"It's not what you know, it's who you know." Learners discuss and analyze this age-old adage by completing life skills worksheets, collaborative activities, and discussions regarding the nature of networking and how it may improve future career prospects.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Relate networking to students' experiences in school by discussing times in which it really helped to know someone in a particular organization or position
  • To support ELLs and encourage language acquisition, post topic-appropriate sentence frames that learners can use throughout the activities or during the role-play
  • As an extension activity, consider the ways in which social media has elevated the level of social networking
  • All worksheets and answer keys included
  • Includes hands-on, collaborative activities
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