Students must read or listen to five current events articals, one short biography or autobiography about a historical figure, and watch at least one documentary. These assignments are to help students gain background knowledge, so it will be easier for students to excel in next year's classes.
Points: This assignment grade will be averaged with the grade for the Summer Vocabulary Project.
The cumulative grade will be equal to a test grade in your science, math, history and english classes.
Rising 7th and 8th grade
Students should pick a biography about someone important from American History. They should also choose at least one artical about politics and at least one artical about life science. Students should watch a documentary about life science.
Rising 9th grade
Students should pick a biography about someone born before 1500, such as Cleopatra. One of the news articals they pick should be about or involving a world religion. Students should watch a documentary about living cells, evolution, or genetics.
Rising 10th grade
The biography students should read will be about someone from world history who was born after 1500. Students should watch two documentaries:one should be about earth science and the other should be about an early world history. Students should read news articals about nations in other parts of the world.
Rising 11th grade
Students should read or listen to a biography about someone significant in early American history. Students should watch a documentary about colonization and another about the revolutionary war. Students should read news articles about developments in science.
Rising 12th grade
Students should read a presidential biography or an autobiography. Students should watch a documentary about the constitution, bill of rights, or declaration of independence. Students should read current events articles. Rising 12th graders are also encouraged to read the preamble of a declartion of independence and the bill of rights.