College Preparation Teacher Resources
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College or Bust
Choosing which college or university to attend after high school is a huge decision. Prepare your upper classmen with a research-based lesson which has them comparing various educational options. There are four unique activities for comparing colleges, tuition, ranking, and considering a potential major. A wonderful set of activities sure to prepare your young adults for college life.
Preparing for College: A Guide for Families
You don't come across resources like this one very often. It is a tool for you to use with parents and guardians of learners in grades 6-12. It provides a complete outline for a 27-slide presentation geared at helping guardians coach their children in preparing for college. It's a great resource which can be used at a back to school night or family night.
Students discuss where everyday aliments could be treated. After reading an article, they discuss the life of a traveling nurse and how it differs from a hospital nurse. Using the internet, they research the requirements for taking care of a person in their home and in the hospital. They write a paper about how the industry can be improved.
Education is the Meaning of Life
Students explore the teachings of Confucius. In this Korean culture lesson, students watch segments of the A and E video "Confucius: Words of Wisdom." Students read handouts regarding the Asian education system and discuss their impressions prior to writing essays on education.
Career Development: Interviewing
Prepping pupils for the real world is a vital part of our job. This activity focuses on getting upper graders ready for their first post-collegiate job interview. They will prepare a resume, research a potential company to work for, and then engage in a mock interview which their peers will rate. Script, procedure, and worksheets are included. This lesson really offers a glimpse of what it takes to land a good job!
Fetal Pig Dissection
In this anatomy worksheet, students perform pig dissection and identify the different parts of a pig's anatomy. They write a detailed lab report about the process.
Endocrine Disruptors in Our Drinking Water: Should We Be Concerned?
High schoolers investigate the different hormone contaminants in the water supply. In this math lesson, students analyze data tables and graphs. They demonstrate exponential growth and decay using frog populations.
When Will We Ever Use This? Predicting Using Graphs
Here are a set of graphing lessons that have a real-world business focus. Math skills include creating a scatter plot or line graph, fitting a line to a scatter plot, and making predictions. These lessons are aimed at an algebra 1 level but can be adapted either for middle school or higher levels.
Use this packet of resources in your career unit about writing a resume. Filled with instructions, suggestions, and examples, this series of worksheets could be a great addition to a unit about careers and professional writing. Excellent for junior high, high school, college, or an adult ed class.
Life Long Learning
Twelfth graders complete a research activity to learn about post-secondary education and possible career paths. In this college and career search lesson, 12th graders locate colleges of interest on a map and explore information in a college planning booklet. Students work through six steps to simplify college planning and make a written future plan.
Why Should a Woman Be Learned or Wise? The Rise of Women's Colleges
Students examine struggle of women to obtain a higher education, and research and develop written or media presentations.
Nontraditional Job Opportunities
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!
President Warren Harding
In this US history worksheet, students read a biography about President Warren Harding and answer 10 true and false questions.
Against The Tide: Three Who Made It!
Students examine the lives of three people from New Haven, Connecticut who have careers in law, politics and entertainment. In groups or individually, they read excerpts of information about the three people and what contributions they have made to society. To end the lesson plan, they compare maps of the city from the past and today.
Reading Comprehension Test
In this reading comprehension worksheet, student read 3 different passages and answer a set of questions for each. "Test" may be submitted and scored on-line.
Reading-Low Advanced EAP-Internet Research
Students search the Internet for cultural topics. In this literacy lesson plan for below level readers, students practice reading fluency by silently reading and calculating their reading rate. Students brainstorm possible cultural topics to research, write their ideas on a whiteboard, and present them to the class. Students discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each topic, then navigate sites such as Wikipedia to locate research information about the chosen topic.
Off to Camp We Go!
Students research the Civilian Conservation Corp camps. In this Civilian Conservation Corps camp, students explore the C. C. C. and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. They plan and develop a three dimensional representation of life in a C. C. C. camp that will be shared.
The Four P's of Marketing
Learners explore how product, price, place and promotion play key roles in the marketing mix.
Animal Reproduction and Development
Details of fertilization, cleavage, the placenta and fetal development are presented, along with important diagrams and illustrations. By using these slides, you and your students will generate discussion points, along with details needed for college preparation courses.
Land Grant Colleges
Students are introduced to the concept of land grant colleges which allowed agriculture to be brought into education. As a class, they create a timeline and compare and contrast the land grant colleges of 1890 and 1892. They use maps and worksheets to discover and label the states with land grant colleges.