Summer Reading


Click Here for 2014 Summer Reading lists for All English Classes and Advanced Social Studies.

Quincy High Advanced Social Studies Summer Reading Assignments 2014

9th Grade

Advanced World History

History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Summer Reading Packet


10th Grade

Advanced World and US History

Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran

There will be a test on this book the first week of school.


11th Grade

AP US History

Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen

Summer Assignment


12th Grade

AP Economics

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Summer Assignment

AP Psychology

Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century by Lauren Slater

There will be a test given in class during the first double period of the school year.

See Mr. Doyle’s website for the assignment.


AP Modern European History

Rick Steves’ Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer

Suggested Additional Reading

A World Lit Only By Fire by William Manchester

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

World Without End by Ken Follett

See Ms. Matthews Website for the assignment.


AP Government

All Politics is Local by Tip O’Neill

Take notes – recommended length is a total of two pages for the book.

The Boston Globe, Capital section, on Friday, August 22 AND Friday, August 29 – Capital ONLY appears in the Friday papers. The Thomas Crane Public Library subscribes to the Boston Globe and has online access here. Take notes – recommended length is one two-sided lined sheet of paper for EACH Friday paper. Notes will be due the first day of class.


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