• History Department:


    Summer reading is carefully designed to create a shared learning experience and

    provide a framework for the work students will do at the start of the year. Many of the

    courses listed below include not only a required reading selection, but a written

    assignment as well. All summer assignments are available at the links below.

    Students who need hard copies of the summer assignments or a copy of the

    textbook should contact the main office.


    US History I Honors

    The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slaves Journey from

    Bondage to Freedom by David Walker

    Summer Assignment


    US History I AP

    Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

    Summer Assignment (The reading questions are optional but encouraged.)


    US History II Honors

    Choose one of the following to read:

    The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X

    If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home by Tim O'Brien

    Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

    by Liza Mundy

    Summer Assignment


    US History II AP

    Read Chapters 11 - 15 of People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

    Read Chapter 26 of American Pageant textbook

    Summer Assignment


    AP Government

    Current Events Assignment


    AP Psychology

    Read the prologue and Chapter 1 of Psychology by David Myers

    Read Opening Skinners Box by Lauren Slater

    Summer Assignment


    AP European History

    Read the introduction and Chapter 9 of the textbook, The Western Heritage (since

    1300) by Donald Kagan, Steven Ozmet and Frank M. Turner (10th edition)

    Summer Assignment

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