ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Counseling and Guidance (K - 12), or English Language Arts (7 - 8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Career Discovery: Preparing a Resume
Description: As part of a career discovery unit, middle school students examine the need to prepare a resume and the potential consequences of giving false information in a resume. Using an online resume wizard designed for middle schoolers, students prepare their first resume. This lesson can be broken into three smaller 30-minute lessons (Step 1, Steps 2-5, and Steps 6-7).
Subject: Counseling and Guidance (K - 12)
Title: My Favorite Job
Description: This lesson is designed to encourage student participation in discussions of careers without consideration of gender. At this grade level students should be encouraged to express their perception of job characteristics without consideration of "man" jobs and "woman" jobs.
The Ferguson Career Guidance Center
This podcast was created as a tutorial on using the Ferguson Career Guidance Center. The Ferguson Career Guidance Center can be accessed through the Alabama Virtual Library website. The Ferguson Center provides information on job profiles, job hunting techniques, college planning and financial aid. The Ferguson Center also provides an interest assessment which will match a person's interests to careers and industries.
Before You Apply
This resource guides students through a self-assessment to be conducted before starting a college search. By determining wants, needs, values, goals, etc., students will be able to more effectively select colleges with the appropriate climate and programs.