Morris Catholic High School » Academics » Summer Assignments

Summer Assignments

 
Summer Resources Packets
Please read each department's notes thoroughly to be sure that you have all of your needed summer work. Please note that each course has different requirements and methods of attaining information. Review your courses and gather information on the website, Schoology, and/or from your teacher.
 
Summer Reading and Assignments
 
Summer provides a time that is less structured than the school year.  If offers us an opportunity to pursue learning at a more leisurely pace.  All students are asked to read works of literature chosen by the English department.  Various departments have also chosen enriching reads, views, or works for students enrolled in specific courses.
 
This page is now fully updated for the 2022-2023 School year.

English

 

Students should review summer reading in the Summer Reading and Assignments packet (below).

Mathematics
 
Please contact Dr. Popovich ([email protected]) with any questions or concerns

 

See the Assignments Required Below:  AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, Statistics Honors

 

No Summer Work Required For: Algebra 1a, Algebra 1, Algebra 1 Honors, Geometry, Geometry Honors, Algebra 2 Accelerated (only), Calculus Honors

 

Optional assignments have been posted for all other courses for students who would like to review material for the upcoming school year.

History and Social Sciences
 
AP Psychology:
class code: innrana
For any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Drew,  [email protected]
 
Sociology:
Read The Wave by Todd Strasser. You can purchase it on amazon at:
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=the+wave+todd+strasser&sprefix=the+wave+todd%2Caps%2C136&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_13
A Quiz will be given 2 weeks in.
IF YOU HAVE THIS COURSE 2nd SEMESTER, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR IT AS WELL.

Purchase/acquire Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

  • ISBN-10: 0060731338
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060731335

Complete the Freakonomics Essential Questions assignment by the start of the year.

 Summer Assignment 
  1. 2 Paragraph summary on each of the following sections of the Lanahan Reader. The first paragraph is to summarize what the author is talking about. The second paragraph is to pick out key points that you believe I wanted you to understand before the beginning of the year and why. Further directions will be found on the google classroom assignment.

    1. Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America….Page 3

    2.  James Madison: The Federalist 10 and 51….Page 67

    3.  Richard Fallon: The Dynamic Constitution….Page 310

    4.  David Bernstein: You Can’t Say That….page 379

  2. Students must complete Chapter 1, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 work in Khan Academy before the first day of classes. Students should sign up here. Assignments will be posted before June 19th. 

    1. https://www.khanacademy.org/join/HQTVGQSN

  3. Students must read the entirety of the United States Constitution, The Articles of Confederation and The Declaration of Independence prior to class. 

  4. All assignments shall be submitted to Google Classroom by September 4th. You have received an invite in your Morris Catholic email. If you are joining or can’t find it, the class code is fogodfi. Go to classroom.google.com and login with your mcstudent email account. Look to join class and put in the class code.

Required Books: 

Textbook: American Democracy Now 6th Edition by McGraw Hill Education

Books that need to be purchased for this course.

Lanahan Readings in The American Polity 6th Edition by Ann G. Serow and Everett C. Ladd https://www.amazon.com/Lanahan-Readings-American-Polity/dp/1930398190/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2D1M38CWJG7ZV&keywords=the+lanahan+readings+in+the+american+polity+6th+edition&qid=1559056208&s=gateway&sprefix=The+Lanahan%2Caps%2C142&sr=8-1

 
Read the book The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.
Assignment Coming Soon...
AP Computer Science Principles:
 

AP Computer Science-Principles will make use of the programming language Javascript. Programming is a skill. Programming, as with any other skill you master, requires you to get in and work with your hands (and your brains). We will be starting from scratch and covering the basics, but the more familiar you are with Javascript, the easier next year will be. The following are resources to aid in this endeavor. Completing Code Maven is required to give you a good start. After that... the more practice you get in the better prepared you will be for the course.


 

AP Computer Science A:

Read Blown To Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion by Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis (PDF attached, or free download at http://www.bitsbook.com

Science 
World Languages 
 
Please review packet below for ALL WORLD LANGUAGES
Theology
 
No Assignments
Fine and Performing Arts
 
No Assignments
 
___________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Required Textbooks and Materials for the 2022- 2023 School Year
 
Coming Soon