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COA? EFC? FAFSA? These terms and more are part of a list of terminology essential for college survival used in a Bingo game. The Bingo template is provided, as is an extensive of terms and their definitions.
High schoolers 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.
Students discover the location of the various land rovers on Mars. After watching a video, they discuss the reasons why scientists are interested in possibility of life on Mars. Using the internet, they research the possible careers they are interested in and discuss them with the class.
Your class learns to launch and operate a nonprofit, procure funding, manage finances, and help others with this superbly designed unit. Includes well-crafted activities, Internet research, worksheets, vocabulary, and a high-interest video game "Karma Tycoon." When your social entrepreneurs play, they choose an American city, research its needs, and set up and run nonprofits to help. They can apply their skills and start real-life support projects on host site DoSomething.org
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Are your scholars future business owners? This college and career readiness activity will give them some poignant questions to help determine if they are budding entrepreneurs. They complete a checklist to see if they score within the range and discuss advantages and disadvantages of working for themselves. There are lists provided here to keep conversation moving. Consider using this to start a business proposal project during which kids write to investors to get their idea started.
So, you've just spotted an ad for the perfect job, now what? Get kids ready to enter the workforce by having them practice the first step, replying to a job ad. They scan the paper for a job, role-play responding to the ad via phone, then write a resume. The lesson finishes off with a mock job interview.
Eighth graders discuss their plans for after high school and complete a portfolio. Individually, they use the information from their portfolio to create puzzle pieces of their past to help them plan their future. In groups, they put their puzzle pieces together to develop their plan.
As your learners prepare to enter the workforce, address some common stereotypes that may be limiting their professional goals. The class brainstorms gender-stereotyped careers, exploring where those ideas originate. They complete a job checklist survey, indicating which gender most traditionally works in 32 fields. They also respond to three typical stereotypes and write one of their own. Groups compare and discuss answers. An optional extension is included here: debunk myths about women in nontraditional jobs using the information provided. Get ready for a good discussion!
Seventh graders are asked a variety of questions and identify the skills as job-task or not. As a class, they discuss how they could lose a job before they start working and review how to sell their skills for the job posting. To end the lesson, they practice completing a job application and review them in groups to determine who would be the best candidate.
Filling out a job application can be a confusing and overwhelming task for a young adult. Take some time and provide your class with practical advice and experience by filling out a real job application. Each learners fills out the application as best they can, then takes note of the information they were unable to provide and what that means to a potential employer.
This resource has many links to basic concepts behind nursing and wellness. Learners will define the terms community and health to then describe the six basic elements of community health practice to be used in nursing. This is an online activity.
In this economics worksheet, students look for the budgets and go through the practical activities of maintaining a monthly expense sheet.
Let the synthesizing begin as your learners trace and explore thematic ideas through informational and literary texts that concern Ramses II and the fall of Saddam Hussein. Learners begin by examining an encyclopedia article concerning Ramses and progress to “Ozymandias” by Shelly, and an article from National Geographic of the same topic but of a different tone. Readers compare the three texts and finalize the persona of Ramses. They also develop a theme from the three texts. Learners connect the themes through a photograph of the fall of Saddam Hussein’s statue in a Bagdad city square. From that, they analyze hubris of the leaders.  Everyone in the class is challenged with argument and synthesis essays. 
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.
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.
Students decide what career they want to have as they enter college. In this algebra lesson plan, students investigate the trend in the drop of engineering majors. Some reasons to consider, are lack of interest and readiness for the education level.
Eighth graders discuss the culminating activity to a unit in which they determine how they will present their "Design for My Future" and "My Personal Plan of Study." They pull together all of their work from the unit before writing a narrative entitled "My Design for My Life" which they present to their families in a presentation which includes both academic and career related goals.
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.
High schoolers apply their knowledge of "I Values " and have mastered the use of the "Decision Making Model," they are ready to study case studies. They use case studies use to figure out punnet squares, and family traits.

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