Mr. Valenzuela

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 – Jun 9


Today in class, students summarized their learning about supranational cooperation by drafting and finalizing their Model EU Policy Position Papers in Google Docs.

microsoft_word_logo Model EU Policy Position Paper

In your FINAL draft, make sure to use the correct HEADING:

Title="Model EU Policy Position Paper"

Your FINAL draft also must include a BIBLIOGRAPHY at the end with 3 sources cited in MLA format (note: you can use

Homework - Complete the final draft of your Model EU Policy Position Paper in Google Docs (make sure to use the correct heading) and submit to Mr. V via Google Classroom by the deadline TUESDAY 6/13 at 5:00 PM.


Humanities 7 – Unit 7 Student Survey


Humanities 7 – Homework – Jun 8


Today in class, students completed the debate on the various responses to the Syrian Refugee Crisis from the member countries of the EU by voting on all the laws being considered by the Model European Union.

Homework - Complete the Unit 7 Student Survey on the class website.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Jun 6


Today in class, students concluded the second day of the Model EU Debate by making and voting on motions, debating on the agenda items, and proposing possible amendments.

microsoft_word_logo Model EU Policy Position Draft Paper

Homework - p. 37 - Complete the the Model EU Policy Position Paper.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Jun 2


Today in class, students assessed their organization of their Interactive Notebooks in Humanities by taking a notebook quiz. Students also continued with preparations for the Unit 7 Model EU and Syrian Refugee Crisis Debate by building coalitions with other EU member countries.

Homework - p. 36 - In your notebook on page 22, write a speech of 15 sentences that represents your country’s position on at least one of the laws being considered in the debate. Your speech MUST include some of the facts from your factsheet, some of your citizens perspectives on migration (from survey data), and a quote from at least one government leader.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Jun 1


Today in class, students continued with preparations for the Unit 7 Model EU and Syrian Refugee Crisis Debate by building coalitions with other EU member countries and discussing which new laws to support or oppose.

microsoft_word_logo Building Coalitions in the EU

link EU Reaches New Deal With Turkey to Return New Asylum Seekers (Source: NY Times)

link Onward Movements of Migrants: Estimated Daily Arrivals
(Source: UNCHR)

Homework - p. 34 - Read the article on the EU and Turkey deal on how to handle the Syrian refugee crisis. When you are finished, answer the questions below on page 34 of your notebook. Answer in COMPLETE sentences.

1) Using context clues from the article, what does the word clandestine mean?

2) What concerns do humanitarian groups have about the new deal?

3) In at least 3 sentences, summarize how the deal will work. What does Turkey get in the deal? How will refugees be treated in this deal?

4) Which country is the weakest link in this agreement, according to the European director for the Eurasia Group? Why is the country not capable of handling this deal?

5) Which four countries shut down the main route used by refugees that had moved on from Greece? Which is the country that most refugees had hoped to reach via the Western Balkans?

6) Using the link above Onward Movements of Migrants: Estimated Daily Arrivals (Source: UNCHR), look at the timeline of how many people have been arriving into Greece and moving on to the rest of Europe over the last year (move the slider at the bottom of the map to change the time of year). What do you notice about the numbers of migrants before January 2016? What do you notice about the numbers of migrants after March 2016? What changed?


Humanities 7 – Homework – May 31


Today in class, students continued to research their assigned EU country in preparation for the Unit 7 Model EU Debate by examining survey data on each of the 28 member countries' attitudes towards the handling of the migration crisis.

microsoft_word_logo My EU Nation Data Analysis

microsoft_word_logo EU Country Codes

adobe-pdf-logo EU Survey Data on Migration

Homework - p. 32 - On a separate sheet, complete your research of your assigned EU country by finding three (3) quotes from the leaders of your EU country's government on the migration crisis. Cite your sources for each quotation, and make sure you label who said the quote.


Humanities 7 – Unit 7 Model EU And The Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Unit 7 Model European Union & The Syrian Refugee Crisis

In this unit, students will understand the various perspectives of European nations in how to respond to the Syrian Refugee Crisis of 2011-2016 by actively participating in a role play activity. The goals of this project are to: 1) understand the crisis from various European perspectives; 2) engage in a simulation that attempts to demonstrate the challenges of supranational cooperation amongst EU nations; and 3) to ultimately find a solution to this crisis.


microsoft_word_logo Unit 7 Model EU Debate Instructions

microsoft_word_logo My EU Nation Fact Sheet

microsoft_word_logo My EU Nation Data Analysis

adobe-pdf-logo EU Survey Data on Migration

 Research Links

link EU Member Country Profiles (Source:

link The World Factbook (Source: CIA)

adobe-pdf-logo Three Main Citizenships Granted Protection Status in the EU 2016 (Source: Eurostat)

adobe-pdf-logo Asylum Applicants Considered Unaccompanied Minors in the EU Member States 2016 (Source: Eurostat)

adobe-pdf-logo First Time Asylum Applicants in the EU Member States 2016 (Source: Eurostat)

link Eurostat Reports on Syrian Refugee Crisis in EU Member States (Source: Eurostat)

link Europe's Migration Crisis In 25 Photos (Source: CNN)

link Timeline of Syrian Refugee Crisis (Source: Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute)

link Migrant Crisis: Migration to Europe Explained in Seven Charts (Source: BBC)

link Migrant and Refugee Crisis in Europe (Source: UNICEF)

link United States of Africa? African Union Launches All-Africa Passport (Source: CNN)

link Aleppo After The Fall (Source: NY Times Magazine)

adobe-pdf-logo Asylum Applicants by Destination Country in Europe 2015 (Source: Eurostat)

adobe-pdf-logo Top 5 Citizenship of Asylum Applicants by EU Country Oct-Dec 2015 (Source: Eurostat)

Video and Additional Resources

youtube-logo The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained (Source: Kurzgesagt - In A Nutshell)

youtube-logo Most Shocking One Second A Day Video (Source: Save The Children)

youtube-logo Is the European Union Worth It Or Should We End It? (Source: Kurzgesagt - In A Nutshell)

youtube-logo  European Union vs The United States (EU vs USA) 2017 (Source: The Infographics Show)

Project Schedule

Tuesday 5/30 - Introduce project and begin research on assigned EU country

Wednesday 5/31 - Continue research on assigned EU country and its stance on refugee crisis (leaders)

Thursday 6/1 - Research on assigned EU country and its stance on refugee crisis (citizens)

Friday 6/2 - Conference with other countries to lobby for support on amendments, draft changes

Monday 6/5 - Debate with other EU countries on amendments

Tuesday 6/6 - Debate with other EU countries on amendments, complete Model EU Debate with vote on amendments

Wednesday 6/7 - Extra day to complete Model EU Debate if more time needed