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Post-Secondary Counseling 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs at institutions of higher education.
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English for Emails

For Teachers 9th Standards
Prepare young job seekers for the world of work with a nine-unit collection that helps them develop the skills they need to succeed in an online business environment. The collection covers e-mail address formats, domain names,...
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Education: Looking Beyond the Classroom

For Teachers 7th - 8th
To better understand what it takes to work in the field of training or educating, learners first explore the education career cluster. After they research the cluster, pupils write questions for a guest speaker. This speaker can be from...
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Career Activity File

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
Pupils design career portfolios, which will demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have acquired during their schooling and personal endeavors, using the wide variety of worksheets and activities provided in this resource.
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Choosing A Career

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Careers in science aren't limited to labs. Pupils learn about different aspects of careers in agriculture through the lens of several scientists. The scientists talk about how the field of soil science is a growing in this important...
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What is the Importance of Developing Job Skills?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Financial literacy is the way to teach! The class works in small groups to discover the relationship between education and income level. They use their math and problem-solving skills to complete two different activities. They work out a...
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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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What Skills Do I Need?

For Teachers 9th Standards
Get your class started down the path to a great career! The first of a six-part series of career and college lessons inspires learners to use their interests to explore career options. The activity also provides resources where...
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Career Education

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
As part of a career exploration and investigation, learners research the Internet for possible career options and identify what type of educational preparation is required for those careers, as well as possible salary options,...
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Guidance and Career Education: Pathways—Career Awareness

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Prepare kids for their next phase of life with a project-based lesson on careers. Learners discuss careers that they'd like to have and group them into fields, then work with peers to research more about that career and present what they...
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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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ALL: Career Paths Book - Employability

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Give reluctant learners a push down the road to career success using a lesson that includes a powerpoint, booklets, and worksheets. They view the presentation, follow along in the booklet, and discuss why people work. By the end of the...
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Curriculum For Careers

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Learners explore potential learning, earning, and living goals that align with their personal goals and interests in a comprehensive unit that includes complete lesson plans, interactive notebooks, worksheets, overheads, rubrics, online...
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A Career Planning Guide

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Where to start when planning future goals is a big question. Using the Florida Choices website, learners will be able to take a self-assessment, determine career interests, and make a portfolio to help them stay on track. 
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Career Quest

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Help potential job seekers create a personal job options list that "fits" their personality type. They will discover specific occupational information about two chosen careers. Then they will identify the most important factors to keep...
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Career Education: After High School, What's Next?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
First the class discusses how character or personality traits relate to career choices. They identify their own traits, research career clusters, and look for ads hiring in those target areas. They research job ads to determine what...
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Career & Technical Education: Grade 7

For Teachers 7th
Educate your learners on the importance of using bio-diesel as an alternative transportation fuel. Provided here are several links to books (with reviews), a 24-page informational text in three reading levels, a corn activity, and...
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Education and Career Options in Psychology

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Psychology class is the perfect time to talk about career options in the field! The resource helps class members research what degree they need to begin different career paths in the field of psychology. Resources include a few websites...
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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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A Perfect Fit: Finding the Right Career for You

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Class members explore possible career paths and consider their own passions and interests by researching job openings, career descriptions, and skills, as well as reading the success stories of experienced entrepreneurs.
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Matchmaking: Interests and Careers

For Teachers 9th Standards
How can people be sure that their personalities and career choices are a match made in heaven? Young adults look inward at the attitudes, emotions, and interests that make them suited for certain vocations during the sixth and final...
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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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Name That Job!

For Teachers 5th Standards
Can you name the job that involves scholars, classes, and grades? If you guessed teacher, you just won a round of Name That Job! The second lesson plan in a five-part college and career readiness unit has career seekers team up and go...
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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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What Matters to Me?

For Teachers 10th Standards
Whether you're a self-starting entrepreneur or a cubicle commando, finding a career that suits your personality is a must! The second lesson in a series of five career and college lesson plans focuses on work ethic and values. Learners...
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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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How to Succeed in Life

For Teachers 8th Standards
Is it possible that six simple traits lead to a happy, successful life? Part four of a six-part series of college and career readiness lessons examines the effects of character in determining success. Working groups discuss...
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Income and Careers: Career Exploration

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary schoolers take part in a virtual career day and are exposed to various career opportunities in the finance, education, and medical fields. By accessing a video you can download from the PwC Financial website, learners "shadow"...
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Evaluating Web Sites

For Teachers 8th Standards
If it's on the Internet, it must be true—right? How can someone tell if a website contains less-than-truthful information? Savvy surfers evaluate sources in the fifth of a six-part college and career readiness instructional activity...
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I Have “M.I.” Strengths!

