Summer Reading 2013

**Updated: May 25, 2013

Three academic departments (English, Social  Studies, and Religious Studies) participate in the summer reading program, and students are required to read for each department. Students should expect to be assessed on their assigned books during the first week of classes in August.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

FRESHMEN

  • World History
    • Anonymous, Epic of Gilgamesh.  Trans. N. K. Sandars.  Penguin Classics, Revised Edition
      • ISBN-10: 014044100X
      • ISBN-13: 978-0140441000
      • Study Guide 

SOPHOMORES

  • AP European History AND Western Civilization
    • Machiavelli, Niccolo.  The Prince. Trans. Harvey Mansfield.  Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1998.

JUNIORS

  • US History
    • Napoli, Donna Jo.  Alligator Bayou.  New York:  Random House, 2009.
      • ISBN-10: 0385746547
  • AP US History
    • McCullough, David. 1776.  New York:  Simon and Schuster, 2006.

    SENIORS

  • Economics  (none)
  • US Government (none)
  • AP Government and Economics  (none)
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    ELECTIVES

    • Psychology  (none)
    • AP Comparative Politics (none)
    • AP Psychology
      • Hock, Roger R.  Forty Studies that Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological Research.  6th Edition.  New York:  Prentice Hall, 2008.


    RELIGIOUS STUDIES

    FRESHMEN:
    Saint Ignatius and the Company of Jesus by August Derleth (ISBN: 9780898707229)
    -Study Guide

    SOPHOMORES:
    He Leadeth Me by Fr. Walter Ciszek S.J. (ISBN: 0898705460)
    -Study Guide

    JUNIORS:
    Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, by Greg Boyle, SJ (ISBN: 1439153159)
    -Study Guide
    -Vocabulary List

    SENIORS:
    The Shack, by William P. Young (ISBN-10: 0964729237)
    -Study Guide


    ENGLISH

    * Students are expected to read the novel assigned to their appropriate grade.  In addition to the reading, students are required to respond in short-answer format to a set of study questions specific to that book; those responses should be typed, and will be collected for credit. Teachers will integrate the summer reading and responses to study questions into the beginning of the course, so students should bring their book and responses to class when they begin in August.  Furthermore, students should expect some form of assessment on the book—test or essay—during the first week of class.

    FRESHMEN:

    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
    - by Sherman Alexie
    Study Guide


    SOPHOMORES:

    The Glass Castle
    - by Jeannette Walls

    Study guide


    JUNIORS:

    Flight
    - by Sherman Alexie

    Reading Guide/Instructions


    SENIORS:

    Into the Wild
    - by Jon Krakauer

    Study guide and in-class assessment.


     

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