Work Ethic Teacher Resources
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Students practice their development of a good work ethic. In this U.S. history lesson, students investigate the colonial times and the amount of work demanded before being fed. Students compare and contrast their lifestyles with men and woman of those times.
Students demonstrate knowledge of employee behaviors that promote career success. They demonstrate knowledge of career opportunities by identifying attitudes and behaviors that strengthen the individual work ethic and promote career success.
Now that your upper grader has a job, you need to teach him how to keep it. Discuss appropriate workplace behavior such as teamwork, initiative, and self-motivation. Also bridge the topic of what is and what isn't ethical behavior and why it's so important to maintaining a job and workplace environment.
Students identify why people need to work. In this financial awareness lesson, students work in areas of the classroom (such as cleaning up blocks) and receive play money for completing each task.
Students identify the role of money in everyday life. In this algebra activity, students discuss the benefits of having a savings account. They practice making deposits and withdrawals from their bank accounts and discuss good financila choices.
In this reading activity, students predict outcome, read for information, and assess comprehension. In this multiple choice and true and false activity, students answer nine questions.
Learners identify their own work ethics in their high school job. As a class, they share their work ethics and describe how to make them more positive. They read various scenerios and solve them with a partner. To end the instructional activity, they discuss the importance of honesty and integrity in the classroom as well.
In this famous person activity, learners read a passage about Ban Ki-Moon and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Students discuss and list examples of work ethic and job motivation. Appropriate dress for different job types is discussed as well as proper work etiquette including absenteeism and tardiness. Students create rules for succeeding at work.
Eleventh graders explore the influence of religion on U.S. History. Using an internet database website, they research the religious affiliation of governors, Presidents and Vice-Presidents. Students write a paragraph explaining how religions affected U. S. History.
Learners develop an artistic work ethic, fostering confidence, responsibility and originality. They develop skills and techniques with a variety of media by creating content additional to the regular assignments to go into the final portfolio.
Students explore the work ethic and world view of the current "gamer generation." They brainstorm, describe, analyze and document the latest technology to create a virtual time capsule for a future generation.
Students identify and explore how to set goals for their individual fitness tests, as well as to practice a positive work ethic towards completing those goals. They identify what the Presidential and National test scores are for their specific age group. Students then receive a star on which they write their name and their own personal goals. Finally, they use each leg of the star for a different test.
Fourth graders explore, analyze and study how the arts serve a variety of purposes in the life of the students, community and culture. They enhance how technology influences the learning process and issues involving problem solving. Each student also exhibits examples of work ethic and behaviors in school, community and in the workplace.
Tenth graders analyze works from the period of the Industrial Revolution in England and identify the cultural values depicted and inferred that paved the way for the Industrial Revolution to occur at this time. They create captions that may would have been appropriate to accompany the artwork. They compare the values depicted with the current attitudes toward work in today's society.
A poignant 20-slide show introduces high schoolers to the amazing accomplishments of genomics and raises the question of eugenics. This lesson plan is only for mature audiences, as it deals with rape and other sensitive topics, but it is carefully written and highly valuable. Select questions are discussed following the presentation.
Students discuss basic interpersonal communication with coworkers and new vocabulary words. They role play new situations and then play a cooperation and positive attitude in the work place game.
Students identify three reasons for being on time and keeping appointments. They identify appropriate reasons for being absent or late. Afterward, they identify three "appointments" that they have in the next week and use the provided checklist for preparations.
Learners compose persuasive essays. In this written communication lesson, students follow the provided steps to prewrite, draft, and present persuasive essays on topics of their choosing. Rubrics and graphic organizers are provided.