High School - Summer Learning 2018

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High School - Summer Learning 2018

Dear High School Students,

Now that the summer is upon us, let’s have a good time, reconnect with our family, our friends and ourselves. It is also essential to do some work during those two months so that you are ready to hit the ground running in August. Here is the summer work by grade and subject.

Good luck everyone and have a great summer!

Mr. Bordaguibel
High School Principal

 

Digital Reading From the Library

Instructions for Library eBooks for novels:

  1. Google Academia Cotopaxi Library.  
  2. From the library website select “Reading and Research”, and click on the “Catalog”.
  3. Login with your username (this is your email prefix, like “23smithm”) and password (this is your official first name, like “Mary”)
  4. Click on Destiny Discover in the menu on the side.
  5. This opens up a new page.  Scroll down to see the eBooks selection.
  6. Choose a book!  You can read online, or click Checkout to have it downloaded to your device for 2 weeks.

You can also read nonfiction.

 

School Library Summer Schedule

Students who have enrolled at AC for the 2018/2019 school year may borrow up to 10 books over the summer.  The library will remain open during normal school hours until June 29, close for the month of July and re-open August 1.

 

Grade 9

Math

I am excited to be working with you in the 2018-2019 school year.  In order for you to be the most successful in this course, I am asking that you do the following work.  There will be a review the first week back to school on the material assigned.  Please do your best to read through the material and answer the questions.  Feel free to email me if you have questions on the content: Mr. Krebs okrebs@cotopaxi.k12.ec

Complete the 2018 9th Grade Summer Work packet (which is a review of 8th grade material) and show your work.  It is really important to work on this over the summer as we will be using these concepts in 9th grade.

English

Incoming Grade 9 English: 3 books in total. The Alchemist is required. The other two you may choose, one of which can be the challenge book below.

Required: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
What is your dream in life? Are our life dreams there to inspire us or to be achieved? In The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, he explores why some people pursue their dreams and others do not. Santiago is on a quest from Spain to the Egyptian desert to find a treasure in the pyramids. He encounters certain individuals along his journey to help guide him on his expedition. Does he find the treasure? What is his search about, and what does it have to do with your life journey?
Alch

 

 

Maya

 

Challenge Book (not required, but encouraged): I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
According to Goodreads: “Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local ‘powhitetrash.’ At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (‘I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare’) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.”

 

Spanish

Doce cuentos peregrinos se trata de un compendio de doce cuentos escritos y redactados por Gabriel García Márquez a lo largo de dieciocho años. Fueron llamados peregrinos ya que, para lograr ser publicados, las notas para realizarlos sufrieron un vaivén creativo de larga duración, yendo de la mente del creador (que en varias ocasiones desertaba y volvía a comenzar), a las páginas de cuadernos y notas, al cesto de la basura; en repetidas ocasiones y de forma azarosa. Hasta que la casualidad y el destino los volvió a encontrar, para llegar a concluirse y publicarse en el año de 1992.   En nuestras discusiones en clase sobre la base de los cuentos, se enfatizarán los siguientes: La santa, Sólo vine a hablar por teléfono, Espantos de agosto, Diecisiete ingleses envenenados,Tramontana, El verano feliz de la señora Forbes, La luz es como el agua y El rastro de tu sangre en la nieve. Deben realizar un resumen de los cuentos mencionados, el cual será entregado la primera semana de clase.
GGM

 

 

GRADE 10

Math Integrated 10 and Advanced 10

We are excited to be working with you in the 2018-2019 school year.  In order for you to be the most successful in this course, we are asking that you do the following work.  There will be a review the first week back to school on the material assigned.  Please do your best to read through the material and answer the questions.  Feel free to email, if you have questions on the content. Ms. Mapstone bmapstone@cotopaxi.k12.ec Ms. Salinas lsalinas@cotopaxi.k12.ec

  1. Background Knowledge #1: Working with numbers (27 pages)You need to read through the pages and do every other practice problems.  For example in Exercise 1, you would do problems a, c, e, g….
  2. Background Knowledge #2: Algebra (10 pages). You need to read through the pages and do every other practice problems.  For example in Exercise 1, you would do problems a, c, e, g….
  3. Lastly you need to find two articles from the newspaper, magazine, internet that are relevant to mathematics.  You can choose any math topic that interests you. Please have  up that includes the following things:

    a. Name of math topic (algebra, stats, calculus, geometry, etc)
    b. The article itself and the source in which you found the article/information
    c. A paragraph summarizing what the article was talking about
    d. A paragraph on your opinion of the article

An example of an article reflection is also in this folder.  Please read through it to be sure you know what is expected. Click here to go to the Google folder with the background knowledge pages and the example of the article.

