Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 21


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 were assessed on their knowledge of Unit 3 so far including the Unit 3 vocabulary and the countries of Latin America (and where they are located on a map) by taking a quiz. After the quiz, students set up their accounts to complete the submission of their Latin America Country Wikipedia Projects.

purple forms logo Latin America Country Research Reflection

Homework - Review the projects in the folder on the countries your class researched for the project, then complete the reflection/survey on Google Classroom.

Reminder - Make sure to submit your Latin America Country Wikipedia Project by 5:00 PM today on


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 19


Today in class, students had the opportunity to present their Latin America Country Wikipedia Mini-Projects to classmates and to receive feedback. Students also had a chance to fact-check and corroborate evidence in each others' work.

Homework - p. 8 - Write a reflection of at least 10 sentences about what you learned about your country by completing this project, and what you learned about several other countries from today's presentations.


1) Remember to study for your quiz on both the Unit 3 Vocabulary and the map of Latin America and its countries (where they are located). You can use the PRACTICE QUIZ to test yourself on your knowledge of Latin America.

2) Remember that your final slides of the Latin America Country Wikipedia Mini Project must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Wednesday 11/20!


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

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

Monday 11/18 - Submit completed research and work on creating Wikipedia entries in Google Slides

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

Submit Your Assignment Here --> the deadline to submit is Wednesday November 19th @ 5:00 PM!


North and South America from “Tap the World!” [Video]


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 14


Today in class school 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 11/19 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.


Humanities 7 – Latin America Flashcards – Study For Tuesday!


Humanities 7 – Unit 3 Flashcards – Study For Tuesday’s Quiz!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 12


Today in class, students got organized for Humanities class this term by setting up their Term 2 Interactive Student Notebooks. Students also previewed their learning for Unit 3: Latin America by completing a map of Latin America and going over the Unit 3 Vocabulary.

microsoft_word_logo Unit 3 Vocabulary Chart

microsoft_word_logo Blank Latin America Map

Homework - p. 2 - Complete the Unit 3 Vocabulary Chart by illustrating your understanding of the words and definitions from this unit. If you did not complete the Latin America map on page 3 of your notebook, you should complete that as well. Use Google Maps or your Agenda Book to help you.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 8


Today in class, students completed their first timed writing assessment for Humanities by responding to the prompts: 1) Who was most responsible for the killing of up to 3 million Taínos in the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries; and 2) Should what happened to the Taínos be considered a "genocide" (according to the definition used by the United Nations). Students submitted their timed writing assessment on Google Classroom.

Homework - Bring in your new one-subject notebook on Tuesday 11/12 to set up the Term 2 Interactive Student Notebook!