For Teachers 6th Standards
There are so many ways to be smart! Can your class identify their intelligences? The third of five career and college lesson plans designed for sixth graders challenges them to assess their unique skills. Once they determine their...
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Funding Your College Education

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Most of the kids in your senior class really want to go to college, but some of them have no idea of how they're going to pay for it. Cover the basics regarding college funding. Information includes types of college options, types of...
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Searching for Your Perfect Career

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Here is a very comprehensive lesson that spans several weeks and allows learners to fully explore career clusters. They take aptitude tests, list career options, then research one career choice. They create PowerPoint presentations that...
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Career Development (Career Skills Awareness)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Help high schoolers develop career awareness. They will review their transferable skills and relate them to occupational and lifestyle choices and then apply research skills to identify the various types of work within career clusters
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Investigating Careers in Human Resources

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Recruitment, payroll, benefits, training ... human resources personnel wear many hats! Pupils research career opportunities within the HR pathway. After researching the job responsibilities, they complete a handout answering questions...
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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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Career Investigations

For Teachers 7th - 8th
New ReviewSo many jobs, so little time. Using the informative resource, scholars watch videos and view a PowerPoint to explore career opportunities in hospitality, education, and human services. Individuals then conduct research on a chosen career...
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Career Project 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Help your pupils find some direction with a career research project. Individuals research three careers, using the included graphic organizers to record their findings. They then create a visual aid on a computer and present their...
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Arts and Economics Infographic Questionnaire

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do careers in the arts contribute to America's gross domestic product? Use an informative infographic that details the economic details of careers in the core arts, including design services, performing arts, and arts education, to...
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Career Research and Acrostic Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's never too early to think about the future! Here is a lesson that sparks the thought, "What do I want to be when I grow up? Scholars begin by researching careers and completing a graphic organizer with their new-found knowledge....
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College Education

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What do Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? They're both billionaires, and neither one has a college degree! Using the website, scholars explore whether having a college education is truly worth the money it costs. They read...
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Personal Learning Plan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Setting goals, career exploration, and self-awareness are three major components found on the path to college. A wide variety of wonderful teaching tools are provided to help you facilitate an understanding of how simple it can be to...
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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 activity in a series of career and college readiness activities focuses on a scavenger hunt to...
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Career Trek: Agricultural Careers

For Teachers 7th
What is agriscience and could it hold a potential career opportunity? Learners define agriscience and explore careers that involve both agriculture and natural resource fields. The instructional activity includes several web links, a...
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What’s the Plan?

For Teachers 9th Standards
What classes should pupils take to achieve their college and career goals? Explore the options through a lesson designed with the future in mind. Fifth in a series of six college and career readiness lesson plans, the activity challenges...
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What Occupation Interests Me?

For Teachers 11th Standards
Is the secret to success turning an interest into a career? Eleventh graders explore the occupation-interest connection in the first lesson in a series of six career and college lesson plans. Individuals take an interest inventory, 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 lesson. Fifth in a series of six junior-level college and career readiness lesson, the resource introduces...
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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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Studying for Careers

For Teachers 5th Standards
How can good study habits set someone up for a successful career? Learners explore the relationship between study skills and job skills in the fourth installment of a five-part college and career readiness lesson plan series. The group...
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I’m Ready to Work

For Teachers 10th Standards
Get ready to apply yourself! Lesson four in a series of five college and career readiness lessons introduces the basic parts of a job application. Pupils discover the necessity for good references and create a master job application for...
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Gaining by Giving

For Teachers 9th Standards
Community service is a win-win! Scholars discover how to gain valuable career skills through helping others using a lesson plan about volunteer work. Second in a six-part career and college readiness series, the activities focus on...
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Roadmap to Success

For Teachers 6th Standards
Life is a highway ... where will yours lead? Scholars pave the way toward success in the fourth of five college and career readiness lesson plans. Using the SMART system, individuals begin mapping out the steps they will follow to...
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Where Am I Going?

For Teachers 7th Standards
How do I get where I'm going from here? The fifth of six college and career readiness lessons invites seventh graders to dig deep into the career of their choice. Once they complete their research, individuals relate their findings to...
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Exploring Military Career Options

For Teachers 8th Standards
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...
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Physical Education Bulletin Board/Poster Display

For Teachers K - 3rd
Investigate physical education and sports throughout the years. Third graders view primary source prints and photographs and analyze what they see. Then, they compare different types of physical education programs and sports. The final...
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What’s A Hot Job?

