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Tenth graders conduct an informational interview for the career of their choice. Using web resources they develop interview questions and role-play for practice before scheduling a real interview.
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Interviewing: The Art of Asking Questions
Interviewing skills are important, even outside of a news reporter's desk or employer's office. Take your class through the process of interviewing people they don't know with a set of case studies featuring journalists and various...
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
The One-Question Interview
Generate interest in current events, the theme of a new unit, or a research project. Individuals select a question from the list generated by the class, conduct one-on-one interviews, analyze the responses, draw conclusions based on...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting....
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Propaganda in Context
"Board Game Helps Fight Real World Ebola," a video produced by Voice of America, provides the text for a guided instructional activity that asks viewers to analyze the propaganda techniques used in the video. Groups then select a example...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Interview a College Graduate
What better way to work on research skills while gaining an understanding of college life, than conducting an interview? High Schoolers interview a college graduate, document their findings, and use the information to write an essay on...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Job Interview: Teacher's Notes
One of the most difficult parts of getting a job, is the interview. Learners are each given a card with personal experience and information on it. They respond to an advertisement for a chef position at a Korean restaurant. Each person...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills
EFL Lesson Plan: How to Teach EFL/ESL Students Interview Skills
Explore communication in this interview skills lesson. English learners identify the techniques native English speakers use when speaking directly to a potential employer. They read handouts detailing seven steps to improve an interview...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Explore the backgrounds, qualifications, and platforms of the presidential candidates for the 2000 election. Though the lesson is outdated, the activities within the informational text could be good practice for your young learners as...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Black and White in United States History: A Gray Area
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How to Participate in a Professional Job Interview
Neat! The lesson comes with everything needed! That being said, it's time to prepare those upper graders for a professional job interview. They'll view a presentation, conduct peer interviews, then engage in mock job interviews with a...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills