Math

Middle School Math: (6th grade or others assigned to this course)

Holt McDougal Mathematics Grade 6. Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company, 2012. ISBN 9780547647166. Look on AbeBooks.com or Amazon. (Amazon prices $16-$30 on May 30, 2019). Easiest to find by going to the site and typing in ISBN #.

Pre-Algebra: (7th grade or others assigned to this course)

Holt McDougal Larson Pre-algebra. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company 2012. ISBN 978-0547587776. This book has a picture of a female soccer player on the front. Look on ebay or Amazon ($16-$30 on Amazon on May 30, 2019). Easiest to find by going to the site and typing in ISBN number.

Algebra I: (8th grade or others assigned to this course)

Holt McDougal Algebra 1. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2012. ISBN 978-0-547-64703-6. This book has a cross section of a spiral shell on the front (not a kayaker). Also make sure it says “Common Core Edition”–an older version also has the same picture. Look at Amazon or AbeBooks.com ($11-30 on Amazon or $11-20 on AbeBooks on May 30, 2019). Easiest to find by going to the site and typing in the ISBN number.

Algebra 2: Algebra II Student Edition 2003 by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston ISBN-0-03-066054-8

Geometry: Discovering Geometry: An Investigative Approach by Michael Serra ISBN-978-1-559-53459-8

Pre-Calculus: Precalculus with Trigonometry: Concepts and Connections by Paul Foerster ISBN-978-1-559-53391-1

Calculus: Calculus: Concepts and Applications by Paul Foerster ISBN-978-1-559-53654-7

Statistics:  Statistics, Informed Decisions Using Data, Fourth Edition, by Michael Sullivan III ISBN 13:978-0-321-75727-2

Science

Grades 6 & 7 Life Science Student Edition, replacement copy, price: $28.97; ISBN10: 0133209229; ISBN13: 9780133209228

Note from the teacher: The recommended site for purchase is Pearsonschools.com.  Calling customer service is best. 888-298-6227

Grade 8 Physical Science: Physical Science: Concepts in Action Student Edition ISBN-978-0-133-163940

Grade 9 Biology: Miller and Levine Biology (2010): A Biology Curriculum by Pearson.

Print Edition: ISBN-978-0133669510

Note from the teacher: The recommended site for purchase is amazon.com or Pearsonschools.com

Grade 10 Chemistry: Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation, 7th Edition ISBN-978-1-4390-4940-2

Grade 11 Environmental Issues: Looking Towards a Sustainable Future, 4th Edition, Robert L. McConnell & Daniel C. Abel; ISBN 10: 1-256-93309-0

Grade 12 Physics-Physics (2002 edition) by Serwy and Faughn. Hold, Rinehart, and Winston. ISBN 0-03-056544-8


Glencoe Physics, Principles and Problems, Study Guide. It’s inexpensive ($2 – $5). IBSN 0028254937  

Foreign Languages

Latin

Latin I: Cambridge Latin Course Unit 1 (2001) [red book, features a man’s head in bronze] ISBN-978-0521004343 Omnibus

Workbook (New -North American edition) ISBN-978-0521787475

Latin II: Cambridge Latin Course Unit 2 (2001) [blue book, features a statue of a cat against a mosaic floor] ISBN-978-

0521782296 Omnibus Workbook (New-North American edition) ISBN-9780521787413

Latin III: Cambridge Latin Course Unit 3 (2002) [4th Edition—green book with woman’s bronze head] ISBN 0521782309 

French

Note from the teacher: Please feel free to order used copy (no older than 2007).

