Class of 2020 Summer Assignments

Web Banner for Summer Assignments

All assignments are based on the book Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi unless otherwise noted.  If you are taking AP/ECE (Level 4 or 5) courses, you must complete both the Persepolis assignments listed and the other assignments in the specific course Google Classrooms.

ENGLISH

Students will write a 5 paragraph essay on the topic below.  Essay must be turned in on the first day of class to Turnitin.com.  Rubric may be accessed through this link.
Topic: Some works of literature seem to advocate changes in social or political attitudes or in traditions. Discuss the particular attitudes or traditions that the author apparently wishes to modify in Persepolis. Your Task: Using evidence from Persepolis, write a well-developed essay that analyzes the changes in social or political or traditional attitudes advocated by the author. Avoid plot summary.

English for International Students Level 1:  As a pre-writing activity, students will complete this graphic organizer. Students will write a 5 paragraph essay on the topic below.  The graphic organizer will be completed over the summer and passed in on the first day of class. Students will write an essay during the first week of school.
Topic: Define the qualities of good and bad parenting. In a well-developed essay, discuss the ways in which the actions of  Ebi Satrapi, Taji Satrapi, and the Grandmother could be considered good parenting, bad parenting, or both.

English for International Students Level 2:  As a pre-writing activity to be completed over the summer and passed in the first day of class, students will rate the change in Marji’s feelings towards specific family members using this graphic organizer. Students will provide support for each rating. Students will write a 5 paragraph essay on the topic below during the first week of school.
Topic: Examine Marji’s relationship with her family: her parents, her uncles, her cousins and her friends. Discuss Marji’s  feelings about each member of her family, her feelings about her family as a whole,and how her opinion of her family changes from the beginning of the book to the end.

SCIENCE

Courses completing this assignment include:  Anatomy and Physiology, Marine Ecology, Forensic Science, Level 4 AP/ECE Physics, Level 4 AP/ECE Biology, and Honors Physics. Link to detailed assignment instructions for Science Assignment

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Spanish 4:  Join Google Classroom with code 02jjtfz and complete the assignment.
Spanish 5:  Join Google Classroom with code 7av0ru and complete the assignment.
Advanced Latin: Prose  Link to detailed assignment instructions for Advanced Latin: Prose Assignment

ART

• Select a current event that interests you.
• In a one page comparison essay, describe your chosen issue as well as Marjane’s situation in detail.
• Bring your complete essay to class which will be graded via the attached rubric.
You will be using your current event and your perspective to create your own graphic novel when you return to school in August. Link to detailed assignment instructions and grading rubric.

CHOIR

• Pick a character from the novel with which you identify and come up with 5-10 words that describe the character.
We will use those descriptors when you return in the fall to pick songs that represent your Persepolis character in the novel.

AP/ECE CLASSES

AP Literature and Composition:  You must complete the Persepolis assignment listed above under English. Then join Google Classroom with code o8np330 and complete the assignments posted there.

AP Government:  Join Google Classroom with code voyz0f and complete the assignments posted there.

ECE/AP Calculus:  Join Google Classroom with code wh4o2 and complete the assignment posted there.

ECE/AP Level 4 Physics: Complete the Persepolis assignment listed above under Science. Join Google Classroom with code 7kcpn and complete the assignment posted there.

ECE/AP Level 4 Biology:  Complete the Persepolis assignment listed above under Science. Join Google Classroom with code x1rrwop and complete the assignment posted there.

AP Statistics:  Please join Google Classroom with the code: bvu9yo and complete the assignments posted.

If you have questions about a specific assignment, you can email the respective Department Chair;

English Dept - Mrs. Lucy Abbott 
labbott@notredamehs.com

Fine Arts Dept - Mrs. Chrissy Evans 
cevans@notredamehs.com

Foreign Language Dept - Mrs. Carmen Gunneson
cgunneson@notredamehs.com

Mathematics Dept - Mr. Chris Smith -
csmith@notredamehs.com

Science Dept - Ms. Liz Snape 
lsnape@notredamehs.com

Social Studies Dept - Mr. Tim Furtak
tfurtak@notredamehs.com