Title of Lesson: Finding Employment
Course Name: Family and Consumer Sciences: Independent Living
Grade Levels: 9-12
Author’s Name: Cindy Miller
School District: Northern Lebanon School District
|PA Academic Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences|
|11.1. Financial Management|
|PA Academic Standards for Career Education and Work|
|13.2. Career Acquisition (Getting a Job)|
|Students will be able to:|
|Information needed prior to instructing this lesson:|
|5 Minutes||Introductory Question |
Ask the class the following introductory question: “Why do I need a job in today’s society?” Students should turn and talk with an elbow partner. Whole class debrief.
|5 Minutes||Brief Discussion |
All of us have skills. Class discussion about personal skills (i.e., working with tools, coordinating outfits, computers, working well with others, prefer working alone).
|5 Minutes||Student Self Assessment: “What skills do I have?” |
Students will compose a personal list of 3-5 skills.
|5 Minutes||Whole Class Brainstorm |
The teacher will ask “how and where am I able to find employment?” Based on student responses, the teacher will chart a list on the board.
|20 Minutes||Student Research|
Students will search Internet sites and/or newspapers and choose three possible jobs for which they are qualified upon graduation. Students will begin to create a Google Doc listing details about each of the three jobs including, but not limited to the following: company name, address, job title, salary, and other benefits.
|2 Minutes||Whole Class Debrief|
What have you noticed so far about the job search process?
|7 Minutes||Whole Class Discussion|
“What are the some of the employment benefits you found in your research yesterday? (Income, health care, retirement, vacation, etc.) Teacher will provide explanations as needed.
|10 Minutes||Student Research |
Students will complete a Google Doc listing details about each of the three jobs they have chosen including, but not limited to the following: company name, address, job title, salary, and other benefits.
|18 Minutes||Computing Income|
The teacher will provide an explanation of computing gross weekly, monthly and yearly income. Students will return to their research and will compute weekly, monthly, and yearly income for all three employment opportunities.
|5 Minutes||Student Decision and Reflection|
Students will choose a job for their semester-long project, and they will write a brief paragraph stating three reasons why they chose the job they did.
|Laptops (1 per student) |
Local newspapers and websites (Merchandiser, The Lebanon Daily News, The Patriot News, Indeed.com, etc.)