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Supply list 2015-2016

Textbook List 2015-2016 

Click here for MBS Direct, our online bookstore virtual bookstore. 

New to MBS in 2015:  Market Place.  This is a feature generated by Barnes and Noble (a parent company to MBS Direct) that allows you to shop for your books through private vendors.  Highland will not be responsible for any books purchased through this option and shipping fees will not be determined by MBS.

Highland parents will once again offer a Book Swap.  Be reminded this is a great service provided by volunteer parents and while you are not guaranteed to find what you need, many of our students 'shopped' successfully last year!

Summer Reading- Click on the department(s) below to review your summer assignments

English

ENGLISH – GENERAL INFORMATION

In assigning summer reading, the English Department seeks to foster a love of reading while maintaining and reinforcing critical reading skills. The selections, reviewed annually by the department, and are usually tied to the curriculum/themes of the rising grade level. We strive for contemporary classics that will appeal to a variety of interests and reading levels. Additionally, we shy away from books that require classroom support to be fully appreciated.

We encourage and expect students to read beyond the assigned summer reading books. In our view, summer is a time when students should read widely for pleasure, making their own choices and following their own interests. For this reason, we have endeavored to keep summer work reasonable. Students may buy or borrow any edition of the book. We do recommend that students in AP/Honors purchase the required reading book, as it will be used in class.

Happy Reading!

English 1

English 2

English 3

English 4

Math

History

HISTORY

 

WORLD HISTORY I

No summer reading

HONORS WORLD HISTORY 1

1066: The Year of the Conquest – David Howarth (ISBN-13:978-0140058505)
Assignment: Choose one essential theme from the reading. Compose a list of seven specific examples from the book that support your chosen theme, and briefly explain each. Please type your assignment.

This assignment is due the first day of school.


WORLD HISTORY II

No summer reading.


US HISTORY

Over the summer, watch the following parts of the documentary “The Men Who Built America” 

The episodes can be purchased for streaming on amazon.com for $1.99
http://www.amazon.com/A-New-War-Begins/dp/B009RURO0I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1430831315&sr=8-2&keywords=The+Men+Who+Built+America

  • Each student MUST watch episodes 7+8
  • Each student MUST CHOOSE one more episode which will focus on at least one key figure in the Gilded Age

After watching these episodes, choose an influencial person portrayed in the episodes and write a 3-5 page paper answering the following prompt:

What were the characteristics of the Gilded Age in America and how did your figure embody the entrepreneurial spirit in Gilded Age America?  What are some issues regarding the Gilded Age that will foreshadow future problems in America?


AP WORLD HISTORY

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World - Jack Weatherford (ISBN-13 978-0609809648)

In this book the author presents a thoroughly demystified view of the legendary conqueror and his immediate descendents. After close-reading the book, construct a cause-and-effect tree, with specific examples for each step, showing how Ghengis Khan and his descendents created the most significant changes (you decide what these are) between the world of 1200CE and that of 1500 CE. Make one tree for Asia (especially China), one for the Middle East, and one for Europe especially Russia). Type your responses. This is due the first day of school.


AP US HISTORY

10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America Steven Gillon (ISBN-13: 978-0307339348)

This engaging and approachable book incorporates both content and themes significant to the AP US exam. Please read it carefully, and then, in approximately 500 words (two double spaced typed pages), rank your choice of the top three most significant events discussed, explaining your selections. Do not summarize the book; focus instead on communicating your original critical thinking. This assignment is due the first day of school.


AP EUROPEAN HISTORY

Read Chapter 9 of the textbook and outline it.

Write a two (or so) page essay (typed, double-spaced) on the following topic:

The lasting impact of the Hundred Years War was the social and political transformation of England.

Comment on the above statement, taking into account the origins of the war, the impact of its course on England, and the impact of its results.

Make sure you have a complete thesis, valid arguments, supporting specific detail, appropriate analysis, and an appropriate conclusion.

This assignment is due the first day of school.

Science

Classical Language

There will be no written assignment. Books will be discussed and students will be quizzed upon their return to school.

Latin I

Famous Men of Rome by John Haaren and A.B. Poland (ISBN 1-59915-046-8)

 Latin II

Students who did not have Ms. Roach for Latin I should readFamous Men of Rome by John Haaren and A.B. Poland (ISBN 1-59915-046-8)

Students who had Ms. Roach for Latin I should read:  Ye Gods by Helen Britt , a copy of which students will receive from her before they depart for summer vacation.

Latin III

Ides of March by Valerio Massimo Manfredi (ISBN: 978-1-933372-99-0)

 
Latin IV and Latin IV Honors

Conspirata by Robert Harris (ISBN: 978-0-7432-6610-9)

 
Latin V

Virgil’s Epic Retold for Young Readers by Emily Frankel and Simon Weller (ISBN 0-86292-198-8)

World Languages

WORLD LANGUAGES

FRENCH

Pour Français 4

Read Cyrano De Bergerac, lectures facilitées ISBN: 88-7100-307-1

Pour Français AP

Read Le Gone du Chaaba, Azouz Begag, ISBN-13: 978-2020800327


SPANISH

Students going into Spanish 2

La Gran AVentura de Alejandro (Read & complete activities for chapters 1-6)
Product Details
·       Reading level: Young Adult
·       Paperback
·       Publisher: Amsco School Pubns Inc (January 1994)
·       Language: Spanish
·       ISBN-10: 0877201358
·       ISBN-13: 978-0877201359

Students going into Spanish 2 Honors

La Gran AVentura de Alejandro (Read & complete activities for chapters 1-12)
Product Details
·       Reading level: Young Adult
·       Paperback
·       Publisher: Amsco School Pubns Inc (January 1994)
·       Language: Spanish
·       ISBN-10: 0877201358
·       ISBN-13: 978-0877201359

Students going into Spanish 3 - Click here

Students going into Spanish 3 Honors- Click here

Students going into Spanish 4

Students going into Spanish 4 Honors

Students going into AP Spanish Language & Culture-Click here

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