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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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K20 LEARN

To Be or Not to Be? That’s a Career Question! College and Career Readiness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Tell your class members Que sera might be if they complete a survey of their interests, examine a list of careers that address these interests, research these careers, and develop an action plan that will help them progress toward their...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Stepping Stone Goals

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Often the most challenging part of any journey is the first step, the getting started and figuring out where to start. Middle schoolers engage in a series of games and activities to learn the importance of setting short-term goals,...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Defining Goals

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Having goals is important. The opening, two-day lesson in the Goal Setting module teaches middle schoolers the importance of setting meaningful, realistic goals. Through a series of activities, participants practice setting personal...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Setting Expectations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
As Don Quixote asserts in the musical Man of La Mancha, it is possible to achieve your dreams. For the last lesson plan in the Getting Started Module, participants learn the importance of having dreams and setting goals that help them...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Setting Expectations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learning to work together respectfully is one of those life skills learned through practice. The second instructional activity in the series has groups attempt to complete an activity and then discuss the obstacles they faced. Using what...
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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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Nebraska Department of Education

Career Family Tree

For Teachers 8th
What do you want to be when you grow up? How does your family influence your choices of occupations? These are the questions middle schoolers consider as they interview family members and create a career Family Tree.
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Nebraska Department of Education

Time Management

For Teachers 8th
As eighth-graders move on to high school, strong time management skills become critical. As part of a career Planning & Management unit, scholars learn how to analyze their time and consider how their choices impact their ability to...
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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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Nebraska Department of Education

Goal Maps

For Teachers 9th
High school freshmen are asked to think about their future goals and reflect on what they have learned about the barriers they may face and the resources they have to overcome these barriers. Individuals then respond to questions on a...
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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 lesson and interview one another to identify values they share and don't share. Then, consider how their differences contribute...
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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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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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Nebraska Department of Education

The Five Things

For Teachers 9th
 High school freshmen consider how their resources and values can support them in their future goals by answering questions such as; What do you value? What do you enjoy doing? What do you do well? Of what accomplishments are you...
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Nebraska Department of Education

Resources and Barriers

For Teachers 9th
The journey along the the road of life is filled with roadblocks and detours, but not every traveler is equipped with the same advantages. As part of a career study unit, high school freshmen analyze the resources used by someone they...
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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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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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Nebraska Department of Education

Personal Roadmap

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Sometimes you need a map to get to your destination. High schoolers list 10 short and long terms goals and personal assets they have that will help them achieve these goals. They then craft a paragraph in which they reflect on how these...
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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

Reality Check

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Scholars complete the Reality Chech handout that identifies their potential salary given a specific profession. Pupils examine the lifestyle options and choose what they wish to have; however, each item costs money and, depending on how...