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Changemakers Lesson Plans

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Teens and tweens are invited to become changemakers in a five-lesson unit, asking them to investigate and share what they have learned about exemplary, contemporary Native Americans. They gather facts about their research subject, record...
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Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Road Blocks to Mental Health

For Teachers 11th - 12th
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fewer than half of adults seek treatment for mental health disorders. Those interested in careers in mental health investigate why this is so by looking at the stigma...
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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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Field Trip Preparations

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars prepare for a field trip to collect rock specimens. They learn how to build proper display boxes, create road logs, and study various geology careers. This is the final chapter in a seven-chapter unit on geology and contains six...
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From Milk to Cheese & Seed to Shelf

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learn about food production by making cheese, seeing how a seed gets to a shelf, and discussing food safety. Budding agriculturalists complete several activities and learn about food production, biotechnology, food preservation,...
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Personal Learning Plan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Setting goals, career exploration, and self-awareness are three major components found on the path to college. A wide variety of wonderful teaching tools are provided to help you facilitate an understanding of how simple it can be to...
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What's Wong? What's Right?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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The Business of Agriculture

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners explore the importance of agribusiness in the US economy. They play one game where they sort and discuss the importance of agricultural commodities. They also play the game Pit to better understand how agricultural products are...
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America's Heartland: Step-By-Step Lesson Guide

For Teachers 7th - 12th
An excellent resource gets kids looking at agricultural production to better understand the careers needed in distributing foods from the farm to the consumer. Book, poster, web, and video links are included for teacher use. There is...
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Exploring Living Science Careers

For Teachers 7th
Use a variety of group activities to explore living science careers. Living science careers include everything from a food scientist or farmer to a veterinarian or agricultural economist. Kids will discuss 31 different careers in this...
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Searching for Your Perfect Career

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Here is a very comprehensive lesson that spans several weeks and allows learners to fully explore career clusters. They take aptitude tests, list career options, then research one career choice. They create PowerPoint presentations that...
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Where Does It Come From?

For Teachers 7th
Do you or your learners know where apples or potato chips come from? If not, you will after this instructional activity. To explore careers in agriculture, learners first examine the importance of agriculture to our nation. They view...
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Source Search: Agricultural Products

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Farmers just farm, right? Find out how important agricultural products are to our modern society. Learners will explore the foods, textiles, and fuels made from industrial farm goods. They'll also explore the idea of choosing an...
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Grow it Now, Drive it Later?

For Teachers 7th
What do corn and career exploration have in common? A lot, if you're considering an agricultural career that contributes to alternative fuel resources. Through a series of films, presentations, activities, and readings, learners will...
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Take this Job and Love It!

For Teachers 10th - 12th
High schoolers need to be prepared to enter the job market during or after high school. Here are six preparational activities geared at getting those kids ready to enter the job market. They conduct research on various jobs, learn about...
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Read to Learn

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore the concept of community helpers.  For this community helper lesson, students brainstorm the community helpers in their neighborhood after reading a book about jobs in the community.  Students then host a community...
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Tootsie Roll, Tootsie Roll, Who Art Thou?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss gender role stereotyping and males and females in non-traditional work roles. They debate and discuss opinions as a group, and then as a class, concerning "men only" and "women only" jobs
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Closing the Salary Gap

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore careers in their community and compare the average salaries for men and women working in those careers. They explore a variety of careers available in their community through participating in this lesson.
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Exploring Careers

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Find everything you need for a successful job shadowing experience for career explorers. Once learners have determined what field they are interested in, it's time to see these professionals in action! You'll find letter templates...
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Destination Outer Space

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate space travel. In this space travel lesson students examine space exploration history, engineers and scientists involved in space exploration, and Newton's third law of motion. Students make rockets.
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College or Bust?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Based on a New York Times article, "The College Drop-Out Boom," participants in a fishbowl discussion formulate and express opinions about the correlation between level of education, career options, and economic mobility. Ample...
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TECH: Geneticist

For Teachers 5th - 9th
A brief PowerPoint is used to introduce the class to the field of genetics by explaining the fields of work, the education required, and the job prospects. A trait inventory worksheet is completed by individuals, and then they gather...
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Wizards and Resumes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the work of J.K. Rowling and use it to make her resume. They view websites to get a clear idea of what resumes should look like and create their own career portfolio.
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ISTEP + Grade 6 Item Sampler

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this cross-curricular sampler of worksheets, students determine the meaning of specialized vocabulary and to understand the precise meaning of grade-level-appropriate words, describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and...