1. Lesson Plan: It Takes Teamwork!

    • Resource ID: 20059
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will develop effective leadership skills through participation in activities such as career and technical student organizations.
  2. Lesson Plan: Making Resumes

    • Resource ID: 6654
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    This introductory lesson for Career Preparation I in the Career Development cluster is a general lesson in developing a resume.  This lesson can be used for the Career Preparation course or for any CTE course to help students develop this important skill.  
  3. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Sign Me Up!

    • Resource ID: 20174
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the importance of  participation in curricular and extracurricular  activities in college and career preparation.
  4. Lesson Plan: College and Career Readiness - The Adventure Starts Here!

    • Resource ID: 20176
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the skills needed in one or more of the 16 career clusters and identify those as academic skills taught in middle school.  Students will relate those academic skills to their personal career goals and understand the importance of career preparation in...
  5. Lesson Plan: Identity Theft and Credit Safety

    • Resource ID: 20034
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate an understanding of financial management and discuss the impact of identify theft on credit.
  6. Lesson Plan: Credit Scores and Your Financial Future

    • Resource ID: 20035
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will understand and determine actions to obtain and keep good credit scores. Students will apply these skills to their financial future.
  7. Lesson Plan: Suggested Career Cluster Activities

    • Resource ID: 19942
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will identify the various career opportunities and pathways within one or more career clusters. Students will also research and explore careers of personal interest, including academic, certification, and technical skill requirements.
  8. Lesson Plan: The Job Interview

    • Resource ID: 20039
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will practice job interview skills, discuss and recognize the do’s and don’ts, and participate in a mock interview.
  9. Lesson Plan: Success in Professional Careers

    • Resource ID: 20040
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will describe characteristics required for personal and professional success.
  10. Lesson Plan: Let’s Look at Professional Associations

    • Resource ID: 20041
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will identify professional associations affiliated with a career pathway.
  11. Lesson Plan: Where Do I Fit In?

    • Resource ID: 20042
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate decision-making skills related to school and community issues, programs of study, and college and career planning.
  12. Lesson Plan: It's My Life

    • Resource ID: 20043
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate decision-making skills related to school and community issues, programs of study, and college and career planning.
  13. Lesson Plan: Dress for Success

    • Resource ID: 20045
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will describe appropriate appearance for an interview.
  14. Lesson Plan: Piggy Bank vs. Bank - Choosing and Maintaining Your Account

    • Resource ID: 20038
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will analyze data to make decisions about banking and finance.
  15. Lesson Plan: Investigating STEM Cluster Careers

    • Resource ID: 14590
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will explore career opportunities within the STEM Career Cluster.  
  16. Lesson Plan: Resume Writing for Teens

    • Resource ID: 20173
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will develop a resume, write business correspondence, complete a sample job application, and explain the protocol for selecting and using appropriate references for job applications.
  17. Lesson Plan: Can You Lend a Helping Hand?

    • Resource ID: 20037
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will recognize the value of service learning by identifying, planning, and implementing service learning activities with other students and community partners to address local and global issues. Students will also use technology to research service learning projects and...
  18. Lesson Plan: Career Investigations

    • Resource ID: 20044
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the professional skills needed for college and career success.