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Elementary Career Development Lessons

These lessons are designed as activities that can be used in the classroom to help with student career development. Each activity contains the National Career Development Guideline that it meets, the intended grade level and relevant school subject area.

" Community Workers "

Grades Elementary  Social Studies
National Career Development Guidelines

ED1 : Attain educational achievement and performance levels needed to reach your personal and career goals.

" Shop ‘Til You Drop "

Grades Elementary  Math
National Career Development Guidelines

PS4: Balance personal, leisure, community, learner, family, and work roles

" Learning As I Grow "

Grades K-6  Language Arts
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency III: Awareness of Importance of Growth and Change

" Occupation Recipe "

Grades K-6  Language Arts and Social Studies
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency: Develop positive interpersonal skills including respect for diversity (PS2)

" Be a Friend "

Grades K-6 Language Arts and Math
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency: Develop understanding of yourself and maintain a positive self-concept. (PS1)

" Work and Society "

Grades K-6 Science
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency: Integrate changing employment trends, societal needs, and economic conditions into your career plans. (CM 5)

"Do I Have What It Takes? "

Grades K-6 Social Studies and Health
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency: Master academic, occupational and general employability skills in order to obtain, create, maintain and advance your employment (CM4)

"Corvette or Honda? "

Grades K-6 Language Arts and Art
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Competency: Use accurate, current, and unbiased career information during career planning and management. (CM3)

"All Possibilities Considered"

Grades 2 - 3 Language Arts
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency: Use a process of decision-making as one component of career development (CM2)

"Look to the Future"

Grades 4 - 5   Math, Art, Information Literacy
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency: Create and manage a career plan that meets your career goals. (CM1)

"Learn to Earn "

Grades 4 - 5   Language Arts
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency: Participate in ongoing, lifelong learning experiences to enhance your ability to function effectively in a diverse and changing economy.

"I Can Do That"

Grades 2-3
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency ED1
: Attain Educational Achievement and Performance Levels Needed to Reach Your Personal and Career Goals

"Expressing Good Thoughts"

Grades K-5
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency PS3
: Integrate Personal Growth and Change into Your Career Development

"Occupation Recipe"

Grades 3-4
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency PS2
: Develop Positive Interpersonal Skills Including Respect for Diversity

"Happy and You Know It..."

Grades K-1
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 1
: Knowledge of the Importance of a Positive Self Concept

"Career Development Planning"

Grades 4-5
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 12: Awareness of the Career Planning Process

"Physical Education"

Grades 3-5
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Competency 11: Awareness of the Different Occupations and Changing Male/Femaile Roles

"School Work"

Grades K-1
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 10: Awareness of the Interrelationship of Life Roles

"If At First You Don't Succeed..."

Grades 4-5
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 9: Understanding How to Make Decisions

" Custom Burgers"

Grades 2-3
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 8: Awareness of How Work Relates to the Needs and Functions of Society

"Please Pass the Jelly"

Grades K-1
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 7: Awareness of the Importance of Personal Responsibility and Good Work Habits

"Grow Grass, Grow"

Grades 4-6
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 6: Skills to Understand and Use Career Information

"Time to Improve"

Grades 4-5
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 5: Awareness of the Relationship Between Work and Learning

" You're Hired"

Grades 2-3 and 5
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 4: Awareness of the Benefits of Educational Achievement

"Is Anyone Listening?

Grades 4-5
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 3: Awareness of Importance of Growth and Change

"Say It Again, Sam"

Grades 4-5
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 2: Skills to Interact Positively with Others

"Checking Up On You"

Grades 2-3
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 1: Knowledge of the importance of self-concept.
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