Mr. Valenzuela
31May/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 31

quiz

Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of Unit 7 vocabulary and the countries of Europe by taking a quiz. 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. 43 - 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 Tuesday 6/4. We will continue with our debate preparations tomorrow with Step V ("Building Coalitions").

30May/19

Humanities 7 – Unit 7 Model EU And The Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Unit 7 Model European Union & The Syrian Refugee Crisis

In this unit, students will understand the various perspectives of European nations in how to respond to the Syrian Refugee Crisis of 2011-2016 by actively participating in a role play activity. The goals of this project are to: 1) understand the crisis from various European perspectives; 2) engage in a simulation that attempts to demonstrate the challenges of supranational cooperation amongst EU nations; and 3) to ultimately find a solution to this crisis.

Downloads/Handouts

microsoft_word_logo Unit 7 Model EU Debate Instructions

microsoft_word_logo My EU Nation Fact Sheet

microsoft_word_logo My EU Nation Data Analysis

microsoft_word_logo Model EU Policy Position Paper Draft

adobe-pdf-logo EU Survey Data on Migration

 Research Links

link EU Member Country Profiles (Source: Europa.eu)

link BBC News Country Profiles (Source: BBC News)

link The World Factbook (Source: CIA)

adobe-pdf-logo Three Main Citizenships Granted Protection Status in the EU 2016 (Source: Eurostat)

adobe-pdf-logo Asylum Applicants Considered Unaccompanied Minors in the EU 2016 (Source: Eurostat)

adobe-pdf-logo First Time Asylum Applicants in the EU Member States 2016 (Source: Eurostat)

link Eurostat Reports on Syrian Refugee Crisis in EU Member States (Source: Eurostat)

Additional Research Links

link Europe's Migration Crisis In 25 Photos (Source: CNN)

link Timeline of Syrian Refugee Crisis (Source: Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute)

link Migrant Crisis: Migration to Europe Explained in Seven Charts (Source: BBC)

link Migrant and Refugee Crisis in Europe (Source: UNICEF)

link United States of Africa? African Union Launches All-Africa Passport (Source: CNN)

link Aleppo After The Fall (Source: NY Times Magazine)

adobe-pdf-logo Asylum Applicants by Destination Country in Europe 2015 (Source: Eurostat)

adobe-pdf-logo Top 5 Citizenship of Asylum Applicants by EU Country Oct-Dec 2015 (Source: Eurostat)

Additional Video Resources

youtube-logo The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained (Source: Kurzgesagt - In A Nutshell)

youtube-logo Most Shocking One Second A Day Video (Source: Save The Children)

youtube-logo Is the European Union Worth It Or Should We End It? (Source: Kurzgesagt - In A Nutshell)

youtube-logo  European Union vs The United States (EU vs USA) 2017 (Source: The Infographics Show)

Project Schedule

Wednesday 5/28 - Introduce project and begin research on assigned EU country

Thursday 5/30 - Continue research on assigned EU country and its stance on refugee crisis (leaders)

Friday 5/31 - Research on assigned EU country and its stance on refugee crisis (citizens)

Monday 6/3 - Conference with other countries to lobby for support on amendments, draft changes

Tuesday 6/4 - Debate with other EU countries on amendments

Wednesday 6/5 - Debate with other EU countries on amendments, complete Model EU Debate with vote on amendments

Thursday 6/6 - Extra day to complete Model EU Debate if more time needed

30May/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 30

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Today in class, students continued to research their assigned EU country in preparation for the Unit 7 Model EU Debate by examining survey data on each of the 28 member countries' attitudes towards the handling of the migration crisis.

microsoft_word_logo My EU Nation Data Analysis

microsoft_word_logo EU Country Codes

adobe-pdf-logo EU Survey Data on Migration

Homework - p. 42 - On page 42 of your notebook, continue your research of your assigned EU country by finding three (3) quotes from the leaders of your EU country's government on the migration crisis. Cite your sources for each quotation, and make sure you label who said the quote. This is Step III of the Unit 7 Project from your checklist on page 39 of your notebook.

29May/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 29

asylum

Today in class, students had the opportunity to expand on their understanding of how the Syrian Civil War (2011-present) has created a regional refugee crisis by reading several stories of refugees and mapping their journeys from their countries of origin to their host countries.

microsoft_word_logo Two Faces of the Refugee Crisis in Europe

link Bulgaria & Sweden: Two Faces of the Refugee Crisis in Europe
(Source: European Union)

microsoft_word_logo Unit 7 Model EU Debate Instructions

microsoft_word_logo My EU Nation Fact Sheet

 Research Links

link EU Member Country Profiles (Source: Europa.eu)

link BBC News Country Profiles (Source: BBC News)

link The World Factbook (Source: CIA)

adobe-pdf-logo Three Main Citizenships Granted Protection Status in the EU 2016 (Source: Eurostat)

Homework - p. 38 - Read the stories of the refugees fleeing Syria into two European countries (Bulgaria and Sweden) and complete the worksheet titled Two Faces of the Refugee Crisis in Europe.

