What Occupation Interests Me?

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 create a presentation about a specific occupation that matches their personalities.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils create a colorful poster about their occupations in lieu of the PowerPoint presentation
  • Circulate during group discussions and ask for the specific personality traits needed for certain occupations
Classroom Considerations
  • Total lesson time varies based upon the number and length of student presentations
Pros
  • Multiple assessments make providing feedback easy
  • The teacher's guide contains rubrics, pacing, and extension activities 
Cons
  • None