Title: You Can Do It!
A great pep talk, this lesson will provide motivation and inspiration to students through a web-based video and group reflection time. Students will discuss obstacles to reaching goals and ways in which to overcome those obstacles. This brief lesson is rich with opportunity for a counselor or teacher to encourage high school students students. Using this lesson when semester exams or other stressful times are approaching would be a good idea!
Standard(s): [CG1] (0-12) 107: PS:B1.10 - identify alternative ways of achieving goals
Title: Look To the Future
This lesson is designed to encourage self-analysis of interests and skills as related to occupations, and to encourage future thought about a career identity or role. This lesson will allow students to organize career information to create a slideshow presentation that includes a scanned image of a drawing as they might see themselves in a future occupation. Students will also have the opportunity to create a newsletter help-wanted ads section using desktop publishing software to encourage exploration of various occupations.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (4) 27: With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting. [W.4.6]
Title: My favorite thing to do is . . .
The counselor, through discussion and encouraging the students to draw, will introduce the concept of individual skills and interests.
Standard(s): [CG1] (0-12) 87: PS:A1.10 - identify personal strengths and assets
Title: Jimmy Chin Sees Adventure: What Do You See?
In this Xpeditions lesson, students begin to explore how culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions. They explore photographs taken by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Jimmy Chin and examine how their own perceptions influence how they see the photograph.
Standard(s): [CG1] (0-12) 93: PS:A2.4 - recognize, accept and appreciate ethnic and cultural diversity