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High schoolers discuss applying for job, write letters of interest, and share them with classmates.
A history lesson focuses on jobs found in Colorado back in the 1800's, 1900's, and today. Young economists study economic factors that contributed to jobs during all three time periods, the concept of supply and demand, and examine why some jobs disappear while new ones are created.
Twelfth graders create resumes, letters of application, and thank you letters. They search for advertised jobs, interview an employer, participate in mock interviews, and attend a presentation by a local job agency representative.
Young scholars 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 review newspaper want ads and note information about wages and salaries. They identify the jobs, wages, salaries and fringe benefits from the ads. Students explain why people work for others and the importance of wages, salaries and benefits.
Students develop job interviewing skills by using role play.They practice interviewing in English. The lesson targets second language learners. The activity is ideal because the role playing allows for scaffolding and clarification to occur as needed.
Third graders write a paper summarizing their previous job shadow experience. They describe both the positive and negative aspects of the job they observed and discuss one skill used on the job. Students write thank you letters to the appropriate personnel.
Seventh graders demonstrate their ability to identify interview skills that lead to success in the job-seeking process by participating in and observing an interview with an employer. Students also use a checklist to validate their ability to identify the use of effective interview skills.
In this help-wanted ad worksheet, students examine 5 help-wanted ads and use the information from the ads to match people to appropriate jobs according to their character descriptions. Students also write 2 questions that an employer might ask in a job interview.
Students write about a job. For this careers and communication lesson, the teacher explains how stories are structured, then students choose a career to research and present the information to the class.
Students evaluate whether particular jobs have a positive or negative impact on the environment. In this career exploration lesson, students complete a worksheet in pairs to determine if and why various jobs impact the environment.
Students prepare to job hunt. In this job search lesson plan, students examine sample resumes and sample job applications. Students write their own resumes and discuss job interview tips. This lesson plan is set up for students to move to learning stations regarding job-seeking skills.
Learners identify a career field to research and complete a job shadow activity. In this career exploration lesson, students brainstorm a list of careers they are interested in and research them. Learners participate in a job shadow of the career and create a presentation for the experience.
Pupils build interpersonal skills by participating in a mock interview.  In this interviewing for a job instructional activity, students find potential job opportunities, apply, and write a resume and cover letter in preparation for a job interview.  Pupils then participate in a mock interview which will be evaluated and discussed.
First graders discuss jobs in the community. In this lesson on careers, 1st graders read and discuss different jobs in the community. They find new vocabulary and discuss what job they would like when they get older.  
In this jobs instructional activity, students look at pictures and pick the correct job, unscramble job words, listen and write job words, and more. Students complete 6 activities.
In this ESL instructional activity, students make notes about skills needed for given jobs, write advertisements for listed jobs, match descriptions of people with jobs they would be suited for and write about skills necessary for a job they would like. Questions have multiple components.
Young scholars study the appropriate protocol and strategies for participating in a successful job interview. The participate in a mock interview.
Students examine the role of specialization in different communities. Using the tortoise and the hare, they discover how everyone benefits from people being good at certain jobs. They use the internet to explore the topic of scarcity.
Students, after reading Chapter 1 in the book, "Latino Economics in the United States: Job Diversity," write an essay that compares the cultural as well as the historical factors (experiences with jobs, discrimination, education, etc.) of the three dominant Latino groups that directly affects their current economic positions in this country.

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