7th Grade

7th Grade Humanities is off to a great start!

In World Geography, students have reviewed the Five Themes of Geography. We’ll spend the year investigating the world through the lens of this framework. Our focus is on becoming geographers as we learn about global cultures and conflict. To wrap up our unit on the Five Themes, students worked in groups to create a poster for each theme. Then the worked individually to craft beautiful mobiles that decorate our ceilings. Click to enlarge the pics below.

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World Fair Starts! On Thursday, Ms. Rez and Ms. Brooks introduced the students to the World Fair. We reviewed the purpose and learning objectives, so that students understand that by choosing a topic and directing their own learning, they are more likely to invest, engage, and produce. Students may choose any topic of interest focused on a country or specific place in the continent we are studying (currently, Latin America). Topics must have an inherent conflict, but students needn’t worry; Ms. Brooks and Ms. Brooks can help them make just about any topic work. Students received their World Fair planning packets on Thursday, which will help guide them through the process and provide specific benchmarks and due dates.

In English, we’ve been reading Queen of Water, by Virginia Faranango. It’s her true story about growing up as an indigenous girl in Ecuador. Ask your son or daughter about Virginia’s story!

We’ve also been writing. Our focus in October is characterization, and the way authors create round characters through the characters’ words, actions, and relationships with other characters. We’ve analyzed several characters in Queen of Water, and students have used magazine pictures as inspiration to create their own characters. Next week, students will write a Halloween-themed story using their magazine character as the protagonist. Stay tuned!

 

 

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