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Seventh graders investigate their career aptitudes and interests through a scavenger hunt. They display their choices in Excel spreadsheets.
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.

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Help your pupils find some direction with a career research project. Individuals research three careers, using the included graphic organizers to record their findings. They then create a visual aid on a computer and present their career. Specific requirements are listed on the assignment sheet and rubric included here. 
Students consider animal welfare-related careers. In this career lesson, students examine non-traditional careers as they research careers that promote animal welfare. Students study the career of John Walsh who invented the idea of disaster relief for animals.
Sixth graders discover different careers in music. In this career exploration lesson plan, 6th graders explore four different categories of music careers: music education, music performance, music business and music therapy. Students create  a presentation for the class on the career they chose to research.
Eleventh graders are engaged in recognizing the science and technology (qualifications and/or training, knowledge, skills, abilities) that relate to careers and occupations that catch their interest.
Eighth graders make plans for the future. In this career planning lesson, 8th graders respond to questions about the personal interests and then research the educational requirements and attributes of careers they are interested in. 
Transform your class into young geologists as they learn about six different branches of geology. Using the included geology career descriptions and picture cards, learners work in small groups deciding which tools and locations fit their assigned geology specialist. They then write short narratives describing their jobs to demonstrate what they have learned. Some of the included tools may be unfamiliar, so be sure to explain their uses prior to small group discussions.
Students take a closer look at occupations on television. In this career lesson, students discuss careers as depicted on television and then conduct independent research on the careers. Students compare and contrast their findings.
Students investigate various careers in the field of aviation in this lesson. They watch and discuss a video, develop a list of careers in aviation mentioned in the video, and create a resume and cover letter for an entry level aviation job.
Students view teacher-created poster depicting people in various careers, and use vocabulary words on poster to generate grammatically correct sentences relating to careers in target language. Students then choose specific career to research, and create group presentation to share with classmates.
High schoolers discover how technology is used in the workplace. In this careers lesson, students compare and contrast careers and how technology is incorporated into each of them. High schoolers set goals to achieve their ideal career.
Students research the job they would like and create a poster.  In this careers lesson, students research a job of their choosing and complete a worksheet. Students take the information from the worksheet and create a poster about that career.
Have your class write down their career interests and conduct research into the different types of jobs they can have in a field. They will use critical thinking skills in order to begin thinking about making a career choice. They are also taught life skills of independence and hard work.
Pupils select a biology-related career for research. They use school and community resources to gather information for this career. Students complete a college application. They share their findings with classmates.
Students investigate careers in Agriscience. They participate in various activities to stay engaged in the lesson. Students also research different careers that are available in the field. Then they answer questions about a career of choice.
Learners explore careers in agriculture.  In this agriculture lesson, students research assigned careers in agricultural sciences.  Learners evaluate their researched positions for job security and wage potential.
Students investigate human capital. For this financial planning lesson, students calculate the median income and education levels of a given career and identify the skills needed to succeed in that given career.
Students listen to a book about careers and occupations before they research their own career choice using a variety of resources. They complete a KWL chart and Job Research worksheet and design a Career Character Poster that shows them in their chosen career.
Here is a simple, straightforward lesson plan for high schoolers on the green industry. Since there is an increasing awareness of how humans are negatively impacting the environment, the opportunities for employment in combating the problem are likely to increase. Through research, student presentations, and discussion, your class will learn about the broad spectrum of green jobs that are developing. This is a terrific topic for both a career exploration unit or as part of your environmental sciences curriculum.