Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 30

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


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 29


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 16 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 Readers’ 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 28


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 (Source: Teaching Tolerance)

Homework - p. 14 - 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 27


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. 13 - Complete the Immigration WebQuest Activity that we started in class today.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 26


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. 10 - 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.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 20


Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of the Unit 3 Vocabulary and the countries of Latin America (and where they are located on a map) by taking a quiz.

Homework - There is no new HW -- enjoy the long weekend!


Humanities 7 – Latin American 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

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

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

Monday 11/19 - In small groups, present research on assigned country and get feedback before submitting

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


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 14


Today Mr. V was not in school, but in class students investigated the background on the region of Latin America by completing a Latin America Background investigation.

microsoft_word_logo Latin America Background

adobe-pdf-logo Latin America Background Reading

link Latin America Map Practice Quiz

Homework - p. 4 - On page 4 of your notebook, write a letter of at least 10 sentences explaining to a friend what you learned in class today about Latin America (include facts).

Reminder - You have a CLOSED NOTEBOOK quiz on Tuesday 11/20 on Unit 3 Vocab and the names of countries in Latin America (and where they are). Study using the flashcards (vocabulary and country names) on the class website.