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Exploring "My Market"
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.
What Career Might Be Best For Me?
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.
Career Interest Inventory
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.
Career Education: After High School, What's Next?
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.
Exploring Career Options
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.
Science as a Career
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.
Savers & Borrowers: Financial Markets in the United States
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.
Young Engineers: Understanding Engineering Through Cooking
Second graders explore different engineering careers. In this math lesson, 2nd graders create a winning cooking recipe. They role play a mock cookie sale during the culminating event.
Who Am I as a Career? Who Art Thou?
Seventh graders explore career options and goals. In this career instructional activity, 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.
Calling All Teens: Exploring Product Designs and Marketing Strategies Geared Towards Teenagers
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.
After High School— What’s Next?
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 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.
What Do People Want to Wear?
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.
Agriculture- It's More Than You Think
Students research careers in agriculture. For this agricultural lesson, students discover the various careers related to agriculture. Students construct resumes and "apply" for agricultural jobs.
The DIY: A Hands-On Look at the New Industrial Revolution
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.
Kellogg Special K Ads
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.
Absolutely, Positively a Force in China
Students explore the concept of company expansion. In this company expansion lesson, students read an article about FedEx and how it was able to expand. Students discuss how FedEx was able to expand. Students discuss reasons a product that was developed in another country and was successful in the US.
Saucony CEO Puts His Foot Down on Loyalty
High schoolers explore the concept of entrepreneurship. In 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.