High School - Summer Learning 2019

Summer Learning 2019

High School - Summer Learning 2019

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 form the Library

  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.

  1. Go to Newsela for current events
  2. And World Book Encyclopedia to find out more about anything!

 

 School Library Summer Schedule

Students who have enrolled at AC for the 2019/2020 school year may borrow up to 10 books over the summer. The library will remain open during normal school hours over the summer. We welcome your visit!

 

Grade 9

Math

I am excited to be working with you in the 2019-2020 school year.  In order for you to be the most successful in this course, I am asking that you do the following work. You have been enrolled in an online, summer, math course on Khan Academy. You can find all assignments when you log into your account. If you are not enrolled, you can go to Khan Academy and enter the following join code on the coaches page: GSY44MSG. Below are links to the assignments. All assignments are a review of 8th grade material.
If you have any questions you can contact me at okrebs@cotopaxi.k12.ec.

  1. Numbers and Operations - Unit Test
  2. Solving Equations with One Unknown -  Unit Test
  3. Linear Equations and Functions - Unit Test
  4. Systems of Equations - Unit Test
  5. Geometry - Unit Test
  6. Geometric Transformations - Unit Test
  7. Data and Modeling - Unit Test

 

English

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
According to Amazon: “Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.

Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. 

When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.” 

Please obtain a copy of Fahrenheit 451 in the school's book room before leaving for the summer and read the book before the first day of classes next August.  If you are a new student, you can easily find a PDF of this text online by googling the title.  If you have any questions or concerns about the reading, please contact Ms. Gallé at sgalle@cotopaxi.k12.ec.

 

Español 9

Por favor seguir las instrucciones en este documento. Si hay preguntas me pueden mandar por email: Sra. Rosy De Labastida C. rdelabastida@cotopaxi.k12.ec

 

Grade 10

Math Integrated 10 and Advanced 10

We are excited to be working with you in the 2019-2020 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.

Mr. Patrick Nyberg  pnyberg@cotopaxi.k12.ec
Ms. Megan Kite   mkite@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 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.

 

English

Over the summer, please read Sandra Cisneros The House on Mango Street.  While you are reading, complete the journal-writing activities. By the time you complete the book, you must have at least 7 journal entries completed.  You may either handwrite your journal entries or type them.  Be sure to bring your journal entries and the book with you during the first week of class.

 

Spanish

Pueden escoger de estos dos libros.  Huasipungo de Jorge Icaza o Sé que vienen a matarme de Alicia Yánez Cossio  
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 English Language and Literature 1

SL/HL: Over the summer, please obtain a copy of Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (you can get this in the book room at AC).  Be sure to annotate as you read using sticky notes (or, if using a Google doc, be sure to record a page number for any notes you make).  Annotations should be every 3 pages and can be about any of the following:

  • Summary at the end of each chapter
  • Moments where you are confused or moments of ambiguity (unclear moments)
  • Interesting/impactful/surprising moments in the story
  • Connections you make while you read - when something in the story reminds you of something else (another text, something from real life, etc.)
  • Beautiful uses of language/things you love
  • Things that seem significant (symbols) or moments of foreshadowing
  • Challenging/frustrating moments in the story - moments where you disagree with the character’s actions or had a strong reaction to what happened
  • Questions you have as you read or things you want clarified or would like to discus

 

IB English Literature 1

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.

 

IB Spanish Literature 1

Por favor seguir las instrucciones en este documento. Si hay preguntas me pueden mandar por email: Sra. Rosy De Labastida C. rdelabastida@cotopaxi.k12.ec

 

IB Spanish Language and Literature 1

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.

 

IB Spanish B SL and HL 1

Por favor, vayan a esta carpeta, donde encontrarán las recomendaciones de trabajo para este verano. Gracias.

 

IB Economics 1

IB Econ students, it’s time for summer podcasts. Access this document to find your summer listening assignment links and instructions. We will be referring to these podcasts throughout your first year of IB Economics. 

Homework is considered to be a type of formative assessment in my class and this document will be your first homework mark for the new school year.  

I will have email access this summer, so please contact hshulman@cotopaxi.k12.ec if you have any questions

 

IB History I - Mr Bonnet 

READING: Weimar Germany and the consequences of World War One. link

Choose to answer either essay question #1 or #2 on page 142 of the attached (link) reading. Please print your final essay (or write it neatly by hand) 

In order to answer the question students must complete the reading. (Pg’s 117-142

Please have this assignment completed for the first day of class.

 

IB Physics both SL and HL 1

Please access this folder

Find the document YR11_IBPhysics_SummerHomework.doc 
You should answer the questions and complete a short lab to be prepared for starting IB Physics as described in the document.

If you have not taken Physics before, please complete the prior learning topics.

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

 

IB Biology 1

I am excited to be working with you in the 2019-2020 school year. Please see the attached assignment. This will be basic review on writing a hypothesis, determining variables, and reading graphs.

If you need any help along the way, please email me  kanastasio@cotopaxi.k12.ec

 

IB MAI SL - Year 1

I am excited to be working with you in the 2019-2020 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. Megan Kite 
mkite@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.

 

IB MAA SL -Year 1

As you enter IB MAA SL 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 pnyberg@cotopaxi.k12.ec

 

IB MAA HL 1

Please access this folder

You should work your way through Chapter 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4 of the book Mathematics Analysis and Approaches answering as many of the questions as you need to show mastery of the topics. 

