Tourism Careers Teacher Resources
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Hospitality and Tourism 1: Safety and Sanitation
Math and science come alive in this career-related lesson on sanitation. Along the way, learners explore bacterial growth rates using exponential notation and graphs. A link to a very brief, but vivid video shows just how quickly these critters multiply! After walking the class through the skills and formulas required, you can turn them loose with your choice of several worksheets.
Hospitality and Tourism 3: Salads
After viewing a nutritious presentation on salads as any part of a meal, viewers participate in a paper-folding activity to prepare them to calculate ratios of salad dressing ingredients. As an assessment, they actually make a vinaigrette! This is a practical lesson for working with ratios that can be used in your math class, or a cooking elective.
Exploring Career Options
Get those kids brainstorming about the types of jobs or careers they'd love to have. Then have them dive into a career-focused research project. Pupils take an interest survey, discuss career clusters, then work through the provided worksheets to start researching a potential career. Additionally, they write a paper describing that career, why they want to pursue it, and what they need to do to reach their goals.
Hospitality and Tourism 2: Costing
The lesson plan provides a richly detailed narrative and sample problems for teaching or reinforcing how to work with percentages. In particular, your audience will compute the costs per serving of food and simulate setting menu prices for the hospitality industry. This is a simple, yet tasty, resource to use in your middle school math classes or with a culinary elective.
Investigate the Range of Career Opportunities in the Travel and Tourism Industry
Learners research the career opportunities in the travel and tourism industry. They work together to identify the entry requirements for some positions. They analyze their own strengths and weaknesses.
Careers in Border Security: Working with Passports
Sixth graders examine careers in security. In this careers lesson, 6th graders discuss what is needed for travel into other countries and why passports are crucial. The teacher shows a model and then students create their own passport.
What's Wong? What's Right?
Explore the ethics, responsibilities, and impacts of the career cluster that relates to law. Learners examine various cases where legal action was taken and resulted in a consequence. They'll act out various scenarios, research jobs in the law career cluster, and create a visual representation of the job in that cluster they'd most like to do.
Eco-Tourism in the Outer Banks
Sixth graders explore the effect of eco-tourism on the outer banks of North Carolina. In this environmental science lesson, 6th graders investigate how to solve the eco-tourism/erosion problems occurring in the Outer Banks by researching various careers related to eco-tourism.
Career Investigation Project
Students explore a career of their choice to learn about a career that interests them. In this career exploration lesson, students research a variety of careers and select one in particular. Students create a project to tell others about the career.
Making Decisions About Careers
Eighth graders engage in a lesson that is related to the concepts related to conducting research of the economy while focusing on career choices. They find information using a variety of different resources when including statistics of the local workforce and economy.
Causes and Effects
Students investigate one family's volunteer tourism experience and the international volunteer organizations to create a community guide to helping those in need around the world.
Recruitment and Selection in Travel and Tourism
High schoolers identify the stages in recruitment and selection for the tourism business. They develop a flowchart involved when appointing someone to a position. They analzye their own strengths and weaknesses.
Students are members of teams traveling and exploring the Pacific States Region of the United States via the Internet. Each team travels virtually to its destination to become experts on geography, history, tourism, nature, and economics.
Eighth graders set realistic career goals. and become familiar with career opportunities and skills necessary to be successful. Students create a career portfolio containing three career opportunities.
Mapping My Pathway
Eighth graders create career portfolios, speak with the school counselor, and develop and educational plan. Individually, 8th graders discuss career options and how an educational plan can assist them in future goals. They explore various job markets and describe vocabulary words.
Getting the Local Scoop
Fourth graders practice interviewing professionals in their area about their careers at a local watershed. They identify at least three careers that depend on the watershed and discuss its history. They write a composition to end the lesson.
Costa Rican Sea Turtles
Students read "One Tiny Turtle" by Nicola Davies. Using the internet, they research the characteristics of turtles off of the Costa Rica coast. In groups, they complete a worksheet and define vocabulary words they are unfamiliar with. To end the lesson, they create a travel brochure for the area.
Students study the orbital space plane, NASA's proposed spacecraft of the future. They work in groups to plan missions to take place twenty years from now and design orbital space planes in which to carry out the missions.
Tourism in Newfoundland and Labrador
Students examine some of the factors involved in tourist destination areas in Canada. Using the data, they determine the best location for a new Bed and Breakfast in Newfoundland.
Costa Rican Sea Turtles
Students explore the concept of sea turtles. In this sea turtle lesson, students research the life cycle and the characteristics of sea turtles. Students also create a brochure for Leatherback sea turtles.