Mr. Valenzuela
19Jun/18

Humanities 7 – Final Student Survey

18Jun/18

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 help you stay organized.

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

>>>GO TO PROJECT MAIN PAGE<<<

13Jun/18

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

12Jun/18

Humanities 7 – Final Exam Review

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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 Tuesday 6/19 until Friday 6/22, with final exam make ups scheduled for Monday 6/25. 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!

Downloads/Handouts

adobe-pdf-logo Finals Review Study Packet

microsoft_word_logo Final Exam Review Cover Page

adobe-pdf-logo Final Map Review Handout

microsoft_word_logo Final Review Debate Concept Map

microsoft_word_logo Final Review Regional Comparison Chart

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 Map Practice Quiz

link 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 6/12 - Introduce Final Exam Review Packet and Final Exam Review

Friday 6/15 - Final Exam Review

Monday 6/18 - Final Exam Review

Tuesday 6/19 - Final Exam for Section 3 and 5

Wednesday 6/20 - Final Exam for Section 4

Thursday 6/21 - Final Exam for Sections 1 and 2

Friday 6/22 - Final Presentations of the Boston Capstone Project (All Students)

Monday 6/25 - Make Up Day for Final Exams

Wednesday 6/27 and Thursday 6/28 - Early Release Days (10:45 AM) and Final Days of School!

11Jun/18

Humanities 7 – Unit 7 Student Survey

11Jun/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jun 11

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

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

8Jun/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jun 8

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

Homework - p. 59 - On page 59 in your notebook, complete writing your closing statement/speech of 15 sentences that represents your country's position on at least one of the laws on the debate agenda. Your speech MUST include: some of the facts from your fact sheet; some of your citizens' perspectives on migration (from survey data); and a quote from at least one government leader.

6Jun/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jun 6

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Today in class, students continued with preparations for the Unit 7 Model EU and Syrian Refugee Crisis Debate by continuing to build coalitions with other EU member countries and discussing which new laws to support or oppose. Students also began debating on setting the agenda for the simulation.

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. 58 - 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 58 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?

5Jun/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jun 5

culture

Today in class, students continued to research and draft solutions to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Europe from the perspective of their assigned EU country by beginning to build their coalitions with other European nations and working collaboratively to resolve the crisis.

microsoft_word_logo Building Coalitions in the EU Handout

Homework - p. 57 - Complete all of the steps (I-V) of the Unit 7 Model EU Debate and be prepared for the first day of the debate tomorrow (6/6) in class. ALL steps must be completed before the debate begins at the beginning of class in order to receive credit.

4Jun/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jun 4

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Today in class, students continued to research and draft solutions to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Europe from the perspective of their assigned EU country by creating a draft policy position paper.

microsoft_word_logo Model EU Policy Position Paper Draft

Homework - p. 56 - Complete the next steps (including Steps I-IV) of the project for the Unit 7 Model EU Debate. Remember that ALL the steps of the project (I-V) must be completed by the beginning of class on Wednesday 6/6. We will continue with our debate preparations tomorrow with Step V ("Building Coalitions").