Hi class of 2022! We, your 11th grade teachers, know you are probably rolling your eyes at the title of this book. Please, please, don’t judge a book by its title. This book will not ask that you give up your phone all together. It will, however, encourage you to be more mindful about when and why you reach for your phone and enlighten you on the ways companies use cell phone data to market products. You may find that it is helpful in allowing you to get better sleep, be more productive, spend more quality time with friends and family, and just feel better. We want you to have a great 11th grade year, and minimizing distractions goes a long way. You may find that the book changes the way you think, or you might completely disagree with the author - that’s fine - we’ll be working on constructing arguments all year.
The activities included here will allow you to engage with the text but also to practice some skills we will be working on when you return to school.
Enjoy your summer! We are excited to meet you and hear your ideas.
11th Grade Summer Assignment 2020.pdf