For Teachers 10th Standards
What jobs are the next best thing? Curious career scholars explore their options in lesson three of a five-part series. Pupils research job trends and labor statistics before discussing the factors that influence occupation trends. 
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Due Dates, Deadlines, and Decisions

For Teachers 11th Standards
Share the secrets of successful post secondary planning! While completing part four of a six-part career and college readiness lessons, scholars create an events calendar for their junior and senior years. Topics include the college...
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In the Interview Hot Seat

For Teachers 12th Standards
Interviews can be so stressful. How does someone stay calm and confident in the interview hot seat? Senior job seekers get acquainted with common interview questions during the fifth of six career and college readiness lessons....
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Get in touch with your sense of self! The fifth and final lesson in a series of college and career lessons for fifth graders reinforces the relationship between interests and career choices. Pupils play a scenario-driven game, then dig...
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Transitioning to High School

For Teachers 8th Standards
How do scholars prepare to take their next big step? The second in a series of six career and college readiness activities focuses on making a smooth transition from middle to high school. Groups research the resources available at their...
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Career Magic

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders gather information about the roles, responsibilities, skills, and training and education requirements of workers. Then they input this information into a graphic organizer chart and identify the similarities and differences...
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My Best Resume

For Teachers 11th Standards
Can your class sell themselves to a potential employer in 30 seconds or less? Junior job seekers format their own resumes in the second of six career and college readiness lesson plans. The resource covers parts of a resume, resume...
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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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My Future Lifestyle

For Teachers 7th Standards
Mortgage, insurance, car payments...how much money will your learners need to support their desired lifestyle? Part three in a six-part college and career readiness lesson plan series tasks young job seekers with creating a monthly...
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Safe at Work

For Teachers 8th Standards
From minimum wage to minimizing injuries, young workers need to know their rights! The sixth and final lesson in a series of college and career readiness activities gets eighth graders thinking about safety and labor laws. 
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Career Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Teaching your junior high students about careers? Then this career vocabulary activity is for you. Learners acquire vocabulary and an understanding of how to use career-related words in a real-world context through the Frayer model and...
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Learning About Myself

For Teachers 5th Standards
Let the journey begin! Fifth graders take their first steps down the road of self-discovery during the first of five career and college readiness lesson plans. After taking an interests inventory, groups create a graphic representation...
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Learn to Reach Out

For Teachers 12th Standards
How can social media help my career? Explore the world of networking through a instructional activity about professional organizations. The fourth of six career and college readiness lessons has seniors research organizations in their...
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The Next 6 Years

For Teachers 7th Standards
Six years seems like a long time when you're in seventh grade! But, graduation is closer than they think! The sixth and final college and career readiness lesson plan gets scholars focused on the courses they need to take throughout the...
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Who Do You Want to Be?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Can posting art or music online lead to the career of your dreams? Inquisitive individuals consider their social media presence with a lesson from a series focusing on identity exploration and digital citizenship. Pairs put their heads...
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Unit 9: Email Etiquette

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Manners matter! The ninth and final lesson in a series of career education and skills activities focuses on hitting a happy medium in business correspondence. Scholars master five simple rules for creating e-mails that are friendly,...
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Where to Next?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Salary, education, census statistics ... how do people choose their careers? Scholars complete worksheets and rely on census data to determine their career aspirations. Then, pupils conduct Internet research about places they would...
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“How it’s made…a career”

For Teachers 10th - 12th
What does it take to land a manufacturing job? Upper graders explore the objects around them, where they were manufactured, and what they need to obtain a manufacturing career. 
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Skill Building for Educational and Vocational Advancement

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Over ten weeks, 8th graders refine their visions of future careers, develop skills needed to write resumes and business letters, and learn to make a strong impression at interviews. Three specific activities are included, but mostly the...
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Present Your Career

For Teachers 11th - 12th
What do you want to be when you grow up? That's a big question that could have a lot of different answers. Eleventh and twelfth graders use the Internet to explore various career options based on their personal strengths and interests....
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Changes, Goals, and Expectations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Before young adults can consider their path in life, they have to deal with personal change and learn how to set goals. The class is visited by a group of 12th graders or adults, who discuss the physical, emotional, and intellectual...
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Agricultural Education: First Day of Class

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The first day of class is always exciting! Here is a first day lesson intended to introduce new ag-ed students to what they'll be doing and learning throughout the semester. The class introduction focuses on three topics: understanding...
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Plagiarism is Stealing!

For Teachers 9th Standards
Stop, thief! Do your pupils understand the consequences of plagiarism? Lesson three of six in a series of college and career readiness activities demonstrates the dangers of taking credit for someone else's work. Learners engage in...
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Take this Job and Love It!