Homework - p. 40 - Complete the My EU Nation Fact Sheet based on your assigned EU country. This is the first step of the Unit 7 Model EU Debate Project.

28May/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 28

refugee camp

Today in class, student explained how the conflict in Syria has created a regional refugee crisis in Southwest Asia and Europe.

microsoft_word_logo Choose Your Escape Route Reflection

link Syrian Journey - Choose Your Own Escape Route (Source: BBC)

ppt_icon Powerpoint on Syrian Refugee Crisis (Source: IamSyria.org)

youtube-logo The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained

youtube-logo Most Shocking Second A Day Video

Homework - p. 37 - Complete the Choose Your Escape Route handout/reflection by going through the journey and watching the videos at the end about the stories of the journeys of Syrian refugees fleeing the violence in their home country and escaping to Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and eventually Europe. The video can be watched here.

24May/19

Humanities 7 – Study For Thursday’s Quiz

euroflagmap

Use the links below to study for this Friday's Europe and Russia map quiz.

link Map of Europe Practice Quiz

youtube-logo Countries of Europe Song

link Countries of Europe Flashcards

24May/19

The Role Of Climate Change In The Conflict In Syria [Graphic Novel]

24May/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 24

syria-2015-photos

Today in class, students examined the underlying causes and effects of the Syrian conflict from 2011 to the present by researching news articles on the topic.

adobe-pdf-logo Conflict in Syria Group Research

adobe-pdf-logo Conflict in Syria Graphic Organizer

Resource Link For Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4:

link The Confused Person's Guide to the Syrian Civil War (Source: The Atlantic)

Resource Links for Groups 1, 3 and 4:

link Syria’s Crisis and Global Response (Source: Council on Foreign Relations)

link Al Jazeera: The Syrian Squeeze (Source: Al Jazeera)

Additional Resource Links:

link What Is Happening in Syria? (Source: BBC News)

link Syria Regional Refugee Response (Source: UN Refugee Agency)

link Syria (Source: The New York Times)

Homework - p. 34 - Read the comic book "What is the role of climate change in the conflict in Syria?" When you are finished, on a separate sheet of paper, write a reflection of 10 sentences on how this conflict could have been avoided.

23May/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 23

map-of-europe

Today in class, students continued to explore the region of Europe and Russia by explaining the basic framework and underpinnings of the creation of the European Union and how supranational politics in Europe affect its politics, economies, and cultural identities. Students also reflected on what they learned about Southwest and Central in Asia in Unit 6 and previewed their learning of Europe and Russia in the next unit by going over the Unit 7 Vocabulary Chart and a blank map of the region.

microsoft_word_logo Unit 7 Vocabulary Chart

adobe-pdf-logo Blank Map of Europe and Russia

microsoft_word_logo Supranational Cooperation in the EU

adobe-pdf-logo Geography Alive! Supranational Cooperation in the European Union

Homework - You must complete all assignments for credit (three HW stamps):

p. 30 - Complete the Unit 7 Vocabulary Chart by illustrating your understanding of the term and definition, must be neat and colorful.

p. 31 - Complete the Blank Map of Europe and Russia by filling in the country names (#1-49)

p. 32 - This assignment is due Tue. 5/28 - Research ONE of the following organizations of international cooperation: Organization of American States (OAS), Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), African Union (AU), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or League of Arab States. On page 42 of your notebook, answer the following questions IN COMPLETE SENTENCES as part of your research:

1) What is the name of your organization? In what year was the organization created?

2) How many total member countries are a part of your organization? Name six countries that are members of your organization.

3) What is the purpose of this organization?

4) The most truly "international" organization in the world is the United Nations (UN). Founded in 1945, the UN was created with the goal to promote peace and cooperation among countries of the world. How does the organization you researched compare in their mission to that of the UN?

5) What role do you think international organizations like yours play in promoting peace in the world (or their specific region of the world)? Explain your answer.

20May/19

Humanities 7 – Unit 6 Interdisciplinary Timed Writing Assessment

Unit 6 - The Tempest and I Am Malala Interdisciplinary Project

In this timed writing assessment, inspired by the books The Tempest and I Am Malala, students completed a timed writing assessment in Humanities class about a topics of oppression, prejudice, stereotypes, and identity and applied their understanding from the texts on a deeper level.

Downloads/Handouts

microsoft_word_logo Final Timed Writing Assessment For Humanities and ELA

microsoft_word_logo Important Quotes from I Am Malala and He Named Me Malala

microsoft_word_logo Whole School Written Communication Rubric (BLA)

Additional Resources

link The Malala Fund

adobe-pdf-logo Timeline of Events in I Am Malala

Project Schedule

Monday 5/20 - Introduce writing assessment in ELA class

Tuesday 5/21 - Preparation work day in Humanities class

Wednesday 5/22 - Timed-writing assessment in Humanities class