8th Grade Social Studies Summer Reading Choose two of the following books. Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Beals The Rifle by Gary Paulsen The Cay by Theodore Taylor The first week of SRC you will be required to take a test over one of your choices. For your second choice complete the following assignment: Pretend you are the main character and write a journal with ten entries. Each entry should express the character’s feelings throughout the book. Please cite the chapter for each journal entry. Each entry should be at least six to seven sentences. You may use a notebook or loose leaf paper. This will be due the first Friday of the school year. ( I do consider the “rifle” the main character in that book.) 7th Grade Social Studies Summer Reading An American Plague by Jim Murphy Ashes of Roses by Mary Jane Auch The first week of SRC you will be required to take a test over one of these books. You must also read any two chapters from A Young People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. (please choose only chapters from part 1 which is basically chapters from Columbus to the Spanish American war) Once you have read your two chapters write a 14 font double spaced one page summary on one of the chapters. For the other chapter you may do one of the following: Create a poster of the main events in the chapter. Create a poem or song describing the key events or a key character in the chapter.