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!


The Boston Project Capstone – Preparing The Presentation

The Boston Capstone Project - Preparing The Presentation

Now that you have completed the research on your two variables, both in understanding the problems facing Boston, and how different places in the world (or times in history) have worked to solve your particular problems, you will now prepare a group presentation that will made to ACTUAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS from Boston! Use the links below to get started.

microsoft_word_logo Graphic Organizer Presentation Preparation Sheet

ppt_icon Final Boston Presentation [Template]

adobe-pdf-logo Presentation Checklist

Research Links

adobe-pdf-logo Variables Affecting Boston Today

adobe-pdf-logo Imagine Boston 2030 Expanding Opportunity [Complete Report] (Source: City of Boston)

microsoft_word_logo Education Research Links

microsoft_word_logo Income Inequality Research Links

microsoft_word_logo Transportation Research Links

microsoft_word_logo Sea Level Rise/Climate Change Research Links

microsoft_word_logo Affordable Housing Research Links

microsoft_word_logo Gun Violence Research Links



Humanities 7 – Flashcards – Study For Next Week’s Final Exam!


Humanities 7 – Final Reflection [Extra Credit]


Humanities 7 Final Reflection

Now that you have concluded your first year at Boston Latin Academy, you will use this week to reflect on your accomplishments, what you have learned in Humanities, and the lessons and skills that you will take with you. This Final Reflection will have three components, and will added as extra points towards your Term 4 grade.


microsoft_word_logo Letter To A Future BLA Sixie

microsoft_word_logo Best Accomplishments

microsoft_word_logo Final Reflection Cover Page

Submit Your Final Reflection

Deadline: Thursday 6/22 - Print your Final Reflection (All Three Components - Cover Page, Letter To A Future 7th Grader, and Best Accomplishments) and Submit to Mr. V


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?