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Author: Marrianne H Coleman
System:Jefferson County
School:Hueytown High School
Lesson Plan ID: 7059
Title: Career Research Project
In this lesson students will complete an interest survey. From the results of the survey they will choose one career field, research it, and present their findings to the class.
Content Standard(s):
Local/National Standards:  
Primary Learning Objective(s): Students will determine the factors to be considered in developing an effective career plan. Students will develop a personal career plan.
Additional Learning Objective(s):  
Approximate Duration of the Lesson: Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Equipment:
The career project form (see attachment), career survey (see attachment for suggested surveys)
Technology Resources Needed:
Computer with Internet access
1.)Students will be instructed to complete an interest survey. This survey can be a commercial survey or a free survey on-line. (Go to a search engine and type "career interest survey" OR use one of the suggested links provided in the attachment.)

2.)Once the interest survey is completed, students will analyze the results. The interest survey should give a list of careers that are suited to the interests of the student. From this list, students will choose one career they would like to know more about.

3.)Give each student a copy of the attached form.

4.)Using the Internet or any other resources available, students will find the answer to each question on the form.

5.)One of the questions on the form requires students to list the classes they should be taking in high school. Have students check the classes that are offered at your school and list the classes that would best prepare them for their chosen career field.

6.)When students have completed their career research, each student should present his/her findings to the class. This gives each student the opportunity to research one career in detail, but also to hear about many different career choices.

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Assessment Strategies:
Students will be assessed on completion of the Career Project Form (see attachment). The class presentation and active listening to other students' presentations can be assessed by teacher-developed checklists.
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