For Teachers 10th - 12th
High schoolers need to be prepared to enter the job market during or after high school. Here are six preparational activities geared at getting those kids ready to enter the job market. They conduct research on various jobs, learn about...
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Invest in Yourself

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What are the different ways that people can invest in their human capital for a better future? Pupils participate in an engaging hands-on activity and analyze data regarding unemployment, the ability to obtain an education, and median...
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Career Interest Inventory

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Learners investigate the concept of career planning while developing lifelong goals and plans for the future. They use a variety of activities in order to journal and discuss the plan that is created. The details of the plan is shared...
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Investigate Career Resources

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore career clusters and select a job to examine. Individually, they research the educational requirements, salary, and job outlook for each resource. They complete a worksheet on careers and indicate the resource used.
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Career Awareness

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learners discuss career possibilities. In this career education instructional activity, students view presentations from various career areas and discuss workplace requirements. Learners list the top few career choices that interest them.
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Career Connections: The Connection Corner

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students will create a career information center.  In this careers lesson, students research careers on a local and national level and create a help wanted ad for an occupation of personal interest.   Students create a brochure and...
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Lesson 8: Considering A Stem Career

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Men wearing lab coats, pocket protectors, and thick glasses. Many are the stereotypes attributed to those who work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Challenge these myths and stereotypes with a...
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Exploring "My Market"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A great way to determine if a career is right for you is to try it out. Learners explore the marketing career cluster by interviewing a person working in the marketing field and by developing a marketing-related service learning project....
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Module: Self Awareness

For Teachers 8th - 12th
What are your high school students interested in? This college and career readiness resource gives them a chance to consider their choices based on interest. The CHOICES Planner link takes kids to a home page where they must create an...
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Paint's Family Tree

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students sort and classify the genetic traits of horses. In this heredity and genetics lesson, students read dialogue in a skit in which specific physical traits of several horses are described and a horse family tree is created....
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Becoming A Career Detective (Part 2)

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review and expand their discussion of job training and education resources. They work in small groups to find information about the types of training people need to do specific jobs and use data from interviews carried out...
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Traveling the Career Paths (Part 1)

For Teachers K
Students are quizzed by the counselor as a class asking them to match jobs with career paths. They discuss and analyze why there are so many different types of work out in the world. Puppets illustrate for the students various career...
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Value of Education: How Education Affects Earning Power

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students determine monthly earnings based on a weekly salary. They make spending decisions based on available income and observe how post high school education affects income.
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School Learning And Career Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What kind of skills do you need for a specific career? High schoolers will research and describe five or more kinds of skills needed for a career, compare skills needed to those learned in school, and write 150 to 200 word essay that...
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The Dream Career

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage the study of career paths while conducting research using a variety of resources. They use the information in order to focus upon a specific career path. Then the research is focused upon that one path. Students set goals...
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Dream Career Presentation, Part 1

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders brainstorm a list of characteristics which people have when they have their dream career. In groups, they complete a worksheet which helps them describe their dream career. To end the lesson plan, they present their...
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Choosing a Career Path

For Students 7th - 10th
In this choosing a career path worksheet, students envision their ideal job and research a few career possibilities they are interested in.
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Selecting a Career

For Teachers 11th - 12th
High school is almost at an end and the upper classmen need to start thinking about the future. Discuss the steps needed to select the right career choice. Covered are the reasons people work, the differences between career, occupation,...
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Health Career Planner - Interest Inventory

For Teachers 7th
Career exploration can begin with something as simple as a personal interest inventory. Learners complete a list of personal interests, determine their personality type, and then discuss how suited they'd be to a health care career. 
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What’s the Market for My Labor?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Is it easy to find a job I'll love? Show scholars the importance of understanding the labor market with part three in a five-part series of career and college readiness lesson plans. After learning important vocabulary, learners track...
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Planning for Middle and High School

For Teachers 7th Standards
So, what's the plan? Seventh graders begin their college and career journey in the first of six lessons. After creating their online profiles on a career resource website, individuals conduct extensive research to determine the courses...
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CSET Test

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
The California Subject Examination for Teachers or CSET is a must pass if you want to teach in California. Prepare young career-minded learners or paraprofessionals with an overview of the exam, five multiple choice questions, and a...
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President Healing Arts Institute

For Teachers 6th - 12th
President and instructor of a healing arts institute, Mwezo Kudumu, discusses his education, career, and passions. This is a fabulous video to show to your class, along with more career videos also found on our site.
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Guidance and Career Education: Pathways— Goal Setting and Action Planning

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Sooner or later, the learners in your class are going to move on to college and the professional world. Help them organize their goals with a project designed for groups, which prompts them to examine entry points and next steps for...
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Economics of Education

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is going to college worth it? Address the question that nearly all high schoolers ask themselves with a helpful economics video. It discusses the economic and societal benefits of graduating from college, the reasons for increased...
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Resume and Cover Letter Tips

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After exploring their likes, dislikes, and personal skills, learners examine career options. They discuss the differences between profit and non-profit employers, look at a list of jobs that interest them, and talk about what makes a...
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Total Solution for the GED Test

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Searching for GED test prep materials? Look no further, as this resource is the ultimate, comprehensive package of GED practice tests.
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Lesson 4: Back to School

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Based on your current level of human capital, how long would it take you to earn $1,000,000? What about your potential human capital? Learners explore the importance of education and experience when entering the workforce, and compare...
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After High School— What’s Next?

