Secondary Humanities

  • Secondary Humanities
    Advanced Placement Summer Assignments

    2021-2022

    It is recommended that all students have a Patchogue-Medford Public Library card.  Many of the texts listed below can be borrowed from the public library.  Some of the texts can be accessed electronically via an application called Hoopla.  Students have free access to Hoopla via their public library card.  Hoopla is found under the Books, Movies, Music, and More – Digital Collection tab on the Patchogue Medford Public Library webpage.  

    English

    Pre-AP English 2 (10th Grade)

    It is suggested that students read the novel Night by Eli Wiesel.  There is no required written work.  Students may feel free to “interact” and “annotate” the book with sticky notes or a writer’s notebook. 

    AP Language and Composition (11th Grade)

    It is suggested that students read the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.  There is no required written work.  Students may feel free to “interact” and “annotate” the book with sticky notes or a writer’s notebook.  The Jungle is available electronically via the public library and a Hoopla account.  You will need a library card to create and access Hoopla.

    AP Literature and Composition (12th Grade)

    It is suggested that students read the book How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster.  There is no required written work.  Students may feel free to “interact” and “annotate” the book with sticky notes or a writer’s notebook.  The book is available electronically via the public library and a Hoopla account.  You will need a library card to create and access Hoopla.

    Social Studies

    AP World History (Grade 10)

    Please click on the file below entitled AP World History Summer Assignment. This is a suggested assignment designed to prepare students for this exciting and challenging class.

    AP U.S. History & Government (Grade 11)

    Please click on the file below entitled AP US History Summer Assignment.  It is suggested that you carefully read all documents and pace your completion of the tasks.  

    AP European History

    It is suggested that students read the book A World Lit Only By Fire:  The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance:  Portrait of an Age. The book’s author is William Manchester.  There is no required written work.  Students may feel free to “interact” and “annotate” the book with sticky notes or a writer’s notebook.

    AP Psychology

    Please click on the file below entitled AP Psychology Note Cards Assignment.  Students are strongly encouraged to complete this assignment.

    AP Seminar

    It is suggested that students read the linked excerpt from Growth Mindset by author Carol Dweck.  There is no required written work.  Students may feel free to “interact” and “annotate” the excerpt.  Please click on the hyperlink entitled AP Seminar Summer Assignment to access the excerpt.