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Lesson Plan
California Department of Education

Evaluating Web Sites

For Teachers 8th Standards
If it's on the Internet, it must be true—right? How can someone tell if a website contains less-than-truthful information? Savvy surfers evaluate sources in the fifth of a six-part college and career readiness instructional activity...
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Lesson Plan
California Department of Education

I Have “M.I.” Strengths!

For Teachers 6th Standards
There are so many ways to be smart! Can your class identify their intelligences? The third of five career and college lesson plans designed for sixth graders challenges them to assess their unique skills. Once they determine their...
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Lesson Plan
California Department of Education

Plagiarism is Stealing!

For Teachers 9th Standards
Stop, thief! Do your pupils understand the consequences of plagiarism? Lesson three of six in a series of college and career readiness activities demonstrates the dangers of taking credit for someone else's work. Learners engage in...
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PwC Financial Literacy

Income and Careers: Career Exploration

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary schoolers take part in a virtual career day and are exposed to various career opportunities in the finance, education, and medical fields. By accessing a video you can download from the PwC Financial website, learners "shadow"...
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Curated OER

Exploring Careers: Career Interest Checklist

For Students 9th - 12th
What do you want to be when you grow up can be a difficult question for many young people. A career interest checklist gives high schoolers a place to consider career options that might not have occurred to them. Participants first...
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Lesson Plan
Nebraska Department of Education

Collaborative Resume Writing

For Teachers 9th
A resume is a key requirement in the job application process. As part of a career unit study for high school freshmen, pairs critique a bad resume, brainstorm as a whole class what should be included in a resume, and then as individuals,...
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Lesson Plan
Nebraska Department of Education

How Do You Define “Friend?”

For Teachers 9th
Shared values are often the keystone in friendships. Class pairs use their "Values" handout from a previous instructional activity and interview one another to identify values they share and don't share. Then, consider how their...
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Lesson Plan
Nebraska Department of Education

Mock Interviews

For Teachers 9th
Completing a job application and sitting for an interview are essential parts of the job search process. High schoolers receive guidance as they fill out a job application and participate in mock interviews to prepare. They also access a...
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Lesson Plan
Nebraska Department of Education

Phone Etiquette

For Teachers 9th
High school freshmen prepare for the world of work by practicing a phone interview. After examining a list of "Do's and Don'ts," pairs take turns being the job applicant and the interviewer.
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Lesson Plan
Nebraska Department of Education

Managing My Money

For Teachers 10th
Rent, food, utilities, gas, clothing, taxes! It all adds up. As part of a career planning and management unit, high school sophomores learn about financial planning and budgeting.
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Lesson Plan
Nebraska Department of Education

Leaving A Job

For Teachers 10th Standards
Neither "You're fired!" nor "I quit!" make for leaving a job on good terms. As part of a career development study, job seekers learn to craft both a verbal resignation and a formal resignation letter.
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Lesson Plan
Nebraska Department of Education

Writing Emails That Matter

For Teachers 10th Standards
LOL! BRB! :-) The rules for business and professional emails differ significantly from online communications among friends. As part of a career readiness study, pupils learn the do's and don'ts of writing professional emails.
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Lesson Plan
Nebraska Department of Education

Zeteophobia

For Teachers 9th
You know hydrophobia, arachnophobia, and maybe even ophidiophobia, but do you recall Zeteophobia, the least famous phobia of all? As part of a Career Development series, job seekers investigate the power of zeteophobia, the fear that...
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Lesson Plan
Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Career Portfolio

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Climb the career ladder! Using a guiding resource, pupils develop an individual career plan including goals, a resume, and self-assessments. Additionally, scholars write a cover letter to a company of choice.
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Workforce Solutions

Networking Bingo

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A game of Bingo gets scholars networking. Independently, participants complete the worksheet responding to each applicable prompt. With the group, peers roam the room to network in search of similar answers.
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Workforce Solutions

Survivor Island

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Decisions, decisions! Small groups decide on their dream career then enter a scenario that challenges them to make another big decision—if stranded on a deserted island, who would be saved or fed to the sharks. Because decisions are...
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Workforce Solutions

Egg-streme Sports

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Challenge small groups to build a structure that catches a raw egg without breaking—working collaboratively and applying mathematical and engineering principles. Pretending the frame was made by a business, scholars create a marketing...
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Workforce Solutions

Discover Your Interests

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Career exploration is the focus of a lesson plan that encourages pupils to choose a profession based on their strengths and interests. Following a thoughtful discussion covering different character traits, class members complete an...
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Workforce Solutions

Simple Machine Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How are simple machines used in professional settings? To find out, scholars examine various pictures, cross-reference a list of simple machines, and write or verbally share how those items are used in specific jobs.
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Workforce Solutions

A Colony for Lunar Living

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Two lessons explore the possibility of living on the moon. First, scholars read various scenarios to identify which careers would best transfer to life in space. Finally, pupils examine a website to locate items made for outer space,...
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Workforce Solutions

Newton's Laws

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Two lessons explore the connection between energy transformation and a given job. In instructional activity one, small groups role-play a scenario that showcases the energy transformations that may take place during a job-specific task....
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Workforce Solutions

On the Job

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Four lessons spotlight a variety of professions while boosting listening and observational skills and making inferences. Lesson one challenges pupils to group cards based on a commonality then justify the relationship they see. Lesson...
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Workforce Solutions

Let’s Take a Selfie

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Professional or unprofessional? That is the question addressed by a lesson on workplace attire. Class members examine images posted on job search sites like Linkedin and those posted by celebrities. They consider the implications of...
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Workforce Solutions

Social Media Pit Stop

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Think before you post! Employers are watching! That's the takeaway from an activity that asks learners to rate their social media posts using a scale developed by recruiters. The activity ends with scholars brainstorming ways to improve...