Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 26


Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of country names in Europe by taking a map quiz. Students also had the opportunity to review their understanding on the Syrian Civil War (2011-present) and its effects on neighboring countries.

microsoft_word_logo Two Faces of the Refugee Crisis in Europe

link Bulgaria & Sweden: Two Faces of the Refugee Crisis in Europe
(Source: European Union)

youtube-logo The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained

youtube-logo Most Shocking Second A Day Video

Homework - p. 29 - Read the stories of the refugees fleeing Syria into two European countries (Bulgaria and Sweden) and complete the worksheet titled Two Faces of the Refugee Crisis in Europe.


Humanities 7 – Homework – May 25

refugee camp

Today in class, student explained how the conflict in Syria has created a regional refugee crisis in Southwest Asia and Europe.

microsoft_word_logo Choose Your Escape Route Reflection

link Syrian Journey - Choose Your Own Escape Route (Source: BBC)

Homework - p. 26 - Complete the Choose Your Escape Route handout/reflection by going through the journey and watching the videos at the end about the stories of the journeys of Syrian refugees fleeing the violence in their home country and escaping to Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and eventually Europe. The video can be watched here.

Reminder: Study for tomorrow's map quiz on Europe and Russia!


Humanities 7 – Europe Flashcards – Study For Friday’s Quiz!


Humanities 7 – Homework – May 24


Today in class, students examined the underlying causes and effects of the Syrian conflict from 2011 to the present by researching news articles on the topic.

adobe-pdf-logo Conflict in Syria Group Research

adobe-pdf-logo Conflict in Syria Graphic Organizer

link The Confused Person's Guide to the Syrian Civil War (Source: The Atlantic)

link What Is Happening in Syria? (Source: BBC News)

link From Arab Spring to Civil War (Source: Associated Press)

link Syria’s Crisis and Global Response (Source: Council on Foreign Relations)

link Syria Regional Refugee Response (Source: UN Refugee Agency)

link Al Jazeera: The Syrian Squeeze (Source: Al Jazeera)

link Syria (Source: The New York Times)

Homework - p. 24 - Read the comic book "What is the role of climate change in the conflict in Syria?" When you are finished, on a separate sheet of paper, write a reflection of 10 sentences on how this conflict could have been avoided.


The Role Of Climate Change In The Conflict In Syria [Graphic Novel]


Humanities 7 – Homework – May 23

eu flag

Today in class, students continued to explore the region of Europe and Russia by explaining the basic framework and underpinnings of the creation of the European Union and how supranational politics in Europe affect its politics, economies, and cultural identities.

microsoft_word_logo Supranational Cooperation in the EU

adobe-pdf-logo Supranational Cooperation in the European Union
(Source: Geography Alive!)

Homework - p. 22 - Research ONE of the following organizations of international cooperation: Organization of American States (OAS), Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), African Union (AU), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or League of Arab States. On page 6 of your notebook, answer the following questions IN COMPLETE SENTENCES as part of your research:

1) What is the name of your organization? In what year was the organization created?

2) How many total member countries are a part of your organization? Name six countries that are members of your organization.

3) What is the purpose of this organization?

4) How does this organization compare to the European Union (EU)? How is it similar and/or different?

5) The most truly "international" organization in the world is the United Nations (UN). Founded in 1945, the UN was created with the goal to promote peace and cooperation among countries of the world. How does the organization you researched compare in their mission to that of the UN?


Humanities 7 – Homework – May 22


Today in class students previewed their learning for the next unit of study on Unit 7 Transnational Politics and Peace by completing a background investigation on Europe and Russia from the Geography Alive textbook.

microsoft_word_logo Europe Background

adobe-pdf-logo Geography Alive! Europe Background Reading

adobe-pdf-logo Blank Map of Europe and Russia

Homework - p. 20 - Complete the Europe Background scavenger hunt handout for homework. Use the links above to access the pages of the textbook you need to complete this. Also make sure to complete the blank map of Europe and Russia by filling in the country names.


Humanities 7 – Study For Friday’s Europe Map Quiz


Use the links below to study for this Friday's Europe and Russia map quiz.

link Map of Europe Practice Quiz

youtube-logo Countries of Europe Song


Countries of Europe from “Tap of the World” [Video]


Humanities 7 – Homework – Jun 3


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 by the deadline MONDAY 6/6 at 4:00 PM.