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Lamar High School

AN INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE WORLD SCHOOL

summer assignments  

 
Summer Assignments are finalized and published on this page each year in early June. 

 
Why Summer Assignments?
  • Summer assignments prepare students for the next year's curriculum. Keeping minds sharp and in focus over the summer break is important for success in the new school year.

Who?

  • Assignments are for specific subjects and students, as noted below.

When are they due?

  • Due dates for the assignments are indicated for each subject with most being due the first week of the new school year.

Questions?

  • For questions, please contact the Advanced Academics Office at (713) 522-5960.

Please see detailed 2016 summer assignments below:

Last Update 6/15/16 
  • Art History SL (IB Diploma Program)

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    Part 1: The Annotated Mona Lisa
     -  Read Introduction through p. 65 and answer questions in the packet below (due 2nd week of school)
     -  Testing over this material begins with the 2nd week of school
    Part 2: Museum/Gallery Visits and Part 3: Postcards From Your Mind 
     -  Postcards must be received by August 19
    Part 4: The Project - Artist Homage
     -  Decorated tie (due 1st day of class)
     -  5-min in-class presentation (no notes allowed) also due 1st day of class
     
    See attachment linked below for details of Art History summer assignment. 
    Art History Summer Assignment.pdf 301.16 KB (Last Modified on May 20, 2016)
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  • Chinese 2 (All levels)

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    Reading, translation, and character practice due on the 1st day of class
     
    See attachment linked below for details of Chinese 2 summer assignment. 
    Chin2_Summer.pdf 286.15 KB (Last Modified on June 6, 2016)
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  • Chinese 3 (All levels)

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    Reading, translation, sentences, and character practice due on the 1st day of class
      
    See attachment linked below for details of Chinese 3 summer assignment.  
    Chin3_Summer.pdf 398.46 KB (Last Modified on June 6, 2016)
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  • Chinese 4 (All levels)

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    Reading, translation, sentences, and character practice due on the 1st day of class
      
    See attachment linked below for details of Chinese 4 summer assignment.  
    Chin4_Summer.pdf 562.93 KB (Last Modified on June 6, 2016)
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  • Dance (IB Diploma Program Juniors)

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    Dance choreographed for by a professional choreographer, showcasing the best of their dance performance abilities, which will be filmed for inclusion in the diploma dance portfolio upon returning to school in August
     
    See attachment linked below for details of Diploma Dance (juniors) summer assignment.  
    DP JUNIOR SUMMER ASSIGNMENT.PDF 10.21 KB (Last Modified on June 4, 2015)
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  • Economics SL (IB Diploma Program)

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    Course orientation, IB Economics Introduction slides, and first IA Article are due on the 1st day of class 
     
    See attachment linked below for details of Economics SL summer assignment.   
    Econ SL Summer Assignment v2.pdf 63.73 KB (Last Modified on June 7, 2016)
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  • English 1 (Pre-IB Diploma Program)

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    The Alchemist  ISBN 978-0-06-231500-7
     -  Read the novel and be prepared for test during the 1st week of class
     -  Questions due on the 1st day of class
     -  Short story due on the 1st day of class
    WordSmart 
     -  Study SAT hit parade words 1-20, for test during the 1st week of class 
     
    See attachment linked below for details of English 1 PDP summer assignment. 
    Summer Assign Eng 1.docx 83.15 KB (Last Modified on June 22, 2016)
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  • English 2 (All levels)

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    Bless Me Ultima
     -  Read the novel and answer the questions in the linked document below, following the format indicated, due on 1st day of class  
     
    See attachment linked below for details of English 2 summer assignment.  
    Bless Me Ultima Summer Assignment.pdf 44.26 KB (Last Modified on June 15, 2016)
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  • English 3 (IB Diploma Program)

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    Choose a novel from the list attached below and be prepared to write about it on the first day of class.  Also, choose an assignment from the list in the attachment which will be due the first week of school.
      
    See attachment linked below for details of English 3 DP summer assignment.
    English_III_IB_Summer_Reading_Options.pdf 129.29 KB (Last Modified on June 6, 2016)
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  • English 3 (non-IB Diploma Program)

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    The HItchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  annotations, picture, and interior monologue due the 1st week of school
     
    See attachment linked below for details of English 3 (non-IB diploma) summer assignment. 
    Summer Reading Assignment Juniors.pdf 20.65 KB (Last Modified on June 6, 2016)
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  • English 4 (IB Diploma Program HL/SL & dual-credit)

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    Annotate and create a dialectical journal for one of the novels in the list attached below.  Final draft of journal is due August 22.  The journal format is discussed in the attached instructions.
     
    See attachment linked below for details of English 4 DP summer assignment.
    2016_HL-SL_English_IV_Summer_Reading_Assignment.pdf 160.62 KB (Last Modified on June 6, 2016)
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  • English 4 (non-IB Diploma Program)

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    Things Fall Apart annotations and questions due on 1st day of class 
     
    See attachment linked below for details of English 4 (non-IB diploma) summer assignment. 
    English 4 Summer.pdf 101.32 KB (Last Modified on June 6, 2016)
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  • U.S. History (Pre-IB Diploma Program)

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    Questions over the 2 readings (in the packet below) are due on the 2nd day of class, with test during the 2nd week of class
     
    Assemblage/Music Project due on the 2nd day of class 
     
    See attachment linked below for details of U.S. History PDP summer assignment.  
    PD_USH_Summer_Assignment.pdf 3.72 MB (Last Modified on June 6, 2016)
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Last Modified on June 22, 2016
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