2019-20 Summer Assignments by Department
AP Art History
English DepartmentRadnor High School's English department assigns summer reading for all of its English courses. Students are expected to return in September having read the book(s) and being prepared to work with it (them). Teachers will teach the book(s) as part of an opening unit and/or ask students to write about it (them) on one of the first days of school. Our Overdrive ebooks and audiobooks offer some of our summer reading selections found on this list. Use your network login information to borrow these books. Download them to any device.
Honors BandScience DepartmentAP ChemistrySocial Studies Department
Tenth Grade Interdisciplinary (Global Issues)
- Global Isues
Guns Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
As you read, consider the following questions:
How does the past influence the present?
How does geography determine a country’s social, political, and economic destiny?
Who has power? How do they get it? How do they keep it?
Chapters to read for Global Issues
Chapter 1 Up to the Starting Line
Chapter 3 Collision at Cajamarca
Chapter 4 Farmer Power
Chapter 5 History’s Haves and Have-Nots
Chapter 10 Spacious Skies and Tilted Axes
Chapter 11 Lethal Gift of Livestock
Chapter 13 Necessity’s Mother
Chapter 14 From Egalitarianism to Kleptocracy
Chapter 18 Hemispheres Colliding
Tenth Grade Honors World Studies
AP United States History
- In an effort to show you the density of each chapter, you are being asked to read the first two chapters in the book.
- Read the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. This is the most commonly assigned reading for students taking APUS nationwide. There will be a test on this novel during the first two weeks of class.
AP European HistoryWorld LanguageAP French Language