College and Career Readiness Teacher Resources
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Careers in the Manufacturing Industry
Ninth graders explore career options in the manufacturing industry. This lesson's strength lies in its connections between the world of school and the world of work. Students explore these career options through an interactive video-conference with an engineering professor or professional who answers student-generated questions.
Archaeology as a Career
Students read several passages about archaeology to learn about the career. In this archaeology lesson, students research the career of archaeology. Students interview an archaeologist and then write an essay about the career choice of archaeology.
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.
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 Education for Early Elementary Grades
It's never too early to connect children with the real world meaning of their work. A series of four one-hour sessions, plus a field trip, make up this unit on college and career readiness for first and second graders. After viewing a video about careers and completing a career interest survey, children brainstorm interview questions and ask them of various guest speakers from the campus community. They then create a careers book and, together, compose thank you letters to each guest.
Activities for a High School Instrumentation Course
The intent of this series of activities is to introduce high schoolers to the field of chemical instrumentaiton. They perform a few basic chemistry lab techniques: pH titration, paper, gas, and liquid chromatography, ultraviolet and infrared spectroscopy, and graphing as examples of the skills needed to be a chemical technician. These thoroughly-written lessons and lab sheets provide top--notch material for a career exploration or enrichment class.
The Ups and Downs of Occupations
Students research Internet sites to identify the latest employment and occupation trends. They discuss and define career terms that important to employment. They report the findings of their research on the occupation of their choice.
Skill Building for Educational and Vocational Advancement
Over ten weeks, 8th graders refine their visions of future careers, develop skills needed to write resumes and business letters, and learn to make a strong impression at interviews. Three specific activities are included, but mostly the resource provides thorough background and justification for the relevance of the unit to 8th grade, explanation of the sequence of the unit, and ideas for nurturing relevant reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
Money Math: Lessons for Life
Students explore money as it applies to salary, paychecks, and taxes. In this essential mathematics lesson, students explore how math is used in various careers, how income takes are calculated and other important life lessons in math.
Semiconductor and choosing a major
Students decide what career they want to have as they enter college. In this algebra instructional activity, students investigate the trend in the drop of engineering majors. Some reasons to consider, are lack of interest and readiness for the education level.
So You Want To Be A...
Students design Career Character Poster, research occupations of interest, write about their future career choices, and present a first-person narrative about their chosen occupation.
So You Want to Be A....
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.
Module: Self Awareness
What are your high school young scholars interested in? This college and career readiness resource gives them a chance to consider their choices based on interest. The CHOICES Planner link takes kids to a home page where they must create an account. This is a free site and well worth your time. However, because this is from the Florida Department of Education, all the schools listed are in Florida. Pupils answer 50 questions on this interactive site to see which career clusters most suit them. Groups brainstorm careers within each cluster and later use the site to research more job options.
Winter Landscape by Pieter Brueghel
Learning about art is more than just looking at pictures, it's critical thinking, social studies, analysis, and observation skills all rolled into one. You'll share the painting Winter Landscape by Pieter Brueghel with your class, first by going over background information and then by working through a guided observation. After that, the class will be ready to participate in any of the nine activity options included in this resource.
Tahitian Landscape by Paul Gauguin
Get ready to explore the piece Tahitian Landscape with your seventh graders. They discuss the primitive style, bright colors, and impressionism found in the work, as well as biographical information regarding Gauguin's life. There are several very good art activities that will have learners painting with flair and imagination.
New! Task: Grain Storage
Farming is full of mathematics, and it provides numerous real-world examples for young mathematicians to study. Here, we look at a cylinder-shaped storage silo that has one flat side. Given certain dimensions, students need to determine the current storage capacity and design a new storage facility to use for an anticipated increase in production. The activity uses knowledge of the Pythagorean Theorem, area of a circle, properties of triangles, understanding of volume, unit analysis, and percentage increase.
New! Task: Range of Motion
If you have ever injured your shoulder, you know it takes a while to improve your arm's range of motion. In this real-world example, young mathematicians gain insight into the world of physical therapy while they analyze a case study using protractor skills, properties of right triangles, and the trigonometric sine ratio.
New! Task: Miniature Golf
"Fore!" All right, no one really yells this out in miniature golf, but this well-defined activity will have your charges using lots of numbers in their unique design of a miniature golf hole. Included in the activity criteria is the geometric difficulty of scoring a hole-in-one, creative use of material, and best use of space. Designers need to include scale drawings of their designs complete with calculations and a report explaining the design. This a fantastic lesson that will get your kids motivated and thinking mathematically.
New! Access Ramp
Just about every public building that your students are familiar with has an access ramp which complies with ADA requirements. As it turns out, designing such a ramp is an excellent activity to incorporate slope, the Pythagorean Theorem, trigonometry ratios, angles of elevation, and geometry. After all the calculations are complete, learners write recommendation letters to outline the specific advantages and disadvantages to specific designs.
New! Understanding Shakespeare - "Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind"
Expose your class to Shakespearean language with a manageable excerpt from As You Like It. A wonderfully comprehensive plan, this resource requires pupils to use higher-level thinking skills to interact with a complex text and connect literary devices to thematic meaning. Middle schoolers will examine diction, imagery, sound devices, figurative language, and more through the six provided activities.