Lesson Plans – Grades 8,9,10

  • Self Awareness

    A Letter to Myself

    Grade(s)
    8
    • Students will plan future goals through self-reflective writing.
    Career Standards
    Communicates effectively and appropriately Uses critical thinking Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Career Planning and Management

    A Time Management Simulation

    Grade(s)
    8
    • Students will demonstrate strategies to effectively manage time.
    • Students will infer how procrastination and distraction affect the workplace.
    Career Standards
    Contributes to employer and community success Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management Career Exploration

    Blue Collar and Proud of It

    Grade(s)
    8
    • Students will identify categories of jobs known as “blue collar” occupations.
    • Students will assess the opportunities and advantages of these types of occupations as viable careers in the current labor market.
    • Students will investigate labor market information and demand for occupations.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness Career Exploration

    Career Family Tree

    Grade(s)
    8
    • Students will evaluate how their family and/or extended family may or may not be an influence on their own career choices and decisions.
    • Students will conduct interviews to gather information regarding specific careers within the family and/or extended family structure.
    Career Standards
    Communicates effectively and appropriately Uses critical thinking Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Self Awareness

    Coat of Arms

    Grade(s)
    8
    • Students will use creativity to express self-awareness.
    • Student will present a visual product to the class.
    Career Standards
    Communicates effectively and appropriately Demonstrates innovation and creativity Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Self Awareness

    Communication Skills

    Grade(s)
    8
    • Students will demonstrate verbal communication consistent with their nonverbal communication.
    • Students will predict potential communication problems when verbal and nonverbal communication does not align.
    • Students will evaluate the relationship between the verbal and nonverbal communication of others.
    Career Standards
    Communicates effectively and appropriately Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management Career Exploration

    KnowHow2GO

    Grade(s)
    8 9 10
    • The student will utilize EducationQuest’s KnowHow2GO four step program to make college a reality.
      • Be a pain – in a good way. Ask adults to help guide you to college – and keep asking until you find someone who will.
      • Push yourself. Take tough courses in high school – and get involved in extracurricular activities.
      • Find the right fit. Explore careers that fit your interests and skills – and then research colleges that are a good fit for you!
      • Put your hands on some cash. Money is available to help you pay for college, but you have to apply!
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Contributes to employer and community success Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them Uses critical thinking Demonstrates innovation and creativity Utilizes technology Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management

    Reflective Listening

    Grade(s)
    8
    • Students will use reflective listening techniques to improve their communication skills. 
    Career Standards
    Communicates effectively and appropriately Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness

    Social Class & Fitting In

    Grade(s)
    8
    • Students will demonstrate awareness of the potential effects of social class.
    • Students will evaluate the impact of cultural knowledge, cultural awareness and tolerance on career success.
    • Students will consider the importance of civic duty/responsibility in their own community.
    Career Standards
    Works productively in teams and demonstrates cultural competency Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Self Awareness Career Exploration

    Stereotypes

    Grade(s)
    8
    • Students will outline different categories of stereotypes. 
    • Students will anticipate and/or describe how stereotypes affect people.
    Career Standards
    Contributes to employer and community success Works productively in teams and demonstrates cultural competency Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Self Awareness

    Stress and Coping

    Grade(s)
    8
    • Students will identify the sources of stress in their lives.
    • Students will identify the ways that they can cope with stress.
    • Students will increase college and career readiness by expanding their strategies to cope with stress in school and work.
    Career Standards
    Communicates effectively and appropriately Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them Works productively in teams and demonstrates cultural competency Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Self Awareness

    This I Believe

    Grade(s)
    8
    • Students will explore their personal beliefs and values that guide their lives and ethics. 
    • Students will develop an awareness of the beliefs and values of their peers.
    Career Standards
    Models ethical leadership and effective management Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management

    Time Management

    Grade(s)
    8
    • Students will analyze how they use time and how it impacts their ability to achieve goals.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Contributes to employer and community success Uses critical thinking Models ethical leadership and effective management Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Self Awareness

    Who Am I?

