups (final day)

Tuesday 10/31 - Trial begins with opening statements

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

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

Friday 11/3 - Typing trial reflections (two-paragraph mini-essay) in class

26Oct/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 26

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. 46 - 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/17

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. 44 - 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.

24Oct/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 24

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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. 43 - 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.

23Oct/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 23

bias

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. 40 - Complete the Reliable Sources Reflection handout, in at least 10 sentences.

20Oct/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 20

quiz

Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of Unit 2 Vocabulary by taking a closed notebook quiz. After the quiz 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 and Spanish Empire Understanding Questions

microsoft_word_logo Columbian Exchange Reflection

youtube-logo The Columbian Exchange Crash Course

Homework - p. 38 - 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.