Career Profile Research
Middle and High School 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 2019-2020 school year.
Title of Lesson: Career Profile Research
Course Name: General English 12
Grade Level: 12
Author’s Name: Jenna Reich
Author’s School District: Lebanon School District
|PA Academic Standards for English Language Arts|
CC.1.2: Reading Informational Text
CC. 1.2.11-12.L - Read and comprehend literary nonfiction and informational text on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.
CC.1.4.11-12.S - Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research, applying grade-level reading standards for literature and literary nonfiction
CC.1.4.11–12.V - Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self- generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
|PA Academic Standards for Career Education and Work|
13.1: Career Awareness and Preparation
13.1.11.B - Analyze career options based on personal interests, abilities, aptitudes, achievements and goals.
13.1.11.E - Justify the selection of a career.13.1.11.F - Analyze the relationship between career choices and career preparation opportunities.
13.2: Career Acquisition (Getting a Job)
13.2.11.B - Apply research skills in searching for a job
|This unit begins with students learning how to set SMART goals. Students will take guided notes on what a SMART goal is and write a SMART goal for their future career.|
|5 minutes||Activating strategy: Begin class by having students share their SMART goal with a partner. (relates to the previous lesson on how to write SMART goals)|
|10 minutes||Introduce the research assignment to the class and go over the expectations.|
|40 minutes||Allow students the remaining class time to begin conducting research on their chosen career.|
|62 minutes||Students should continue their research and answer the guided research questions during the class period. Students should submit the answers to the guided research assignment by the end of the second day.|
|Students will submit their completed guided research assignment before they begin working on the Career Profile essay.|
|Guided Research for Career Profile Occupational Outlook Handbook website|