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Who Will Get The Job? (Part 1)
Seventh graders are asked a variety of questions and identify the skills as job-task or not. As a class, they discuss how they could lose a job before they start working and review how to sell their skills for the job posting. To end the activity, they practice completing a job application and review them in groups to determine who would be the best candidate.
Second graders explore the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" In this careers activity, 2nd graders let their imagination go as they think of what job they would like, then complete a worksheet about their dream job. Lesson includes extension ideas.
Students explore aspects of their dream job. In this career exploration lesson, students are encouraged to either choose an existing job, or create one, and write about it on an accompanying worksheet. Extension activity ideas also available.
Paws in Jobland Job Bank
Young scholars utilize their knowledge to explore jobs. In this instructional activity about jobs and careers, students discuss other jobs that might not be included in Paws in Jobland. Young scholars conclude that they are familiar with other jobs and gather information about these jobs. The class brainstorms and creates a Job Bank with all of the new jobs.
Job Fair Simulation
Students participate in a job fair simulation. In this finding employment lesson, students role play the parts of employers and job applicants in a job fair simulation. Students discuss the activity and brainstorm ways to reduce unemployment in their community.
Students discuss jobs that could make you happy or unhappy and read articles about people who are happy and unhappy in their jobs. In this jobs lesson plan, students also match jobs to things they work with.
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
Students explore transportation and transportation related jobs as they improve their vocabulary.
Job-Related Skills, Tools, and Values
Students explore careers by interviewing their parents, playing games and identify jobs people do and the skills and tools they need to do their job.
I Want This Job Because...
Students discuss applying for job, write letters of interest, and share them with classmates.
How Jobs Changed Over Time
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.
Obtaining The Job
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.
The ABCs of Getting and Keeping a Job
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.
High schoolers 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.
Pupils 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.
Me and My Job Shadow, Part 3
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.
Who Will Get the Job?
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.
Reading Job Skills: Interviewing for a Job
In this help-wanted ad worksheet, learners 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. In 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 instructional activity, students complete a worksheet in pairs to determine if and why various jobs impact the environment.
Applying for a Job
Students apply for a job and create a resume. In this applying for a job lesson, students write a resume for themselves. Resume is designed for real world application.