Lesson Plan

Exploring Military Career Options

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A whole world of career options await in the armed forces! Lesson three in a six-part career and college readiness series introduces eighth grade scholars to military careers. Individuals research the entry requirements for the armed forces, then discover more about receiving vocational training in a military setting.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have recruiters from local armed forces recruiting centers on hand to answer questions and provide information 
  • Ask learners to share what military careers interested them the most at the end of the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Pair students based upon common military career interests for the collaborative portion of the lesson
  • The lesson is well-written and easy to execute
  • Pupils choose their own military branches and careers to research, making the activity more engaging and personal
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