Governor's Institute for Career Education and Work
Skills for Success

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Governor’s Institute for Career Education and Work Activity

by Elaine Durham and Joseph Schaeffer

Title

Skills for Success

Standards Addressed
  • 13.1 E Explore how people prepare for their careers
  • RWSL 1.8  A, B, C
Brief Overview Students will recognize skills used in school and will continue to use to obtain and perform on a job.
Grade Level 3rd
Content Area(s) Language Arts, Reading
Other standards supported ASCA, PSCA, NCDG
Prep Time 20 minutes. (Time needed to find several guest speakers also)
Implementation Time Two 40-minute sessions.
Learning Objectives Students will be able to identify skills learned in primary school that they use in their life.
Materials Needed Magazines, guest speakers.
Detailed Activity Steps
  1. Discuss how the learning of certain skills will play an important role in their future as an employee, member of a family and a community.
  2. Post pictures from magazines which show the relationship between education and career preparation. Explain this relationship to the students.
  3. Discuss how skills used in school are needed by people in their jobs.
  4. Have students identify their favorite school subjects. Provide examples of jobs, which require this type of learning.
  5. Have students identify jobs that require similar skills as those which they can perform.
  6. Have students select skills that may be perceived as difficult, but can be learned to perform a certain type of work.
  7. Have some adults within the school or local community (police officer, daycare attendant, nurse) participate in a classroom presentation, identifying some skills learned in elementary school that they still use in their current jobs.
Theory basis Trait and Factor Theory
Evaluation/Assessment Students will be able to list certain skills learned in primary school that they still use in their jobs and in their life.
Comments N/A
Enhancement Activities Have students ask their parents or grandparents about skills they learned in elementary school that they use(d) in their jobs and in their life.
Adaptation for at risk kids None needed.
Resources

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