Governor's Institute for Career Education and Work
Governor’s Institute for Career Education and Work Activity
by Greg Tomevi,
and Debbie Foust
- 13.1.5 B Identify occupations
that are non-traditional by gender.
- RWSL:1.4.5 B; 1.5.5.A,B,C,D,E,F,G;
1.6.5 C,D,E,;1.8.5 A,B,C;
||The student will be able to
identify occupations that are non-traditional by gender.
||Career Awareness, Language Arts,
|Other standards supported
- PDE – Guidance and Counseling
- PDE – Standards of Career
||1 ½ Hours
||One week Session
||Students will be able to
identify occupations that may be considered non traditional by gender.
- Career costumes
- Vocabulary work puzzle
- Occupational ‘cloze’ activity
- Prizes for best costume, best
speech, performance etc.
|Detailed Activity Steps
- Students are randomly
assigned an occupation.
- Students will be responsible
for producing a one page document in which they research their chosen
career. They should include education needed, job responsibilities,
potential earnings and any other relevant information. Students
should display proper spelling, grammar, punctuation and clarity of
thoughts. There should be effective use of topic and closing
- Students will be given one
week to complete rough draft, revisions and final copy.
- Each student will then
create, under teacher direction, an “Occupation Station” in the
- Each student dresses up in
the clothing of the career they are assigned. They are encouraged to
collect and bring in to class any artifacts that are associated with
the chosen career.
- Invite another class to visit
the “Occupation Stations”.
- Each student remains silent
until a visiting student “activates” their station.
- The student then begins to
explain their career (based on the research they completed) and
explain why it is or is not a non-traditional career choice.