    Grade(s)
    8
    • Students will compare differences and similarities between self-perceptions and perceptions from others.
    Career Standards
    Uses critical thinking Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Career Planning and Management

    Collaborative Resume Writing

    Grade(s)
    9
    • Students will evaluate sample resumes.
    • Students will create their own resume.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Utilizes technology Manages personal career development
  • Career Planning and Management

    Goal Maps

    Grade(s)
    9
    • Students will present a visual product or display of the decisions and strategies needed to achieve future educational and career goals.
    • Students will demonstrate how to overcome barriers in their lives to attain future success. 
    Career Standards
    Communicates effectively and appropriately Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness

    How Do You Define “Friend?”

    Grade(s)
    9
    • Students will compare and contrast their own values about friendship to those of a peer.
    Career Standards
    Communicates effectively and appropriately Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Career Planning and Management

    Mock Interviews

    Grade(s)
    9
    • Students will complete a generic job application and participate in mock job interviews 
    • Students will demonstrate interview skills and discuss cultural diversity.
    Career Standards
    Communicates effectively and appropriately Models ethical leadership and effective management Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management

    Phone Etiquette

    Grade(s)
    9
    • Students will conduct phone calls to inquire about potential jobs of interest.
    Career Standards
    Communicates effectively and appropriately Manages personal career development
  • Career Planning and Management

    Resources and Barriers

    Grade(s)
    9
    • Students will summarize the meaning of barriers and resources through the analysis of a role model in their own lives who experienced and overcame major disadvantages/hardships.
    Career Standards
    Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness

    The Five Things

    Grade(s)
    9
    • Students will explore their own work values, priorities and interests.
    Career Standards
    Communicates effectively and appropriately Demonstrates innovation and creativity Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness

    Where I'm From

    Grade(s)
    9
    • Students will analyze ways in which their family history, culture, ethnicity, and environment has helped shape who they are today.
    • Students will reflect and judge the amount of influence the past has their current goals for the future.
    Career Standards
    Demonstrates innovation and creativity Models ethical leadership and effective management Utilizes technology Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Career Planning and Management Career Exploration

    Work: Love It or Hate It:?

    Grade(s)
    9
    • Students will interview adults employed in the world of work. 
    • Students will compare and contrast aspects working adult stories. 
    • Students will develop a mission statement based on their reflections of the stories.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Uses critical thinking Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness

    Zeteophobia

    Grade(s)
    9
    • Students will summarize how fears can inhibit their decisions about career, and even their willingness to explore it. 
    • Students will analyze how their values and career barriers interact. 
    • Students will discover that a difficult economy can make it hard to negotiate.
    Career Standards
    Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Career Planning and Management

    Leaving A Job

    Grade(s)
    10
    • Students will hypothesis the importance of leaving a job on good terms.
    • Students will write a proper letter of resignation.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Models ethical leadership and effective management Manages personal career development
  • Career Planning and Management

    Managing My Money

    Grade(s)
    10
    • Students will demonstrate financial planning and budgeting. 
    • Students will chart and evaluate a cost of living plan based on their proposed salary.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Utilizes technology Manages personal career development Attends to personal and financial well-being
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management

    Personal Roadmap

    Grade(s)
    10 11 12
    • Students will examine their short and long-term goals and the assets they might have in their lives that would help them achieve these goals.
    • Students will write a short narrative explaining how they intend to connect their personal assets to goal achievement.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Models ethical leadership and effective management Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness Career Planning and Management

    Writing Emails That Matter

    Grade(s)
    10
    • Students will write and send a professional email. 
    • Students will demonstrate writing conventions related to writing professional emails.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Communicates effectively and appropriately Manages personal career development
  • Self Awareness

    You're Fired!

    Grade(s)
    10
    • Students will compare the relationship between school habits and work habits 
    • Students will illustrate the relationship of their own values and beliefs related to school and career success.
    Career Standards
    Applies appropriate academic and technical skills Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them Uses critical thinking Manages personal career development