Honors Social Studies - Plymouth Public Schools

Honors Social Studies
Summer Reading
Students enrolled in Honors social studies classes are required to
participate in department summer reading. It is through reading that
students become better writers and thinkers! This is an opportunity to
introduced to some of the people and events that have shaped our
world. Parents and students should review the list, and make a choice
based on the student’s interest. Book list by grade level is on the back
of this sheet. Many of these titles are available at the Plymouth Public
The summer reading assignment is listed below. Assignment is
test grade for term and due on September, 12, 2014
 Choose 3 quotes from the book chosen and explain why each quote
was surprising, interesting or important.
Connect an issue in this story to two or more of the 4 themes of social
studies: Compromise, Power, Connections or Change.
Completed Assignments are due September 12, 2014.
Work submitted must reflect students own work. Proper citation
of quotes and references must be included.
Final paper should include student name, date and title of the
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(Choose 1 title)
9th Grade Honors
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Angela’s Ashes
The Book Thief
Girl with a Pearl Earring
The Good Earth
The Longest Walk
Three Cups of Tea
Year of Wonders
Golden King Rat
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Infidel
Mutant Message Down Under
Rebels of Ireland
I Am Malala
Khaled Hosseini
Frank McCourt
Markus Zusak
Tracy Chevalier
Pearl Buck
Slavomir Rawicz
Greg Mortenson
Geraldine Brooks
James Clavel
James Clavel
Phillipa Gregory
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Marlo Morgan
Edward Rutherford
Malala Yousafzai
10th Grade Honors
Assassination Vacation
Capital Men
Killer Angels
Killing Lincoln
Undaunted Courage
Founding Mothers
John Adams
Founding Brothers
Out of this Furnace
Call the Darkness Light
Sarah Vowell
Philip Dray
Michael Shaara
Bill O’Reilly
Stephen Ambrose
Cokie Roberts
David McCulough
Joseph Ellis
Thomas Bell
Nancy Zaroulis
11th Grade Honors
American Caesars
Blood Done Sign My Name
Flags of Our Fathers
The Jungle
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not)
Getting By in America
One Minute to Midnight
First Mothers
Nigel Hamilton
Timothy Tyson
Tom Brokaw
James Bradley
Upton Sinclair
Barbara Ehrenreich
Michael Dobbs
Laura Hillenbrand
Bonnie Angelo
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