Upper School Summer Assignments

Required summer assignments are listed below.  For free choice reading ideas, check out What Should I Read Next?

Students can borrow many titles as an eBook from the Bancroft Library for a period of three weeks if that title is available through Bancroft Library's OverDrive program 

Click here to learn how to borrow an eBook via OverDrive.  Under "Add a Library", type in "GBCLA".  Log into the School's digital library with your Bancroft username and password.

AP Biology

Campbell Biology, 10th Edition
by Jane Reece et al.

Assignment

Experiment Assignment

AP Chemistry
AP Physics

University Physics with Modern Physics, 14th Edition
by Hugh Young et al.

Assignment

Handout 1

Handout 2

Homework 1

English


English I

Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
 

Assignment


English II

Fahrenheit 451 
by Ray Bradbury
 

Assignment


Selected Topics in English for
non-AP Juniors and Seniors

 

Assignment

Assignment

Assignment

Assignment



AP English Language
and
Composition

The Things They Carried
by Tim O'Brien
 
 

AND

Two novels by the same 20th or 21st century American author

  Assignment



AP English Literature and Composition

The Inheritance of Loss
by Kiran Desai
 



After Rain
by William Trevor
 

Assignment

AP French Language

Le Racisme Explique a Ma Fille
by Tahar Ben Jelloun

Assignment

AP Spanish Language and Culture
Spanish in a Global Context

Latino Americans
by Ray Suarez

Assignments


[The assigned work is unrelated to the required reading.  There is no work specifically related to the book.  We will work on the book in class.]

Research & Scientific Inquiry
AP Studio Art
History


World History I


  Assignment

 

 

World History II

World History: Pearson, Prentice Hall
by Elisabeth Gaynor Ellis & Anthony Esler

  Assignment


Honors World History II

The Prince 
by Niccolo Machiavelli (Donno translation)
 

  Assignment


U. S. History

Actively read one important U.S. History document from the Assignment, and complete the accompanying questions.

  Assignment

 

AP
European History

A World Lit Only By Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age
by William Manchester

  Assignment

 

Honors 
U. S. History

America: A Narrative History (Brief Tenth Edition)
by David E. Shi and George Brown Tindall

Assignment