Mr. Valenzuela
28Oct/19

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

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Unit 2 People v. Columbus, et al Trial Project 2019

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 10/28 - Introduce People v Columbus, et al trial and begin trial preparation in groups

Tuesday 10/29 - Continue trial preparation in groups

Wednesday 10/30 - Trial begins with opening statements

Thursday 10/31 - Trial continues with presentation of evidence and calling witnesses

Friday 11/1 - Trial concludes with closing statements and jury verdict

28Oct/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 28

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 Wednesday 10/30 with opening statements, and continues on Thursday and Friday.

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 48), 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/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 25

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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.

24Oct/19

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. 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.

23Oct/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 23

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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.

22Oct/19

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

22Oct/19

Humanities 7 – The Columbian Exchange Crash Course [Video]

22Oct/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 22

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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.

21Oct/19

Humanities 7 – The Spanish Empire Crash Course [Video]

21Oct/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 21

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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.