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Based on a New York Times article, "The College Drop-Out Boom," participants in a fishbowl discussion formulate and express opinions about the correlation between level of education, career options, and economic mobility. Ample procedural details and discussion questions are provided in this resource from the Learning Network. The link to a follow-up article recommended for homework isn't functional; use our link or search the article title on the Times site to find it.
Eighth graders develop an educational and career plan based on current interests, strengths, and limitations. They identify and explore a variety of resources to aid in career exploration and planning now and in the future. They compare personal interests with career and educational information.
Third graders examine the relevance of education to career by surveying adults about which school subjects they use at work. They chart their data and create spreadsheet graphs that reveal their findings. Many resources are included in this engaging activity, though the letter to parents needs editing and the survey template could be expanded.
Help potential job seekers create a personal job options list that "fits" their personality type. They will discover specific occupational information about two chosen careers. Then they will identify the most important factors to keep in mind when choosing a career and create a personal business card that identifies them with their career titles.