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Roland Park Country School: AP Course Summer Reading Assignments

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RPCS AP Courses and Integrated Studies Readings and Assignments

In addition to the US Summer Reading requirements assigned by RPCS English teachers, AP and Integrated Studies courses have additional readings and assignments. Please find these readings and assignments in the boxes below. 

For more information about readings and assignments for coordinate classes:

Bryn Mawr Summer Reading Program

Gilman Summer Reading Letter and Gilman Summer Reading Website

AP History Classes

AP World History 10:

Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-li Jiang (Available in SORA)

Click here for assignment document from the instructor


AP United States History 11:

Click here for assignment document from the instructor 

Chapter 1 in the textbook for the year, Advanced Placement United States History, published by Amsco

Reading Supplement #1: Effects of the Columbian Exchange

Reading Supplement #2: Comparing Settlement Patterns

AP Visual Arts Classes

AP Studio Art 2D/Drawing Summer:

Click here for information from the instructor


AP Photo: 

Click here for information from the instructor

AP English

AP English Literature and Composition:   

Passing by Nella Larsen (Available in SORA)

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (Available in SORA)

In addition, please read one book of your choice from the US Summer Reading LibGuide and respond to it with one of the prompts in this assignment.

AP Statistics

AP Statistics:  

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from Data, by Charles Wheelan

AP World Language Classes

AP Chinese:

China in Ten Words, by Yu Hua


AP French Language and Culture:

Click here for information from the instructor

Click here for the reading and here for the vocabulary list for the reading


AP Spanish:

Click here for information from the instructor

AP Science Classes

AP Chemistry:

Click here for information from the instructor

Integrated Studies

Honors Research Seminar: Profiles in Leadership 

(English, History, and Integrated Studies course)  

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, by John Carreyrou (Available in SORA)


Honors Research Seminar: Telling African Stories

(English, History, and Integrated Studies course)  

The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa​​​​​​, by Dayo Olopade (Available in SORA)


In addition to the reading for either of these courses, please read one book of your choice from the US Summer Reading LibGuide and respond to it with one of the prompts in this assignment.