College and Career Readiness Teacher Resources

Prepare your class for life after after school. Whether this means going off to university or starting out at a new job or vocation, you'll find what you need to support your instruction and build your pupils' skill sets.
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It's Your Paycheck! Curriculum Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The nine lessons in the “It's Your Paycheck! Curriculum Unit” are designed for use in high school personal finance classes. Pupils learn about investing, FICA and federal income taxes, checking and savings accounts, budgeting, levels of...
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Paying for College: Finding the Right Fit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Most want to attend college, but do they know where? How will they afford it? How do they apply? Learners discover the costs associated with college and the best way to budget and possibly apply for financial aid. 
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Paying for College: Understanding Financial Aid Options

For Teachers 6th - 10th
With many options to pay for college, middle schoolers learn about each possibility and that continuing their education is worth the investment. They discover the difference between a grant and a loan and that some expensive colleges may...
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College Admissions Toolkit: College Planning Tools and Resources

For Students 10th - 12th
Everything scholars need to know about the college search process is included in a 15-page College Admissions Toolkit. Scholars begin their search by considering the type of post-secondary program they want, what they want to learn, and...
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Kids 2 College: College Visit Planning Guide

For Teachers 7th - 12th
With questionnaires, check lists, and supplemental activities, this guide has it all. Intended to expose high schoolers to the wonders of college life, teachers are prompted to have learners visit a college campus. And, this 20-page...
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Career Passion Worksheet

For Students 5th - 10th
As pupils consider possible career paths for the future, give them the chance to reflect on their greatest skills, lifelong interests, favorite subject areas and activities, values, deeply rooted beliefs, etc. 
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How to Make a College Plan

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Log on and create learner accounts on the Big Future website, then let the lesson begin! Pupils log onto the website to explore college options. They use the tools provided to create a step-by-step college plan. This will help relieve...
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Virtual College Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's always great to take learners to a real college campus for a visit. However, that's not always possible given time and money constraints. Take them on a virtual tour instead. Pupils discuss the four types of colleges they will...
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What Type of Students do Colleges Want?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
What do college admissions teams look at when deciding who get's in and who doesn't? The class considers the types of classroom and extra curricular activities they participate in and how those might improve their chances at getting into...
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College and Career Readiness - The Adventure Starts Here!

For Teachers 7th - 8th
It's never too soon to prepare for the future. With a PowerPoint presentation and class discussion, young scholars learn about the importance of preparing for their academic futures. Pupils then embark on a career research project,...
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A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Registration. Prerequisite. Admission. Elective. With Alise Lamoreaux's informative eBook, A Different Road to College, prospective and current non-traditional college enrollees explore the language of college. They also learn how to...
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My Dream Career

For Teachers 6th Standards
Is your job a dream come true? Career seekers research to discover what their ideal jobs might be in the second of five career and college readiness lessons for sixth graders. After determining their occupational clusters, individuals...
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Investigating Careers - Career Pathways

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
All in a day's work! Using the resource, scholars choose a career pathway, research a chosen college, and select companies they are interested in working for. Then, to demonstrate learning, they create and present PowerPoint...
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What's Next?

For Teachers 12th Standards
Let their futures take flight! The sixth and final installment in a series of career and college readiness lesson plans pulls it all together for graduation-bound seniors. Individuals comb through their action plans and describe the...
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Possible Careers

For Teachers 7th Standards
Is a STEM career the right choice for me? Lesson four in a six-part career and college readiness series introduces seventh graders to the world of STEM occupations. Individuals use their Holland code results to select, research, and...
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How to Build a College List

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Getting ready to choose a college can start with the simple task of making a list. Upper graders reasearch colleges, choose one to research, then compile a list of schools that they think they'd most like to attend. 
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Me and My Career

For Teachers 6th Standards
Your career search starts here! Sixth grade scholars begin their journey toward college and career readiness in the first of a five-part series of lessons. Individuals identify where their interests lead them using the Holland code, then...
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Ready, Set, Test!

For Teachers 11th Standards
Ready to prepare young scholars for their first placement test experience? Give them the support they need using a test-focused instructional activity. Fifth in a series of six junior-level college and career readiness instructional...
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Learning the Skills to Pay the Bills

For Teachers 9th Standards
Is CTE the right choice for me? Introduce the class to career and technical education through an exploratory lesson, fourth in a series of six career readiness activities. After an introductory video, scholars determine possible careers...
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The Cost of College: Financing Your Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
With college tuition at an all-time high, high school students must consider the financial obligations of attending higher education, as well as the impact of college on future career opportunities. Pupils will complete worksheets,...
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An Online Tool I Can Use

For Teachers 6th Standards
Tools for school—and beyond! Introduce your sixth graders to online tools to plan their academic and professional futures. The fifth and final lesson plan in a series of career and college readiness activities focuses on a scavenger hunt...
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Writing Right

For Teachers 12th Standards
Does your class have the write stuff? Young career seekers try their hand at composing business letters in the second of six career and college readiness lesson plans for seniors. Pupils practice writing cover letters, thank you notes,...
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Preparing for My Future

For Teachers 8th Standards
Your future is what you make it! Eighth graders launch their career searches in the first of six career and college readiness lessons. Scholars research to discover their extracurricular options both in and out of school, then locate...
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Workplace Skills

For Teachers 7th Standards
What skills do employers look for in potential employees? Introduce scholars to the skills that pay the bills during the second of six career and college readiness lesson plans. Once they have defined critical 21st-century skills, groups...

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