September 2013 Sophomore Global History
September 2013 Sophomore Honors Classes
September 2013 United States History
September 2013 AP US History
September 2013 AP World History (Sophomores)
September 2013 AP European History
September 2013 AP Government and Politics
September 2013 AP Psychology
Create a full-size (8.5x11) baseball card for the following 10 Influential Figures in the time of Absolutism:
Catherine the Great
Peter the Great
On the Front:
- Picture of the individual
On the Back:
- Name of Individual
- Date of Birth/Date of Death/Country
- 5 successes and/or failures
- Explain 1 effort to further centralized power
- Explain the relationship between the individual and nobles
Explain their goals
- Explain their views on government
- Explain their motivation behind their involvement in warfare
You must submit the ten baseball cards to your teacher on the first day of school. You will be tested in September on the ten individuals and the concept of absolutism.
Students are required to read the book Haven written by Ruth Gruber and the following articles.
In a well-organized five page report answer the following questions:
Could the United States have done more to stop the Holocaust and how did it lead to the establishment of Israel. Also, does the world need to be more responsible for refugees? Give positive/negative examples of nations sponsoring immigrants.
Junior Summer Assignment
Answer the corresponding questions in this packet. Your answers should be typed and printed.
Your assignment will be collected on the first day of school in class. An assessment will be given based on this assignment in September.
Students are responsible for their own assignments which includes acquiring the reading.
David McCullough’s 1776
Summer Book Reading – US History
Book Reading Questions And Topics for Discussion
I. Guided Reading: Themes and Outcomes to be thinking about during reading.
- Students will investigate the causes for colonial dissent, and Britain’s perspective on the key issues.
- Student will explore the colonial preparedness, military strategy, leadership, and a whole host of social, political and economic issues during this early but critical stage of the war.
- Students will assess the effectiveness of General Washington and of the pivotal Battle of Trenton and its effects.
II. Thought Questions and Topics for Discussion:
Please Answer the following twelve Questions in at least a paragraph using a quote from the book to support your answer.
- What was the purpose of George III's address to Parliament? And what were the opinions of others in Parliament and in England at this time?
- Compare and Contrast the Continental Army and the British Army in terms of their condition, spirit, vocation, experience, resources, where they were from, terms of duty, and pay.
- What was Washington’s opinion of being offered command of the Army? What were his battle plans and goals in Boston? Did other officers / leaders share Washington’s opinion?
- Identify Henry Knox and his contributions.
- How did the Boston campaign end?
- Who were the loyalists? What were their positions, and what role did they play?
- The New York campaign was disastrous for Washington and the Continentals. Describe the happenings and its impacts?
- What effect did the signing of the Declaration of Independence have on the soldiers?
- Beginning on July 12th New York was relentlessly being bombed by British Man of Wars. Describe the effort of Lord Howe to effect a discussion with George Washington. Why did it take four attempts and what was the result?
- In his defense of New York, Washington violated one fundamental rule of battle, explain. (July 13-.July 20) Explain the problems the army faced.
- November – December 1776, historians call this the darkest hour in the fight for Independence. In a paragraph assess the situation.
- What is the significance of the battles of Princeton and Trenton? Explain in a paragraph.
Go to the following link, click on the icon for "Summer Assignment and follow the directions.
Assignment must be submitted through TURNITIN.COM by August 31, 2013. Follow the directions in the assignment.
Summer Assignment for AP Government and Politics
AP GOVERNMENT SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS (PDF)
AP World History (Sophomores)
AP WORLD SUMMER ASSIGNMENT (PDF)
AP EUROPEAN HISTORY
AP EUROPEAN SUMMER ASSIGNMENT (PDF)
ADVANCED PLACEMENT PSYCHOLOGY
STUDENTS MUST PICK UP THEIR TEXTBOOKS FROM MR. CORREIRA and MR. GANCI IN W009 ON JUNE 12th after the AMERICAN HISTORY REGENTS. Assignment: Students will read in their textbooks:
- Chapter 16 Therapy
- Chapter 17 Stress and Health Assessment:
Download the Study Guide Here
During the first week of classes in September, students will be required to purchase the Study Guide to accompany the text. You will, at that time, complete the study guide sections for those two chapters. · During the following week, students will be tested, in class, on the two chapters.