English

Step 1:  Watch the following documentaries (click on the titles below to find where to rent/view the films):

Mask

 

Miss

 

Step 2:  Then, read 2 articles on gender from National Geographic.  One of the articles you read must be “How Science is Helping Us Understand Gender.”  The other article can be your choice from what is in the folder.  Take notes on the main points of the articles you read. 

Be sure to highlight/mark any info you read that is interesting or challenging to you or that you would like to discuss.  You can find the articles to choose from by clicking here.

Español

Pueden escoger de estos dos libros.  Huasipungo de Jorge Icaza o A la Costa de Martínez.  
La lectura de cualquiera de estos dos libros les dará una visión de  aspectos históricos y culturales del Ecuador.  La lectura de estas novelas  les servirá de base para una mejor comprensión del material que cubriremos en la sección de Historia y Geografía.

 

Grade 11

IB Math Studies SL - Year 1

I am excited to be working with you in the 2018-2019 school year.  In order for you to be the most successful in this course, I am asking that you do the following work.  There will be a review the first week back to school on the material assigned.  Please do your best to read through the material and answer the questions.  Feel free to email me if you have questions on the content. Ms. Mapstone: bmapstone@cotopaxi.k12.ec

  1. Number Properties, Chapter 1 (18 pages) You need to read through the pages and do every other practice problems.  For example in Exercise 1, you would do problems a, c, e, g…
  2. You need to find two articles from the newspaper, magazine, internet, that are relevant to   mathematics.  You can choose any math topic that interests you.  Please have a write up that  includes the following things:

        a. Name of math topic (algebra, stats, calculus, geometry, etc)

        b. The article itself and the source in which you found the article/information

        c. A paragraph summarizing what the article was talking about

        d. A paragraph on your opinion of the article

An example of an article reflection is also in this folder.  Please read through it to be sure you know what is expected. Click here to go to the Google folder with the background knowledge pages and the example of the article.

SL Mathematics -Year 1

As you enter IB SL Mathematics Year 1 you must have a solid foundation of prerequisite knowledge.  To do so you must complete “sec a” through “sec y” in this google folder showing any relevant working and check using “answers”. If you have questions please contact lsalinas@cotopaxi.k12.ec.

HL Mathematics

Please access this folder There you will find a document IB HL Maths Summer HW 2018. You should answer questions from the first 4 chapters of the book plus the review chapter to be prepared for IB HL Mathematics. Please contact fhoyle@cotopaxi.k12.ec if you have questions

English Language and Literature

Please read one of the two books:

SL:  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald tells the story of the 1920s, mysterious Jay Gatsby who rises to fame and fortune from nowhere, and the object of his affection - Daisy Buchanan.  The book focuses on the clash between the newly rich and the established rich, as well as the decadence and debauchery of the roaring 1920s.
TCGFF

 

TOTTTC

 

HL:  The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien is a haunting and beautiful account of a Harvard fellow’s experience in Vietnam, which defies the redundant war narratives we always hear. As a piece of creative nonfiction, it will challenge you to consider the literal and figurative “things” you carry in your lives, and question the “truths” that are belabored by the system.

 

English Literature

All students will read the 1831 edition of Frankenstein, which is one of the texts for Part IV of the syllabus.    The text is also available here. Please note that the letters ARE part of the novel.  

Below is some background on the novel and its author, Mary Shelley.

Mary Godwin (Mary Shelley’s maiden name) was born in London in 1797, the daughter of William Godwin, a radical philosopher, and Mary Wollstonecraft, the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Women.  Mary Wollstonecraft died a short time after her daughter’s birth.  Mary Godwin was raised in an intellectually stimulating, albeit somewhat emotionally barren, environment.

