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Wilson School, Lauderdale County/ Alabama Virtual Library
Tutorial illustrates the steps a student should follow to research a career using Ferguson's Career Guidance Center on the Alabama Virtual Library.
Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Career and Technical Education
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[ELA] (12) 7: Write for a variety of purposes including critical essays on literary topics, college application essays, résumé cover letters, and résumés.
[ELA] (12) 10: Use the research process to manage, document, organize, and present information to support a thesis on a teacher-approved topic of student interest.
[CTE] CT7 (9-12) 1: Create a formal, narrative proposal that communicates a specific concept, process, or product related to a chosen career pathway.
[CTE] CT7 (9-12) 2: Conduct independent research related to a selected project concept.
[CTE] CT7 (9-12) 4: Produce an original multimedia presentation based upon project results.
[ELA2010] (12) 16: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem. [RI.11-12.7]
[ELA2010] (12) 25: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question, including a self-generated question, or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. [W.11-12.7]
[ELA2010] (12) 40: Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. [L.11-12.6]