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Subject: Counseling and Guidance (K - 12)
Title: Virtual Tours of Colleges and Careers
Description: This resourceful lesson will introduce students to a website where they can take "tours" of colleges and careers.  The counselor/facilitator will show students how to locate the website and maneuver through it to find useful information.  Students will learn how to compare and contrast various colleges and careers to determine which characteristics match their interests, goals and abilities.  This lesson can be repeated on a regular basis to demonstrate to students the importance of keeping the future in the forefront as decisions in high school are made.  Such decisions include course selections, summer plans (i.e. internships, job shadowing, summer job, travel, summer reading/study) and goal-setting.  As students continue to view virtual tours and learn more about colleges and careers, they can add the information to a spreadsheet as a way to compare and contrast.


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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).


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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.


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The Ferguson Career Guidance Center
Overview:
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.


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Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning - Late High School Curriculum Grades 11 and 12
http://www.nacacnet....
A six-session curriculum from the National Association for College Admission Counseling for Grades 11 and 12 for helping students assess where they are in the college planning process.

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Career Planning
http://www.gcflearnf...
Website includes information on career planning. The information includes career planning, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and more.

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