1. Investigating Careers

    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The students research labor market...
  2. 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.
  3. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Career Pathways

    • Resource ID: 11277
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the 16 career pathways and the skills needed for college and career success.
  4. Investigating Careers: Careers in Manufacturing

    • Resource ID: 13846
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    A PowerPoint presentation for instructional purposes that can be adopted or modified by the classroom teacher to supplement a lesson plan.
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  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: 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.
  10. Lesson Plan: Dress for Success

    • Resource ID: 20045
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will describe appropriate appearance for an interview.
  11. 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.
  12. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Careers in Marketing Strategy

    • Resource ID: 11265
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students explore careers related to marketing education. Students will research marketing strategies and the impact of media and advertising on purchasing decisions.
  13. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers in Human Resources

    • Resource ID: 11264
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will identify and explore career opportunities within the Human Resources pathway such as Corporate Trainer, Recruiter, Benefits Specialist, and HR Generalist.
  14. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers in Government and Public Administration

    • Resource ID: 12084
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will align personal interests and skills into career opportunities within the Government and Public Administration Career Cluster.
  15. 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...
  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: Career Investigations

    • Resource ID: 20044
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the professional skills needed for college and career success.
  18. Lesson Plan: Careers in BMAC using MAPP

    • Resource ID: 11266
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will explore a variety of careers within the Business Management Cluster and determine their interest level for each career opportunity.
  19. 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.  
  20. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers Using O*NET

    • Resource ID: 14242
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will perform in-depth research on careers, and produce several products using O*NET and other internet options.