At 17, Mary Godwin met and fell in love with Percy Shelley and eloped with him to France. At the time, Shelley was a virtually unknown poet married to Harriet Westbrook.  During a summer stay on the shores of Lake Geneva in 1816, Lord Byron, also staying in the area, suggested that he, Mary Godwin, and Percy Shelley engage in a ghost story competition.  Frankenstein was Mary Godwin’s contribution to the competition.  

Frankenstein was first published anonymously in 1818.  A two-volume edition was published in 1823, bearing Mary Shelley’s name.  Mary Shelley made significant revisions in the work for its 1831 edition.   If you choose to buy or use a different edition, look for an edition that contains information about both editions. 

English 11/12

At the start of next year, we will begin with a unit on reading and analyzing poetry.  With this in mind, I would like you to read The Business of Fancydancing by Sherman Alexie.  This is a collection of both poems and short stories, and will serve as a useful jumping-off point for our discussion about how context and understanding of the author helps to provide insight to the poetry.  Please read the collection, and select three specific pieces (poems or short stories) that you would like to discuss in the fall.  The book is available in the AC bookroom - please pick up a copy before leaving for the summer!
TEBOF

 

Spanish Lit

 

Leer El perfume, una obra de Patrick Süskind

EPerf

 

La historia del personaje principal, Grenouille, "uno de los hombres más geniales y abominables de su época", transcurre en la Francia del siglo XVIII. Desde su nacimiento, Grenouille descubre y percibe el mundo a través del sentido del olfato, que tiene más desarrollado que el resto de las personas. Éstas, a su vez, en ocasiones encuentran inquietante dicha capacidad en Grenouille. Sin embargo, él carece de un olor propio. Esta es la historia de cómo Grenouille, pasa su vida en búsqueda de nuevos olores, pero especialmente, en la búsqueda de uno propio.  Esta obra pertenece a la parte cuatro, opción 3: Literatura y Cine.

Lengua y Literatura en Español

La Casa de Bernarda Alba de Federico García Lorca. Su lectura les permitirá tener un conocimiento de uno de los libros que vamos a leer en este año. Una lectura detenida a la que pueden añadir la investigación de simbolismos presentes en la obra, tales como, el agua, los colores, los nombres de los personajes, etc. les será de mucha ayuda en el próximo año escolar.

Economics

IB Econ students, it’s time for summer podcasts. Access this document to find your summer listening assignment links and instructions.

IB Physics both SL and HL

Please access this folder, where you will find the document IB Physics Summer Homework 2018. You should answer the questions and complete a short lab to be prepared for starting IB Physics. Please contact fhoyle@cotopaxi.k12.ec if you have questions.

IB Biology

Please access the HL I summer homework Folder Here. First, complete the “ Biochemistry Introduction” and then move on to the “pattern matching”. This assignment will help you begin to recognize the patterns of the various biological molecules that you will need to know for the next 2 years. Please take your time with this. When prompted, cut out the molecules from the “Molecule Names” doc. You will need to print this out. If you would prefer to draw the molecules, this may actually help you remember them better, you may do so. If you need any help along the way, please email me  kmapstone@cotopaxi.k12.ec

IB Chemistry

Students should follow the instructions in the “Rising Juniors” folder in IB CHM Summer HW. The welcome letter contains all necessary instructions.

 

Grade 12

HL Mathematics II

Please check this folder. Please review Chapter 12, 13, 14, 15, 20 and 21 that you will need to be ready to move on with Calculus.

Early August, please read the two Explorations: Catenary and Gravity Trains and grade/critique them. This is summarised in the document Summer HW 2018.

Please contact fhoyle@cotopaxi.k12.ec if you have questions

SL Mathematics II

You must work on your IA Final Draft due on Managebac on September 17. You also need to review topics covered in Year 1.  To do so, read the reviews and complete the problems in this google folder. If you have questions please contact lsalinas@cotopaxi.k12.ec.

IB Math Studies SL II

You need to finalize your IA (final draft needs to be turned in on ManageBack on September 17, 2018)

English Language and Literature

SL and HL:  Watch the documentary Bowling for Columbine. The documentary can be rented on Amazon or streamed through other websites.  Also, read this Newsweek article from the Columbine High School shooting in 1999.
MMoore

 

HanMaid

Please read “The Handmaid's Tale which is a dystopian novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, originally published in 1985. It is set in a near-future New England, in a totalitarian, Christian theonomy that has overthrown the United States government. The novel focuses on the journey of the handmaid Offred. Her name derives from the possessive form "of Fred"; handmaids are forbidden to use their birth names and must echo the male, or master, whom they serve.” (Source:  Wikipedia)

Feel free to either pick up a hard copy of the book this summer if you are in the US (it can be purchased very cheaply on Amazon or at any used bookstore), or if you would prefer to purchase a Kindle version for your device, that will also work!