For Teachers 12th
Exploring and discovering what to do after high school graduation is a very real topic for 12th graders. They examine their own character traits, the traits commonly needed in specific careers, and what type of career best suits them...
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What Are My Options?

For Teachers 10th Standards
Where do I go from here? Start sophomores off on the right path using an activity designed with the future in mind. The final lesson plan in a five-part career readiness series helps individuals decide what's important to them before...
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Hazards in the Workplace

For Teachers 11th Standards
Safety first! High school juniors discover workplace hazards and labor laws in the third of a six-part series of career and college readiness lessons. The resource focuses on child labor law awareness, safety standards, and ways to...
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CTE Toolkit Lesson Plans and Handouts

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners find a career of their choosing and study a realistic idea of the educational path to reach that career, in this well-laid-out unit made up of five lessons and an anticipatory, collaborative introduction. Handouts accompany each...
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Kindergarten: Exploring the Concept of “Leadership”

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Kindergartners aren't too little to be leaders! Teach them about the qualities and responsibilities of all types of leaders, including political figures, community leaders, and family members, with an engaging lesson for young citizens. 
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What's Your Agricultural Experience?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Consider sharing information about a fast growing career cluster with your class. They'll discuss the careers and higher education associated with agricultural careers. A worksheet, web links, and video links make exploring the world of...
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Tech: Ophthalmology

For Teachers 7th - 8th
An optometrist, ophthalmologist, and optician are all careers related to eye health. Learners examine what it takes and how much money one can make if he decides to go into the field of ophthalmology. They explore the career through a...
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Agricultural Careers

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Now here is a very well-designed resource describing the types of jobs available to those interested in pursuing an agricultural career. Each job type is defined by the education required, average annual salary, and job expectations....
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Resume Worksheet

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Prepare your seniors for the world of work with a series of resume-building exercises. Job seekers gather and organize information about education, honors, personal achievements, computer skills, and work experience. After examining...
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Where Will I Go and What Will I Be?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Help your future college graduates prepare for higher education with this series of lessons. High schoolers complete research projects about the colleges they would like to attend, and create PowerPoint presentations about their careers...
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Youth Resume Worksheet: Resume Writing

For Students 10th - 12th
Are you dependable? An independent thinker? Do you work well with others? Prepare your pupils for the summer job quest with a richly detailed activity that not only leads them through the process of creating a resume, but also explains...
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Bitsboard - Education, Games, and Flashcards for Learning Reading, Spelling, and more

For Students K - 8th
Learn everything from sight words to French vocabulary with this versatile study app. While the material that comes pre-loaded on the app is mostly based on learning how to read and spell, the app has the potential to be useful for any...
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Career Paths: Becoming What I Want to be When I Grow Up

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research skills required for four occupations of individual interest. In this careers activity, students complete an internet based career interest inventory. They discuss the necessary skills needed for their top four choices...
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Career Paths: Assessing My Career Path

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners explore careers. In this career path lesson, groups of students explore different careers. They create a presentation for the class. Peers evaluate each presentation using electronic collection devices. Afterward, they identify...
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Design Your Perfect Career

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students incorporate the design process to create their own perfect job or career. In this career design instructional activity, students develop questions to research for a future career choice. Students brainstorm about their personal...
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What Path Will You Follow?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is a question every kid has to answer quite often. Here is a lesson that will allow them to do some thinking about that very topic, and to learn about some professions they might consider...
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Module: Self Awareness

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Get your scholars ready for the workplace! This is a comprehensive plan that will really prompt a big picture approach to career planning. Learners consider whether or not school is a real job, and how well it prepares them for the...
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Career in Real Estate and Customer Service: Working with Central Tendency

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Students research careers in real estate and customer service. In this measures of central tendency lesson, students use the results from their research to find the mean and median of the annual wages for each career. Students analyze...
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Overcoming Academic Struggles

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Hear from students and professors about how to overcome academic struggles in higher education. They discuss supports most college campuses have in place and how to benefit from courses that may be difficult. Speakers also provide...
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Helping My Friends Stay on Track

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Good friends help each other stay on track to meet their personal goals. HIgh schoolers discuss how they can be or use co-pilots (friends) to reach their career and education goals. Activities and several worksheets are included.
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Business Writing Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils gain valuable career readiness skills as they learn to compose professional resumes and formal letters, as well as begin to develop a professional business vocabulary, in this nine-lesson unit.
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Unit 6: Enquiries

For Teachers 6th - 12th
So many questions! How do people in the business world answer them? Young communicators demonstrate their understanding of correct grammar in the sixth of nine lessons focused on developing career skills. Types of questions range from...
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Employment Soft Skills: EL Civics

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
Help your English learners with their conversational and occupational skills in this presentation. A phone conversation between an employee (Sandy) and her boss (Mr. Williams) demonstrates English conversation procedures, as well as...
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Short & Long-Term Goal Setting

