Mr. Valenzuela
24Sep/19

Humanities 7 – The World Through Maps: A History of Cartography

24Sep/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 24

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Today in class, students described the purposes of maps and its different uses by completing a reading and discussing "The Language of Maps" in groups.

microsoft_word_logo The Language of Maps Handout

adobe-pdf-logo The World Through Maps: A History of Cartography

microsoft_word_logo Orientation and Grid Handout

Homework - p. 16 - Complete the Orientation and Grid Handout by completing the reading of The World Through Maps pages 14-15 and 20-23, and then answering the questions on your handout in complete sentences.

23Sep/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 23

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Today in class, students continued with their learning in "Unit 1 Introduction to Mapping and Boston," by describing the ways in which geographers see the world. Students completed a reading from the textbook Geography Alive! in pairs with discussion questions.

adobe-pdf-logo Seeing the World as a Geographer Reading

microsoft_word_logo Seeing the World Like a Geographer Questions

Homework - p. 14 - In your notebook on page 14, write a letter to a friend (imagine they were absent from school today) and summarize what you learned in class today using details from your class work. Make sure your letter is at least 10 sentences!

Reminder -  You have a NOTEBOOK QUIZ on Thursday 9/26 on pages 1-12 of your Interactive Student Notebook. Make sure all of your pages and Table of Contents are up-to-date!

20Sep/19

Humanities 7 – Boston Neighborhoods Survey

20Sep/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 20

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Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of classroom procedures, grading policy and notebook guidelines, as well as the BLA school-wide policies, and expectations in Humanities 7 by taking a closed-notebook quiz. After the quiz, students reviewed their learning of the Unit 1 Vocabulary and the Map Scavenger Hunt that was completed in class yesterday.

Homework - Complete the survey on the class website.

19Sep/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 19

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Today in class, students previewed their learning in Unit 1 by reviewing the key vocabulary for the Unit and completing a Map Scavenger Hunt by using the textbooks with a partner.

microsoft_word_logo Unit 1 Vocabulary Chart

microsoft_word_logo Map Scavenger Hunt

adobe-pdf-logo Tools of Geography Reading

Homework - This HW is worth TWO stamps! Make sure to complete both for credit:

p. 11 - Complete the Unit 1 Vocabulary Chart by illustrating your understanding of the key words and definitions for Unit 1.

p. 12 - Complete the Map Scavenger Hunt using the Tools of Geography Reading on the class website.

18Sep/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 18

chavez

Today in class, students had a chance to present and observe their Life Context Maps by completing a gallery walk.

microsoft_word_logo Cesar Chavez Community Reflection

Homework - p. 10 - Complete the reflection handout responding to the following prompt with at least 10 sentences:

"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own."
(Cesar Chavez)

16Sep/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 16

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Today in class, students had the opportunity to brainstorm their own personal mission statements, and were introduced to the My Life Context Map mini-project.

microsoft_word_logo My Life Context Map Instructions

Homework - p. 8 - Use the My Life Context Map Instructions handout to draft your Life Context Map (on the backside of the instructions).

The FINAL copy of your Life Context Map is due on Wednesday September 18th.

13Sep/19

Humanities 7 – Homework – Sept 13

community

Today in class, students distinguished between a "community" and a "group" by defining the term "community" and identifying what makes our classroom a community. We also completed an activity called "Broken Squares" that taught students the importance of cooperation, communication, teamwork, and selflessness in order to reach a common team goal.

adobe-pdf-logo What Is A Community Classwork

microsoft_word_logo My Community Handout

Homework - p. 6 - Complete the My Community Handout by defining the word "community" and identifying two of your communities and explaining them. Your homework should be a total length of 15 sentences.

Reminder: You have a quiz on Friday 9/20 on pages H-L of your notebook!

12Sep/19

The Marshmallow Experiment [Video]