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Summer AP Assignments

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES:

Advanced Placement Art History

Students will read Gardner’s Art through the Ages Chapters 1 through 7.

 

 Advanced Placement English Language and Composition

The Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Synopsis:  Malcolm Gladwell takes the reader on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers” – the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

 

Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy

Profiles in Courage is a 1957 Pulitzer-Prize winning volume of short biographies describing acts of bravery and integrity by eight United States Senators.

 

Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Synopsis: Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families – the Trasks and the Hamiltons – whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

 

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Synopsis: Jane Eyre is the story of a small, plain-faced, intelligent, and passionate English orphan. Jane is abused by her aunt and cousin and then attends a harsh charity school. Through it all she remains strong and determinedly refuses to allow a cruel world to crush her independence or her strength of will. Jane Eyre is a masterful story of a woman’s quest for freedom and love. This novel is partly autobiographical and Charlotte Bronte filled it with social criticism and sinister Gothic elements.

 

Advanced Placement European History

The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier

Synopsis: This novel transports readers to a bygone time and place in this richly-imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer’s most celebrated paintings. It tells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius even as she herself in immortalized in canvas and oil.

 

 Advanced Placement US Government

All the Laws but One: Civil Liberties in Wartime by William H. Rehnquist

Synopsis: William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, provides an insightful and fascinating account of the history of civil liberties during wartime and illuminates the cases where presidents have suspended the law in the name of national security. Rehnquist significantly enlarges our understanding of how the Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution during past periods of national crisis – and draws guidelines for how it should do so in the future.

 

Advanced Placement United States History

Students will read selected excerpts from A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

 

 Advanced Placement Statistics

Students will complete topics from the first chapter in an on-line course setting conducted by the teacher.

 

Advanced Placement Calculus AB

Students will complete a packet to be handed in on the first full day of classes. A formal assessment will be administered during the first week of school.

 

 Advanced Placement Spanish

Students will complete a packet to be handed in on the first full day of classes. A formal assessment will be administered during the first week of school.

 

Advanced Placement Physics

A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Synopsis: Stephen Hawking’s bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for readers who have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts – the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe A Briefer History of Time explains all of this clearly.   A Briefer History of Time clarifies and expands on subjects of the original text and records the latest developments – from string theory to the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics. Thirty-seven full-color illustrations enhance the text.

 

Advanced Placement Biology

AP Biology students will complete the Ecology unit which includes textbook chapters forty – forty-three. Assignments will be broken down into four parts with separate due dates throughout the summer. Each will include watching videos and answering comprehension questions, completing Cornell notes, and writing an essay or completing an online lab. Students will receive their textbooks and more detailed information about the assignments before the end of the school year. In addition, students will be tested on the material covered over the summer during the first week of school in September.

 

Advanced Placement Chemistry

Students will complete a packet to be handed in on the first full day of school. A formal assessment will be administered during the first week of school.

 

Advanced Placement Environmental Science

Students will complete a packet to be handed in on the first full day of school. A formal assessment will be administered during the first week of school.

 

Advanced Placement Psychology

Students will read from their textbook and complete a packet to be handed in on the first full day of school.  A formal assessment will be administered during the first week of school.