Assignments for AP classes other than English -- click links for assignments 

AP European History Assignment
AP Human Geography  Assignment
AP Government and Politics-
please read Chapter 1 and take notes that you can use on Chapter One test that will be given to you on Friday September 5th. This is review material and historic info. It will get you started for the school year.
USAPII-  Assignment

US AP I -- Assignment

 
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Summer Reading Assignments for all English Classes
2014

Some titles are available in e-book format via the school library website. Once on library site go to link for Overdrive. Sign in using school id #.
            

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Grade 9  Grade 10 Grade 11
Grade 12 AP Language and Composition AP Literature and Composition

 
Grade 9 and Grade 9 Honors

2 of the following (choices need to be from different cultures)

 

China

Falling Leaves--Adeline Yen Mah

Ties that Bind, Ties that Break--  Lensey Namioka*e-book available on library website

Shanghai Girls – Lisa See  *e-book available on library website
Red Scarf Girl -- Ji-li Jiang

 

India

White Tiger--Aravind Adiga
 Behind the Beautiful Forevers--Katherine Boo
The Namesake--Jhumpa Lahiri  *e-book available on library website
The Lowland- Jhumpa Lahiri
The Full Moon Bride -- Shobhan Bantwal  *e-book available on library website
            

Africa

The Power of One—Bryce Courtenay *e-book available on library website

Tears of the Giraffe—Alexander McCall Smith

African Diary—Bill Bryson *e-book available on library website

Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation -- John Carlin  *e-book available on library website
 
Japan

Memoirs of a Geisha--  Arthur Golden  *e-book available on library website

Samurai’s Garden --  Gail Tsukiyama

Shizuko’s Daughter --  Kyoko Mori
The Girl with the White Flag -- Tomiko Higa
 
 
 
 
 
Handouts:
kindred
 
Grade 10
and Grade 10 Honors
Kindred by Octavia Butler
and 2 of the following:

 

Alcott, Louisa May -- Little Women
Anderson, Laura Halsie –Chains
Beah, Ishmael--  A Long Way Gone:  Memoirs of a Boy Soldier *e-book available on library website
Belfer, Laura --  City of Light *e-book available on library website
Chbosky, Stephen--The Perks of Being a Wallflower 
Conroy, Pat – My Losing Season  *e-book available on library website
                  
or The Lords of Discipline
            
Ford, Jamie --  Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet *e-book available on library website

Green, John – Looking for Alaska 
                     or The Fault in Our Stars

Grisham, John--  Bleachers,   *e-book available on library website
                     or    Confession

Guterson, David – Snow Falling on Cedars *e-book available on library website

Irving, John--  A Prayer for Owen Meany

Landay, William -- Defending Jacob

McBride, James--  Miracle at St. Anna *e-book available on library website

Mowat, Farley - Never Cry Wolf: Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic  
      Wolves
Nifenegger, Audrey--  The Time Traveller’s Wife            

Phillips, Gin -- The Well and the Mine *e-book available on library website
Picoult, Jodi – 19 Minutes
Rifka Brunt, Carol -- Tell the Wolves I'm Home *e-book available on library website
Riggs, Ransom -- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children *e-book available on library website
Sebold, Alice --  Lovely Bones *e-book available on library website
See, Lisa --  Peony in Love or 
            Dreams of Joy (sequel to Shanghai Girls)

Smith, Betty-- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Swanson, James-- Manhunt: the 12 Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
Vonnegut, Kurt--  Cat's Cradle *e-book available on library website
Walls, Jeanette – The Glass Castle
 

 

 
Handouts:
 
 
bryson
wild
Grade 11
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson  *e-book available on library website
or
Wild by Cheryl Strayed *e-book available on library website

 and one of the following:

 

Popular Appeal --  The Journey of Self-Discovery (Choose 1)
Austen, Jane – Northanger Abby or 
          
Persuasion          
Bronte,  Emily --  Wuthering Heights *e-book available on library website
Brooks, Geraldine -- Nine Parts of  Desire    *e-book available on library website        
Brown, Dan – Inferno          
Bryson, Bill -The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid  *e-book available on library website     
DeRosnay, Tatiana--  Sarah’s Key *e-book available on library website
 D’Orso, Michael   Eagle Blue
   *e-book available on library website        
Grisham, John -- Calico Joe   *e-book available on library website
Heaney, Seamus(translator) –  Beowolf          
Hillebrand, Laura -- Unbroken
Howe, Katherine– The Physick Book  of  Deliverance Dane            
Krakauer, Jon-- Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman *e-book available on library website
 Lewis, Anthony -- Gideon's Trumpet
   *e-book available on library website         
O’Brien, Tim – The Things They Carried *e-book available on library website
O'Reilly, Bill -- Killing Lincoln *e-book available on library website
Quick, Matthew - Silver Linings Playbook *e-book available on library website
Setterfield, Diane -The Thirteenth Tale          
Shreve, Anita – The Pilot’s Wife *e-book available on library website
Sittenfeld, Curtis – Prep *e-book available on library website
Stewart, Mary –
Hollow Hills
Wojnarowski, Adrian -- The Miracle at  
St.  Anthony *e-book available on library website
Zusak, Markus -- The Book Thief   *e-book available on library website
           
