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2018 Summer Reading and Writing Assignments

Fine Arts

AP Environmental Science – Buy and read the first five chapters of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. You must have the book as it will be used for discussion during the year. Buy, read, and answer the questions supplied for Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Click BELOW for the assignments associated with this book.

Come to the first day of class with two assignments completed:

  1. The Omnivore’s Dilemma questions finished (on a separate piece of paper).
  2. A three to five page paper, in MLA style, comparing and contrasting Rachel Carson and Michael Pollan. In the comparison, discuss their respective roles in the environmental movement and their perceived and real impact on society. Include in the paper a short (paragraph) biography of each person. At least one passage from each book must be correctly cited in the paper.
Social Studies


World Language

AP Spanish Language and CultureStudents enrolled in the AP Spanish Language and Culture class will have a series of readings and comprehension questions to complete during the summer. These readings will be accompanied by an extensive list of new vocabulary in Spanish which students will translate into English. They will also be expected to complete a grammar packet that will serve as a review of verb tenses.  Students will receive their summer packet from Mrs. Timko.