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Getting ready for the real word can start with understanding what you want to do when you grow up. Upper graders use the provided worksheets to consider what they'd most like to do as they leave school and enter the workforce. They...
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Art Careers

For Teachers K - 4th
Students explore art careers. In this career education lesson, students explore three different learning stations which simulate several art careers. Students construct a career book after this activity.
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Career Planning and Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What do you want to do when you finish school? Most high schoolers have an idea of what they'd want to do, but little idea of how to achieve this goal. After researching a career of their choosing, learners identify qualifications,...
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College or Bust

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Choosing which college or university to attend after high school is a huge decision. Prepare your upper classmen with a research-based lesson which has them comparing various educational options. There are four unique activities for...
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Building a Personal and Career Portfolio

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students build an on-going personal and career portfolio that be useful in creating an Annual Education Plan or for applying for college or scholarships or for applying for a job.
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Value of Education: Education and Earning Power

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students explore the concept a higher education yields higher earnings. Throughout the class, students visit six workstations and examine occupations, education, salaries, spending, banking, and taxes. As students rotate through the...
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Science as a Career

For Students 5th - 8th
In this science as a career worksheet, students choose a scientist and fill out the research form. Students make a poster and present a speech using the created poster as a visual aid.
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Job Twister: A lesson in career competency

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students investigate their roles as contributors in family chores and responsibilities. In this community building lesson plan, students play a game of "Twister" which includes a game board full of household chores and family...
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Career Search

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Learners complete career search activities to research various occupational areas of their interest. For this career search lesson, students take a career awareness survey and produce a PowerPoint presentation on the career of their choice.
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Find Future Employment Ideas by Writing a Career Essay

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Use the constructive ideas in this resource to assist in developing your own career writing project for your junior high or young high school scholars. The resource provides step-by-step plans for the educator and learners, as well as...
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Family Child Care Home Instructional Unit: My Community

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
As Mister Rogers would say, "It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood," especially when youngsters know all about community helpers and their role in the community. These two units, one designed for ages two to three and the other for...
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Apples: Family and Consumer Science

For Teachers 7th
Learning to cook and making good food choices are extremely important life skills. Seventh graders explore food science in relation to health and nutrition, by conducting several experiments on apples. Websites, movies, and instructional...
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Exploring Careers in High Demand Industries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The class works in teams to research and report on careers in high growth industries. They consider industrial growth of a particular career, education needed, current demand for that skills, and average salary. They use their findings...
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Physical Education/Jumping Rope

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Jump rope! Jump with both feet. Jump on your left foot. Jump on your right foot. In pairs, count for your partner how many jumps they can do in a row. Do each type of jump three times. Take the data collected back to math class and find...
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Dilworth Elementary Character Education Respect (September)

For Students K - 5th Standards
R-e-s-p-e-c-t, find out what it means to your class! After a grand conversation about what is, and how one can show respect, scholars take part in a plethora of activity choices such as role playing, a game of Simon Says, wood working,...
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Success Through Self Awareness

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Knowing yourself is the first step to a successful life! Introduce scholars to the value of self awareness through an eight-part personal development unit. A series of hands-on activities provides participants with insight into their...
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Resume Writing

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Having a good resume is often times the first impression one makes on a new employer. Help the class discover their business skills by showing them how to prepare a great resume and cover letter. Each step along with concrete examples of...
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Understand Procedures for Gaining Employment

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Want your upper grades to land a job right out of high school? They will after they take a look and discuss the contents of this very useful resource. How to complete a resume, fill out a job application, write a cover letter, and do...
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Personal Development And Career Planning Curriculum Grade 9/10

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between a proactive person and a reactive person? Scholars explore the topic, and many others, with helpful lessons, discussions, role play activities, and games. Each activity supports one of the key principles...
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Where Do I Fit In?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
New ReviewIt's time to explore career options! Pupils view a PowerPoint presentation about the steps necessary to participate in various career and educational opportunities. Next, they create online presentations related to the topic before...
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U.S. Census: Using the past to Predict the Future

For Teachers 8th
For learners entering the workforce, deciding what they want to be when they grow up is only the beginning of their career journey. Eighth graders explore the employment growth and decline of their chosen future careers, and discuss...
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If The Career Fits, Explore It!

