AP World History 2022

  • Summer Reading Assignment


    Dear Students and Parents,

    We are very excited that you are going to be in one of our AP World History classes this coming fall!  We have selected a book which will not only generate good discussion but make the course more accessible to students less accustomed to the reliance on independent reading and note-taking used in AP classes as prescribed by the College Board.


    We will be reading A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage.  The book traces how six beverages (beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and Coca-Cola) have shaped world trade and the human social condition for thousands of years.  While this book in no way promotes the consumption of alcohol, a substitute by the same author is available.  An Edible History of Humanity addresses the changes in foodways over the course of human history and place.  Both books are available at Barnes and Noble (806) 793-1061, online and through numerous other sources including Kindle.


    If you have questions, or would just like to meet one of the instructors, we’ll be holding a preschool meeting in the Barnes and Noble at South Plains Mall on Thursday, June 9th at 10:30AM, and on Friday, July 29th at 6:30PM to answer your questions about the book and the class. Both students and parents are encouraged to attend.


    Students should be ready for three assessments over material in the book the first three weeks of school. They’ll be able to use their notes from the book as long as they are handwritten and not typed.


    We are looking forward to seeing you and are confident that you’re going to have a great sophomore year at Lubbock High School.  If you have any questions please feel to e-mail any of us at any time. 


    Todd Perry                                                       Ed Perkins   

    AP World History                                            AP World History                 

    Lubbock High                                                 Lubbock High          

    (806) 219-1714                                                (806) 219-1713                                                       

    Todd.Perry@lubbockisd.org                        Edward.Perkins@lubbockisd.org  

A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Tom Standage