Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Unit 4 1/2 Student Survey


Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 6


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


Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 4


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. 20 - Complete a reflection of 10 sentences on page 20 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.

Reminder - Submit your final draft of the Africa Country Research Project on to by 5:ooPM tonight!


Humanities 7 – Unit 4 1/2 Africa Country Research Project

Unit 4 1/2 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 1/2 essential questions!


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

Wednesday 2/26 - Introduce the project, begin researching your African country

Thursday 2/27 - Continue researching your country (if not finished), begin making presentation slides

Friday 2/28 - Project work day and peer review

Monday 3/2 - Project work day and peer review

Tuesday 3/3 -Project work day and peer review

Wednesday 3/4 - Project is DUE and presentations begin in-class

Thursday 3/5 - Presentations conclude


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 25


Today, Mr. V was absent from school, so students continued their investigation of colonialism in Africa by reading and taking notes from the textbook.

microsoft_word_logo Colonialism in Africa Understanding Questions

adobe-pdf-logo Colonialism in Africa Reading

Homework - Complete the classwork from today. Make sure you have completed the two assignments that were assigned on Monday that are due on Wednesday 2/26.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 24


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.

Reminder - You have a Notebook Quiz (pages 1-13) on Friday 3/1, make sure your notebook is up-to-date.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 14


Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of the Unit 4 1/2 vocabulary by taking a vocabulary quiz. Students used the remaining time in class to review what they learned this week about European imperialism in Africa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Homework - There is no new HW tonight, enjoy the February vacation!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 13


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. 14 - Complete the Scramble for Africa Reflection handout in at least 10 sentences.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 12


Today in class, students explained Africa’s wealth and power prior to imperialism by watching video clips from “Versailles” and completing a worksheet.

microsoft_word_logo African Wealth and Power Before Imperialism Reflection Questions

microsoft_word_logo Africa Wealth and Power Notes

Homework - p. 12 - Complete the African Wealth and Power Before Imperialism Reflection Questions handout, using the clips from "Versailles" we watched in class today.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 10


Today in class, students reviewed and analyzed visual representations of Africa's wealth and made inferences about how the provided data explained European Imperialism in Africa.

microsoft_word_logo Imperialism in Africa Exhibit Investigation Packet

microsoft_word_logo Imperialism in Africa Exhibit Investigation Questions

Homework - p. 11 - Complete the rest of the Imperialism in Africa Exhibit Investigation Questions from class today. Use the links above to access the packet of data and visual representations we used in class today. This is due Wednesday 2/12 and is worth THREE HW stamps!