This Understanding the Workplace lesson plan also includes:
Local business is a huge part of the economy; explore the small companies in your own neighborhood with a career study lesson. Begin with a class discussion about types of local business before splitting scholars into small groups. Each group gets one of 12 industry categories (listed) to research and find local examples. The lesson suggests using the Yellow Pages, however if it is available, the Internet would make research more comprehensive. Groups present their findings and the class discusses the impact of these businesses. Consider also inviting a local professional to speak to learners and answer questions.