Community Involvement Investigation— Guidance and Career Education

This Community Involvement Investigation— Guidance and Career Education lesson plan also includes:

Not only do extracurricular activities look good on a college application, they can foster important life skills. From sports to volunteering to employment, extracurricular activities can inform your learners' experiences later in life. Engage kids in a discussion about their after-school programs that leads to a group presentation about career readiness and responsibility, 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a career unit, or in a teen issues class
  • Have kids turn their presentation and discussions into a narrative essay 
  • Segue into an introduction of volunteer opportunities around town
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson takes four 70-minute periods, but you could alter the timing based on your class lengths and curriculum
Pros

  • Comes with auxiliary worksheets and activity materials
  • Prompts thoughtful conversation with kids about the things they like to do, and how their success in those pursuits can lead to success later in life
Cons

  • None