Mr. Valenzuela
26Jan/18

Humanities 7 – Mid Year Student Survey

24Jan/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 24

Jeopardy

Today in class, students concluded their review of the Mid Term exam by using various study strategies, including a Jeopardy review.

microsoft_word_logo Mid Term Jeopardy Answer Sheet

link Mid Term Review Jeopardy Game

link Africa Map Practice Game

link Africa Map Practice Quiz (Source: LizardPoint)

link Countries of Africa Flashcards (Source: Quizlet)

Homework - Study for tomorrow's Mid Term Exam! Make sure you have all your pages of your notebook UP-TO-DATE to be submitted to Mr. Valenzuela.

 

23Jan/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 23

flashcards

Today in class, students began to get prepared for the Mid Term Exam (on Thursday 1/25) by practicing various study strategies.

adobe-pdf-logo Mid Term Quizlet Matching Review

link Africa Map Practice Game

link Africa Map Practice Quiz (Source: LizardPoint)

link Countries of Africa Flashcards (Source: Quizlet)

Homework - p. 56 - On a separate sheet of paper, create a fake test of 15 questions AND their answers on information from Units 3 & 4.

22Jan/18

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

21Dec/17

Humanities 7 – Unit 3 Student Survey

19Dec/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 19

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Today in class, students had the opportunity to edit and review the writing of other students by completing a "publication celebration" in class. Students gave feedback and suggestions for improving each others' work, and had the opportunity to incorporate those changes before submitting by the deadline.

microsoft_word_logo Enrique's Journey Reflection

Homework - There are two parts to the homework. Make sure to complete both!

1) Submit the Immigration Policy Memo by the extended deadline of Tuesday December 19th by 5:00 PM on TurnItIn.com

2) Complete the Enrique's Journey Reflection handout (at least 10 sentences) on page 38 of your notebook.

12Dec/17

Humanities 7 – Unit 3 Immigration Policy Memo Project

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Unit 3 Migration Policy Memo Project

In this unit, students have been studying about how migration works, and the difficulties some face while making the journey from Central America to the United States. The goals of the policy memo project are to: 1) learn how politicians and important policy makers get their information by crafting a policy memo; 2) educate others on the ongoing crisis of unaccompanied minors from Central America traveling to the United States; and 3) to think critically about solutions to real world problems in our world today.

Downloads/Handouts

microsoft_word_logo Immigration Policy Memo Instructions 

microsoft_word_logo Immigration Policy Memo Draft

microsoft_word_logo Immigration Policy Memo Template

ppt_icon In-Text Citation MLA Format (How To Guide)

Research Links

link The Refugees At Our Door (Source: The New York Times)

link No Country For Lost Kids (Source: PBS Newshour)

link Unaccompanied Children from Central America, One Year Later (Source: Huffington Post via Stateline)

link Why Don't They Just Get In Line? (Source: American Immigration Council)

link Fact Sheet: Unaccompanied Children from Central America (Source: The White House)

link Trump's Cruel Choice: Who Gets To Stay? (Source: The New York Times)

link How To Secure The Border: Spoiler Alert: A Wall Won't Do It (Source: Los Angeles Times)

link Children Traveling Solo Across U.S. Border Face Dangerous Trip (Source: NPR)

Solutions

link How the Most Dangerous Place on Earth Got Safer (Source: The New York Times)

link How To Help (Source: EnriquesJourney.com)

link Hope For Honduras (Source: EnriquesJourney.com)

link Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) (Source: EnriquesJourney.com)

11Dec/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 11

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Today in class, students continued the readers workshop for Enrique's Journey in small groups.

microsoft_word_logo Enrique's Journey Epilogue and Afterward Notes

Homework - p. 33 - Read the Epilogue (p. 203-220) and Afterward (p. 221-242) of Enrique's Journey. When you are finished reading, complete the EJ Epilogue and Afterward Notes by taking notes on the facts and statistics that the author Sonia Nazario uses to back up her arguments about the problems with immigration in the United States today (10 total).

Reminder - Extra Credit Thursday 12/14 by staying after school with Mr. V to watch the film “Which Way Home.”

8Dec/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 8

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Today in class, assessed what they have learned so far from reading Enrique's Journey. Then students continued the readers workshop for Enrique's Journey in small groups.

ppt_icon Reading Discussion Questions Instructions (How-To-Guide)

Homework - p. 30-31 - Read Chapter 9 (pages 169-194) and Chapter 10 (pages 195-201) of Enrique's Journey and create  discussion questions on page 30 (for Chapter 9), and discussion questions on page 31 (for Chapter 10) of your notebook, using the questioning strategies from Humanities. You should have sixteen (16) discussion questions TOTAL, and at least one type of question for each chapter. Don't forget to include page numbers for each question!

7Dec/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 7

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Today in class, students continued the readers workshop for Enrique's Journey in small groups.

microsoft_word_logo Border Militarization Film Notes

youtube-logo How Corporations Profit from Border Militarization

link Borderland (Source: NPR)

ppt_icon Reading Discussion Questions Instructions (How-To-Guide)

Homework - p. 29 - Read the second part of Chapter 8 (pages 149-168) of Enrique's Journey and create six (6) discussion questions on page 29 of your notebook, using the questioning strategies from Humanities.