Welcome to Northeast High School’s AICE Summer 2019/2020
Here you will find entries containing the summer assignment for each course we are offering in the 2019/2020 school year. Each teacher has created their assignment and due date. Should you have any questions, please reach out to the individual instructor via email. As many teachers are travelling over the summer, remember to be patient when awaiting a response. Until then, do your best to proceed.
“Effort is the best indicator of interest” Anonymous
For those who are new enrollees(after July 15, 2019) at Northeast High School, accommodations on an individual basis regarding due dates will be made. However, please try to email your new instructor(s) to alert them of your enrollment date. That will go a long way toward a productive start to the school year.
2000321 - AICE Biology 1 AS Level
TEACHER NAME: ASHLEY BACIGALUPI
1001550 - AICE English Language AS Level
TEACHER NAME: SUZANNE MARGOLIN
Welcome to AICE English Language, school year 2019/2020. In this course we will examine how and why people communicate. To get you situated for class, I am asking you to do a light rhetorical analysis of a text titled The Declaration of Sentiments. You can find it here: https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/Senecafalls.asp
You should print it out and do your annotations (look up this word if you do not know it) on the printed material. Your annotations should revolve around elements (words, phrases, examples) you detect in the text that relate to the Aristotelean Rhetorical Triangle or the three modes of persuasion Aristotle indicates. Here is a handy video to help you understand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ODwmSYb3Tw
If the link doesn’t work, just go to youtube and look up “Using the Rhetorical Triangle and Rhetorical Appeals.”
Some handy techniques for annotating are underlining, circling and assigning symbols for certain repeating modes. Make lots of comments…engage with the text. If you run out of room on the front, use arrows to point me to the back of the page. Essentially, your annotation of this text should be highly interactive and frankly, a bit messy.
For those of you who are enrolled in AICE US History, you will notice the text for that assignment is the same as this. That was done on purpose. Cross curricular study is efficient, but most importantly reinforces the notion that ideas, actions and writings are interconnected.
I look forward to seeing you in August.
1005370 - AICE English Literature 1 AS Level
TEACHER NAME: SUZANNE MARGOLIN
1009360 - AICE General Paper AS Level
TEACHER NAME: PATRICK BERKLEY
Welcome to Cambridge Papers! For incoming 9th graders, this will be your English I Honors course. For upper classmen, this course will be a Cambridge elective for you. I look forward to working with all of you in the 2019-2020 school year!
It is customary for honors level courses to require a summer assignment; hence, please take a look below and respond.
The English General Papers course encourages you to think critically about current global issues and to read and write about them critically. In order to begin this process, it is important for you to reflect upon yourself as a writer. Please ask yourself these questions as you reflect, and write a response.
- Why do I write? For school? On Social Media including Snap Chat, Instagram, Facebook, etc.? Do I keep a journal? Blog? Do I write letters to loved ones? Do I mainly text? Do I use other writers for inspiration?
- What writing have you completed in the past of which you are particularly proud?
- What is your favorite way to write? Any particular place?
- What other thoughts do you have regarding your experiences with writing?
The above are open ended questions to spur you to think about yourself as a writer. You do not need to answer all of them; they are simply a means to spur your thinking.
Please complete an essay in which you relate your thoughts about yourself as a writer. This essay does not need to be long, perhaps a page or two, typed, double spaced. It will be collected on the first day of class. Please email me if you have questions My email address is below.
Have a wonderful summer and I look forward to meeting you in August!
1700364 - AICE Global Perspective & Research AS Level
TEACHER NAME: LISE MABOUR
2100490 - AICE International History AS Level
TEACHER NAME: TBA
Contact Suzanne Margolin if you have any questions.
2002515 - AICE Marine Science 1 AS Level
TEACHER NAME: LISE MABOUR
2107360 - AICE Psychology 1 AS Level
TEACHER NAME: DUCHANE THOMAS
0708538 - AICE Spanish Language AS Level
There is no summer assignment for this course for the 2019 - 2020 school year.
1700372 - AICE Thinking Skills 1 AS Level
TEACHER NAME: JOSEPH BOLTER
For Students Entering AICE Thinking Skills 1 – AS Level
Read A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle, and write a fully developed, expository essay analyzing the method Holmes uses to investigate the crime. Also, be ready to take a short quiz on the story elements within the first week of class.
2100500 - AICE United States History 1 AS Level
TEACHER NAME: RICHARD WOOLEY
AICE US History Summer Assignment
Using the following text, https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/Senecafalls.asp ,
The Declaration of Sentiments, Seneca Falls Conference, 1848 ,
Respond to the following question:
Evaluate the extent to which the Declaration of Sentiments was influenced by other reform movements during Antebellum America, particularly regarding the abolitionist movement.
Your response should be a robust examination of at least two influential reform movements. This means you will have to do some research and make your own claims about the degree of influence. This is you thinking critically. Make sure to use specific examples to support your position.
You are not being asked to write in an essay format. Rather, you should write separate paragraphs, with topic sentences for each, that discuss your evaluations. For example, one reform movement’s influence equals one paragraph. Do your best and I look forward to working with you in August.