Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 29


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.


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 – Apr 7

test today

Today in class, students demonstrated what they have learned in Humanities during Term 3 by taking a term test.

Homework - There is no new HW this weekend. Enjoy! And remember that you MCAS testing begins on Monday for all BLA 7th graders (Periods 1-4). Make sure to get a good night's rest, and have a good breakfast the morning of the test.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Apr 6


Today in class, students reviewed what they learned in Term 3 by practicing various study strategies, including reviewing the Term 3 Study Guide from yesterday, and playing Jeopardy Review in teams.

link Term 3 Jeopardy Review

microsoft_word_logo Term 3 Jeopardy Review Answer Sheet

microsoft_word_logo Term 3 Study Guide

link SWC Asia Map Practice Quiz (All Countries)

link Term 3 Flashcards

Homework - Complete the Term 3 Jeopardy Review Answer Sheet and study for tomorrow's Term 3 Test!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Apr 5


Today in class, students reviewed what they learned in Term 3 by practicing various study strategies including a notes review and completing a Term 3 Study Guide with a partner.

microsoft_word_logo Term 3 Study Guide

link SWC Asia Map Practice Quiz (All Countries)

Homework - p. 47 - Complete the Term 3 Study Guide and make sure to continue studying for the Term 3 Test, which will be on Friday April 7th. Use the resources on the class website (i.e. flashcards, study games, map quizzes, etc.) to help you study a little bit each night.

Reminder - The Unit 5 Working For Change in Girls' Education Project is due TODAY at 5:00 PM by submitting on


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


Humanities 7 – A Long Walk To Water

Unit 4.2 - A Long Walk To Water

In this short story, students will understand the issues and challenges facing Sudan (particularly Southern Sudan) in the 1980s and the present-day by reading about the incredible, true story of Salva, a "Lost Boy" of Sudan, who after his resettlement in the United States, returned to his native South Sudan to bring water drilling to communities with limited water access. Each day, students will read sections of the book in-class, both independently and as a whole class, and lead discussions on various topics/themes of the short story.


microsoft_word_logo A Long Walk To Water Mini Project Instructions

microsoft_word_logo Fundraising Letter Template

microsoft_word_logo A Long Walk To Water Chapter 1 Reflection

microsoft_word_logo A Long Walk To Water Chapters 8-12 Reading Chart + Reflection

microsoft_word_logo A Long Walk To Water Chapters 13-16 Reflection

Reading Schedule

Wednesday 2/15 - Introduce A Long Walk To Water, and whole-class reading of Chapters 1-3

Thursday 2/16 - Continue reading ALWTW as a whole class Chapters 4-8

Friday 2/17 - Independent reading of ALWTW Chapters 9-12

Monday 2/27 - Continue reading ALWTW as a whole class Chapters 13-16

Tuesday 2/28 - Complete the reading of A Long Walk To Water, introduce Mini Project Assignment

Friday 3/3 - Submit ALWTW Mini Project Assignment


Humanities 7 – Africa Unit 4.2 Reflection/Survey


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 14


Today students returned to school after THREE consecutive snow days! Students had the chance to complete their Africa Country Research Presentations and to take notes on the remaining presentations.

Homework - Complete the reflection/survey on the class website.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 8


Today in class, students presented their research on their assigned African Country in small groups. Students had the opportunity to take notes on the presentations that they observed. At the end of class, students submitted their work using

link Submit Your Africa Country Research Presentation Here

microsoft_word_logo Africa Country Research Presentations Chart

Homework - p. 8 - On a separate sheet of paper write a letter about what you learned in each of the presentations at that you observed in class today.