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Learners create their own resumes. In this vocational-education lesson plan, students study the purpose of resumes and what is typically included on such a document. Then learners follow a template to create their own resume. Business owners from the community may be invited in to the class to provide students with real-world feedback on their resumes.
Students identify and interpret Spanish heritage, including the Mediterranean culture, language, history, trade, and migration. Following, they began an in-depth study of Egypt, the Middle East, Greece, and Rome and were able to make connections with the Spanish heritage and distant civilizations. Finally, students made the study of Current Events timelier by comparing present-day labor practices in third World countries.
Young scholars develop an oral or PowerPoint presentation on a career area in psychology. In this psychology careers lesson, students use Internet sources and books to research one career in the area of psychology. Young scholars then create a presentation which discusses 9 aspects of this career, including the nature of the work, working conditions, training, etc . . .
Young scholars research various careers and discover basic facts about their top five choices. In this career choice lesson, students select five careers that they are interested in and research the starting salary, training, hours per week, occupational outlook, and benefits. Young scholars present their findings to the class in a collage, poster, or video.
Over ten weeks, 8th graders refine their visions of future careers, develop skills needed to write resumes and business letters, and learn to make a strong impression at interviews. Three specific activities are included, but mostly the resource provides thorough background and justification for the relevance of the unit to 8th grade, explanation of the sequence of the unit, and ideas for nurturing relevant reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
Learners research careers and college/training institutions and chart the salary for that field in three geographic locations. In this careers lesson, students choose a career and a college/training institution to research and present. Learners chart the salary for the occupation in three different geographical locations.
Learners discover the ideas of enlightenment by reading historical poetry. In this philosophical activity, students read poems by Sir Walter Scott and Sergeant Joyce Kilmer while discussing the themes of the writing with classmates. Learners view the Bill Murray film Groundhog Day and complete several activities based on the characters and existential viewpoints from the film.
Students explore career opportunities by participating in a role-playing activity. In this vocational lesson, students identify the different jobs people have when they finish school and practice performing tasks such as sorting clothes, bagging food, or displaying flowers. Students are assessed based on their performance.
Most of the kids in your senior class really want to go to college, but some of them have no idea of how they're going to pay for it. Cover the basics regarding college funding. Information includes types of college options, types of funding options, scholarships, FAFSA, grants and loans. An excellent source of information for any young adult ready to move on to higher education.
Who doesn’t love French pastries and the idea of hard work? Discover different philosophies on hard work, and the skills of French pastry chefs as the documentary concerning the “Best Craftsmen in France” or Meilleures Ouvriers de France is viewed and discussed. Learners analyze the chef preparation, mentor rolls, and the French philosophies of hard work versus intellectual work, while juxtaposing it against American attitudes. Adaptations are included that contrast the conflicts of the documentary with similar struggles of other cultures and individuals. This would serve as a great activity to explore cultural differences, or expand a home and consumer science curriculum.
A very impressive lesson plan on the Wright brothers and their place in aviation history. Learners discover many fascinating facts about the Wright brothers and their trials and errors regarding flight. Best of all, they get to build a sled kite. All of the instructions on how to build this simple kite are embedded in the plan, as is a nifty pre-building questionnaire which has them make predictions about how their kite will fly based on what they incorporate into it.
Are you dependable? An independent thinker? Do you work well with others? Prepare your pupils for the summer job quest with a richly detailed worksheet that not only leads them through the process of creating a resume, but also explains the importance of each step. The provided checklists offer suggestions for personal attributes, transferable skills, and relevant activities. Resume samples are included as well. A great resource for a career unit.
Furnish your job seekers with a resume-building worksheet that details the kind of information they must collect and shows them how to format this information into an effective resume. Sample resumes, reference lists, and lists of action words and phrases that may be used to enliven the qualifications section are also provided. A handy resource.