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A great way to determine if a career is right for you is to try it out. Learners explore the marketing career cluster by interviewing a person working in the marketing field and by developing a marketing-related service learning project. They brainstorm a list of marketing careers and compare them to careers in business or administration.
Students prioritize and match possible careers with their interests, skills, and values based on self assessments. After completing a series of checklists and evaluations on interests and abilities, students research their top choice of a career and create a product displaying information they have gathered.
Students discuss and complete a variety of activities involving careers: occupations of people who work at the White House, U.S. census workers, and professional rock stars, movie stars, and athletes.
Students investigate the concept of career planning while developing lifelong goals and plans for the future. They use a variety of activities in order to journal and discuss the plan that is created. The details of the plan is shared with other classmates.
In this science as a career worksheet, students choose a scientist and fill out the research form. Students make a poster and present a speech using the created poster as a visual aid.
First the class discusses how character or personality traits relate to career choices. They identify their own traits, research career clusters, and look for ads hiring in those target areas. They research job ads to determine what education or experience they need to land the job of their dreams.
Get those kids brainstorming about the types of jobs or careers they'd love to have. Then have them dive into a career-focused research project. Pupils take an interest survey, discuss career clusters, then work through the provided worksheets to start researching a potential career. Additionally, they write a paper describing that career, why they want to pursue it, and what they need to do to reach their goals.
Second graders explore different engineering careers. In this math lesson plan, 2nd graders create a winning cooking recipe. They role play a mock cookie sale during the culminating event.
Investigate the current financial market and have your class explore savings, borrowing, financial markets, mutual funds, and the stock market. This four-part lesson is designed to help students become knowledgeable and informed consumers.
Seventh graders explore career options and goals. In this career lesson, 7th graders study occupation cards and find a career path they are interested in. Students work in groups to to sort occupation cards with a career path poster. Students answer questions, discuss interviewing skills, and complete a mock interview and form.
Students consider the marketing of cellphones to teenagers as a springboard to designing products and related marketing strategies aimed at specific segments of the teen market.
Students simulate the stock market as a class in order to research how different events, including regulation from the Federal Reserve, can impact the stock market.
Who doesn't love fashion, especially when it can be applied to economics, supply, demand, market trends, and price equilibrium. Curious young consumers examine market scenarios to determine their effect on the demand and price for fashion merchandise. They investigate the change in demand as it effect a change in price.
Exploring and discovering what to do after high school graduation is a very real topic for 12th graders. They examine their own character traits, the traits commonly needed in specific careers, and what type of career best suits them personally. Four short activities, a worksheet, and a complete list of career clusters are included.
Students research careers in agriculture. In this agricultural instructional activity, students discover the various careers related to agriculture. Students construct resumes and "apply" for agricultural jobs.
Upper graders explore the new industrial revolution and how the tech boom in recent years is similar and different to the Industrial Revolution of the past. They watch a video, explore web sites, and discuss what they see. They work together to manufacture their own product using technological tools.
Foster class discussion about body image with the resources and questions provided here. Focus on Special K's "look good on your own terms" ad campaign. Learners start by reading about this campaign and analyze a series of print ads, discussing "ideal beauty" and marketing along the way. This plan includes procedures, print ads, three articles, and four possible final activities that activate critical thinking and writing skills.
Young scholars explore the concept of company expansion. In this company expansion lesson, students read an article about FedEx and how it was able to expand. Young scholars discuss how FedEx was able to expand. Students discuss reasons a product that was developed in another country and was successful in the US.
High schoolers explore the concept of entrepreneurship. For this entrepreneurship lesson, students read an article about a small shoe company who manages to compete with the show giants. High schoolers discuss why this small shoe company has found success. Students discuss another small company that has managed to compete with its giant counterparts.
Students explore the free enterprise system by creating and marketing a small business. After learning the basics of the free market system, students create their own small business, completing all aspects including manufacturing and sales.

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