Mr. Valenzuela
3Oct/17

Humanities 7 – Unit 1 Boston Neighborhoods Project

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Unit 1 Boston Neighborhoods Project 2017

The goals of the Unit 1 Boston Neighborhoods Project are: 1) to gain proficiency in Boston’s local features; 2) to practice creating and analyzing thematic maps; and 3) to celebrate the many neighborhoods BLA students come from by learning about each!

If you need any of the class handouts (including the instructions and the background articles) you can download them:

microsoft_word_logo Boston Neighborhoods Project (Instructions)

microsoft_word_logo Boston Background Articles

microsoft_word_logo Boston Neighborhood Map Rubric

adobe-pdf-logo Sample Completed Map Project (Mission Hill)

 Folder of Neighborhood Brochures

link Boston Neighborhood Maps and Information (Source: Boston Planning and Development Agency)

link Historical Background on Boston Neighborhoods (Source: City of Boston)

3Oct/17

Humanities 7 – Unit 1 Boston Neighborhoods Project Research

neighborhoods

Today in class, students were assigned groups to begin researching their assigned neighborhoods for the Unit 1 Boston Neighborhoods Project. Students can use the links below to begin their research.

microsoft_word_logo Boston Neighborhoods Project (Instructions)

microsoft_word_logo Boston Background Articles

microsoft_word_logo Boston Neighborhood Map Rubric

adobe-pdf-logo Sample Completed Map Project (Mission Hill)

Neighborhood Research

 Allston/Brighton

 Downtown (which for this project includes the following: North End, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, and West End)

 Charlestown

 Dorchester and Mattapan

 East Boston

 Jamaica Plain and Roslindale

 Roxbury and South End

 South Boston

 West Roxbury and Hyde Park

General Resources and Links

Use the links below to start creating your maps or to find the places for your thematic map (transportation, education, entertainment, sightseeing, food).

General Map Information For Boston

link Google Maps

link Boston Redevelopment Authority

link Bostonography

link Boston Neighborhood Maps

Research On Transportation In Boston

link MBTA

Research On Sightseeing, Entertainment and Food In Boston

link Yelp

link TripAdvisor

link WikiTravel

link FourSquare

Research On Boston's Education

adobe-pdf-logo Boston Public Schools Map

3Oct/17

Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 3

Mission Hill Model Map

Today in class, students prepared for their Unit 1 Projects by reflecting on neighborhoods in Boston and explaining the directions for the upcoming Unit 1 Boston Neighborhoods Project.

microsoft_word_logo Boston Neighborhoods Project (Instructions)

Homework - p. 22 - Create a fake test (on a separate sheet of paper or directly on page 22) of 15 questions AND their answers about information on Unit 1.

Reminder - Study for your closed notebook quiz on Friday 10/6!