Garden Grove High School est. 1921
Pride, Performance, and the Pursuit of Excellence

Bricks Now on
Skip to main content
Mobile Menu
Hans Lunow » Summer Assignments

Summer Assignments

AP Human Geography
Hi Everyone,

Thank you for signing up to take AP HUG next year. I think that you have made a great choice. This class focuses on the world today. We will look at the way people interact with their environment, and how cultures are shaped by the natural world. 

Your summer assignment will be to print out some papers, and get a basic knowledge of a few maps of the world. This is a geography class and you will be expected to have a basic knowledge of the world. You will also need a three ring binder for this class. Before we meet again in September please complete the following;

1.  Print out all the papers that are attached (see file list below), including the syllabus that you need to get signed. You can print them out individually on one side of a page, or you can print them out back-to-back. 

2.  Please study the maps that you print out. You should label each one of the continent maps. You will notice that on each of the continent maps there is a list of twelve countries that you should be able to locate and label. Make sure that you know where those countries are. In addition to knowing the important 12 countries on each map, you should also study the Basic Background Knowledge List (these are the important cities, mountains, and rivers). Label that map in the packet and make sure that you are familiar with it. There will be a test on the maps when we get back to school!

3.  Thirdly, get a three ring binder with separators. We will use this to keep all your assignments this year.

Finally, have a great summer, relax, and if you want to get a head start on the class please think about watching the National Geographic documentary, Guns, Germs, and Steel (available at libraries,, or youtube). This is an optional assignment, but one I recommend. 

See you all in September,
Mr. Lunow
AP World History
Hi everyone,
Welcome to AP World History! I am excited to start a new year and have you all as students in the fall. Please print out the attached documents, Syllabus, Maps, Reading 1, and Reading 2 (see below).
Contained within these documents is the required summer reading assignment for all students enrolled in AP World History for the next school year. Your assignment is as follows:
  • Read and annotate the summaries for the first unit of AP World History (“Technological and Environmental Transformations”) which covers six chapters of the required textbook. Start at “Before History: Chapter 1” and end at “Early Societies in America and Oceania: Chapter 6”. Complete the matrix at the end.
  • Read the second reading packet entitled, AP World History: Foundational Period and follow the directions.
  • Print out the Syllabus page that you and your parents must sign. I will collect the signature page when we start school again.
  • Print out the Maps documents. You will need to label these maps at some stage this year. On each map of the continents you will notice a list of 12 Important Countries that you will be expected to know. Throughout the year we will have tests on each continent and you will be expected to be able to identify these countries.
The syllabus that you print out has a detailed description of our course. If you have any questions about the course or the summer assignment, please feel free to contact me at
Have a great summer,
Hans Lunow