Secondary educators across Lebanon County, Pennsylvania developed lesson plans to integrate the Pennsylvania Career Education and Work Standards with the content they teach. This work was made possible through a partnership between the South Central PA Workforce Investment Board (SCPa Works) and Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13) and was funded by a Teacher in the Workplace Grant Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. This lesson plan was developed by one of the talented educators who participated in this project during the 2018-2019 school year.
Students will be able to: Develop a Letter of Introduction for a potential employment opportunity.
Students will be able to: Formulate a list of personal attributes that would be appealing to a potential employer.
Students will be able to: Discuss the importance of positive self-esteem and self-talk.
Group Practice/Demonstration/Ask What are you good at? What attributes do you possess that you are proud of? Students complete Staying Positive Worksheet
Students will list positive attributes about themselves
Must have two items for each area of health (social, physical, emotional, and mental)
Letter of Introduction (Handout for Students) Review the following parameters with students: Using the list of positive attributes, students will write a letter of introduction to a potential employer.
Use the following parameters to create your letter: (Paragraphs should be at least 4 sentences.) Paragraph 1: Introduction
brief description of yourself
hobbies, age, sports, clubs, etc.
Paragraph 2: Attributes
What are you good at?
What employable skills do you have?
What can you offer a future employer?
Paragraph 3: Closure
Thank them for the opportunity
Reflection/Closure Students will read their Letter of Introduction to a partner. Partners will provide feedback
Galbraith, Kelly and Edwards, Eric. "Positive Self-Talk and Writing a Letter of Introduction: A MS Health Lesson". OER Commons. Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, 25 Jun. 2019. Web. 06 Jun. 2020. <https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/54759-positive-self-talk-and-writing-a-letter-of-introdu>.
Galbraith, K., & Edwards, E. (2019, June 25). Positive Self-Talk and Writing a Letter of Introduction: A MS Health Lesson. OER Commons. Retrieved June 06, 2020, from https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/54759-positive-self-talk-and-writing-a-letter-of-introdu.