Mr. Valenzuela
14Dec/16

Humanities 7 – Submit Your Immigration Policy Memo Draft

12Dec/16

Humanities 7 – Unit 3 Migration 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 Fact Sheet: Unaccompanied Children from Central America (Source: The White House)

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)

12Dec/16

Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 12

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Today in class, students continued the readers workshop for Enrique's Journey in small groups. Students were also introduced to the Unit 3 Immigration Policy Memo Project.

microsoft_word_logo Immigration Policy Memo Instructions 

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 TOMORROW by staying afterschool with Mr. V to watch the film “Which Way Home.”

 

9Dec/16

Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 9

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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 six (6) discussion questions on page 30 (for Chapter 9), and six (6) discussion questions on page 31 (for Chapter 10) of your notebook, using the questioning strategies from Humanities. Don't forget to include page numbers for each question!

8Dec/16

Humanities 7 – Border Inc. [Video]

8Dec/16

Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 8

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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

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.

7Dec/16

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 Enriques Journey Character Chart

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

Homework - p. 27 - Read the first part of Chapter 6 (pages 117-145) of Enrique's Journey and create six (6) discussion questions on page 27 of your notebook, using the questioning strategies from Humanities.

Reminder - You have a quiz on Friday 12/9 on what we have read so far in Enrique's Journey.

6Dec/16

Stories From La Frontera “Enrique’s Journey” [Video]

6Dec/16

Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 6

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

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

Homework - p. 25 - Read Chapter 5 (pages 94-116) of Enrique's Journey and create six (6) discussion questions on page 25 of your notebook, using the questioning strategies from Humanities.

5Dec/16

Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 5

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

microsoft_word_logo Enriques Journey Matrix

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

Homework - p. 23 - Read the rest of Chapter 4 (pages 70-93) of Enrique's Journey and create six (6) discussion questions on page 23 of your notebook, using the questioning strategies from Humanities.