Mr. Valenzuela
10Mar/20

Humanities 7 – Unit 4 1/2 Student Survey

6Mar/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 6

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

4Mar/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 4

presentation

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 TurnItIn.com by 5:ooPM tonight!

26Feb/20

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!

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

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

25Feb/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 25

mapafricaenova

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.

24Feb/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 24

nelson-mandela

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.

14Feb/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 14

quiz

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!

13Feb/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 13

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

12Feb/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 12

Timbuktu

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.

10Feb/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 10

mapafricaenova

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!

7Feb/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 7

quiz

Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of the Unit 4 1/2 vocabulary and their ability to name and place the rest of the countries in Africa by taking a quiz.

Homework - There is no new HW tonight, but students should make sure all work so far in Term 3 is up-to-date and completed.

6Feb/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 6

Gold Coast

Today in class, students will analyze the most important motivating and enabling factors that explain European imperialism by conducting a five corners debate.

microsoft_word_logo Most Important Motivating Factor For Imperialism Reflection

link Africa Map Practice Game

link Africa Map Countries Flashcards

link Africa Map Practice Quiz (Source: LizardPoint)

Homework - p. 9 - Complete the Most Important Motivating Factor Reflection in at least 10 sentences by deciding picking the motivating or enabling factor (from class today) that you believe is the most important driver of European Imperialism in the 19th century and explain/defend your selection. In your response, you must compare and contrast your chosen factor with at least one other alternative possibility (10 sentences).

Reminder - You have a quiz on the map of Africa (#28-55) on Friday 2/7!

5Feb/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 5

Elmina Castle

Today in class, students reviewed the driving forces behind European imperialism in Africa and the Unit 4 1/2 Vocabulary.

microsoft_word_logo Is Imperialism Ever Justified?

link Africa Map Practice Game

link Africa Map Countries Flashcards

link Africa Map Practice Quiz (Source: LizardPoint)

Homework - p. 7 - Complete the "Is Imperialism Ever Justified?" handout by reading each statement and deciding whether it is justified or not, then give your reason/rationale in at least 3-4 sentences.

4Feb/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 4

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Today in class, student explained some of the motivating and enabling factors of European colonization in the Americas by creating an identity map of why Europeans wanted to create colonies and what helped them to be successful (and by reviewing some of the causes and effects that were discussed yesterday).

microsoft_word_logo Unit 4 1/2 Vocabulary Chart

microsoft_word_logo Imperialism In Africa Understanding Questions

Homework - Complete both assignments for credit (worth two HW stamps):

p. 4 - Read, highlight, and annotate (5 comments and/or questions) the article about "Imperialism and Africa," then answer the questions on the back side of the handout (answer in complete sentences, at least 1-2 sentences per question).

p. 5 - Complete the Unit 4 1/2 Vocabulary.

3Feb/20

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 3

notebooks

Today in class, students got organized for Humanities class this term by setting up their Term 2 Interactive Student Notebooks. Students also previewed their learning for Unit 4.3: Africa by reviewing the causes and effects of colonialism from what we have learned in our units on Latin America and Africa, so far.

adobe-pdf-logo Blank Map of Africa

adobe-pdf-logo Causes and Effects of Colonialism Whole Class Notes

Homework - p. 3 - Complete the Blank Map of Africa by writing in the country names on the blank spaces (#28-55) on your map.