Mr. Valenzuela
29Jan/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 29

notebooks

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 4.3: Africa by reviewing the causes and effects of colonialism from what we have learned in our units on Latin America and Africa, so far.

adobe-pdf-logo Blank Map of Africa

adobe-pdf-logo Causes and Effects of Colonialism Whole Class Notes

Homework - p. 3 - Complete the Blank Map of Africa by writing in the country names on the blank spaces (#28-55) on your map.

26Jan/18

Humanities 7 – Mid Year Student Survey

24Jan/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 24

Jeopardy

Today in class, students concluded their review of the Mid Term exam by using various study strategies, including a Jeopardy review.

microsoft_word_logo Mid Term Jeopardy Answer Sheet

link Mid Term Review Jeopardy Game

link Africa Map Practice Game

link Africa Map Practice Quiz (Source: LizardPoint)

link Countries of Africa Flashcards (Source: Quizlet)

Homework - Study for tomorrow's Mid Term Exam! Make sure you have all your pages of your notebook UP-TO-DATE to be submitted to Mr. Valenzuela.

 

23Jan/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 23

flashcards

Today in class, students began to get prepared for the Mid Term Exam (on Thursday 1/25) by practicing various study strategies.

adobe-pdf-logo Mid Term Quizlet Matching Review

link Africa Map Practice Game

link Africa Map Practice Quiz (Source: LizardPoint)

link Countries of Africa Flashcards (Source: Quizlet)

Homework - p. 56 - On a separate sheet of paper, create a fake test of 15 questions AND their answers on information from Units 3 & 4.

22Jan/18

Humanities 7 – Mid Term Flashcards – Study For Thursday’s Test!

22Jan/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 22

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Today in class, students began to get prepared for the Mid Term Exam (on Thursday 1/25) by practicing various study strategies.

link Africa Map Practice Game

link Africa Map Practice Quiz (Source: LizardPoint)

link Countries of Africa Flashcards (Source: Quizlet)

Homework - p. 54 - On a separate sheet, create of a fake test of 15 questions AND their answers on information from Units 1 & 2.

18Jan/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 18

Fort Apollonia

Today in class, Section 1students concluded the Unit 4.1 Ghana Slave Memorial Debate and learned which of the five options presented was chosen by the committee.

Homework - Complete the Unit 4.1 Ghana Slave Memorial Post-Debate Reflection on the class website.

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18Jan/18

Humanities 7 – Ghana Slave Memorial Debate Reflection

16Jan/18

Humanities 7 – Unit 4.1 Slave Memorial Project

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Unit 4.1 Slave Memorial Project

In this unit, we have been focused on how Africans shaped and were shaped by the Atlantic Slave Trade (from 1500 to the 1880s). Within this 400-year period, Europeans built more than sixty (60) forts and castles along the Ghanaian coastline to defend their trade; primary among this trade was the purchase and sale of enslaved Africans. But how do we choose to remember this history? Many of these monuments still exist as a reminder of the past, some in good condition, others in ruins. Are these buildings worth preserving or should they be used in some other way?

Downloads/Handouts

microsoft_word_logo Ghana Slave Memorial Debate Instructions

microsoft_word_logo Committee Style Debate Prep Handout

Research Links

link Forts and Castles of Ghana

link Summary of Mr. V's Trip to Ghana in 2011

link Journal Entries from Mr. V's Trip to Ghana in 2011

link Ghana's Government Positive About Tourism (Source: Oxford Business Group)

link America Needs A National Slavery Monument (Source: New York Times)

link Museum of Nzema Culture and History at Fort Apollonia (Source: Ghana Museums & Monuments Board)

Debate Schedule

Tuesday 1/10 - Introduce the Unit 4.1 Project and Project Work Day

Wednesday 1/11 - Project Work Day

Thursday 1/12 - Debate Begins

Friday 1/13 - Debate Concludes

12Jan/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – Jan 12

quiz

Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of the vocabulary of Unit 4.1 so far and the names of the countries of Africa by taking a closed notebook quiz.

Homework - Use the class website to explore what the different forts of Ghana looked like, then complete the survey on the class website.

On Tuesday we will begin working on the Debate Preparation Handout (on page 53 of your notebook) in class to get started on the Unit 4.1 Ghana Slave Memorial Project in groups.