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- Estela H., Teacher
- Lewisville, TX
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Students brainstorm what they want to be when they grow up. In this careers lesson, students discuss various jobs or careers. Students read Oh, the Places You'll Go. Students draw a picture of themselves in a career they might enjoy and write why they might choose this career. Visitors come in throughout the week to talk about their professions.
Middle schoolers identify the stereotypes they are faced with on a daily basis. In groups, they use this information to identify the ways stereotypes are portrayed in movies and television. They use a video camera to record oral histories of their family members to change the stereotypes and share it with the class.
Students examine and compare various incentive programs encouraging students to stay in school. They also discover how economic disincentive programs can motivate students not to drop out. In small groups, they role-play as consulting firms assigned the task of designing incentive programs.
Explore the difference between a dietician and a nutritionist and then examine how these professionals serve the community. A PowerPoint presentation and accompanying worksheet are provided to teach this career exploration material. A pizza recipe is also included so that the class can consider how to make it more nutritious.
Students participate in games inspired by the Winter Olympics. In this Olympics appreciation lesson, students play games inspired by Winter Olympic sports. This lesson includes a guide on how to play adapted versions of skating events, bobsled events, hockey, and cross-country skiing.
Students utilize population pyramids to answer questions, make comparisons, draw conclusions and support predictions about the populations of China, India and the Unites States. They arrange numbers and symbolic information from various census bureau population pyramids.
Get your future professionals working in teams as part of a college and career readiness lesson. Discuss times learners have been on teams. What worked and what didn't? How did they settle disagreements? There is a teamwork handout here which has scholars check off their competency with various teamwork skills. Although the lesson suggests having them check these off as a reflection of a past group project, consider incorporating a group activity into this lesson before even discussing the objective. This will streamline discussion and the worksheet responses.