Do you want your student to get introduced to the history of the world before they get to you on the first day of school? Do you want to assign them a book that will show them how the human species has evolved over time in a way that is interesting to them? Do you want a book that your students will say is more interesting than their English summer assignments? In this summer reading assignments students are asked to read "A History of the World in Six Glasses", outline the chapters and complete an essay prior to class. This assignment can be edited to fit your own class with portions of the assignment added or deleted. It is a great way to get your students to do historical writing over the summer and allows you to assess their writing right at the beginning of the year.