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ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (7 - 12)
Title: Employability Skills
Description: Students will understand how employability skills enhance their employment opportunities and job satisfaction. They will demonstrate key employability skills and will maintain and upgrade skills as needed.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (7 - 12)
Title: College Cost: A MAJOR Expense!
Description: Students will choose a college based on their career goals and aspirations. In this lesson, students will select a career field, choose a field of study (major), and research college cost. Students will learn how to chart, graph, analyze and present the total cost of college in a spreadsheet. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: FBLA: Here We GROW Again
Description: Students will learn about the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Organization. This lesson will also allow students to learn about the roles of FBLA officers as well as know and understand general members’ expectations. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12), or English Language Arts (12)
Title: Financing Your College Education-What College Can I Afford?
Description: This lesson provides student with the opportunity to think about financing college by considering the best use of the funding available. Consider pros and cons of attending school in state or out of state. Students should determine which education option they can afford to meet the goal of attending college. This plan contains a financial aid component.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Dressing the Part
Description: Dress code requirements in business and school are always a controversial topic. In this project students will research the value of dressing appropriately for a variety of settings to include business and school. They will research various Internet resources and use the data collected to analyze how this may have impacted the dress code requirements of their school system and create a dress code brochure with their student body as the audience. This is a Commerce and Information Project.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: My Career Plans Presentation
Description: Students will research a career of their choice. A PowerPoint presentation will be created and presented to the class. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Correspondence for the Real World
Description: As future employees, students should be aware of the various forms of business correspondence. Students will learn how to use wizards and templates from a word processing software to create business letters. This project allows students to research a career of interest and use real-world data to compose letters of inquiry requesting information from individuals in the community that are actively employed in the career field that they are interested in. This is project-based, Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12)
Title: Career Plans
Description: The project will consist of Internet research and Modern Language Association (MLA) style reports created in Microsoft Word. Each student will create their own report. This project will give students an opportunity to increase their knowledge about their career choice. This is a Commerce and Technology Information lesson plan.


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Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12), or English Language Arts (10)
Title: Career Choices
Description: Students use information from personal assessments regarding work skills, personal values, and personal interests to conduct research about a suggested career. Students will then create a brochure reflecting research. These brochures will be shared with the Albertville High School counselors office. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


ALEX Learning Assets


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Title: Find it Fast with Boolean Operators
Digital Tool: Makebeliefs online comic strip creator
Digital Tool Description: www.makebeliefscomix.com is a quick and easy-to-use comic strip creator.  No login is required. Students may choose from a variety of characters and poses, backgrounds, and thought/word balloons to get across the message. This exercise will be done prior to beginning a Standard-based lesson that requires Internet research.. Students will create a comic strip explaining how Boolean operators will increase  search efficiency. The teacher will provide four scenarios (project on screen, or write on board) where Boolean operators would enhance research results. Using a four-fram comic, students will use characters and word balloons to provide the best Boolean search input for the scenarios.


ALEX Podcasts


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Career Research
Overview:
This podcast was created to demonstrate researching a career using an online resource.  Suggested facts to look for when researching a career are what the job involves, educational requirements and certifications, salary range and how to explore the career.  Using an online resource can make the research easier and faster.


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What is a Resume'?
Overview:
This podcast was created to define and explain resume's.  Five types of resume's are discussed, with a display of examples.  Tips for writing resume's are also discussed.


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