Grade 12 Unit Study

Here are 36 unit study ideas for a Grade 12 student:

Week 1: Shakespearean Literature

  • Read and analyze Romeo and Juliet
  • Research the life and works of William Shakespeare
  • Write an essay comparing Romeo and Juliet to another Shakespearean tragedy

Week 2: Modern American History

  • Study the American Civil Rights Movement
  • Research the Vietnam War and its impact on American society
  • Analyze the Watergate Scandal and its effects on American politics

Week 3: Environmental Science

  • Learn about climate change and its causes
  • Explore sustainable practices and their benefits
  • Research the effects of pollution on local ecosystems

Week 4: World Religions

  • Study the major world religions (Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism)
  • Compare and contrast the beliefs and practices of each religion
  • Reflect on the role of religion in modern society

Week 5: Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Study the human body systems (e.g. respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous)
  • Conduct a dissection of a preserved animal organ
  • Research common diseases and disorders affecting the human body

Week 6: International Relations

  • Analyze the relationships between different nations
  • Study the United Nations and its role in global politics
  • Research international conflicts and their causes

Week 7: Digital Media Production

  • Learn about digital media and its impact on society
  • Practice using Adobe Photoshop or Premiere Pro
  • Create a short film or digital art piece

Week 8: Philosophy

  • Study the major philosophical schools of thought (e.g. existentialism, utilitarianism)
  • Discuss ethical dilemmas and their possible solutions
  • Read and analyze philosophical texts by authors such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Kant

Week 9: Genetics

  • Learn about the basics of genetics and inheritance
  • Study the human genome and its implications for medicine
  • Research genetic engineering and its ethical considerations

Week 10: Creative Writing

  • Practice different writing styles (e.g. poetry, short story, screenplay)
  • Read and analyze works of fiction and nonfiction
  • Write a piece of creative writing and receive feedback from peers

Week 11: Entrepreneurship

  • Study successful entrepreneurs and their businesses
  • Create a business plan for a product or service
  • Pitch the business plan to a panel of investors

Week 12: Music Theory

  • Learn about the fundamentals of music theory (e.g. rhythm, melody, harmony)
  • Analyze different musical genres (e.g. classical, jazz, rock)
  • Compose and perform an original piece of music

Week 13: Astronomy

  • Study the planets of the solar system
  • Explore the Milky Way galaxy and beyond
  • Visit a planetarium or observatory

Week 14: Sociology

  • Analyze social structures and their effects on individuals
  • Study the sociology of race and ethnicity
  • Research the sociology of health and healthcare

Week 15: Statistics

  • Learn about the basics of statistics (e.g. probability, distributions)
  • Analyze data using statistical software (e.g. R, SPSS)
  • Conduct statistical analysis of a real-world dataset

Week 16: Economics

  • Study macro and microeconomic principles
  • Explore the effects of government policies on the economy
  • Analyze economic trends and their implications for society

Week 17: Photography

  • Learn about the basics of photography (e.g. exposure, composition)
  • Practice using a DSLR camera and editing software
  • Create a portfolio of original photographs

Week 18: Political Science

  • Study different forms of government (e.g. democracy, dictatorship)
  • Analyze political ideologies (e.g. liberalism, conservatism)
  • Research contemporary political issues and their implications

Week 19: Neuroscience

  • Learn about the structure and function of the brain
  • Study different areas of neuroscience (e.g. cognitive, behavioral, computational)
  • Research neurological disorders and their treatments

Week 20: Art History

  • Study the history of art from ancient to contemporary times
  • Analyze different art movements (e.g. Renaissance, Impressionism, Surrealism)
  • Research and write about a specific artist or artwork

Week 21: Journalism

  • Learn about the principles of journalism (e.g. objectivity, accuracy)
  • Study the history of journalism and its impact on society
  • Write and publish articles in a student newspaper or online publication

Week 22: Linguistics

  • Study the structure and evolution of language
  • Learn about language acquisition and development
  • Analyze the impact of language on society and culture

Week 23: Criminal Justice

  • Study the criminal justice system and its components (e.g. law enforcement, courts, corrections)
  • Analyze contemporary issues in criminal justice (e.g. mass incarceration, police brutality)
  • Research and write about a specific criminal case or policy

Week 24: Marketing

  • Study marketing principles and strategies
  • Analyze successful marketing campaigns
  • Develop and present a marketing plan for a product or service

Week 25: Environmental Ethics

  • Study the ethical considerations of environmental issues (e.g. climate change, conservation)
  • Analyze the role of corporations and governments in environmental decision-making
  • Reflect on personal responsibilities and actions related to the environment

Week 26: World Literature

  • Read and analyze works of literature from different cultures and time periods
  • Compare and contrast literary genres (e.g. poetry, drama, novel)
  • Research and write about a specific author or literary movement

Week 27: Anthropology

  • Study human culture and society
  • Analyze the impact of globalization on different cultures
  • Research and write about a specific cultural practice or tradition

Week 28: Computer Science

  • Learn about programming languages and algorithms
  • Develop and code a computer program or application
  • Analyze the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and machine learning

Week 29: Media Studies

  • Study the impact of media on society and culture
  • Analyze media representation and stereotypes
  • Research and write about a specific media platform or trend

Week 30: International Business

  • Study the principles of international business and trade
  • Analyze the impact of globalization on businesses
  • Develop and present a business plan for international expansion

Week 31: Public Speaking

  • Study the principles of public speaking and effective communication
  • Practice delivering speeches on different topics
  • Deliver a final persuasive speech on a current issue or topic of interest

Week 32: Film Studies

  • Study the history and evolution of film
  • Analyze different film genres and styles
  • Research and write about a specific director or film movement

Week 33: Philosophy of Science

  • Study the principles and methods of scientific inquiry
  • Analyze the ethical considerations of scientific research and experimentation
  • Research and write about a specific scientific discovery or controversy

Week 34: Cultural Studies

  • Study different aspects of culture (e.g. identity, power, representation)
  • Analyze the impact of cultural globalization
  • Research and write about a specific cultural phenomenon or movement

Week 35: Ethics

  • Study different ethical theories and principles
  • Analyze ethical dilemmas and their possible solutions
  • Reflect on personal values and ethical decision-making

Week 36: Capstone Project

  • Develop and present a comprehensive project that incorporates multiple disciplines and skills learned throughout the year
  • Include a research paper, presentation, or creative component
  • Reflect on the learning and growth achieved throughout the year and future goals and aspirations.