Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 11


Today in class, students described the formation of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

youtube-logo The Atlantic Slave Trade Crash Course

youtube-logo The Atlantic Slave Trade: What Too Few Textbooks Told You

microsoft_word_logo Atlantic Slave Trade Crash Course Video Questions

microsoft_word_logo Transatlantic Slave Trade Notes (Fill In The Blank)

adobe-pdf-logo Transatlantic Slave Trade Notes (Complete Presentation)

link Animated Interactive: The Atlantic Slave Trade In Two Minutes (Source: Slate)

Homework - p. 52 - Complete the Atlantic Slave Trade Crash Course Video Questions by watching The Atlantic Slave Trade Crash Course and then answering the questions on your handout.

Reminder - You have a closed-notebook quiz TOMORROW on the Unit 4.1 Vocabulary and the names of the countries in Africa (#1-27 on your blank map of the region).


Humanities 7 – The Atlantic Slave Trade Crash Course [Video]


Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 10

Elmina Castle

Today in class, students defined what a memorial is and described why they are built in order to prepare them for the Unit 4.1 Ghana Memorial Project.

microsoft_word_logo What Are Memorials Handout

adobe-pdf-logo Traditional Memorials

adobe-pdf-logo Spontaneous Memorials

link Memory, History, Memorials - Facing History

Homework - p. 48 - Read about Mr. Valenzuela's trip to Ghana in 2011. Read both the summary of the trip and the journal entries while he was there. On a separate sheet of paper, write a summary (who, what, where, when, and why) of what you learned about Mr. Valenzuela's trip to Ghana in 2011, must be at least 10 sentences.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 8


Today in class, students discussed the problems associated with discussing Africa as one place, instead of a region with 55 countries, with 2,000-3,000 languages spoken, and many different ethnicities and cultures.

youtube-logo Spot The Africa (Source: Comedy Central)

youtube-logo The Danger of a Single Story (Source: Ted Talk)

youtube-logo Africa Is Not A Country (Source: Al Jazeera)

microsoft_word_logo The Danger of a Single Story Reflection

link Africa Map Practice Game

Homework - p. 46 - Complete the reflection handout, must be at least 10 sentences.

Reminder - You have a closed-notebook quiz on Friday 1/12 on the Unit 4.1 Vocabulary and the names of the countries in Africa (#1-27 on your blank map of the region).


Humanities 7 – Unit 4.1 Flashcards – Study for Friday’s Quiz


Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 3


Today, Mr. V was out sick from school, but in his absence students extended their understanding of the physical features and resources of Africa by examining various maps of the region in a mapping lab activity.

microsoft_word_logo Africa Mapping Lab

adobe-pdf-logo Africa Mapping Lab Maps

Homework - p. 44 - On page 44 of your notebook, write a letter of 10 sentences to Mr. Valenzuela how class went today (in his absence) and tell him a little bit about how your winter vacation went.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 21

Wood carvers in Awiaa's village workshop creating traditional stools

Today in class, students described the background on the region of Africa by completing a background information worksheet on the region.

microsoft_word_logo Africa Background Notes

adobe-pdf-logo Introducing the Region: Africa

Homework - p. 42 - Write a letter to a friend (at least 10 sentences) that explains what you learned in class today on the background of Africa.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Dec 20


Today in class, students reflected on Unit 3 and Enrique's Journey by having a whole class discussion. Students also were able to preview the next unit of study Unit 4.1 "The Memory of Enslavement" by learning the vocabulary words for the unit and going over a map of Africa.

microsoft_word_logo Unit 4 Memory of Enslavement Vocabulary Chart

adobe-pdf-logo Blank Africa Map

Homework - p. 40-41 - Complete the Unit 4.1 Vocabulary Chart (must be NEAT and COLORFUL) and fill in all of the country names for our new region of the world Africa. Each homework is worth one HW stamp each.


Humanities 7 – Final Exam Review


Humanities 7 Final Exam Review

This week, students will spend five days preparing with Mr. V and their classmates for the Humanities 7 Final Exam. The final schedule (posted below) begins on Thursday 6/16 until Tuesday 6/21, with final exam make ups scheduled for Monday 6/26. The review for the final exam will be counted as part of your final exam grade, so make sure to complete each step for full credit!


adobe-pdf-logo Finals Review Study Packet

adobe-pdf-logo BLA Final Exam Schedule

Review Games and Study Links

link Final Exam Review Flashcards (Source: Quizlet)

link Latin America Map Practice Quiz

link Africa Map Practice Quiz

link Monsoon Asia and SWC Asia Map Practice Quiz

link Europe and Russia Map Practice Quiz

link Final Exam Jeopardy Review Game

 youtube-logo "Tap the World!" Countries and Territories of the World [Video]

Final Exam Review Schedule

Tuesday 6/13 - Introduce Final Exam Review Packet and Final Exam Review (Unit 1 and Kahoot)

Thursday 6/15 - Final Exam Review (Units 2, 3, 4 and Kahoot)

Monday 6/19 - Final Exam Review (Units 5, 6, 7 and Kahoot)

Tuesday 6/20 - Final Exam for Section 10

Wednesday 6/21 - Final Exam for Section 8 and 9

Thursday 6/22 - Final Exam for Sections 6 and 7

Friday 6/23 - Final Presentations of the Boston Capstone Project (All Students)

Monday 6/26 - Make Up Day for Final Exams

Tuesday 6/27 and Wednesday 6/28 - Early Release Days (10:45 AM) and Final Days of School!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 25

test today

Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of what they have learned in Humanities 7 so far this year by taking the Mid Year Exam.

Homework - Bring a new one-subject (spiral bound) notebook to set up for Term 3 in class tomorrow!