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders are introduced to the Interest Inventory worksheet. Individually, they complete the inventory to determine the best career for them based on their characteristics. To end the lesson, they are shown their results to be...
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The Economics of Income: If You’re So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If basketball players make more than teachers, why shouldn't learners all aspire to play in the NBA? Unraveling the cost and benefits of education and future economic success can be tricky. Economic data, real-life cases, and some...
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Career Resources

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore options and resources available to further develop personal education plans for life-long learning. They listen to a speaker from a local vocational or technical institute. They ask questions of the speaker...
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Family Tree

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars identify different types of connections that exist within the family. They create a family tree. Students design a legend for their chart. They explain their personal family tree.
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Career Paths in My Community

For Teachers 1st
First graders study career opportunities in their local community. In this career exploration lesson, 1st graders answer 'Who Am I?' questions and study career path posters. Students list the skills they've learned at school and work in...
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The Career Project

For Teachers 12th
Students develop goals, research, and form an oral presentation based on their desired career. Students give an oral presentation of their short-term, mid-range and long-term career goals.
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The Road

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Use psychodynamic theory as a part of analyzing a career cluster.The class defines vocabulary words, brainstorms a list of career traits, and completes an online career analysis inventory. They analyze 5 concepts of psychodynamic...
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Resume Writing

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Looking for work? Need a resume? Employment seekers find a job posting for a career that interests them, and fill in the blanks on the provided templates to produce three different types of resumes. Templates for the functional, the...
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FACS: Recreation Therapy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
An attractive and informative nine-slide PowerPoint introduces the class to the world of recreational therapy. Attached handouts provide team-building and ice-breaker activities. The activities are engaging. They serve as examples of...
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Rx for Tired Classrooms: Vocational Ed to the Rescue

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Secondary carpenters apply their skills to improve display spaces in classrooms at their campus. Includes a contract between workers and teachers who sign on for improvements in the their rooms. Concurrent exploration of building and...
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Audio Engineers: Sound Weavers

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore audio engineering. In this career education and "sound" science lesson, students define related vocabulary and make connections between the music they listen to and the job an audio engineer does after listening to...
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Exploring Living Science Careers

For Teachers 7th
Use a variety of group activities to explore living science careers. Living science careers include everything from a food scientist or farmer to a veterinarian or agricultural economist. Kids will discuss 31 different careers in this...
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Finanacial Responsibility and Decision Making: Personal Information and Identity Theft

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary schoolers look into the very real, and scary, practice of identity theft. They discover the main techniques used by people who steal other people's identity. Learners produce an identity theft tip sheet and share their tips...
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College or Bust?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Based on a New York Times article, "The College Drop-Out Boom," participants in a fishbowl discussion formulate and express opinions about the correlation between level of education, career options, and economic mobility. Ample...
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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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Digital Compass

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Time to make some real world decisions in an interactive digital citizenship game. Choose a story and help the characters make the right decisions regarding Internet safety, cyberbullying, copyright, media literacy, appropriate online...
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Taking Care of Business

For Teachers 8th
Young adults consider the application of technology and communication in the business and management career cluster. They research careers in the cluster and discuss what skills are required to be successful. They use their findings to...
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Personal/Social Development

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Many teenagers dream of growing up to work in health and safety fields; give them some real-world insight using this research lesson. Although there are just the basics here, you can easily use them as an outline for an engaging career...
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Financial Literacy Infographic Scavenger Hunt

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A lesson plan in personal finance can be the most valuable part of a high school education. Connect the basics of banking with informational reading skills in a lesson plan that prompts teenagers to answer a series of questions based on...
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Educator's Guide to Introducing Students to Google Docs

For Teachers 4th - 6th
After learning how to create and name a Google Doc, individuals have the opportunity to share and collaborate with class members on a writing prompt assignment. Once grasped, students are encouraged to create a practice document on their...
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If the Career Fits, Explore It! (Part 2)

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders brainstorm and discuss various careers and then complete a career interest inventory and two activity sheets called, "Who I Am..." and "Researching a Career." They engage in a comparison of career paths and different...
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Dream Career Presentation, Part 2

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders brainstorm a list of characteristics people have when they are happy with their career. In groups, they review their material from the previous instructional activity and share their information with the class in the form...
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Educational Skills/Career Skills

For Teachers 1st
How can you help first graders be aware of the relationship between work and learning? By having them think of five jobs that use math, reading, and writing you will help them understand the need for an education. Each job will be...
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Thurgood Marshall Makes a Difference

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students find information about the life and legal career of Thurgood Marshall, including the NAACP and its causes. They comprehend the issues and context of the Brown v. Board of Education case that Marshall argued before the U.S....
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College: Plan Well and Pay Less

For Teachers 11th Standards
They say you gotta pay to play, and post secondary education is no exception! The sixth and final instructional activity in a series of college and career readiness activities focuses on the cost of attending a variety of institutions...
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Wages, Salaries, and Such

For Teachers 6th - 7th
How much are you really making with that paycheck? Kids find out what minimum wage means and what they'll make given a specific hourly wage. They use their hourly rate of pay to determine how much money they'd make in a day, week, and...
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Job Education Worksheet

For Students 9th - 10th
In this job education worksheet, students interview different people to gain information about their occupational folklife. Their goal is to determine where they learned job skills best.
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Careers in Marketing

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine careers in marketing and prepare "personal portfolios" containing their research. Using the Eureka program, they complete assignment sheets and select careers to research. Students include in their portfolios information...
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Becoming A Career Detective (Part 1)

