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					  TITLE:	
  	
   	
           	
          	
         High	
  Skilled	
  Careers	
  and	
  Expenses	
  
  UNIT:	
  	
  
	
               	
           	
          	
         6.2	
  -­‐	
  High	
  Skilled	
  Careers	
  
  GRADE	
  LEVEL(S):	
  
	
                            	
  	
      	
         6	
  
  DURATION:	
  	
  
	
                            	
          	
         30	
  minutes	
  
  STANDARD:	
  	
  	
         	
          	
         Career	
  Readiness	
  –	
  Understand	
  
	
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                                                                                                                               READINESS                                 TM



	
  
Goal:	
  	
  
       Students	
  will	
  learn	
  the	
  value	
  of	
  a	
  high-­‐skilled	
  career	
  and	
  then	
  match	
  their	
  strengths,	
  values,	
  personality	
  
       and	
  skills	
  with	
  careers	
  of	
  interest.	
  	
  `	
   	
  	
  
	
  
Resources	
  for	
  this	
  Lesson:	
  
       • Paper	
  Pre	
  and	
  Post-­‐Test	
  	
  
       • Power	
  Point:	
  6th	
  Unit	
  2	
  High	
  Skilled	
  Career	
  #1	
  

	
  
Procedures:	
  
	
   Opening:	
  
        1. Slide	
  1:	
  Opening	
  
                  a. State	
  that	
  the	
  purpose	
  of	
  this	
  unit	
  is	
  to	
  learn	
  more	
  about	
  colleges,	
  the	
  importance	
  of	
  a	
  high-­‐
                       skilled	
  occupation	
  and	
  to	
  identify	
  careers	
  of	
  interests.	
  	
  
        2. Slide	
  2:	
  Pre-­‐Test	
  
                  a. Students	
  complete	
  pre-­‐test	
  on	
  their	
  own	
  paper	
  
        3. Slide	
  3:	
  Share	
  objectives:	
  
                  a. Explain	
  the	
  main	
  objectives	
  of	
  this	
  lesson	
  
                  b. 3	
  Main	
  Types	
  of	
  Colleges:	
  Review	
  three	
  types	
  of	
  colleges,	
  types	
  of	
  education	
  they	
  provide	
  
                  c. Average	
  Expenses	
  for	
  Necessities:	
  Average	
  expenses	
  in	
  8	
  U.S.	
  communities	
  are	
  introduced	
  
                  d. Income	
  by	
  Education	
  Level:	
  Average	
  salaries	
  by	
  education	
  levels	
  will	
  be	
  examined	
  
                  e. Average	
  Income	
  vs.	
  Expenses:	
  Compare	
  how	
  families	
  with	
  different	
  incomes	
  cover	
  expenses	
  
	
   Lesson:	
  
        1. Slide	
  4:	
  Types	
  of	
  Colleges	
  	
  
                  a. Describe	
  the	
  three	
  main	
  types	
  of	
  colleges	
  
                  b. University	
  or	
  College:	
  Bachelor’s	
  degree	
  	
  
                               i. Bachelor’s	
  degree	
  designed	
  for	
  students	
  to	
  graduate	
  in	
  four	
  years	
  
                             ii. Some	
  common	
  majors	
  include	
  Computer	
  Programming,	
  Music	
  and	
  Education	
  
                  c. Community	
  College:	
  Associate’s	
  degree	
  
                               i. Students	
  often	
  get	
  2-­‐year	
  Associate’s	
  degree,	
  then	
  go	
  to	
  a	
  University/4-­‐Year	
  College	
  	
  
                             ii. Common	
  majors	
  include	
  Physical	
  Therapy,	
  Pre-­‐engineering,	
  and	
  General	
  Studies	
  
                  d. Technical	
  College:	
  Associate’s	
  degree	
  
                               i. The	
  college	
  is	
  designed	
  for	
  students	
  to	
  graduate	
  in	
  two	
  years	
  
