Career Exploration Activities For Students

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Sep 14, 2015 4:06:47 PM

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Hands-on learning fosters excitement and engagement when researching jobs and professions. Students in elementary, middle and high school can prepare for the future by reading about different types of careers and creating poster board job summaries.

Students can use many resources to compile facts and data for the poster board presentations. Some sources of information include:

  • Books
  • Online books
  • Magazines
  • Interviews
  • Job Search Handbooks
  • Career day presentations
  • Visits to job locations and workplaces
  • Colleges and universities
  • Job resource centers
  • Internet searches
  • The library
  • Classroom presentations from teachers and students
  • Career exploration surveys and interest forms
  • Other information sources

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Online Resources To Help Students

Students can read colorful and engaging titles about careers and the workforce. These books offer a great opportunity to enrich student’s vocabulary and content knowledge. Educators can utilize online resource guides to plan engaging lessons that require critical thinking. Big Universe offers thousands of titles in many different languages on a multitude of topics. Find texts in multiple genres as well as teacher resource guides on the Big Universe website.

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Combining practical content with visual appeal, the 21st Century Lifeskills handbooks read more like a magazine than a book. Highly readable with full-color photographs, a smaller trim size and an eye-popping layout, these 120-page handbooks are great for teaching life skills to a twenty-first century population. The 10 handbooks in this series will provide readers a thorough and non-threatening introduction to the multi-dimensional competencies, concepts, and vocabulary they need to achieve independences--including community resources, job searching, money management, job etiquette, health, moving and more. Used along or in conjunction with the 21st Century Lifeskills worktexts, these handbooks offer students a unique and visual way to achieve real-world literacy.
For information on having a career day visit Career Day.

Topics: Classroom Ideas, Literacy

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