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High school Freshmen discuss what they can do now to prepare for a college. They take an interest survey, identify possible career opportunities, then compare these to their results from the Jung Typology Test. They review college entrance exams, develop a career plan, customize a college roadmap, and create a college portfolio. All necessary links are included.
As a way to explore the roles of community helpers, learners take pictures of people who work at their school. This lesson, in which pupils take pictures of the principal, custodian, guidance counselor, media specialist, etc. and identify their role, was designed for students in special education, but it could be used in any lower grade classroom.
First graders discuss their own personal abilities, interests, and skills with their guidance counselor. At each star point, they complete prompts, such as, "A job I have at home is," and draw pictures of themselves in the star's center. during career discussions, 1st graders connect career choices to the aforementioned personal attributes.
Students explore the motivations and consequences of seeking attention, including sexual attention from peers, by interpreting segments of "The Lost Children of Rockdale County" video. They conduct further research on the Internet and participate in class discussion. Students present their observations in a graphic organizer.
Students research the new Foreign Language Academy and other free summer programs at colleges for teens. They write features stories about the opportunities and interview deans and university officials. Students also interview school guidance counselors about ways to maximize the experience.
Learners receive rewards for doing a kind act. If a teacher sees a student doing something they feel should be recognized a card is filled out and given to the student. Each student then who receives a card takes it to their guidance counselor who gives them a small reward. Then their name is entered in a drawing for a pizza party and their name put up on a bulletin board.
Reading The Pearl by John Steinbeck with your class and looking for an extension activity? Incorporate art and drama as a way of further exploring the themes presented in this work of literature. Start off in groups, each receiving a different piece of artwork to critique and discuss in light of the social issues depicted in The Pearl. Or if a dramatic activity sounds more appealing, use the Role Play Scenario worksheet include here to get young scholars up from their seats and acting out how social issues may affect their own adolescent lives. Note: To complete the lesson plan as written, you will need several additional materials that are not included.
Choosing which college or university to attend after high school is a huge decision. Prepare your upper classmen with a research-based instructional activity 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.
Most of the kids in your senior class really want to go to college, but some of them have no idea of how they're going to pay for it. Cover the basics regarding college funding. Information includes types of college options, types of funding options, scholarships, FAFSA, grants and loans. An excellent source of information for any young adult ready to move on to higher education.
Youngsters investigate autism and autism spectrum disorders. They access a variety of websites which present information on ASD's, and assess how accurate the information they've read actually is. They work in groups and utilize worksheets embedded in the plan which guide them through a fact-checking process for each of the sites they look at. Finally, each group creates a display that has many of the most important facts about autism and ASD's. An excellent plan!
A simple, yet memorable, way of practicing with displacement vectors is described here. Divide your class into groups and assign each a different landmark on campus. They measure smaller legs of the path from the classroom to their designated destination and then calculate the shortest distance from the initial to the final point. A general outline of the lesson plan, suggestions, a scoring rubric, and links to accompanying reading material are provided to make this a breeze to carry out with your physicists.
Furnish your job seekers with a resume-building worksheet that details the kind of information they must collect and shows them how to format this information into an effective resume. Sample resumes, reference lists, and lists of action words and phrases that may be used to enliven the qualifications section are also provided. A handy resource.