All Students will have summer English assignments to do over the summer. Several other classes have assignments that are due the first day of school or sooner. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the homework and to have it completed on time.
- AP World History
- English I
- AP Modern European History
- English II
- English III
- AP US History
- English IV
- AP Chemistry
- AP Psychology
AP US History : Summer Assignment 2018
All students must buy a copy of Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam, 2016 Edition (College Test
Preparation) by The Princeton Review
For the 2017-2018 the AP US History course will be using an online text from the website Openstax : http://cnx.org/contents/p7ovuIkl@3.22:gMXC1GEM@3/Introduction (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
We are going to investigate two historical periods:
1) The period ending in 1754 covering chapters 1-4 in the Openstax text. You will also read the following articles:
a.) Charles C. Mann, “1491”
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2002/03/1491/2445/ available on the internet
b) "Was America a Mistake?" A. Schlesinger Jr. available on the internet
Stannard, “Genocide in the Americas” David Stannard,
http://www.skeptic.ca/Genocide_in_the_Americas.htm available on the internet
2) US History from 1980 to the present: covering chapters 31-32 in OpenStax)
Read the Article: “The Forty Year Slump” by Harold Meyerson
Read Chapters 29 and 30
3) There will be two short assignments due throughout the summer which students will submit directly through Canvas.
You have the option to assignment #1 or #2: Due July 10
Assignment #1: Cross Cultural Clash
Assignment #2: The Pequot Wars
You have the option to do Assignment #3 or #4 Due August 1
Assignment #3: The Revolution of 1994
Assignment #4: Central America as a Battleground
3) When we return to school you will have a multiple choice test on the two periods on the first day back and an essay (or short answer) test on the second day back. Note: The readings for this course will not be finalized until June 1.
Note: Sometimes the web addresses change for these articles. If the web address does not work, then
Google the title and the author. They should all be available somewhere on the internet ( i.e.
Google, Was America a Mistake Schlesinger and you should get an result.)