For Educators - 12th Grade

12th Grade Classroom Materials

If you’re looking for resources for 12th grade, then you’re in the right place. All the Own Your Own Future lesson plans and classroom activities can be accessed here. The materials are organized in the same structure as the student portion of the site.

But first...plot out your students' senior year with the Own Your Own Future Roadmap to College (also available in poster size), a month-by-month plan to help you keep track of the must-know deadlines. 

So go ahead and start exploring...

Classroom Materials for Why Go to College.

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The resources below are aligned with the student Why Go to College? section. Each lesson plan or activity can be downloaded separately.

Classroom Materials Title Description
Why Go to College? This lesson encourages dialogue about the importance of postsecondary education and the varied paths people take toward achieving that dream.

Classroom Materials for Prep for College.

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The resources below are aligned with the student Prep for College section. Each lesson plan or activity can be downloaded separately.

Classroom Materials Title Description
College Admissions Testing Using a video that depicts three very different approaches to taking college admissions tests, students get a chance to learn more about the process and why they should take those deadlines seriously.
Finding Interests through Community Service Involvement This lesson includes several activities highlighting the many benefits of community service involvement for students.
Adjusting to College Life Initiate a student discussion of the best ways to prepare for the adjustment to college life using worksheets and a data retrieval chart.
Figuring Out the College Application Process The suggested activity in this lesson is a checklist that students can complete and refer to each week until their college applications are officially completed.
Writing a College Admissions Essay This lesson will help educators give students some general ideas to think about when writing their admissions essays.
Summer After Graduation This video and corresponding checklist can open up classroom discussion about all the things students must do during the summer before their freshman year of college.
Cleaning Up Your Online Act This lesson illustrates how a student's online image may affect them now and in the future, and provides activities to help them assess and clean up their online presence.
Building a Résumé Help students identify their strengths and interests, along with other information they should include in their résumés.

Classroom Materials for Find a College.

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The resources below are aligned with the student Find a College section. Each lesson plan or activity can be downloaded separately.

Classroom Materials Title Description
College Tour Questions This lesson will acquaint students with a list of questions they could ask on a college tour and invites them to add to the list by researching the college in advance.
Choosing Your Own Path This lesson will help students understand that there are several ways to accomplish their postsecondary educational goals.

Classroom Materials for Pay for College.

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The resources below are aligned with the student Pay for College section. Each lesson plan or activity can be downloaded separately.

Classroom Materials Title Description
Cracking Financial Aid Code Words This lesson will provide further practice for students in learning the common terms they (and their families) will encounter when applying for college financial aid.
The Language of Financial Aid This document is an overview of basic financial aid terms.
Declaring Yourself Undeclared This lesson lets students know it's OK to be undeclared and provides some guidance in choosing a major.