Pre-Course Assignments 2020-2021

*Unless noted otherwise, students should have these assignments completed by August 3, 2020. If you are asked to purchase a book, that book will be used during the semester and does not need to be read by August 3rd. 

Humanities & Honors Humanities- No pre-course assignment.

AP Human Geography– Students need to purchase the AMSCO AP Human Geography book and bring it to school on the first day of class.

World History & Honors World History– No pre-course assignment.

AP World History

Purchase A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage.                                          Purchase AMSCO AP World History: Modern.

AP World History Optional Purchase:
1. A People’s History of the World by Chris Harman used for class Socratic Seminars.

US History– No pre-course assignment

Honors US HistoryPurchase either In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick OR The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson. Bring your selected book to class on the first day of school.

AP US History

Purchase either  Seven Events That Made America America: And Proved That the Founding Fathers Were Right All Along by Larry Schweikart OR The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson.  You will be completing an assignment based on your selected book during the course.    Purchase AMSCO AP US History Bring to class on the first day.                                    Purchase A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn (2015 or later) used for class Socratic Seminars.

Econ/Gov & Honors Econ/Gov– No pre-course assignment.

AP Government– No pre-course assignment.

AP MacroeconomicsPurchase Naked Economics by  Charles Wheelan.  Be sure to purchase the 2019 edition.  Bring this book to class on the first day of school. The link provided is meant to show the correct version of the book.  You can purchase the book anywhere you like.

AP Psychology- Purchase Forty Studies that Change Psychology 6th Edition or Later (this version is cheapest on Amazon, you can also get an e-book rental for the semester) ISBN: 978-0-13-603599-2 and bring it to school on the first day of class.

AP Research– Download the AP Research Assignment . This assignment will be due by Friday, August 14th. This is a portion of a major assignment in this course. If you want to get a head start in AP Research, begin working on this now.