Subject:

Careers

Thematic Scenario:

Show Me the Money

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students engage in conversations, demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and practices of careers in the target culture, and use this knowledge to interact effectively in cultural contexts.

Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:

Careers/professions available in selected country.
Deciding on a career/profession.
Educational impact of career choices.

Strategies:

Individual Projects:
Students research a career from another country.
Students research the career pathway to achieve desired career/profession.
Graphic Organizers:
Students use the Concept Ladder to organize information about a career in selected country.
Interview:
Students interview a local professional and compare/contrast this career with the same career in selected country.
Presentation:
Students give an oral presentation on career from selected country.
Students design a career brochure and present to class.
Pair Activities:
Student pairs create and conduct a survey about careers from the target culture.
Student pairs create a career advertisement from the target culture.
Student pairs plan and present a job interview for a career from the target culture.
Graphic Organizer:
Students us a graphic organizer to compare, contrast, and analyze career survey information.
Cooperative Learning:
Student groups create a students-centered video depicting a career from the target culture
Students compare job applications and/or qualifications from selected countries
Students compare salaries/compensation/benefits of specific career in various countries.
The class plans and implements a Global Career Fair.

Assessments:

Written Projects:
Students research a career and use the Concept Ladder to organize information about a career meeting specified criteria.
Compare and Contrast:
Students explore job applications, including cultural practices in selected countries.
Students explore the status of careers/professions in selected countries and compare with USA.
Social respect and economic status of careers/professions in selected countries.
Portfolio Project:
Students design a career brochure meeting cultural criteria from selected country.
Students interview a professional from the career of his/her choice meeting specified criteria.
Students give an oral presentation to the class on chosen career.
Final Class Project:
Students plan and do a Global Career Fair in the selected culture meeting rubric criteria.

Resources:

Internet resources/research
Library resources/research
Guest speakers
Community resources
Teachers from other disciplines