           
 
 
Additional Assignments: 
Preliminary Research: Background reading and  research proposal
 
Handouts:
 
 
 

 

            
 
 
into wild
 
Grade 12
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
and one of the following:

 

Alvarez, Julia- In the Time of the Butterflies *e-book available on library website         
Bronte, Charlotte-- Jane Eyre *e-book available on library website
Cleave, Chris --  Little Bee *e-book available on library website
Cullen, Linda -- Mrs. Poe
Diffenbaugh, Vanessa- The Language of Flowers *e-book available on library website
Edsel, Robert - The Monuments Men *e-book available on library website
Erdrich, Louise –  The Round House
Fowler, Therese Anne-- Z a Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel --  100  Years of  Solitude           
Hamilton, Steve -- The Lock Artist *e-book available on library website
Hemingway, Ernest – A Farewell to Arms             
 Hurston, Zora Neal --  Their Eyes Were Watching God            
Krakuer, Jon -- Under the Banner of Heaven *e-book available on library website
Larson, Eric -- Devil in the White City  *e-book available on library website           
McLain, Paula -- The Paris Wife
Monk Kidd, Susan - The Invention of Wings
Moore, Alan -- Watchmen
Morrison, Toni –  A Mercy
Nafisi, Azar -- Reading Lolita in Tehran
O'Brien, Tim -- Going After Cacciato            
Roth, Philip --  The Plot Against America            
Roy, Arundhati – The God of Small Things           
Ruiz Zafon, Carlos—Shadow of the Wind                        
Stein, Garth -- The Art of Racing in the Rain *e-book available on library website
Tartt, Donna - The Goldfinch *e-book available on library website
Towles, Amor-- Rules of Civility            
Vonnegut, Kurt --  God Bless You Mr. Rosewater  or Mother Night           
 Wolff, Tobias – Old School *e-book available on library website
Yousafzai, Malala - I am Malala
 
Nonfiction titles which are also on  AP Human Geography Reading List:
(students may select any of these books even if they are not taking AP Human Geography)
 
de Blij, Harm.-- WhyGeography Matters, Three Changes Facing America: Climate Change, The Rise ofChina and Global Terrorism
 
Friedman, Thomas. --TheWorld is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
 
Pollan, Michael.--Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
 
Timmerman, Kelsey. --Where am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries,Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes
 
 
 
 
 
Additional Assignments:
 
Handouts:
 
 
 
bryson
wild
AP English Language and Composition
(3 Books from the following choices)
 
must read A Walk in the Wild by Bill Bryson or Wild by Cheryl Strayed   *e-book available on library website
 
One of the following nonfiction books:
  Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt 
   
Unbroken by Laura Hillebrand
   T
he Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson *e-book available on library website
   
Eagle Blue by Michael D'Orso *e-book available on library website
   
Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly 
  
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman  by Jon Krakauer
   Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks *e-book available on library website
   
Gideon's Trumpet by Antony Lewis *e-book available on library website
                                          
 
 and one of the following:

 

Popular Appeal --  The Journey of Self-Discovery (Choose 1)

Austen, Jane – Northanger Abby or 
    Persuasion
Bronte, Emily -- Wuthering Heights  *e-book available on library website
 Brown, Dan – Inferno
DeRosnay, Tatiana-- Sarah’s Key  *e-book available on library website
Grisham, John -- Calico Joe *e-book available on library website
Heaney, Seamus(translator) – Beowolf
Howe, Katherine– The Physick Book of  Deliverance Dane
O’Brien, Tim – The Things They Carried  *e-book available on library website
Quick, Matthew-- Silver Linings Playbook *e-book available on library website
 Setterfield, Diane – The Thirteenth Tale
Shreve, Anita – The Pilot’s Wife  *e-book available on library website
 Sittenfeld, Curtis – Prep  *e-book available on library website
Stewart, Mary – Hollow Hills
Wojnarowski, Adrian -- The Miracle at St. Anthony  *e-book available on library website
Zukas, Markus -- The Book Thief   *e-book available on library website
            

           

 
 
 
Additional Assignments:
Preliminary Research: background reading and research proposal
 
Essay Assignment
 Handouts: 
 
 
 
            
 
 
AP English Literature and Composition
 
 
Bronte, Charlotte-- Jane Eyre *e-book available on library website
Dickens, Charles-- Great  Expectations          
Rhys, Jean -- The Wide Sargasso Sea
 
 
Handouts:
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