A Coeducational Boarding and Day School for Grades 9 Through 12

St. George's School
Summer Reading 2019

Humanities

Third Form - English 100:

Leaving Home: Stories edited by Rochman and McCambell (Please read pages 1-90)


Fourth Form - English 200

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon


Fourth Form - English 240 (Honors)

The Guide by R.K. Narayan

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon


Fifth Form - English 300 (American Literature)

The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead


Fifth Form - English 450/A American Studies: English

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines


Sixth Form - English 520 Currents in Maritime Literature

Teacher will email a reading packet over the summer


Sixth Form - English 510 Global Writing

The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan


Sixth Form - English 530 Reading the Visual World

Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Sixth Form - English 610/A Advanced English Literature and Composition

Students should choose two of the following options:

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

and all students should read Picnic, Lightning by Billy Collins 


History 210: Modern World

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick


History 220 Asian Civilizations

Confucius Lives Next Door by T.F. Reid


History 300/A Advanced European History

A World Lit Only by Fire by William Manchester


History 400 US History

Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick.


History 420/A Advanced U.S. History

Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick.


History 450/A American Studies

Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation edited by John Freeman.


History 610/A Advanced American Government

American Dialogue: The Founders and Us by Joseph Ellis


History 620/A Advanced Economics

Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan

 

Science

Biology 220/H Honors Biology

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston


Biology 420/A Advanced Biology

Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings by Gary Wenk


Physics 470 Advanced Physics 1&2

Longitude Dava Sobel and Physics 8th edition, Cutnell and Johnson,
Chapter 1 Math review FOC: 1, 5 P: 4, 5, 13, 15 ,16, 17, 28, 31, 47, 49, 53, 68


Physics 480/A Advanced Physics C

Sears and Zemansky’s University Physics by Young and Freedman, 13th edition.

Read and study the first chapter. Answer questions 12, 16, 24,
Ex. 7, 10, 16, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 33, 37, 41, 45, 47, 74, 80, 85, 88, 91


Science 420/A Advanced

Environmental Science: The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert

 

Modern Languages

Spanish 510/A Advanced Spanish Language

Culture: Spanish 510/A Advanced Spanish Language and Culture

Students are required to read and summarize three articles from a variety of Spanish and Latin American newspapers. Summaries and a copy of the article will be turned in on the first day of class. Additionally, students will read a selection of works from Abriendo puertas, ampliando perspectivas (easily found online), including "Las medias rojas" by Emilia Pardo Bazán, "La noche boca arriba" by Julio Cortázar, and "Borges y yo" by Jorge Luis Borges. Students should also read the introduction on the author that precedes each story and fill in the prompts in the margins (i.e. Analizar, Identificar, Aclarar etc.). They do not need to answer the comprehension questions at the end.


French 400  and French 420/H

Please read Oscar Et La Dame Rose by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt (see addendum). While you are reading, make a list of vocabulary you don’t understand and look up those words. You will use that list when you return to school, so please come to class with it the first day. We will also do some writing, so be prepared to write about characters and major themes.


French 510/A Advanced French Language and Culture

Students are required to read and summarize five articles from a variety of French and Francophone newspapers. Summaries and a copy of the article will be turned in on the first day of class. Additionally, please watch one French film of your choice.