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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.
Seventh graders investigate their career aptitudes and interests through a scavenger hunt. They display their choices in Excel spreadsheets.
High schoolers consider animal welfare-related careers. In this career lesson, students examine non-traditional careers as they research careers that promote animal welfare. High schoolers study the career of John Walsh who invented the idea of disaster relief for animals.
Careers For Me
Eighth graders make plans for the future. For 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.
IDENTIFICATION OF CAREER CHOICES
Pupils identify careers that are not traditional for their gender.
So Much More Than a Job: An Exploration of Science and Technology in Careers
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.
The Road to Careers (Part 1)
Fifth graders explore career options and potential jobs. In this career lesson plan, 5th graders study various careers and the training or education needed for those careers. Students study posters and name career paths as well as occupations in the paths. Students complete worksheets related to the career exploration and research three jobs they would like to have.
So You Want to Be A....
Young scholars research the job they would like and create a poster. For this careers lesson, students research a job of their choosing and complete a worksheet. Young scholars take the information from the worksheet and create a poster about that career.
Exploring Career Choices
Students complete a self-analysis exercise and choose a career to research based on the results. Students research their career using various resources including interview and internet research. They use the information gathered to create a career research report, personal data sheet, an effective resume, and job application form.
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.
What is a Green Job?
Here is a simple, straightforward lesson 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.
High schoolers research different careers in the health field, and identify the characteristics of effective providers of health care.
CHOOSING A CAREER - WITHOUT LIMITATIONS
Young scholars identify career areas that are not traditional for their gender.
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.
Biology Career Exploration
Students 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.
Traveling the Career Paths (Part 1)
Students are quizzed by the counselor as a class asking them to match jobs with career paths. They discuss and analyze why there are so many different types of work out in the world. Puppets illustrate for the students various career paths with hats and pictures.
Word Search: Careers
For this careers worksheet, students participate in locating and circling twenty five professions associated with careers in a word search puzzle.
Career Connections: The Connection Corner
Young scholars will create a career information center. In this careers lesson, students research careers on a local and national level and create a help wanted ad for an occupation of personal interest. Young scholars create a brochure and predict future jobs and create or acquire a visual representation of the careers. Students maintain an information sheet throughout the year.
Exploring Career Decisions: Who Am I and What Can I Become?
What are the steps involved in good career planning? According to this resource they are self-assessment, career exploration, and job searching. Great for older kids or young adults, the slide show introduces career clusters (categories) and how one can begin thinking about their future career.
Careers Lessons 2 - How Can I Get There from Here?
High schoolers identify differences between jobs and careers, and identify career areas within the broad field of oceanography. They research, compare and contrast requirements needed to become a practitioner of various oceanographic career fields, determine high school courses that would be most beneficial for someone planning oceanography career, and create computer-based group projects relating to an oceanographic career.