Author:
Terri Trepanier
Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School
Tags:
  • Career
  • Eportfolio
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Text/HTML

    Education Standards

    Oh! The Places You Will Go Career Lesson

    Oh! The Places You Will Go Career Lesson

    Overview

    This lesson is the first of three career presentations for 9th-10th graders.  It includes an interest inventory, skills assessment, and values inventory to help students choose three possible careers.  The results of these inventories are to be placed in an ePortfolio and shared with classmates.  Each student is to comment on three of their classmates' ePortfolio. 

    Lesson Plan

    Oh! The Places You Will Go Lesson Plan

     

    STANDARDS:

    9-10.M.1 Seek and participate in challenging learning activities related to career goals.

    9-10.LS.5 Able to acquire knowledge of various career clusters through exploration (field trips, job site tours, job shadows, mentors, etc.).

    THEME:

    Careers

     

    LESSON TOPIC:

    Careers

     

    OBJECTIVES:

    Language: Students will be able to explain the difference between a career and a job.

    Content:   Students will be able to identify three careers that relate to the students' area of interest.

     

    LEARNING STRATEGIES:

                  Videos

                  Song

                  PowerPoint

                  Discussion

                  Lab Activity with online assessments

                  Project-Base Learning

    REQUISITE KNOWLEDGE:

    Students need a third-grade reading level. Also need to know how to use a computer, access the web, and have Wi-Fi access.

    KEY VOCABULARY:

    Career – an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress.

    Job – a paid position of regular employment.

    Value – the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.

    Skill – ability to do something.

     

    MATERIALS:

    Computers

    Brief Case made of a file folder with paper in it

    Pen

    Video

    Frayer's Square

    Virtual Card Sort

    MOTIVATION:
    (Building background)

    Song:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aKw2qdtNWA

    Bruce Springsteen: "Dream Baby Dream"

    Video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcxw2pt_E3E

    Job vs. Career – Difference between job and career

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXbb-QGigwA

    Overview of CareerOneStop.org for Workforce Professionals

     

    PRESENTATION:

    (Language and content objectives, comprehensible input, strategies, interaction, feedback)

    Oh! The Places You'll Go Career Presentation.

     

    PRACTICE AND APPLICATION:

    (Meaningful activities, interaction, practice, application, feedback)

    CareerOneStop Assessments

    https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/Assessments/interests.aspx

     

    REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT:

    (Review objectives and vocabulary, assess learning)

    Portfolio Presentation – Google Website Creation

    Comment on three peers' portfolios on Padlet.

    https://padlet.com

     

    EXTENSION:

    Apply to college or career program. 

     

    DIFFERENTIATION:

    Enrichment – Have students explore the economic outlook for the careers they like.   Also, have them explore the impact of a career in the same area with more education and with less education.

    Remediate – Have students explore one career or job using a virtual card sort.

    ELL – Have students complete a Frayer's Square for the vocabulary and access the Spanish version of CareerOneStop if applicable.