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17Sep/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 17

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Today in class, students had the opportunity to brainstorm their own personal mission statements, and were introduced to the My Life Context Map mini-project.

microsoft_word_logo My Life Context Map Instructions

Homework - p. 8 - Use the My Life Context Map Instructions handout to draft your Life Context Map (on the backside of the instructions).

The FINAL copy of your Life Context Map is due on Wednesday September 19th.

14Sep/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 14

community

Today in class, students distinguished between a "community" and a "group" by defining the term "community" and identifying what makes our classroom a community. We also completed an activity called "Broken Squares" that taught students the importance of cooperation, communication, teamwork, and selflessness in order to reach a common team goal.

adobe-pdf-logo What Is A Community Classwork

microsoft_word_logo My Community Handout

Homework - p. 6 - Complete the My Community Handout by defining the word "community" and identifying two of your communities and explaining them. Your homework should be a total length of 15 sentences.

Reminder: You have a quiz on Friday 9/21 on pages H-K of your notebook!

13Sep/18

The Marshmallow Experiment [Video]

13Sep/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 13

themarshmallowtest

Today in class, we read an article and watched a film to understand the concept of "delayed gratification" and what it means for students' lives. We watched a video on the "Marshmallow Experiment," then discussed how it applied to our lives. If you missed the video, you can watch it by clicking here.

microsoft_word_logo Marshmallow Reading + Questions

Homework - p. 5 - Read and annotate the reading on the Marshmallow Experiment, then answer the questions (on the last page) about the reading and the concept of "delayed gratification."

Reminder: You have a quiz on Friday 9/22 on pages H-K of your notebook!

12Sep/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 12

celtics huddle

Today in class we learned about Mr. V's philosophy about what a supportive classroom should look like, sound like, and feel like. We discussed the concept of ubuntu - a word that has no English translation, but roughly means "A person is a person through other persons."

microsoft_word_logo All About Ubuntu

Homework - p. 2 - Complete the Ubuntu Poster - an illustration, drawing, word, sentence, or phrase that you believe in your own words describes what ubuntu means and how it applies to our Humanities classroom this year. At the bottom, write a paragraph (5-7 sentences) explaining what YOU can do, as well as your classmates and Mr. V, to make this classroom a supportive community. Make sure that your poster is NEAT and COLORFUL for full credit!

11Sep/18

Humanities – Welcome Survey 2018

10Sep/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 10

notebooks

Today in class, students organized themselves for Humanities 7 class this term by setting up their Interactive Notebooks. If you missed class you can download the following handouts below:

microsoft_word_logo  Classroom Procedures Handout (page H)

microsoft_word_logo  Humanities 7 Syllabus 2018-19 (page I)

microsoft_word_logo Notebook Guidelines (page J)

microsoft_word_logo  Grading Policy (page K)

Homework - Get your Syllabus signed by your parent/guardian tonight, finish numbering your notebook pages 2-75, and read the information on pages H-K. You will be quizzed on this next week!

6Sep/18

Welcome to Boston Latin Academy!

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This week we start a new school year together in Humanities 7. I look forward to meeting all of you, and I know that together we will have an exciting year!

Homework - Make sure to bring in all of your materials (pencils, 4 one-subject notebooks [labeled with "Humanities 7" on front], a folder or binder [labeled with "Humanities 7" on the front], and scotch tape) by MONDAY Sept. 10, 2018.

After reading Mr. V's and Ms. Marshall's letters to you, complete a letter to us -- you will tell us a little bit about yourself. The letter is due in Ms. Marshall's class (and you will receive more instructions in ELA class).

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