Senior Seminar at Groves High School
Essential Course Questions
- How are curiosity and literacy essential for living a full life?
How does an individual pursue his/her own interests?
What are the steps involved in conducting qualitative and quantitative research?
How does a researcher evaluate and interpret findings and adjust the research process accordingly?
Why and how does a researcher publish and present his/her learning?
Texts We Might Study
See how logging 10,000 can be the most important factor in become successful.
See how persevering through doubt can inspire us to change the world with our unique skill set
See how looking beyond test scores can help solve the "education crisis"
Sample Project Ideas
Pursue a personal interest or skill [managing a restaurant, flying an airplane, rebuilding a car, writing a symphony]
Create/Enhance a support program [BBBS, Links, Kickoff Mentors/Freshman Final Review]
Produce a TED talk
Connect two areas of interest [physics and music; astrology and psychology]
Analyze a body of writing of a particular author/genre
Prepare a dramatic reading of a play, with character analyses
Write an original work [short story, collection of poems, essays, op-eds]
- Prepare a workshop for a Parent Camp, Edcamp, Optimists Club, Detroit TEDx, or similar event