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 Unit 1 Title: Your Dream Career                                            Grade Level: 5

 Number of Lessons in Unit: 4

 Time Required for each lesson: 45 minutes

 Best time of year to implement this Unit: after first quarter, anytime

 Lesson Titles:
 Lesson 1: Dream It, Plan It, Do It!
        Materials/Special Preparations Required:
            Group responsibility cards, labeled: recorder, reporter, timekeeper, supply gatherer
              (1 set of cards per group)
            Dream It, Plan It Do It Activity Sheet for each student, writing materials
            Occupational Outlook Handbook, other career books and resources, newspapers,
              magazines
            Computers with PowerPoint (if they will be used for presentations),
            Internet access (if online searches will be done)
            Classroom teacher, or assistant
            A Magic Wand
            Career Path Mini Poster (1)

 Lesson 2: Map Your Course
        Materials/Special Preparations Required:
           Map A Course worksheet for each student
           Occupational Outlook Handbook, other career books and resources, newspapers,
             magazines
           Writing materials completed during previous lesson

 Lesson 3: Dream Career Presentation (Part 1)
        Materials/Special Preparations Required
           Dream It, Plan It Do It and Map A Course Activity Sheets completed during
             Lessons 2 & 3
           Poster board, paper, markers, glue, tape and other materials to make displays
           Computers with PowerPoint if electronic presentations are to be done
           “Your Dream Career” Presentation Criteria Activity Sheet
           Instructor and Student Checklist/Rubric Activity Sheet

 Lesson 4: Dream Career Presentation (Part 2)
        Materials/Special Preparations Required
           Student-created projects from previous lesson
           Computers with PowerPoint if electronic presentations are to be done
           Student Copies of “Your Dream Career” Presentation Criteria Activity Sheet
           Student Copies of Instructor and Student Checklist/Rubric Activity Sheet

 Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Standard:


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 CG 8: Knowing where and how to obtain information about the world of work and post-
       secondary training/education
 CG 9: Applying employment readiness skills and the skills for on-the-job success

 Grade Level Expectation(s):
 8.1: Utilize career and educational information in career decision-making
 8.2: Know and understand the levels of training and education required for life career goals
 9.1: Apply personal, ethical, and work habit skills, with contribute to job success
 9.2: Utilize appropriate job seeking skills to obtain employment

 American School Counselor Association National Standard (ASCA):
 Career Development
    A: Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to
        knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions
    B: Students will employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and
        satisfaction
    C: Students will understand the relationship between training and the world of work

Show Me Standards: Performance Goals (check one or more that apply)
      Goal 1: gather, analyze and apply information and ideas
      2. conduct research to answer questions and evaluate information and ideas
  X
      8. organize data, information and ideas into useful forms (including charts, graphs,
          outlines) for analysis or presentation
      Goal 2: communicate effectively within and beyond the classroom
      1. plan and make written, oral and visual presentations for a variety of purposes and
  X       audiences
      2. review and revise communications to improve accuracy and clarity
      6. apply communication techniques to the job search and to the workplace
      Goal 3: recognize and solve problems
      2. develop and apply strategies based on ways others have prevented or solved
  X       problems
      3. develop and apply strategies based on one’s own experience in preventing or
          solving problems
      Goal 4: make decisions and act as responsible members of society
      1. explain reasoning and identify information used to support decisions
      4. recognize and practice honesty and integrity in academic work and in the
  X       workplace
      5. develop, monitor and revise plans of action to meet deadlines and accomplish
          goals
      8. explore, prepare for and seek educational and job opportunities

This lesson supports the development of skills in the following academic content areas.
Academic Content Area(s)                  Specific Skill(s)
        Communication Arts             6 participating in formal and informal presentations
  X
                                       and discussions of issues and ideas
        Mathematics


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        Social Studies
        Science
        Health/Physical Education
        Fine Arts

Unit Assessment (acceptable evidence):
 By the end of this unit, students will have completed Activity Sheets indicating their career
 goals and plans for achieving those goals, then developed and presented a project based on
 those goals.


 Brief Summary of Unit:
 Students will consider the career of their dreams and what they will have to do to accomplish
 that dream. As a result of this process, each student will have a project that describes their
 career goals and the plan to reach those goals.

 Unit Goals:
 The goals of this unit are to make students aware that they must be willing to do certain things
 in order to achieve the career goals they are setting for themselves. They will look at what
 they are willing to do, as well as what is required for career success in that field. They will
 also use good work habits and other important job skills to develop a presentation project
 based on their career goals.

 Student Prior Knowledge: What prior knowledge do students need (e.g. the steps to
 solving a problem) to be successful in this unit?
 Prior to this unit, students need to know the career pathways and have a basic knowledge of
 research skills.




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