French I: Discovering French Nouveau: Student Edition Level 1 (2007). Published by McDougal Littel. ISBN-13-978-0-618-29825-9

French I workbook: Discovering French Nouveau: Workbook Level 1 ISBN-10-0-618-29825-8

French II: Discovering French Nouveau: Student Edition Level 2 (2007). Published by McDougal Littel. ISBN-13-978-0-618- 29886-0

French II workbook: Discovering French Nouveau: Workbook Level 2 ISBN-0-618-29912-2

French III-IV: Discovering French Nouveau: Student Edition Level 3 (2007) Published by McDougal Littel. ISBN-13-978-0-618-

Trésors du temps (1996 Edition) ISBN-978-0-026-76651-7

Spanish

Spanish I Espresate! Holt Spanish Level 1 ISBN 978-0030452048.

Spanish I workbook Espresate! ISBN 0-03-074496-2

Spanish II Espresate! Holt Spanish Level 2 ISBN 978-0030453229

Spanish II workbook Cuaderno de Vocabulario y Gramatica ISBN 978-0030744970

Spanish III Espresate! Holt Spanish Level 3 ISBN 978-0030453724

 Spanish III workbook Cuaderno de Vocabulario y Grammatica ISBN 978-0030744983

Spanish IV Independent Study

History/Social Studies

Grades 6 & 7 Geography: National Geographic World Cultures and Geography 2012 Edition Print ISBN-978-07362-89986.  Note from the teacher: Used textbooks are less costly and available if you search online.  New print books are available at ngsp.com. Call customer service.

High School History Classes:

Modern European History (next year’s 9th and 10th grade students)

Spielvogel, Jackson J. Western Civilization, Volume II: Since 1500 7th Edition

ISBN-13: 978-0495502876

ISBN-10: 0495502871

There are a lot of used copies of this book available on Amazon starting at around five dollars. Students MUST have this book – but only this book. This is the book Dr. Gates used last time he taught it.

American History I, Beginnings to the Civil War (Some juniors, one senior)

T.Bailey/ D.Kennedy/L Cohen The American Pageant 12th edition

ISBN-10: 9990817545

ISBN-13: 978-9990817546

There are a lot of used copies of this book available on Amazon starting for around eight dollars. Students MUST have this book, because I will give them a copy of the other book we use. This is the book I used last year and the book that Mr. Bonds uses for the second American history class, so students should be able to use it for two years.

A note from Dr Simmons: When it comes to books, my experience has been that students who have and use physical copies of books will do better in my classes than students who try to read on their phones or tablets – devices simply provide too many distractions. The texts below are mandatory for each of these classes, but all are older and used copies of every one of these is available for less than $10 on Amazon (and other places I’m sure). Don’t wait though – many colleges use some of these texts too (especially the English books) so they’ll start going soon.

If you have questions, please feel free to email me at rsimmons@thegeorgetownschool.org

English/Language Arts

Language Arts I: (6th grade or others assigned to this course)

Growing with Grammar Level 6 Complete set ($33.99 at GrowingWithGrammar.com—this is a write-in text—you will need a new copy; you may be able to find a used grammar MANUAL, but you will need a NEW grammar WORKBOOK)  Note: if two students order together, you will get free shipping. Do not try to buy complete set on Amazon (won’t be new workbook or complete set will be more expensive).

Holt Elements of Literature Grade 7 First Course 2009 Edition ISBN-978-0-030-36876-9. Note from the teacher: our English program is accelerated one year above grade level for a more challenging course. This 2009 edition is yellow with a picture of a girl looking at mountaineering climbers on the snow. (good quality $5 on Amazon on May 30, 2019, very good $12)

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. We will begin reading this the first day of school.

We will have additional novels/plays that will be announced during the year.

Language Arts II: (7th grade or others assigned to this course)

Holt Elements of Literature Grade 8 Second Course 2007 Edition ISBN-978-0-030-42413-7. Note from the teacher: our English program is accelerated one year above grade level for a more challenging course. This book is available on amazon.com and possibly eBay or used books sites such as Abe Books or Alibris. The 2007 edition is red and has a picture of a village on the front. Books with the same picture on the front but that are for a particular state (ex: Tennessee version) will also be fine. (good quality $5.50, very good quality $10 on Amazon on May 30, 2019)

Growing with Grammar Level 8 Complete set ($33.99 at GrowingWithGrammar.com—this is a write-in text—you will need a new copy—even if you are able to find a used STUDENT MANUAL, you will still need to buy a new workbook). Do not try to buy complete set on Amazon (won’t be new workbook or complete set will be more expensive).

