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Fifth graders explore career options and potential jobs. In this career lesson, 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.
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.
Learners consider animal welfare-related careers. In this career lesson, students examine non-traditional careers as they research careers that promote animal welfare. Learners study the career of John Walsh who invented the idea of disaster relief for animals.
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.
Middle schoolers 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. Middle schoolers 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.
Students 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. Students take the information from the worksheet and create a poster about that career.
Eleventh graders confront basic personal finance choices they will face throughout their lives. There is a natural progression to the lessons, beginning with career choices, leading into budgeting and planning, and ending with the impact of credit and long-term savings and investing.
Students examine health related careers. In this career lesson plan students create a presentation of health related careers and present it to the class.
Young scholars 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.
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.
Students identify career areas that are not traditional for their gender.
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.
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.
In this careers instructional activity, learners participate in locating and circling twenty five professions associated with careers in a word search puzzle.
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.
Students explore careers in oceanography. They compare and contrast requirements for careers in the field, and determine what high school courses would help to prepare them. Finally, they create a computer-based project related to oceanography.