Mr. Valenzuela

Humanities 7 – Study For Thursday’s Quiz


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


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


Humanities 7 – Homework – May 24


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.


Humanities 7 – Homework – May 23


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.


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.


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


Malala Yousafzai’s United Nations Speech 2013 [Video]


Humanities 7 – Homework – May 17


Today in class, students began watching the documentary film He Named Me Malala and took notes while watching the film

adobe-pdf-logo Malala's Speech at the United Nations

microsoft_word_logo He Named Me Malala Film Notes

youtube-logo Malala Yousafzai's Speech to the United Nations [2013]

Homework - p. 26 - Read the speech (or watch the speech here) given by Malala at the United Nations. On page 26 of your notebook, answer the questions that follow the speech (in the link above) in at least 3-4 COMPLETE sentences per question.


We Should All Be Feminists – TED Talk [Video]


Humanities 7 – Homework – May 16


Today in class, students continued reading I Am Malala with an audiobook companion and discussing the themes and content of the book.

microsoft_word_logo We Should All Be Feminists Reflection

youtube-logo We Should All Be Feminists - TED Talk [Video]

Homework - p. 24 - Complete the reflection on the TED Talk given by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie titled "We Should All Be Feminists."


Making of Malala [Video]