Class of 2021 Summer Assignments

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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 courses, you must complete both the Persepolis assignments listed and the other assignments in the specific course Google Classrooms.

ENGLISH

Junior ENGLISH all levels except those students in English for International Students.

All students will write a 5 paragraph essay on the topic below.  Essay must be turned in to Turnitin.com on first day of class.  Rubric may be accessed through this link.  
Topic: What is a graphic novel and what is the educational value? How can graphic novels build our understanding of cultures from outside the United States? How can they skew them? Why is it important to learn about cultures outside of our own and what are the best ways to learn about them?

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 o the first day of class. Students will write the 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. Students will write the essay 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

Honors Biology or Biology:  Link to detailed assignment instructions
Honors Chemistry or Chemistry:  Link to detailed assignment instructions
Marine Ecology or Forensic Science:  Link to detailed assignment instructions
Level 4 AP/ECE Biology:  Link to detailed assignment instructions

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

All third year Foreign Language students: (Spanish 3, Italian 3):  In the appropriate foreign language, write a 10 sentence essay of a plot summary and description of the main characters.
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 Language and Composition:  You must complete the Persepolis assignment listed above under English. Then join Google Classroom with code 1ozxjph and complete the assignments posted there.

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

ECE/AP US History: Join the Google Classroom with code qjb1kht and complete the assignments posted there.

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

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