Mr. Valenzuela
20May/19

Humanities 7 – Unit 6 Interdisciplinary Timed Writing Assessment

Unit 6 - The Tempest and I Am Malala Interdisciplinary Project

In this timed writing assessment, inspired by the books The Tempest and I Am Malala, students completed a timed writing assessment in Humanities class about a topics of oppression, prejudice, stereotypes, and identity and applied their understanding from the texts on a deeper level.

Downloads/Handouts

microsoft_word_logo Final Timed Writing Assessment For Humanities and ELA

microsoft_word_logo Important Quotes from I Am Malala and He Named Me Malala

microsoft_word_logo Whole School Written Communication Rubric (BLA)

Additional Resources

link The Malala Fund

adobe-pdf-logo Timeline of Events in I Am Malala

Project Schedule

Monday 5/20 - Introduce writing assessment in ELA class

Tuesday 5/21 - Preparation work day in Humanities class

Wednesday 5/22 - Timed-writing assessment in Humanities class

17May/19

Malala Yousafzai’s United Nations Speech 2013 [Video]

17May/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 17

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Today in class, students began watching the documentary film He Named Me Malala and took notes while watching the film

adobe-pdf-logo Malala's Speech at the United Nations

microsoft_word_logo He Named Me Malala Film Notes

youtube-logo Malala Yousafzai's Speech to the United Nations [2013]

Homework - p. 26 - Read the speech (or watch the speech here) given by Malala at the United Nations. On page 26 of your notebook, answer the questions that follow the speech (in the link above) in at least 3-4 COMPLETE sentences per question.

16May/19

We Should All Be Feminists – TED Talk [Video]

16May/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 16

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Today in class, students continued reading I Am Malala with an audiobook companion and discussing the themes and content of the book.

microsoft_word_logo We Should All Be Feminists Reflection

youtube-logo We Should All Be Feminists - TED Talk [Video]

Homework - p. 24 - Complete the reflection on the TED Talk given by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie titled "We Should All Be Feminists."

15May/19

Making of Malala [Video]

15May/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 15

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Today in class, students continued reading the memoir I Am Malala as a whole class along with the audiobook companion.

youtube-logo Making of Malala [Video] (Source: The New York Times)

Homework - p. 22 - Complete the reflection questions below based on what we have read so far in I Am Malala and the video "Making of Malala" which is linked above.

After watching the video "Making of Malala," answer the questions below on page 22 of your notebook:

1) Answer in one paragraph (at least 5+ sentences): Throughout the book I Am Malala, the protagonist Malala Yousafzai faces incredible danger and risk in speaking out against the Taliban. Do you think it's right for a 12 year-old girl to be so public about the fight for girls' education in what amounted to a war zone? Why or why not?

2) Answer in one paragraph (at least 5+ sentences): When Malala begins to speak out against the Taliban, she is the same age as many 7th graders here at BLA. Do you think that you would have the same courage as Malala to speak out against the Taliban? Why or why not?

14May/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 14

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Today in class, students continued reading the memoir I Am Malala as a whole class along with the audiobook companion.

adobe-pdf-logo Timeline of Events in I Am Malala

microsoft_word_logo Malala Timeline Poster

Homework - p. 20 - Complete the Malala Timeline Poster by choosing one of the events from the timeline and illustrating it. Your poster must be neat AND colorful, and you must describe your event in at least 3-4 sentences.

13May/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 13

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Today in class, students continued reading the memoir I Am Malala as a whole class along with the audiobook companion.

microsoft_word_logo Terrorism in I Am Malala Reflection

Homework - p. 18 - Complete the Terrorism in I Am Malala Reflection handout, must be at least 10 sentences.