Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Unit 5 China One Child Policy Debate


Unit 5 - China's One Child Policy Debate

In this unit, you will consider the implications of China’s “One Child Policy.” The one-child policy has its supporters and its opponents. On which side do you stand? In this debate you will examine several documents. The documents cannot tell the whole story, but they do provide an introduction. As a group you will present a recommendation to the President of the Communist Party, and ultimately answer the question – China’s one-child policy: Was it a good idea?


microsoft_word_logo China One Child Policy Debate Overview

microsoft_word_logo China's One Child Policy Debate Preparation

adobe-pdf-logo Debate Preparation Documents

Additional Resources

link World of 7 Billion 

adobe-pdf-logo Seven Billion and Counting Background Reading (Source: World of 7 Billion)

youtube-logo Democracy, Authoritarian Capitalism, and China: Crash Course [Video]

youtube-logo Population, Sustainability and Malthus: Crash Course [Video]

link How China's One-Child Policy Led To Forced Abortions, 30 Million Bachelors (Source: WBUR)

link Here’s Why China’s One-Child Policy Was A Good Thing (Source: Boston Globe)

Debate Schedule

Friday 3/16 - Introduce project, get into groups (assign roles) and choose an option

Monday 3/19 - Continue debate preparation

Tuesday 3/20 - Complete debate preparation

Wednesday 3/21 - Debate begins, groups make opening statements, continues with rounds of questioning

Thursday - 3/22 - Debate concludes with final rounds of questioning and closing statements


Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 16


Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of the unit vocabulary and the names of countries in Monsoon Asia by taking the Unit 5 Quiz. After the quiz, in the remaining class time students were introduced to the goals of the One Child Policy Debate and groups began to assign roles and tasks.

microsoft_word_logo China One Child Policy Debate Overview

microsoft_word_logo China One Child Policy Debate Preparation

Homework - Continue working on the Debate Preparation Handout by completing the sections not already finished. The handout must be completed by Tuesday in-class for credit.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 15


Today in class, students expanded their understanding of the challenges of population growth by analyzing maps and completing a four corners debate activity.

link World Population History Timeline and Map

microsoft_word_logo World Population History Timeline Investigation Handout

microsoft_word_logo Background On China's One Child Policy

Homework - Make sure to complete both assignments for credit tonight (each is worth a HW stamp):

p. 36 - Read the article on the background on China’s One Child Policy, and on a separate sheet of paper respond to the questions in complete sentences.

p. 37 - Complete the World Population History Timeline Investigation, using the link above from

Reminder - Study for the closed-notebook quiz on Friday 3/16 on the Unit 5 Vocabulary and the countries of Monsoon Asia (map).


Humanities 7 – World Population History [Video]

World Population from Population Education on Vimeo.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 12

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Today in class, students explained the challenges of population growth throughout history by completing a population circle activity.

link World Population History Timeline and Map

microsoft_word_logo Seven Billion and Counting Reading and Understanding Questions

Homework - p. 34 - Read the article “Seven Billion and Counting,” annotate the article with at least eight (8) comments/questions, then complete the reflection on a separate sheet of paper in at least 10 sentences.

ReminderStudy for the closed-notebook quiz on Friday 3/16 on the Unit 5 Vocabulary and the countries of Monsoon Asia (map).


Humanities 7 – Unit 5 Flashcards – Study These For Friday’s Quiz


Countries of Asia from “Tap The World” [Video]


Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 9


Today in class, students explained the background on Monsoon Asia by completing a background investigation on the region.

microsoft_word_logo Monsoon Asia Background Investigation

adobe-pdf-logo Monsoon Asia Background Reading

Homework - p. 32 - On a separate sheet of paper taped on to page 32 write a letter to a friend explaining what you learned about Monsoon Asia in class today. Your letter must be at least 10 sentences.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Mar 7

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Today in class, students previewed the vocabulary and key concepts of Monsoon Asia by completing a vocabulary chart and blank of the region.

microsoft_word_logo Unit 5 Vocabulary Chart

microsoft_word_logo Blank Map of Monsoon Asia

Homework - There are two parts to tonight's HW, please make sure to complete BOTH for credit:

p. 30 - Complete the Unit 5 Vocabulary Chart by illustrating your understanding of the word and definition, make sure it is neat and colorful.

p. 31 - Complete the Blank Map of Monsoon Asia by filling in the country names (#25-47 ONLY)


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!