Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 30


Today in class, students continued the readers workshop for Enrique's Journey in small groups.

ppt_icon Reading Discussion Questions Instructions (How-To-Guide)

Homework - p. 19 - Read the first part of Chapter 2 (pages 34-50) of Enrique's Journey and create eight (8) discussion questions on page 19 of your notebook, using the questioning strategies from Humanities.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 29

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Today in class, students began the readers workshop model for Enrique's Journey in small groups. Students were introduced to the strategies we will use throughout the readers workshop for developing and discussing questions.

ppt_icon Reading Discussion Questions Instructions (How-To-Guide)

Homework - p. 17 - Read Chapter 1 (pages 19-33) of Enrique's Journey and create eight (8) discussion questions WITH THEIR CORRESPONDING PAGE NUMBERS on page 17 of your notebook, using the questioning strategies we practiced today in Humanities.

Reminder: You have a Notebook Quiz on Friday 12/1 on pages 1-11!


Humanities 7 – Images from Enrique’s Journey

Enrique's Journey - A Story in Photographs


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 28


Today in class, students previewed the book Enrique's Journey and the process for readers workshop.

microsoft_word_logo Central American Immigrants in the United States

microsoft_word_logo Enrique's Journey Letter to Families

Homework - There are THREE parts to your homework tonight, make sure to do them all!

1) Get your letter on page 14 signed (and sign it too)

2) Complete the reading on Central American Immigrants with ANNOTATIONS (5 comments/questions) and answer the questions

3) Read the prologue of Enrique's Journey (pages 1-16)


Humanities 7 – Unit 3 Enrique’s Journey Reader’s Workshop

01. Bound To El Norte

Unit 3 Enrique's Journey Readers' Workshop

The goals of the Unit 3 Readers' Workshop are: 1) to better understand the reasons why people migrate from one country to another; 2) to put a human face to the statistics and facts about immigration to better empathize with those that make the journey to the United States; and 3) to begin to articulate a better pathway forward for those that decide to come to the United States in the future.

ppt_icon Reading Discussion Questions Instructions (How-To-Guide for Your Notebook)

ppt_icon Presentation on Strategies for Questioning (from ELA class)

microsoft_word_logo Enrique's Journey Letter to Families

link Enrique's Journey (Website)

link Enrique's Journey Interactive Timeline

link StoryBoard That


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 27


Today in class, students discussed the myths and truths about immigration in the United States by doing a carousel activity in groups.

microsoft_word_logo MythBusters Immigration Poster

microsoft_word_logo MythBusters Immigration Wall Activity

adobe-pdf-logo The Truth About 10 Immigration Myths (updated statistics on these myths can be found here)

Homework - p. 12 - Create a poster that educates others about one of the myths from class today – make sure that your poster is neat and colorful!


Humanities 7 – Immigration WebQuest

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 Immigration WebQuest

Today in class, students have the opportunity to investigate the  statistics about immigration in the United States and around the world in order to better understand the FACTS about migration patterns.

microsoft_word_logo Immigration WebQuest Handout

link Most Common Country of Origin for Immigrants in Each of the 50 States (Source: Slate)

link Immigrant Population by State, 1990-Present (Source: Migration Policy Institute)

link List of Countries By Immigrant Population (Source: Wikipedia)

link Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States
(Source: Migration Policy Institute)


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 21


Today in class, students investigated the statistics of migration patterns to the United States and around the world by completing a WebQuest activity. Students also had a chance to discuss and summarize their learning about migration to the United States based on their reading yesterday in class.

link Immigration WebQuest Activity

microsoft_word_logo Immigration WebQuest Handout

Homework - p. 11 - Complete the Immigration WebQuest Activity that we started in class today.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 20


Today in class, students investigated the push and pull factors for what drives emigration from and draws immigration to the United States.

microsoft_word_logo Immigration Push and Pull Factors Understanding Questions

adobe-pdf-logo Immigration Push and Pull Factors Reading

Homework - p. 8 - Write a letter to a friend summarizing what you learned in class today about the push and pull factors for immigration to the United States. Your letter must be at least 10 sentences long.

Reminder - Submit your Latin America Country Research Presentations on by the deadline (5:00 PM) today!


Humanities 7 – Latin America Country Research Mini-Project


Unit 3: Latin America Country Research Mini-Project

In this creative research project, students will create a “Wikipedia entry” about your assigned Latin American country, which you will use to teach other classmates. Your “Wikipedia entry” will include the country’s statistics, a short history and overview, two tourist attractions, a summary of a local news issue, and at least one picture. Your goal is to make your classmates want to visit your country!

Get started with the links below, or download the necessary handouts:


microsoft_word_logo Latin America Country Research Mini-Project

ppt_icon Latin America Country Research WikiPedia Template

ppt_icon Sample Latin America Country Research Project

Research Links

link The World Factbook (


Mini Project Schedule

Wednesday 11/15 - Introduce mini-project and begin research in-class (to finish at home for HW)

Thursday 11/16 - Submit completed research and work on creating Wikipedia entries in Google Slides

Friday 11/17 - In small groups, present research on assigned country and get feedback before submitting

Submit Your Assignment Here --> the deadline to submit is Monday November 20th @ 5:00 PM!