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OPS At Home Learning: 12th Grade

Grade level resources



12th GRADE – PreCalculus/Trigonometry and Above

(PreCalculus/Trigonometry students, please refer to 12th Grade Mathematics)

(AP Calculus and AP Statistics students please refer to GATE tab)

Recommended minutes per day:  45 – 60 minutes





Social Studies

Social Studies – American Government (12th grade)

Recommended minutes per day: 30 minutes


  • Keep connected to American Government content with Khan Academy resources (video lessons, student readings, and quizzes) over the following topics:
    • Branches of Government
    • Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
    • Political Participation
  • Go further with American Government using the CK-12 Online Text. Select Social Studies then American Government to access content information, videos, and interactives on a variety of topics. 
  • Stay engaged with online Civic Learning Opportunities from the National Constitution Center. 
  • Register to Vote! If you will be 18 years old by May 12th, you can register to vote online to be eligible to vote in the May 12th Nebraska primary election.
  • View “On this day in history” clips from C-Span.
  • Learn more about Omaha’s hidden history, and how local people, events, and places are connected to  local politics and civic participation.  
    • View student projects from Making Invisible Histories Visible
  • Stay connected to current events, global issues, and reading with the NY Times Lesson of the Day, as well as resources located on the OPS Library Services page.


OPS Library Services Resources:
- Opposing Viewpoints (current issues)
- Global Issues in Context (world issues)
- OverDrive (ebooks)

Language Arts / Reading

ENG 7-8 (12th Grade English)



Independent Reading:  30 minutes per day

  • Student chooses a book of interest.  This includes literary text (novel, short story, biography, autobiography, memoir, play, poetry, science fiction, fantasy, graphic novel) or informational text (topic-centered on a topic of student’s choice).  Use Overdrive or Sora to check out materials digitally for free (connects to the Omaha Public Library and the Omaha Public Schools Library).
  • Structured Reading Support
    • contains grade-level informational text with comprehension questions attached.  Currently offers an “Article a Day” for grades 6-8.  Free.
    • Achieve 3000 offers one article every day that is leveled to students’ reading level with comprehension questions for each.  Archived articles also available.  Free but requires online registration and some training to implement.
    • The NY Times offers short lesson plans featuring current event articles.



Independent Writing:  15 minutes per day

  • Student journals (diary) on topic of choice.  Can include reflections on current events, daily life, content of independent reading.
  • Students can write a play and submit for feedback using
  • Structured Writing Support
    • YouTube videos provide targeted information on topics and subtopics that include the writing process, grammar usage, punctuation, capitalization, sentence structure and style, writing modes and genres.  Free.
    • Each week playwrights are offering free lessons on playwriting.
    • NoRedInk offers interactive tutorials to teach writing and grammar concepts.  Free.



  • TED Talks offer short speeches and presentations by a variety of speakers on multiple topics.  Free.
  • TEDx Talks focus on topics of a more global/international nature.  Free.



Science – Electives (12th grade)

Recommended minutes per day: 30 minutes


  • Explore online learning opportunities using animal webcams, interactives, videos and games at the California Academy of Science
  • Explore NASA's online activities, e-books, podcasts and other content
  • Explore different data resources from NOAA
    • Climate Data Resources
    • Historical Data Resources
    • Real-time Data Resources
    • Weather & Atmosphere Data Resources
  • Stay connected to our own Henry Doorly Zoo by engaging in interactive videos and animal webcams
  • Explore various simulations from PhET
    • Natural Selection
    • Stretching DNA
    • Eating and Exercise
    • Etc.
  • Watch Khan Academy videos to engage in science concepts
  • Use interactives from PBS Learning to focus in on science concepts


Personal Finance

Personal Finance, Grade 12

Recommended Minutes Per Day: 30 minutes


  • Participate in an online stock market simulation
  • Explore consumer research on a household product or service
  • Review credit card and debt simulations
  • Explore various careers. Determine education needed, salary, demand for that career in this area and beyond.
  • Risk management activity: Explore different types of insurance and have conversations about risk tolerance and the cost/benefit of different types of insurance.
  • Explore savings and investment tools, including but not limited to stock market simulations and investment market research.


OPS Library Services Resources:

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