QHS summer 2020 assignments are listed below. If a student has any questions, they should contact their counselor.
- Read part I of Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” and complete reading notes. MC and short answer test on the novel given first class.
- Attend a local cultural event (if possible) or attend a virtual worldwide cultural event in the humanities and write a one-page summary of your experience and the value you think it might bring to your English classroom experience.
- 10H summer Assignment
- Google Classroom code: vls73sn
IB year 1
Read the first half of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and listen to two episodes of the 1619 podcast. Students will then complete three journal responses. Details can be found here.
Google Classroom code: wef77b3
No summer assignment, but must register for SUNY English 101 course through SUNY Adirondack.
Google Classroom code for instructions: fryjusz
IB year 2
No summer assignment
Read “History of the World in Six Glasses.” Complete a graphic organizer and essay.
Google Classroom code: pxf4lws
IB year 1 – history of the Americas
- IB HOTA year 1 assignment
- Google Classroom code: o3y46mt
Read “Hardball” by Chris Matthews and complete written assignment.
- AP Government assignment
- Google Classroom code: ngvg3n7
Read Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan and complete a written assignment.
AP micro summer assignment
Google Classroom code: pkj3sg4
IB econ summer assignment
Google Classroom code: znqkmv7
IB year 2 – history of the Americas/20th century
Watch one historically-based movie (from the list below) and address the OPCVL of the film. The films deal with civil rights.
- The Butler
- The Green Book
- Cry Freedom
- Malcolm X
- We Shall Overcome
- Eyes on the Prize
- Good Morning Vietnam
- Thirteen Days
- Winnie Mandela
Ab initio (year 1)
Look over these general resources to be prepared for Spanish 2/Ab initio.
Find 2 articles on an environmental issue and write a 150-word summary, comparing and contrasting the problems with the US.
Spanish Ab intio
IB chem (year 2)
Come prepared to do your Chemistry IA – it will be done in the fall and completed by December.
IB biology (year 2)
IB year 1
Please purchase a 9’’x12’’ sketchbook. This sketchbook will become your Visual Arts Journal, a combination of a sketchbook, journal, research document, technique practice, and critical thinking log.
Spend some time exploring Pinterest (IB Visual Arts Process Portfolio examples)
This will be used to document all your ideas for your projects for IB Art. This should never be too far from your side. It will also be used for your Process Portfolio (PP), one of 3 major assessment criterion.
Comparative study research assignment:
Identify an artist or art works that are of interest to you.
Gather information about the artist, the cultural context in which the work was made, and the artists’ intentions or purpose in making the work. Take notes from the exhibitions, texts, or any other written material you find.
Do visual note taking: sketches, photos, documentation of the work
Extended essay (IB diploma students only)
All IB Diploma students will need to do a substantial amount of work revising their Extended Essay over the summer. The final version of the essay will be due by the end of November.