We will also read some additional novels and/or plays. I will let you know those titles when it is time to purchase them.

English/Language Arts, Continued

English I: (8th grade or others assigned to this course)

Holt Elements of Literature Grade 9 Third Course 2009 Edition ISBN-978-0-030-36878-3 Note from the teacher: our English program is accelerated one year above grade level for a more challenging course. We have enough copies of this book to buy from school for $7, or this book is available on amazon.com and possibly eBay or used book sites such as Abe Books or Alibris. The 2009 edition is purple and has a picture of someone standing on a stack of books. Books with the same picture on the front but that are for a particular state (ex: Tennessee version) will also be fine. ($9-15 on Amazon on May 30, 2019)

We will also read some additional novels and/or plays. We will let you know those titles when it is time to purchase them.

9th and 10th Grade- Genres: Poetry, Essays, and Drama

Norton Anthology of English Literature 8th Edition

by M. H. Abrams (Author), Stephen Greenblatt (Editor), etc.

ISBN-13: 978-0393928297

ISBN-10: 0393928292

Much of the poetry we will cover will be in this book, and there are a lot of used copies of this book available on Amazon starting for around five dollars. Students MUST have this book. I am using it in my British literature class next year too, and will again in two years, so it’s a one-time buy.

It is VERY important to make sure the book you buy for your student is not just Volume 1, 2, or 3. The one volume set I’m using is called “The Major Authors” and covers British literature from Beowulf through the 20th century. You will notice a couple of other pictures to the right above, and these are of the 7th and 6th editions. These editions would be fine as well, as they don’t change much. That goes for the 9th and 10th editions too.

The drama text is a little harder for me to identify at this point, because it is hard to find one anthology that covers so many time periods. There are some plays in the anthology above, so that is helpful. If I find a good anthology that contains more plays I’ll send that later this summer. Otherwise I may have to just make some of the plays available online

11th and 12th Grade- British Literature:

Norton Anthology of English Literature 8th Edition

by M. H. Abrams (Author), Stephen Greenblatt (Editor), etc.

ISBN-13: 978-0393928297

ISBN-10: 0393928292

Used copies of this book are available on Amazon starting for around five dollars. Students MUST have this book and will be assigned daily reading in this book.

NOTE: It is VERY important to make sure the book you buy for your student is not just Volume 1, 2, or 3, because this anthology has been broken up for use in college classrooms that focus on more limited time periods. The one-volume set I’m using is called “The Major Authors” and covers British literature from Beowulf through the 20th century.

English/Language Arts, Continued

You will notice a couple of other pictures to the right above, and those show the covers of the 7th and 6th editions; these editions would be fine for students as well. That goes for the 9th and 10th editions too. Just find an inexpensive copy.

Also, I will be doing several novels, but I have not decided on all of these yet. I know I will be doing Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Jane Austen’s Persuasionand probably Dickens’ Oliver Twist. They must have these, but any publisher and any edition will do.

A note from Dr Simmons: When it comes to books, my experience has been that students who have and use physical copies of books will do better in my classes than students who try to read on their phones or tablets – devices simply provide too many distractions. The texts below are mandatory for each of these classes, but all are older and used copies of every one of these is available for less than $10 on Amazon (and other places I’m sure). Don’t wait though – many colleges use some of these texts too (especially the English books) so they’ll start going soon.

If you have questions, please feel free to email me at rsimmons@thegeorgetownschool.org

ART

10th Grade Art Appreciation Art in Focus by Gene A Mittler (2005)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Glencoe (Amazon used from $5.70)

ISBN-13: 978-0078685453 / ISBN-10:0078685451