Best 11th Grade Curriculum Materials and Resources

This list is what I would imagine my dream curriculum would have been for myself when I was growing up. If I’d gotten to choose my education, I would like to have drawn from these subjects and resources.


11th grade

1. romantic relationships

How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving

2. the healthcare system

The Health Care Handbook: A Clear and Concise Guide to the United States Health Care System

3. mental health

– activity therapy

The CBT Art Activity Book: 100 illustrated handouts for creative therapeutic work

– expressive therapy (self expression through creative expression)

The Expressive Arts Activity Book: A Resource for Professionals

– cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook For Dummies

– dialectical behavior therapy

DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets

– meditation

guided meditations

Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Simple Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly

4. first aid

(I recommend getting certified by a professional)

Basic First Aid Training video

First Aid Kit Hard Red Case 326 Pieces Exceeds OSHA and ANSI Guidelines

5. time management

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

6. sports

7. negotiation/debate

Thank You For Arguing, Revised and Updated Edition: What Aristotle, Lincoln, And Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion

8. accounting

The Accounting Game: Basic Accounting Fresh from the Lemonade Stand

Accounting Made Simple: Accounting Explained in 100 Pages or Less

Accounting Workbook For Dummies

9. career paths

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type

10. teaching (education)

Teaching: Ultimate Teaching Techniques! – Teach Like A Champion, Grab Your Students’ Attention And Engagement, Supercharge Their Learning, and Transform … Creativity, Productivity, Self Confidence)

11. music (listening)

best of classical

best of opera

best of electronic

best of folk music

best of pop

best of blues

best of country

best of hip hop

best of jazz

best of reggae

best of r&b

best of rock

best of alternative

best of metal

best of punk

best of progressive

best of psychedelic

12. dance (history)

American Dance: The Complete Illustrated History

13. television (creation)

Create Your Own TV Series for the Internet

The Comedy Bible: From Stand-up to Sitcom–The Comedy Writer’s Ultimate “How To” Guide

14. theater (scenic design)

Fundamentals of Theatrical Design: A Guide to the Basics of Scenic, Costume, and Lighting Design

15. film (filmmaking)

How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro

– equipment

Beginner Filmmaker Starter Kit for Canon EOS DSLR 5D Mark II III 6D 7D 7D II 70D 60D T6s T6i T5i T4i T3i SL1

(use cell phone camera)

16. fine arts (drawing)

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

– materials

     – graphite pencils, erasers, sketchpad and pencil sharpener

          33-piece Professional Art Kit – Drawing and Sketch Kit with Pencils, Erasers, Kit Bag and Free Sketchpad – Art Supplies, Drawing Pencils, Graphite Pencils, Pencil Sharpener

     – pastels

          Mungyo Non Toxic Square Chalk, Soft Pastel, 64 Pack, Assorted Colors (B441R078-7003A)

     – markers

          Crayola Pip-Squeaks Skinnies Washable Markers, 64 count, Great for Home or School, Perfect Art Tools

     – pens

           Sakura 30062 6-Piece Pigma Micron Ink Pen Set, Black

     – sketch book

          Canson Artist Series Universal Sketch Pad, 5.5″X8.5″ Side Wire

17. applied arts (mixed media)

Surface Treatment Workshop: Explore 45 Mixed-Media Techniques

The Art Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

– materials

     – eyedropper

          1oz Amber Glass Bottles for Essential Oils with Glass Eye Dropper

     – paints

          Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece (2-Ounce), PROMOABI Best Selling Colors I

     – paintbrushes

          Loew-Cornell 245B Brush Set, Pack of 25, Multi Color

     – palette knife

          Uxcell 5-Piece Painting Knife Set

     – stamps

          Melissa & Doug Stamp-a-Scene-Fairy Garden

     – stencils

          24 Creative Plastic Stencils from Highlights

     – glue

          Elmer’s All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Clear, Washable, 4 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks

          Elmer’s School Glue, Washable, 4 Ounces

          Gorilla Original Gorilla Glue, 4 oz., Brown

          Cbetter Mini Hot Melt Glue Gun with 25pcs Glue Sticks High Temperature Melting Glue Gun Kit Flexible Trigger for DIY Small Craft Projects&Sealing and Quick Repairs(20-watt, Blue)

     – newspapers or plastic work surface

     – paper towels

     – sandpaper

     – scissors

     – spray bottle

18. design (graphic)

Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills

The Non-Designer’s Design Book

19. earth science

Earth Science by Edward J. Tarbuck

20. space science

Space: A Visual Encyclopedia by DK

National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

The Astronomy Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

21. politics (government)

The Politics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

Understanding the Political World: A Comparative Introduction to Political Science

The Everything American Government Book: From the Constitution to Present-Day Elections, All You Need to Understand Our Democratic System

22. geography

Geography Coloring Book

Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia by DK

Geography of the World by DK Publishing

23. history (scientific)

A Short History of Nearly Everything

The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory

The History Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

24. languages (linguistics)

Linguistics For Dummies

25. writing (fiction)

Writing Fiction For Dummies

26. philosophy (western schools)

A History of Western Philosophy (Naxos Audiobooks Non-Fiction)

The Philosophy Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

27. mathematics

All the Math You’ll Ever Need: A Self-Teaching Guide

Pre-Calculus Workbook For Dummies

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