Mr. Valenzuela
12Apr/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Apr 12

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Today in class, students prepared themselves for the Term 3 Test by using various study strategies through a Station Rotation activity.

link Term 3 Jeopardy Review Game

link Term 3 Flashcards

Homework - Complete your studying for tomorrow's Term 3 Test by using some of the strategies we practiced in class today. Also make sure to up-date your notebook (ALL pages) for tomorrow, it will be collected before the test begins.

11Apr/18

Humanities 7 – Term 3 Flashcards – Study These For Friday’s Test!

9Mar/18

Humanities 7 – Unit 4.3 Student Survey

27Feb/18

Humanities 7 – Unit 4.3 Africa Memoirs Final Assessment

Unit 4.3 Africa Memoirs Final Assessment

In this creative final unit assessment, students will create a series of memoirs to put the pieces of the puzzle together in order to try to tell the story of Africa from 1500 C.E, when Africa was largely independent and ruled by a collection of indigenous Kingdoms, to 1914 when Africa was largely under European control, to modern-day- Africa, which is mostly now formally independent, yet, still faces various forms of pressure, exploitation, and lingering challenges (as well as many successes!). As we do this, we will use our key questions as our guide, explicitly answering each question throughout the course of this project. As you conceptualize and execute this assignment, continually keep this larger goal in mind. Above all else, you are trying to show that you can answer these three questions. Each project will include six journal entries, so make sure to do them all well.

Download/Handouts

microsoft_word_logo Unit 4.3 Final Assessment Africa Memoirs Instructions

microsoft_word_logo Unit 4.3 Final Assessment Africa Memoirs Graphic Organizer

Project Schedule

Tuesday 2/27 - Introduce the project, begin drafting journal entries on graphic organizer

Wednesday 2/28 - Project work day

Thursday 3/1 - Project work day

Friday 3/2 - Project work day

Monday 3/5 - Final day to work on project in-class, project DUE at 10:00 PM

26Feb/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 26

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Today in class, students returned from a week-long break to begin wrapping up their learning on Unit 4.3 Africa by examining and discussing the myths about Africa and learning the truths in small groups.

microsoft_word_logo Myths of Africa Wall Activity

microsoft_word_logo Myths of Africa Notes

microsoft_word_logo Myths of Africa Reflection

Homework - p. 22 - Complete the Myths of Africa Reflection handout by responding the prompts in at least 10 sentences.

16Feb/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 16

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Today in class, students completed the Unit 4.3 Africa Country Research by presenting their research on their chosen countries in small groups. Students also took notes on each of the countries that they observed during the presentations.

microsoft_word_logo Africa Country Research Presentations Chart

Homework - p. 21 - Complete a reflection of 10 sentences on page 21 of your notebook (or on a separate sheet taped in) about the presentations from class today (and yesterday) on the countries in Africa - you must include facts from at least 3 different countries you learned about. Use your notes from the Africa Country Research Presentations Chart to help you complete this assignment.

9Feb/18

Humanities 7 – Unit 4.3 Africa Country Research Project

Unit 4.3 Africa Country Research Project

In this creative research project, students will create a Google Presentation/Slides about one African country that will be used to teach other classmates. Each project will include several sections, so make sure to do them all well. Your goal is to make your classmates become interested in the country and to answer our Unit 4.3 Key/Essential Questions!

Download/Handouts

microsoft_word_logo African Country Research Overview

microsoft_word_logo African Country Research Notes

microsoft_word_logo Peer Review Research Checklist

microsoft_word_logo Africa Country Research Presentations Chart

ppt_icon Sample Country Research Presentation - South Africa

Research Links

link World Bank DataBank

link CIA World FactBook

link Africa Country Profiles (Source: BBC News)

link US State Department Travel Advisories

link Lonely Planet Travel Guides

link If It Were My Home

Project Schedule

Friday 2/9 - Introduce the project, begin researching your African country

Monday 2/12 - Continue researching your country (if not finished), begin making presentation slides

Tuesday 2/13 - Project work day and peer review

Wednesday 2/14 - Project work day and peer review

Thursday 2/15 - Project is DUE and presentations begin in-class

Friday 2/16 - Presentations conclude

9Feb/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 9

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Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of imperialism in Africa by taking a quiz and beginning their research on a country in Africa.

microsoft_word_logo African Country Research Overview

microsoft_word_logo African Country Research Notes

Homework - p. 19 - Complete the Africa Country Research Notes handout by using the links on the website (and your own research) to complete all of the sections of the handout.

8Feb/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 8

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Today in class, students explained resistance and independence movements in four African countries by conducting research and teaching each other.

link Africa Country Profiles (Source: BBC News)

link Ghana Country Profile and Timeline (Source: BBC News)

link Liberia Country Profile and Timeline (Source: BBC News)

link Eritrea Country Profile and Timeline (Source: BBC News)

link Ivory Coast Country Profile and Timeline (Source: BBC News)

microsoft_word_logo African Country Research Worksheet

microsoft_word_logo African Resistance and Independence Reflection

Homework - p. 16 - Complete the African Resistance and Independence Reflection by choosing two countries from class today and comparing and contrasting

7Feb/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 7

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Today in class students analyzed European control of Africa by simulating the “Scramble for Africa" and discussing its connections to real historical events in the 19th century.

adobe-pdf-logo Scramble for Africa Activity Rules Sheet

microsoft_word_logo Scramble for Africa Reflection

Homework - p. 15 - Complete the Scramble for Africa Reflection handout in at least 10 sentences.