You should also complete an investigation into triangles described in the document Mathematical Exploration on Triangles - first draft to be handed in the first class back. 

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

 

IB Extended Essay

Continue working on final draft.
Access this folder for help

 

Grade 12

IB English Language and Literature 2

SL and HL:  
Read this Newsweek article from the Columbine High School shooting in 1999 
Watch the documentary Bowling for Columbine.  You can find it here.  The documentary can also be rented on Amazon or iTunes or streamed through other websites.
Read this CNN article debunking many of the original media stories and myths relating to the Columbine High School shooting.
Optional:  Watch the Academy Award-winning film Spotlight.  The film focuses on the Boston Globe’s coverage of the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal.  You can stream it on Netflix, or rent it on Amazon or iTunes. Note that this is not a required film, but it is an interesting portrayal of the role of the media in breaking stories that might otherwise remain hidden from the public.

If you have any issues accessing any of the films or articles, please email me as soon as possible at emoreland@cotopaxi.k12.ec

Language and Literature - HL Additional Summer Reading
Please pick up a copy of Jon Krakauer’s book Into Thin Air (this is available in the book room).  While you’re reading, annotate it for elements of The Big 5 (context, audience, purpose, main ideas/themes/motifs, tone/mood, stylistic devices, and structure). Also, pay attention to narrative POV. The story is narrated by Krakauer, who was a participant in the actual 1996 disaster he is writing about.  What is his opinion on the other climbers and leaders?  Is he a reliable narrator?  Why or why not?  Make notes/annotations in your book regarding the topic of Krakauer’s advantages/disadvantages/biases as a narrator.

 

IB English Literature 2

ALL incoming twelfth graders should read eight 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"

The link for "Child's Play" here

"The Beggar Maid" is here

“What is Remembered” is here

Some incoming twelfth grade students should begin working on their college application essays.

Incoming twelfth grade students who are applying to a university that accepts the common application should complete ONE of the following prompts:

1.  Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

2.  The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

3.  Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome

4,  Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.

5,  Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

6.  Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?

7.  Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.  

Include your word count at the end of your response.  Your response MUST be between 250-650 words.  
Students who are applying to a school that requires an essay but does not accept the common application may complete this assignment with a prompt that they will need to answer on another application.   Be sure to list the directions for the prompt (word count) and the prompt itself at the top of your document.  
Students that do not plan on applying to schools that require a personal statement essay may choose not to complete this portion of the assignment.

Below are some links that you may find helpful as you write your personal statement/college application essay:
8 tips for crafting your best college essay
Common App Essay Examples
 

IB Spanish Literature II

Por favor seguir las instrucciones en este documento. Si hay preguntas me pueden mandar por email: Sra. Rosy De Labastida C. rdelabastida@cotopaxi.k12.ec

 

IB Spanish Language and Literature II

El amor en los tiempos del cólera de Gabriel García Márquez/  Realizar una lectura detenida de la novela.  Tomar en cuenta el contexto, tema y subtemas, análisis de personajes, rasgos literarios, estilo, etc. cuando realicen su  lectura.  Este libro lo estaremos analizando el próximo año y les servirá como uno de los textos  que deben usar para contestar las preguntas del Papel 2 del BI.

 

IB Spanish B SL/HL II

Por favor, vayan a esta carpeta, donde encontrarán las instrucciones y obras literarias que tendrán que leer durante el verano. Gracias

 

IB Spanish Ab Initio II

Por favor, vayan a esta carpeta, donde encontrarán las instrucciones y materiales que tendrán que completar durante el verano. Gracias.

 

IB Economics 2

IB Econ students, please complete the following project regarding the 4th unit of IB Economics, Development. Access this document to find your summer assignment with instructions and helpful links. This presentation will be your first summative mark for the new school year. We will have one or two class sessions for feedback before the summative presentation. 

I will have email access this summer, so please contact hshulman@cotopaxi.k12.ec if you have any questions. 

 

IB Physics II

Please check this folder

SL and HL: Students should complete the Internal Assessment, the first draft will be due 2nd September 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 Yr12_IBPhysics_SummerHomework.doc 

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

 

IB Biology II

Topic 5 (+10.3 for HL). Access notes and assignments in Onenote. Please complete all assignments in Onenote. You will be assessed (by choice of your new teacher) within the first few weeks of the year. Feel free to ask questions this summer

 

IB Mathematics HL II

Please check this folder

Please work your way through Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 from the Green Book that are scanned and in this folder. They are scanned and named HL Rising 12 Chapter 5 etc. The answers are given. Be prepared to go over the answers in the first two weeks of class.

Early August, please read the two Explorations: Catenary and Gravity Trains and grade/critique them. The IB criteria are also in the folder. 

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

 

IB Mathematics SL II

You must work on your IA Final Draft due on Managebac on September 16, 2019. 

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 pnyberg@cotopaxi.k12.ec

 

IB Math Studies SL II

You need to finalize your IA (final draft needs to be turned in on ManageBac on September 16, 2019)

 

TOK

Please come to school with 2 or 3 possible real life situations for your final presentation. For each real life situation, have an idea of concepts you would like to explore in a knowledge question. We will have meetings the first week of school to decide which RLS you will use and to formulate a clear knowledge question.

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