Preparing for My Future

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 activities that support their career goals.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Begin the lesson by asking what activities students currently participate in, then ask how those activities could relate to their future careers
  • Invite organizers from local community groups to class to provide information on volunteering opportunities
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils must take a career assessment and have at least three compatible options
  • Create groups of four for the collaborative portion of the activity
  • The lesson encourages individuals to get involved in their communities 
  • Collaborating with others provides additional ideas for gaining career skills outside the classroom
  • None
Common Core