Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 8


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


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 7


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.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 5


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 2


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.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Feb 1

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

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).


Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 31

Elmina Castle

Today in class, students reviewed the driving forces behind European imperialism in Africa and the Unit 4.3 Vocabulary.

microsoft_word_logo Is Imperialism Ever Justified?

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.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 30


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 4.3 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 4.3 Vocabulary.


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.