Barrie Prep Summer 2019 Assignments

Summer is an important time for students to maintain knowledge and skills they learned the previous year. As a result, we have compiled the following list of summer work in multiple subject areas. If your course is not listed then a summer assignment will not be given.

All students are accountable for summer assignments for the classes they will enter in the fall of 2019. Start early! We recommend you organize and prioritize the completion of these assignments over the summer.

Some subject areas list multiple assignments (e.g. math). Please select the summer work that corresponds to the course(s) you will take next year. Please contact Dean of Studies David Weiner with any questions, or if you are unsure of the appropriate course and related summer work.

For Students Entering Grade 6

Humanities

Math

Science

  • Earth Science - Read Extreme Earth Records by Seymour Simon

World Language

For Students Entering Grade 7

Humanities

Math

Science

  • Life Science - Read Scat by Carl Hiaasen

World Language

  • French 1B
     
  • Spanish 1B - Read the magazine ¿Qué tal? edition “¿Quiénes son los mejores pilotos?” Students can either answer the questions of each article, or write summaries of them in English to demonstrate their work.

For Students Entering Grade 8

Humanities 

Math

Science - Read The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwanba

World Language

  • French 2
     
  • Spanish 2/Spanish I/II - Read the magazine ¿Qué tal? edition “Tiburones”. Students can either answer the questions of each article, or write summaries of them in English to demonstrate their work.

For Students Entering Grade 9

Humanities

Math

Science

  • Physics - Read Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances by Leland Melvin

World Language

  • French III
  • French IV
     
  • Spanish 3 - Read the magazine ¿Qué tal? (various editions, students pick one: ¡Socorro!, ¡Cuba vuelve a la escuela!). Students can either answer the questions of each article, or write summaries of them in English to demonstrate their work.
  • Spanish 4 - Read the magazine Ahora (various editions, students pick one: ¿Cómo son los jóvenes de Cuba?, 16 años, estudiante y activista en Nicaragua, ¡Al rescate de 3 animales fantásticos!) Students can either answer the questions of each article, or write summaries of them in English to demonstrate their work.

For Students Entering Grade 10

Humanities

Math

Science

  • Chemistry - Read The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

World Language

  • French III
  • French IV
  • AP French
  • Topics in French
     
  • Spanish 3 - Read the magazine ¿Qué tal? (various editions, students pick one: ¡Socorro!, ¡Cuba vuelve a la escuela!). Students can either answer the questions of each article, or write summaries of them in English to demonstrate their work.
  • Spanish 4 - Read the magazine Ahora (various editions, students pick one: ¿Cómo son los jóvenes de Cuba?, 16 años, estudiante y activista en Nicaragua, ¡Al rescate de 3 animales fantásticos!) Students can either answer the questions of each article, or write summaries of them in English to demonstrate their work.
  • Spanish Topics and AP will find a broad spectrum of Spanish articles from intermediate to advanced levels on Veintemundos.com. Please select two articles to read by clicking on a flag and scrolling down to view the options. Articles include audio. Students need to write a summary including relevant information about the articles they read. Summaries are accepted in English or Spanish.

For Students Entering Grade 11

Humanities

Math

Science

  • Biology - Read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Climate Change - Read The 6th Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

World Language

  • Spanish Topics and AP will find a broad spectrum of Spanish articles from intermediate to advanced levels on Veintemundos.com. Please select two articles to read by clicking on a flag and scrolling down to view the options. Articles include audio. Students need to write a summary including relevant information about the articles they read. Summaries are accepted in English or Spanish.

For Students Entering Grade 12

Humanities

Math

Science

  • Climate Change - Read The 6th Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

World Language

  • AP French
  • Topics in French
  • Spanish Topics and AP will find a broad spectrum of Spanish articles from intermediate to advanced levels on Veintemundos.com. Please select two articles to read by clicking on a flag and scrolling down to view the options. Articles include audio. Students need to write a summary including relevant information about the articles they read. Summaries are accepted in English or Spanish.