                             ii. Training	
  for	
  occupations:	
  electrician,	
  computer	
  support	
  specialist	
  &	
  auto	
  mechanics	
  	
  
        2. Slide	
  5:	
  Average	
  Expenses	
  for	
  Necessities	
  
                  a. This	
  does	
  not	
  include	
  non-­‐necessities	
  like	
  cell	
  phones,	
  sporting	
  activities,	
  cable	
  TV,	
  etc.	
  
                  b. For	
  a	
  family	
  of	
  four,	
  the	
  average	
  annual	
  expenses	
  for	
  necessities	
  in	
  Minneapolis	
  is	
  $58,000	
  
        3. Slide	
  6:	
  Income	
  vs.	
  Education	
  Level	
  
                  a. This	
  screen	
  details	
  the	
  income	
  earned	
  by	
  people	
  who	
  attained	
  different	
  education	
  levels	
  
                  b. Emphasize	
  differences	
  between	
  dropouts	
  and	
  people	
  that	
  received	
  2	
  and	
  4-­‐year	
  degrees	
  
        4. Slide	
  7:	
  Average	
  Expenses	
  vs.	
  Income	
  
                    a. Explain	
  that	
  this	
  screen	
  contains	
  figures	
  for	
  expenses	
  for	
  a	
  family	
  of	
  four	
  and	
  income	
  by	
  
                          education	
  level	
  
           5. Slide	
  8:	
  Average	
  Expenses	
  vs.	
  Income	
  
                    a. Ask	
  students	
  to	
  calculate	
  the	
  following	
  equations	
  
                    b. What	
  is	
  the	
  difference	
  between	
  
                                 i. Expenses	
  and	
  the	
  average	
  annual	
  salary	
  of	
  person	
  without	
  a	
  high	
  school	
  degree?	
  
                                             1. $57,000	
  -­‐	
  $19,300	
  =	
  $37,700	
  less	
  than	
  the	
  expenses	
  
                                ii. Expenses	
  and	
  the	
  average	
  annual	
  salary	
  of	
  two	
  people	
  without	
  a	
  high	
  school	
  degree	
  
                                             1. $57,000	
  -­‐	
  $38,600	
  =	
  $18,400	
  less	
  than	
  the	
  expenses	
  
                               iii. Expenses	
  and	
  the	
  average	
  annual	
  salary	
  of	
  two	
  people	
  with	
  a	
  high	
  school	
  degree	
  
                                             1. $57,000	
  -­‐	
  $61,900	
  =	
  $4,900	
  more	
  than	
  the	
  expenses	
  
                                             2. Remind	
  students	
  that	
  this	
  does	
  not	
  include	
  expenses	
  like	
  cell	
  phones,	
  
                                                    sporting	
  activities,	
  cable	
  TV,	
  etc.	
  
                               iv. Expenses	
  and	
  the	
  average	
  annual	
  salary	
  of	
  two	
  people	
  with	
  a	
  Bachelor’s	
  degree	
  
                                             1. $57,000	
  -­‐	
  $111,200	
  =	
  $54,200	
  more	
  than	
  the	
  expenses	
  
           6. Slide	
  9:	
  What	
  it	
  most	
  important	
  to	
  you?	
  
                    a. Ask	
  students	
  to	
  split	
  up	
  into	
  groups	
  of	
  three	
  or	
  four	
  to	
  discuss	
  the	
  following	
  question	
  
                    b. Lead	
  a	
  classroom	
  discussion	
  on	
  this	
  topic	
  
           7. Slide	
  10:	
  Post-­‐Test	
  
                    a. Students	
  complete	
  the	
  post-­‐test	
  on	
  the	
  back	
  of	
  their	
  pre-­‐test	
  paper	
  	
  
	
     Closing:	
  
           1. Slide	
  11:	
  Review	
  	
  

				
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