English Literature

Incoming twelfth graders should read Munro short stories to begin part two :

The first five stories are available on this webpage.

  • "Gravel"
  • "Boys and Girls"
  • "Free Radicals"
  • "The Bear Came Over the Mountain"
  • "Runaway"

Click on the links for copies of:

English 11/12

Fancydancing

 

At the start of next year, we will begin with a unit on reading and analyzing poetry.  With this in mind, I would like you to read The Business of Fancydancing by Sherman Alexie.  This is a collection of both poems and short stories, and will serve as a useful jumping-off point for our discussion about how context and understanding of the author helps to provide insight to the poetry.  Please read the collection, and select three specific pieces (poems or short stories) that you would like to discuss in the fall.  The book is available in the AC bookroom - please pick up a copy before leaving for the summer!

 

Spanish Literature II

Lectura para décimo segundo grado (Literatura)
La casa de Bernarda Alba de Federico García Lorca es una obra teatral en tres actos del autor Federico García Lorca que fue escrita en 1936. La obra cuenta la historia de Bernarda Alba que tras haber enviudado por segunda vez a los 60 años decide vivir los siguientes ocho años en el más riguroso luto. Con Bernarda viven sus cinco hijas (Angustias, Magdalena, Amelia, Martirio y Adela), su madre y sus dos criadas. Entre estas últimas se encuentra Poncia, una criada que ha vivido muchos años al servicio de la anciana.  Esta obra es la primera de las tres que pertenecen a la parte 2 del programa del Bachillerato Internacional. Recomiendo seguir el guión con la obra adjunta al siguiente enlace.  La casa de Bernarda Alba (obra montada en Puerto Rico)
Bernarda

 

FM8014

 

Todos los fuegos, el fuego. Uno de los títulos de libros de relatos latinoamericanos más importantes del siglo XX, con uno de sus principales autores: Julio Cortázar. En estos cuentos, Cortázar pone de  manifiesto su preocupación personal y peculiar por el hombre, y para ello lo instala en variadas situaciones. Considera al hombre, de modo absoluto y material, prescindiendo de toda trascendencia; no aparece ninguna referencia a un fin superior ni a un sentido más alto que el puramente material.  Por favor hacer énfasis en las siguientes historias:  La autopista del sur, La salud de los enfermos, Reunión, La Señorita Cora, La isla al mediodía, Instrucciones para John Howell, Todos los fuegos el fuego y El otro cielo. Deben leer, resumir y analizar, incluyendo temas y citas.

 

Spanish B HL II

Lectura y comprensión estructural y temática de la novela corta: Crónica de una muerte anunciada (1981), de Gabriel García Márquez.

Economics

IB Econ students, it’s time for summer podcasts. Access this document to find your summer listening assignment links and instructions.

TOK

I need you to come into the “retreat” week knowing if you are going to do an individual presentation, or team presentation. Also, please know what your Real-Life Situation is. We will begin working on that during retreat week, and the presentations will begin Sept. 24.

IB Physics II

Please check this folder.

SL and HL: Students should complete the Internal Assessment, the first draft will be due at the end of August so please get ahead with this.

HL Students: Please read Chapter 10 and answer all the guiding questions that you find in the above folder. This is summarised in the document Summer HW 2018. Please contact fhoyle@cotopaxi.k12.ec if you have questions

IB Biology II

HL: Please access the files you will need in this folder here. You will find all of Topic 9. When we get back from the summer, I will attempt to cover this entire topic in the first month. I need you to learn 9.3 and 9.4 this summer, as we will not spend much time on this in class. Please answer questions 8-16 and 46-61 on the Topic 9 Study Guide.

IB Chemistry II

Students should follow the instructions in the “Rising Seniors” folder in IB CHM Summer HW. The welcome letter contains all necessary instructions.

ESS

Food Production System Comparison. Please submit by Aug 21.