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Summer Reading

All students are expected to complete their summer reading assignments by the first day of classes on Wednesday, September 9.

 

Teachers in the subjects of Religion, Social Studies (including all senior electives), and English (including all junior and senior English electives) will integrate these summer reading selections directly into their curriculum and instruction during the first few weeks of the school year. There is an additional summer assignment for students who are scheduled to take Mr. Hoerner’s Introduction to Film course.

Religion (all freshmen):
 

Social Studies - The American Journey & The American Journey Honors:

Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America, by Teri Kanefield (ISBN: 9781419725784)

 

English 9 & English 9 Honors:

**Please use the appropriate ISBN when ordering, so that all students are using a standard edition of each book.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (ISBN: 0062498533)

Religion (all sophomores):

The Gospel According to Mark (students may use any Biblical translation)


Social Studies - Understanding the World (required of all sophomores not in AP World History):

Animal Farm, by George Orwell (ISBN: 9780451526342)


Social Studies - AP World History:

Animal Farm, by George Orwell (ISBN: 9780451526342)

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond (ISBN: 9780393354324)

***AP students will also have a summer homework assignment examining world religions. The assignment will be e-mailed to students by Mr. Lomeo.***


English 10:

**Please use the appropriate ISBN when ordering, so that all students are using a standard edition of each book.

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coehlo (ISBN: 9780062315007)


English 10 Honors:

**Please use the appropriate ISBN when ordering, so that all students are using a standard edition of each book.

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie  (ISBN: 9780140157376)

Religion (all juniors):

The Gospel According to John (students may use any Biblical translation)


Social Studies - United States History (required of all juniors not in AP US History):

Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction, by Alan Taylor (ISBN: 9780199766239)


Social Studies - AP United States History:

Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction, by Alan Taylor (ISBN: 9780199766239)

Revolutionary Characters, by Gordon Wood (ISBN: 9780143112082)


English Electives - Students must read the selection for each English elective class that they have registered for. Please use the appropriate ISBN when ordering, so that all students are using a standard edition of each book. 


Advanced Placement English: Please refer to this document for a book list with instructions.


Crime and Detective Fiction: The Best of Poe by Edgar Allan Poe (just the short stories)  (ISBN: 9781580493871)


Gods and Heroes Literature:  Big Fish by Daniel Wallace  (ISBN: 9781616201647)


Horror Literature: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson.   (ISBN: 9780765357151)

  • Note: Students only need to read the novella, I Am Legend. They do not have to read the other short stories included in the book.

Human Rights Literature: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (ISBN: 9780812984965)


Rebellion Literature:  The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino  (ISBN: 9780544959118)


Science Fiction Literature: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams  (ISBN: 9780345391803)


Introduction to Film: During the summer months, students need to watch the following films.

Jaws (1975) Directed by Steven Spielberg

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Directed by John Hughes 

The Martian (2015) Directed by Ridley Scott

Knives Out (2019) Directed by Rian Johnson 

 

There is a major assignment on Schoology for these four films. This assignment will be due during the first week of school in September. Students must sign up in Schoology with this code: 6KGP-K7RN-GSTV3

Religion (all seniors):

The Gospel According to Matthew (students may use any Biblical translation)


Social Studies - Government & Economics (required of all seniors, including AP Government and AP Economics students):

The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, by Jeffrey Toobin (ISBN: 9781400096794)


English Electives - Students must read the selection for each English elective class that they have registered for. Please use the appropriate ISBN when ordering, so that all students are using a standard edition of each book. 


Advanced Placement English: Please refer to this document for a book list with instructions.


Crime and Detective Fiction: The Best of Poe by Edgar Allan Poe (just the short stories)  (ISBN: 9781580493871


Gods and Heroes Literature:  Big Fish by Daniel Wallace  (ISBN: 9781616201647)


Horror Literature: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson.   (ISBN: 9780765357151)

  • Note: Students only need to read the novella, I Am Legend. They do not have to read the other short stories included in the book.

Human Rights Literature: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (ISBN: 9780812984965)


Rebellion Literature:  The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino  (ISBN: 9780544959118)


Science Fiction Literature: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams  (ISBN: 

9780345391803)


Introduction to Film: During the summer months, students need to watch the following films.

Jaws (1975) Directed by Steven Spielberg

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Directed by John Hughes 

The Martian (2015) Directed by Ridley Scott

Knives Out (2019) Directed by Rian Johnson 

 

There is a major assignment on Schoology for these four films. This assignment will be due during the first week of school in September. Students must sign up in Schoology with this code: 6KGP-K7RN-GSTV3