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Students share their opinions about local job opportunities for people their age. After reading an article about hiring trends, they discuss Google's answer to filling jobs. They research and report on an employer that offers internships for teenagers. They write their own cover letter and resume and practice interviewing for different positions.
Students explore careers in nonprofit organizations. In this philanthropy lesson, students identify job opportunities in the nonprofit sector and invite guest speakers from a nonprofit organization into the classroom.
Learners recognize different job opportunities in the nonprofit sector and identify people in the community in nonprofit organizations. In this nonprofit organizations instructional activity, students identify job opportunities in the nonprofit sector and specific community members in the positions. Learners decide whether nonprofit organization provides a good or service and if natural resources, human capital, or capital equipment are used in production.
Students discover job opportunities in the nonprofit sector. They identify members of their community with prominent positions. They examine the organization and describe if it provides a good or service and what types of capital are used.
Students read a lesson on international trade and then debate whether the U.S. government could improve job opportunities by passing legislation restricitng car imports or by subsidizing domestic car production.
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!
Students explore career opportunities in the nonprofit sector. In this career exploration lesson, students listen to guest speakers who work for nonprofit organizations explain their jobs. Students also examine the role of nonprofit organizations as they relate the economy.
Twelfth graders investigate the concept of discovering jobs and how to adapt to life even with a disability. They take part in field experiences and take pictures using a digital camera while creating an electronic portfolio of possible jobs that could be pursued.
Learners design a page describing a community helper which will ultimately turn into a book. In this volunteering lesson, students discover different community helper jobs, design a page dedicated to one of those jobs, then collaborate with their classmates to create a large book given to a community organization.
Various types of shops in the floral trade are presented in this presentation. Also provided, are descriptions of the types of services, clients and job opportunities that are available in this business.
Students engage in a lesson that is about the concept of measuring the statistical data of a population taken from a census. The data is interpreted and recorded looking for trends in subjects like world economy and job opportunities.
Students review and discuss what skills and knowledge they need to make a decision about a career. They take a test to see which career they would most likely fit into.
Young scholars research nonprofit jobs. In this nonprofit organizations lesson, students brainstorm jobs available at nonprofit organizations and listen to guest speakers talk about working for a nonprofit organization. Young scholars focus on one nonprofit organization and brainstorm all the possible jobs it provides for community members. Students choose a nonprofit job to research.
Young scholars explore career opportunities in the nonprofit sector. In this character development and career lesson plan, students identify job opportunities in a nonprofit organization and research the necessary skills needed for these jobs. Young scholars complete a resume appropriate for related employment.
Students, while reviewing an extensive list of vocabulary terms on the board, examine various resources (family, friends, colleagues, etc.) to identify job opportunities/simply acquiring about a job. In addition, they review common job related abbreviations when searching for a job.
Students explore careers in accounting and examine various job opportunities. In addition, they assess the ethics associated with the business world. The lesson concludes with online games and a quiz covering job opportunities and responsibilities.
Students explore job opportunities in their chosen career field. In this career exploration lesson, students complete a portfolio using the career investigation in the STAR event link. Students present the project to the class and write a follow-up paragraph.
Students are introduced to the concept of accounting. Individually, they use the internet to research the job opportunities and careers in accounting and identify any they are interested in. To end the lesson, they review proper business ethics and take a quiz.
Eighth graders examine reasons for immigration. In this population trends instructional activity, 8th graders discuss push and pull factors. Students then create immigration posters to attract immigrants and migrants to the areas they are advertising.
Students complete a self-assessment on their employability skills, then discuss how they can improve those competencies that need improvement regarding success in school, jobs, and their personal lives.