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High School, College, and Career Pathway

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Keywords: career, technology, spreadsheets, multimedia presentation, internet research
Subject(s): Technology, Life Science, Information Skills, Social Studies
Grade 8
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Morganton Day School, Morganton, NC
Planned By: Brad Kendall
Original Author: Brad Kendall, Morganton
8th graders are required to select an educational pathway before entering high school. This lesson plans simulates the effects their decisions can play in choosing a career and what high school pathway and the amount of post high school education is needed to meet the career requirements.
1.Students research and select a professional career.
2. Research the job responsibilities and starting salary schedule.
3. Research a company, institution, or job placement your career path will take you.
4. Research the educational requirements.
5. Research what appeals to you in choosing a college/university.
6. Research/select a college/university that can fulfill the education requirements.
7. Choose a college/university you will attend.
8. Research the entrance requirements for that school.
9. Plan you high school pathway that will fulfill the college entrance requirements.
10. Plan you 4 year high school pathway using spreadsheets.
11. Prepare a multimedia presentation that covers your educational life from high school to your career choice.
High school counselling department visits 8th grade students for pre-high school registration presentation
Materials: Video Tools, Printers, Office Suite, Word Processor, Art Tools, Spreadsheet, Keyboarding, Slideshow, Clip Art, Worksheets, Timeline