Mr. Valenzuela

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

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

Friday 11/16 - Submit completed research and work on creating Wikipedia entries in Google Slides

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

Submit Your Assignment Here --> the deadline to submit is Tuesday November 20th @ 5:00 PM!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 14


Today Mr. V was not in school, but in 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 11/20 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 – Homework – Nov 13


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 – Latin America Flashcards – Study For Tuesday!


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


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 7


Today in class, students reviewed what they have learned in Term 1 by using various study strategies, including using Quizlet flashcards on Chromebooks. Students also worked on their graphic organizers in preparation for the timed-writing assessment this Friday.

microsoft_word_logo Columbus Trial Reflection Graphic Organizer (for Friday)

 The People v. Columbus, et al Trial Evidence Folder

 link Quizlet: Term 1 Flashcards

Homework - Study for tomorrow's Term 1 Test! Also, make sure your notebook is up-to-date (ALL pages) to submit tomorrow to Mr. V. On Friday, you will complete a timed writing assessment, so make sure to complete the graphic organizer linked above because you will be allowed to use it during the assessment.


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 6


Today in class, students reviewed what they have learned in Humanities during this term, in preparation for their Term 1 Test on Wednesday 11/8, by completing a review game in groups.

link Humanities 7 Term 1 Jeopardy Review

link Quizlet: Term 1 Flashcards

Homework - p. 52 - Write a study note to Mr. V of at least 10 sentences telling him HOW you have been studying for the Term 1 Test (be honest). In the note, you can explain what parts of the test you feel confident about, and what parts you still feel concerned about. Continue studying for your Term 1 Test on Thursday by using the various strategies we have practiced in Humanities this term.


Humanities 7 – Term 1 Flashcards – Study For Thursday’s Test!


Humanities 7 – Homework – Nov 5


Today in class, students wrapped up the mock trial The People v. Columbus, et al by hearing the verdict from the jury. Students also began preparing for the Term 1 Test by reviewing vocabulary from Units 1 and 2.

Homework - p. 50 - On a separate sheet of paper, create a fake test of 15 questions AND their answers from throughout Term 1 (both Units 1 and 2 -- try to balance your questions, so that you have at least 5 questions from Unit 1 and 5 questions from Unit 2). Begin studying for your Term 1 Test by trying some of the strategies we have practiced in-class, so far (flashcards, friend quiz, fake test, and/or notes review). See below for the schedule this week for getting ready for the Term 1 Test:

Tuesday 11/6 - Jeopardy Review (in-class)

Wednesday 11/7 - Getting ready for the timed-writing assessment on Friday

Thursday 11/8 - Term 1 Test; you will also submit your Term 1 Notebook

Friday 11/9 - Term 1 Timed-Writing Assessment (in-class)


Humanities 7 – Columbus Trial Reflection