Social Studies Department Summer Reading Program
In order to encourage life-long readers Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will be participating in the Social Studies Department Summer Reading Program this Summer. Students will read the assigned book for their grade level and prepare for an assessment on the first full day of school.
In all grade levels, students will be permitted to utilize their copy of the book (provided that it is a print copy) and their handwritten notes on the assessment. Students will not be permitted to use the following on their assessment: iPads, typed notes, photocopied notes, another student’s notes. Notes and books will be collected at the end of the assessment and will be returned after all students have completed it.
• All students are required to complete the Summer reading, regardless of level of class they are taking next school year, this includes AP and Concurrent Enrollment Students.
The reading for each class is as follows:
Class of 2020 (Sophomores)
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Class of 2019 (Juniors)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Class of 2018 (Seniors)
The Birth of the Republic 1763-89 by Edmund S. Morgan
(Third or Fourth edition are acceptable)
- There is no Summer reading for the Class of 2021 (Freshmen) this year.