2019-2020 Summer Assignment
Note: For an example of what would be considered an ideal response, see the sample question/answer below.
Sample Question #1 : What developments set the stage for “a cataclysmic shift in the course of history?”
Sample Answer #1: Changes in Europe encouraged exploration. Europeans had a high demand for imported luxury goods which encouraged long distance ocean travel. The Portuguese had demonstrated the ability to sail long distances successfully. Africa had been established as a source for slaves by the Portuguese. Powerful nation-states began to form which could finance expensive exploration. The Renaissance nurtured an ambitious optimistic spirit. The development of printing presses helped to spread knowledge. The compass, developed from Arabic and Chinese origins, helped sailors find where they were going.
As you can see, a good rule to remember is "When in doubt, keep on writing!"
DO NOT PROCRASTINATE THIS SUMMER! NO PARTIAL AND/OR INCOMPLETE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED AND LATE WORK WILL CARRY A SUBSTANTIAL PENALTY. DUE TO THE ENORMOUS VOLUME OF MATERIAL THAT MUST BE COVERED IN THIS COURSE, YOU MUST STAY ON TOP OF YOUR SUMMER READING AND COMPLETE ALL OF YOUR ASSIGNMENTS BY THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.
HAVE A FANTASTIC SUMMER! SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!