Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Mercator vs. Peters Projection “West Wing” [Video]


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 16


Today in class, students began our new unit titled Unit 2: The Legacy of Conquest and Exploration by previewing the vocabulary that will be exposed to students throughout Unit 2. Students also began to understand the motivations of Europeans to begin exploring the world

microsoft_word_logo Unit 2 Vocabulary Handout

quizlet icon Unit 2 Flashcards

adobe-pdf-logo The Search for Spices Reading

microsoft_word_logo The Search for Spices Understanding Questions

microsoft_word_logo The Silk Road Reading and Questions

Homework - p. 35 - Complete The Silk Road Reading (with ANNOTATIONS) and Questions handout. Make sure to finish the rest of your page 35 packet which includes the questions for The Search for Spices Reading.

We will have a quiz on Friday on the new terms for Unit 2, so make sure to study a little bit each night using the Unit 2 Flashcards (on Quizlet).


Humanities 7 – Unit 2 Flashcards – Study For Friday’s Quiz


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 15


Today in class, students assessed the organization of their Interactive Student Notebooks in Humanities by taking a notebook quiz. Students also submitted their notebooks to Mr. V to be graded on their organization, content, and neatness. After the quiz, students completed their discussion on whether Boston is a segregated city or not.

 Maps On "Is Boston Segregated?" Activity

microsoft_word_logo Is Boston Segregated? Understanding Questions

microsoft_word_logo Unit 2 Vocabulary Chart

Homework - The homework tonight is worth TWO stamps! Make sure to complete both for credit:

1) Complete the Unit 1 Student Survey.

2) Complete the Unit 2 Vocabulary Chart

Reminder  - You have a CLOSED notebook quiz (on the Unit 2 vocab) on Friday 10/19.


Humanities 7 – Unit 1 Student Survey


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 12


Today in class, students reflected on the Boston Neighborhood Projects and decided whether Boston is a segregated city or not by investigating and analyzing various maps.

 Maps On "Is Boston Segregated?" Activity

microsoft_word_logo Is Boston Segregated? Understanding Questions

microsoft_word_logo Boston Reflection Handout

Homework - p. 32 - Complete the Boston Reflection Handout by responding the prompt in at least 10 sentences.

Reminder - You now have your Notebook Quiz (pages 12-25) on Monday 10/15!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 11


Today in class, students concluded the last presentations from the Boston Neighborhoods Project.

microsoft_word_logo Boston Neighborhoods WebQuest

link Boston Zoning Viewer (Source: Boston Planning and Development Agency)

link Boston Census and Demographic Maps (Source: Boston Planning and Development Agency)

Homework - p. 30 - Complete the Boston Neighborhoods WebQuest handout by using the links above to answer the questions.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 9


Today in class, students began presenting with groups to the whole class on their assigned neighborhood thematic maps. Students in the audience took notes during each presentation.

microsoft_word_logo Boston Neighborhoods Presentations Chart

microsoft_word_logo Boston Neighborhoods Map Rubric

Homework - p. 26 - In your notebook, on page 26, reflect on what you have learned about each of the neighborhoods of Boston presented today in class by writing a summary of the information. Your summary must be 10+ sentences, and include at least one piece of information from each of the neighborhoods presented today.

Reminder - You have a notebook quiz on pages 12-25 on Friday 10/12!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 5


Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of Unit 1 vocabulary, mapping basics, and various map projections that we have learned so far in Unit 1 by taking a quiz. After the quiz, students met in small groups to complete their thematic maps for their assigned neighborhoods for the Unit 1 Project.

Homework - Complete the Unit 1 Project this weekend and be prepared to present with your group on Tuesday 10/9 or Wednesday 10/10!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Oct 3


Today in class, students continued the research of the assigned neighborhoods in groups as part of the Unit 1 Boston Neighborhoods Project.

Homework - p. 25 - Using page 23 of your notebook, record at least five (5) interesting facts about your assigned neighborhood using the research links from the class website.

Reminder - You have a closed notebook quiz on Friday 10/5!