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AP LANG SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT

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REQUIRED FICTION BY STEPHEN KING--READER'S CHOICE


2019 AP LANG SUMMER READING 2019

AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION COURSE DESCRIPTION

WHAT I AM CURRENTLY READING

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RESEARCH PROJECT 1.1

2019 MARKS THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF A VERY SIGNIFICANT YEAR IN UNITED STATES HISTORY. "IN-A -GADDA-DA-VIDA" BY IRON BUTTERFLY WAS THE TOP SELLING ALBUM OF THE DAY. ON JANUARY 20, 1969, RICHARD M. NIXON WAS SWORN IS AS THE 37TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. ON FEBRUARY 24, 1969, THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES RULED THAT THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION APPLIES TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS. TINKER V. DES MOINES INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT. ON MARCH 3, IN A LOS ANGELES COURT, SIRHAN SIRHAN ADMITS THAT HE KILLED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE ROBERT F. KENNEDY. IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, JAMES EARL RAY PLEADS GUILTY TO ASSASSINATING MARTIN LUTHER KING. (HE LATER RETRACTS HIS GUILTY PLEA.) ON MAY 10, THE BATTLE OF DONG AP BIA, ALSO KNOWN AS HAMBURGER HILL, BEGINS DURING THE VIETNAM WAR. ON MAY 15, AN AMERICAN TEENAGER KNOWN AS "ROBERT R." DIES IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI OF A BAFFLING MEDICAL CONDITION. IN 1984, IT WILL BE IDENTIFIED AS THE EARLIEST CONFIRMED CASE OF HIV/AIDS IN NORTH AMERICA. ON MAY 25, "MIDNIGHT COWBOY" AN X-RATED, OSCAR WINNING JOHN SCHLESINGER FILM, IS RELEASED. ON JUNE 22, THE CUYAHOGA RIVER FIRE HELPS SPUR AN AVALANCHE OF WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACTIVITIES RESULTING IN THE CLEAN WATER ACT, GREAT LAKES WATER QUALITY AGREEMENT, AND THE CREATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. ON JULY 18, EDWARD M. KENNEDY--BROTHER OF ROBERT F. KENNEDY AND PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY--DRIVES OFF A BRIDGE ON HIS WAY HOME FROM A PARTY ON CHAPPAQUIDDICK ISLAND, MASSACHUSETTS. MARY JO KOPECHNE, A FORMER CAMPAIGN AIDE TO HIS BROTHER, DIES IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF JULY 19 IN THE SUBMERGED CAR. ON JULY 20 AT 10:56 PM ET, APOLLO 11'S LUNAR MODULE THE EAGLE LANDS ON THE MOON'S SURFACE. AN ESTIMATED 500 MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE, THE LARGEST TELEVISION AUDIENCE FOR A LIVE BROADCAST AT THIS TIME, WATCH IN AWE AS NEIL ARMSTRONG TAKES HIS HISTORIC FIRST STEPS ON THE SURFACE. ON AUGUST 8, AT 11:30 AM, THE BEATLES HAVE PHOTOGRAPHER IAIN MACMILLAN TAKE THEIR PHOTO ON A ZEBRA CROSSING ON ABBEY ROAD. MEMBERS OF THE MASON FAMILY INVADE THE HOME OF ACTRESS SHARON TATE AND HER HUSBAND ROMAN POLANSKI IN LOS ANGELES. THE FOLLOWERS KILLED TATE--WHO WAS 8.5 MONTHS PREGNANT--AND FOUR OTHERS. MORE THAN 100 STAB WOUNDS ARE FOUND ON THE VICTIMS, EXCEPT FOR STEVEN PARENT, WHO HAD BEEN SHOT ALMOST AS SOON AS THE MANSION FAMILY ENTERED THE PROPERTY. AUGUST 15-18, THE WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL IS HELD NEAR WHITE LAKE, NEW YORK, FEATURING SOME OF THE TOP ROCK MUSICIANS OF THE ERA. ON SEPTEMBER 5, LIEUTENANT WILLIAM CALLEY IS CHARGED WITH SIX COUNTS OF PREMEDITATED MURDER FOR THE 1968 MY LAI MASSACRE DEATHS OF 109 VIETNAMESE CIVILIANS IN MY LAI, VIETNAM. ON SEPTEMBER 24, THE CHICAGO EIGHT TRIAL BEGINS IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. OCTOBER 9-12, DAYS OF RAGE: IN CHICAGO, THE ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD IS CALLED IN TO CONTROL DEMONSTRATIONS INVOLVING THE RADICAL WEATHERMEN, IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHICAGO EIGHT TRIAL. OCTOBER 11-16, THE NEW YORK METS DEFEAT THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES FOUR GAMES TO ONE IN ONE OF THE GREATEST WORLD SERIES UPSETS IN BASEBALL HISTORY. OCTOBER 31, WALMART INCORPORATES AS WALMART STORES, INC. ON NOVEMBER 10, SESAME STREET AIRS ITS FIRST EPISODE ON THE NET NETWORK. DECEMBER 1: VIETNAM WAR: THE FIRST DRAFT LOTTERY IN THE UNITED STATES SINCE WORLD WAR II IS HELD. SEPTEMBER 14 IS THE FIRST OF THE 366 DAYS OF THE YEAR SELECTED, MEANING THAT THOSE PERSONS WHO WERE BORN ON SEPTEMBER 14 IN THE YEARS 1944 TO 1951 WOULD BE THE FIRST SUMMONED. ON JANUARY 4, 1970, THE NEW YORK TIMES WILL RUN A LONG ARTICLE, "STATISTICIANS CHARGE DRAFT LOTTERY WAS NOT RANDOM". DECEMBER 2: THE BOEING 747 MAKES ITS FIRST PASSENGER FLIGHT. IT CARRIES 191 PEOPLE, MOST OF THEM REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS, FROM SEATTLE TO NEW YORK CITY. DECEMBER 4: BLACK PANTHER PARTY MEMBERS FRED HAMPTON AND MARK CLARK ARE SHOT DEAD IN THEIR SLEEP DURING A RAID BY 14 CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS. DECEMBER 5: THE ROLLING STONES ALBUM "LET IT BLEED" IS RELEASED. THE ALBUM DRAWS HEAVILY FROM GOSPEL, AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC, CHICAGO BLUES, COUNTRY BLUES, AND COUNTRY ROCK.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969


RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT: STUDY THE 1969 BILLBOARD YEAR END HOT 100 SINGLES CHART https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_1969. YOU WILL BE ASSIGNED ONE TO TWO RANDOM SONGS FROM THE TOP 100. 1. FIND THE LYRICS TO THE SONG. 2. RESEARCH ANY BACKGROUND POSSIBLE REGARDING THE SONG, ITS COMPOSER OR COMPOSERS, AND THE SONG'S MEANING. 3 LISTEN TO THE SONG. 4. ANSWER THESE SIMPLE QUESTIONS: WHAT DOES THE SONG SAY? WHY DOES THE SONG SUGGEST WHAT IT SUGGESTS? PLEASE PLACE THE THEME OR MOOD OR BEAT OF THE SONG IN CONTEXT OF THE YEAR AND ERA IN WHICH IT WAS PRODUCED. FINALLY, IN AP LANG, WE WILL CONSTANTLY SEEK CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE PAST AND THE PRESENT. DO YOU SEE ANY PARALLELS BETWEEN THE MUSIC AND SIGNIFICANT EVENTS OF 1969 AND 2019?

RUBRIC FOR GRADING: 100 POINT VALUE. THE STUDENT WILL READ THE BACKGROUND INFORMATION PROVIDED AND REFERENCE THE WIKI ARTICLE FOR FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING ITEMS OF INTEREST. THE STUDENT WILL IDENTIFY 1-2 SONGS TO ANALYZE. THE STUDENT WILL DIRECTLY ADDRESS THE PROMPT. THE STUDENT WILL DIRECTLY RESPOND TO THE QUESTIONS LISTED IMMEDIATELY ABOVE. THE STUDENT WILL SUBMIT HIS OR HER WORK VIA EMAIL OR GOOGLE CLASSROOM IF ACCESSIBLE TO TEACHER. AS ALWAYS, NEATNESS, ORDER, ATTENTION TO DETAIL, COMPLETENESS, AND CREATIVITY ARE ALL CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO A SUCCESSFUL FINAL SUBMISSION.

DUE DATE: SUNDAY MIDNIGHT, AUGUST 18. MR. APPLEBY WILL NOTIFY STUDENTS IF TIME DEMANDS AN EXTENSION.

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ABOUT MR. APPLEBY

Mr. Appleby has been a certified classroom teacher since 1985. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Iowa, a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Orleans, and is currently working on finalizing his credentials for the HLC at Indiana University.

In August, 2011, Mr. Appleby joined the faculty of Clay High School. Mr. Appleby has taught AP English Language and Composition for 6 years. He has attended 3 AP Summer Institutes.

As stated in the introductory letter above, Mr. Appleby stresses improving reading skills, writing skills, and critical thinking skills. At Clay High School, AP Lang is a dual-credit course with Ivy Tech: students who qualify earn college-level credit. The cost of both the dual credit instruction and AP Lang exam is free to qualified Clay students.

Mr. Appleby recruits the best and the brightest of Clay students, but AP is an inclusive program. If you are willing to work hard and have demonstrated your ability to compete through GPA, Class Ranking, PSAT, or Accuplacer, Mr. Appleby believes AP Lang is the place for you.

Mr. Appleby is a reflective practitioner. Whole group instruction, project-based learning, small group work, self evaluation, and peer editing are all incorporated into daily classroom routines. Some students love Mr. Appleby and find AP Lang both challenging and a great opportunity to prepare for college-level work. Some students, frankly, find either Mr. Appleby or the AP workload taxing. Nevertheless, Mr. Appleby is student focused and remains sensitive to the needs of his student population. When concerns arise, Mr. Appleby works faithfully to resolve conflicts and provide an optimal learning environment.

Interested students can see Mr. Appleby in Room 124 or email him at tappleby@sbcsc.k12.in.us. Students are also encouraged to consult with their counselors before or during scheduling.