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Fifth graders investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions. Then they break into groups to complete the training and education for two careers selected from a listing in the instructional activity. Students also report their findings to the class and write a letter to themselves highlighting what they learned about themselves as well as about finding and using information in the work world.
Considering a college search project? After picking a possible career choice, and determining if that career needs a technical college or university education, individuals examine a wide variety of sources and select three schools that offer preparation for this career. Considering school demographics, reputation of training in career field, and cost, pupils craft a persuasive essay to an anonymous donor persuading the donor to pay for their education at this university. Writers must include the rationale for choosing the school, why the school is good, and why the learner’s education should be funded. Finally, groups prepare a PowerPoint about a university of their choice. Although designed for the colleges and universities in Louisiana, the concepts can be applied to any state.
Students incorporate the design process to create their own perfect job or career. In this career design lesson, students develop questions to research for a future career choice. Students brainstorm about their personal skills to use in their perfect career and use the Internet to complete a personality assessment as well as a career exploration. Students design a plan to reach for their perfect career.