Summer Reading



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Quincy High Social Studies Summer Reading Assignments 2015

9th Grade  Advanced

Advanced World History

History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

QHS 9th Social Studies Summer Reading Guide


10th Grade  Advanced & Honors

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 Advanced

AP US History

Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen

Summer Assignment APUS

11th Grade Honors

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson

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


12th Grade

AP Economics

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

Macroeconomics: Principles, Problems and Policies, McConnell, Brue and Flynn, 18th edition; McGraw Hill; 2009.
Please read and take notes on Chapter One.  Please bring the book with you to our first class.

Econ 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

Read, Crisis Point, by Senators Trent Lott and Tom Daschle.

A test will be given the first week of school. You will be allowed one page (double-sided), handwritten notes (your own) for the test.