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There are so many do's and don'ts in the workplace. Give future employees a head start in understanding good workplace behavior. They create a list of personal characteristics that are strengths or need improvement. They analyze workplace behavior in several scenarios, focusing on specific job skills.
Financial literacy is the way to teach! The class works in small groups to discover the relationship between education and income level. They use their math and problem-solving skills to complete two different activities. They work out a team budget, then work through a scenario based budgeting game. Practical math, the importance of career and education, and economics rolled into one, and everything is included!
First graders verbally list personal, ethical and work habit skills needed for classroom jobs during discussion. They discuss why it is important to be honest when doing a job in the classroom? Students give examples of three skills. They are given a Classroom Jobs Activity Sheet with the instructions.
Students explore qualities necessary in keeping a job. In teams, using each letter of the alphabet, students brainstorm important job skills and attitudes. They associate skills in getting a job with skills in keeping a job. Team information is shared and discussed with the entire class.
Students, while in the computer lab, experience and practice typing a simple resume. They assess how to write their job skills, work experience and educational experience in a simple resume while reviewing the main parts of a resume and how to access a variety of examples of formats for resumes.
Katherine Paterson’s young adult novel Lyddie is the foundation of a differentiated instruction unit that not only explores the rise of industrialization and labor but women’s rights issues as well. The resource links, list of activities, assessment tools, and template for planning modifications make this a powerful teacher resource.
Get your scholars ready for the workplace! This is a comprehensive plan that will really prompt a big picture approach to career planning. Learners consider whether or not school is a real job, and how well it prepares them for the professional world. They fill out a survey assessing skill sets they are proficient in and still need to work on. The link to the survey includes many more fantastic resources and extension ideas! Learners break into groups to evaluate the importance of discrete skill sections, orally presenting their conclusions. There is a worksheet to synthesize their findings. Consider assigning a job shadow afterwards!
Scientific method, linear measurements, friction, inertia. Imagine learning scientific vocabulary in an ELA class. Before researching and developing a presentation about simple machines, class members build a common, but decidedly watered-down, version of these terms and scientific principles. Individuals then select an object from a provided list and investigate how these objects utilize one or more physics concepts. They draw an image of their object, craft a description of how it works, create an ad campaign, and present their findings to the class. A rationale for the approach and complete directions for the project are included in the resource.
Start your future business leaders' careers off on the right foot with this instructive real-world PowerPoint on effective and ethical writing in the business setting. Although it is developed for use in conjunction with a textbook, the information provided stands on its own and can be used immediately by learners. The presentation is very specific on how to write for the global marketplace, and what is and isn’t ethical writing. Everyone can benefit from this information.
Students work in groups to research, design, and create model water park using line segment theories coordinate. They produce individual design portfolios that include their ideas and opinions, design solutions, sketches and research notes. Student trip to water park for field testing is suggested. Four lessons on one page.