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders are reminded of the "investigation" of the world of work that they have been conducting since kindergarten. They are asked: "Where have you gathered information about careers?" and Where else might you obtain information?...
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Career Bingo

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore various careers in agriculture. As a class, they match careers with the definitions of jobs. Students create their own Bingo card by placing given pictures of careers on the paper. After several careers are discussed,...
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Career Connections

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students research the characteristics of specific occupations with personal career interests and aptitudes. In this career exploration lesson plan, students select three careers to explore and consider their own interests and aptitude....
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Student Education Pledge

For Teachers 7th - 8th
We all have strengths and weaknesses, knowing what those are can help us move forward in life. Learners discuss the importance of going to college, then fill out an inventory of their personal strengths and weaknesses. They complete a...
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Create a Career Flyer: Marine Mammal Rescue

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars study prerequisites for a career. After they explore a selected career, students create a tri-fold flyer describing the positive aspects of the job. Young scholars include job description, skills, education, salary and...
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Preparing for College: A Guide for Families

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
You don't come across resources like this one very often. It is a tool for you to use with parents and guardians of learners in grades 6-12. It provides a complete outline for a 27-slide presentation geared at helping guardians coach...
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Comparing Financial Aid Packages

For Teachers 12th
It's not enough just to tell kids they should go to college, they need to know how to make it possible. Discuss a set of scenarios to help learners better understand what their financial aid options are, and how to determine which is...
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It's Magic: Understanding the Roles, Responsibilities, and Requirements of Workers

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions. Then they break into groups to complete the training and education for two careers selected from a listing in the lesson....
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Preparing for High School and Beyond

For Teachers 7th - 8th
College readiness can start very early in an individual's academic career. Jr. high schoolers discuss the transitions and challenges they expect to face during high school and beyond. Two worksheets are included, one in English and one...
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Consideration and Investigation of Career Choices

For Teachers 8th
Discuss career choices with your class. After a discussion on career types, learners choose three careers of interest to them. They investigate one of the three careers and compose a two-paragraph essay on why they think that particular...
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Telling My Story

For Teachers 12th Standards
Entrance essays are the ultimate sales pitch! Show your seniors how to market themselves in the first of six college and career readiness lesson plans. Pupils discover the do's and don'ts of writing personal statements through research,...
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Etiquette? What’s That?

For Teachers 12th Standards
Business etiquette is a big deal! Are your scholars prepared to impress in the business world? The third in a series of six college and career readiness lessons focuses on basic behaviors in business situations. Groups research specific...
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So You Want to Be a Copy Editor?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore what a copy editor does and take a copyediting test. Pupils practice spelling while identifying the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in journalism. The resource is well done.
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Career Exploration Using HyperStudio

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders conduct research on various careers that are of interest to them. They conduct Internet research on a selected career choice, and create a nine card stack using HyperStudio to describe their career's salary, required...
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FACS: Exercise Physiologist

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Present the exciting career of an exercise physiologist to your teens with a PowerPoint. The slide show explains what this professional does, the education required, the job atmosphere, salary range, and prospects. Finally, viewers will...
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Who are the Co-pilots in My Life?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
We could all use some support when making big changes or decisions in life. That's why this instructional activity focuses on identifying co-pilots to support their college dreams. Kids fill out a worksheet. Then they discuss who will or...
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Back to Basics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your class will enjoy this Health Science activity created by CTE and math teachers from Missouri. Learners make conversions between the apothecary system and metric and US standard measurements used in the healthcare field. The CTE...
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Cameras and Careers

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Applying photography basics they learn for this project, first graders take pictures of an adult at work focusing on the tools used, the work site, and job responsibilities. After making a career book that includes photos and...
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Values...What's Important to You?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
As your scholars begin their career study, it's important they understand their personal intrinsic values. What makes them feel rewarded? There are discussion prompts here to get learners thinking about specific careers, and they also...
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The Power of Passion

For Students 6th - 12th
Inspire teens and tweens with a video that speaks to the practicality of following our dreams. Follow up the video with the Think section, which includes several questions that prompt viewers to explore their own passions and to question...
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More than Beef in Burgers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Who wants a hamburger? Scholarly thinkers examine jobs in the fast food industry. Small groups discuss the jobs available in a fast food restaurant, research one of the jobs and gather information about salary, educational needs, and...
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Veterinary Medicine

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
All of the aspects of the veterinary profession are covered in this slideshow. It would be a great help to those considering a career in this area. Academic expectations, types of specialization, and some of the necessary skills are...
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BUS: The Future Begins Yesterday-Making Medicines

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Your learners have all been to the drug store to pick up a prescription, but have they considered working on the other side of the counter? Discuss the potential career possibilities available to those interested in the pharmaceutical...