Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 19

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Today in class, students completed the group presentations on their assigned countries in Monsoon Asia. Students in the audience completed taking notes on each of the presentations.

microsoft_word_logo Analysis of Similarities and Differences of Monsoon Asia

Homework - p. 18 - Using your notes from class the past three days, complete the Analysis of Similarities and Differences of Monsoon Asia handout to compare and contrast some of the countries from Monsoon Asia that were presented in class by your peers.


Humanities 7 – Homework – May 17


Today in class, students began presenting their Monsoon Asia Country Research Projects for the whole class. Audience members had the opportunity to ask questions and give detailed feedback based on the rubric used.

microsoft_word_logo Monsoon Asia Presentation Rubric

microsoft_word_logo Monsoon Asia Presentation Chart [Notes]

Homework - There is no new HW tonight.


Humanities 7 – Sample Monsoon Asia Country Research Project


Humanities 7 – Unit 6 Monsoon Asia Group Presentations


Unit 6 - Monsoon Asia Group Presentations

In this project, you will research and present on an assigned country from Monsoon Asia in teams of three or four. In this project, imagine your team has been hired by the government of a country in Monsoon Asia to present the biggest strengths and challenges of the country so that its leader can decide its next steps! The only thing is, that leader is very easily bored and confused, so your presentation must be supremely interesting, informative, and clear.


microsoft_word_logo Monsoon Asia Presentation

microsoft_word_logo Monsoon Asia Presentation Group Worksheet

ppt_icon Sample Monsoon Asia Country Research Presentation Template

microsoft_word_logo Monsoon Asia Presentation Rubric

Additional Resources

link CIA World FactBook

link World Development Data Indicators (Source: The World Bank)

link List of Featured Data Indicators (Source: The World Bank)

adobe-pdf-logo Country Profile Data Sheets (Source: Encyclopedia Brittanica)

youtube-logo Globalization I - Upside Crash Course [Video]

youtube-logo Globalization II - Good or Bad? Crash Course [Video]

Project Schedule

Wednesday 5/10 - Introduce project, get into groups (assign roles) and choose a country

Thursday 5/11 - Project work day in-class

Friday 5/12 - Project work day in-class

Monday 5/15 - Project work day in-class

Tuesday 5/16 - Project word day in-class

Wednesday 5/17 - Project is DUE and presentations begin!


Humanities 7 – Select Your Groups For The Next Project!


Humanities 7 – Homework – May 9


Today in class, students discussed the benefits and costs of globalization by doing a group reading and discussion of the textbook chapter titled "The Global Sneaker: From Asia to Everywhere."

adobe-pdf-logo The Global Sneaker Reading

youtube-logo Globalization I - Upside Crash Course [Video]

youtube-logo Globalization II - Good or Bad? Crash Course [Video]

ppt_icon Whole Class Notes: Other Solutions for Population Growth

Homework - Complete the form on the class website to let Mr. V know two people you would like to work with on the net project and two people you aren't interested in working with for the next project. If you do not complete the homework, you do not get to complain about the group assignments!


Globalization II – Good or Bad? Crash Course [Video]


Globalization I – The Upside Crash Course [Video]


Humanities 7 – Homework – May 8


Today in class, students examined other solutions for managing population growth in China by reading several plans for dealing with energy consumption and job creation in the Geography Alive! textbook.

microsoft_word_logo Globalization: The Challenge to America (Source: The New York Times)

microsoft_word_logo Other Solutions for Population Growth

adobe-pdf-logo Other Solutions for Population Growth Reading

ppt_icon Whole Class Notes: Other Solutions for Population Growth

Homework - p. 10 - Read the article "Globalization: The Challenge to America" on the class website, then on a separate sheet (tape onto page 10 of your notebook) answer the Reading Understanding Questions in COMPLETE sentences below:

1) Based on the title, what does Friedman seem to think about globalization?

2) Why are American companies hiring Indians to be call center employees? Explain at least two reasons.

3) What does the author most likely mean when he states that “Boston, Bangalore, and Beijing became next-door neighbors overnight?”

4) Based on paragraph 19, how does the author suggest that China has changed?

5) Based on the reading, come up with your own definitions for the following terms:


standard of living


free market


Humanities 7 – China’s One Child Policy Survey and Reflection