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High School 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 school subject area.

" Improving Study Habits"

Grades 9-12 Language Arts
National Career Development Guidelines
Goal ED1 : Attain educational achievement and performance levels needed to reach your personal and career goals .

" Daydreaming "

Grades 9-12 Language Arts
National Career Development Guidelines
Goal PS4 :Balance personal, leisure, community, learner, family, and work roles.

" What's a Well-Being? "

Grades 9-12 Health, Physical Education
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency III: Understanding the Impact of Growth and Development

" Crying Tears of Joy "

Grades 9-12 Language Arts
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency: Develop positive interpersonal skills including respect for diversity (PS2)

" Inventory of Me "

Grades 9-12 Math and Health
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency: Develop understanding of yourself and maintain a positive self-concept. (PS1)

"Employment in My Community "

Grades 9-12 Math
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency: Integrate changing employment trends, societal needs, and economic conditions into your career plans.(CM 5)

" Forms, Forms, and More Forms"

Grades 9-12 Employability Skills
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency: Master academic, occupational and general employability skills in order to obtain, create, maintain and advance your employment (CM4)

" Networking "

Grades 9-12 Careers
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency: Use accurate, current, and unbiased career information during career planning and management. (CM3)

"Checklist of Experience"

Grades 9-10 Careers
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency: Use a process of decision-making as one component of career development (CM2)

"Job Shadowing"

Grades 9-12 Careers
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency: Create and manage a career plan that meets your career goals. (CM1)

"Is It Worth the Investment?"

Grades 9-12   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.

"High School Career Plan"

Grades 9-12
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency ED1
: Attain Educational Achievement and Performance Levels Needed to Reach Your Personal and Career Goals

"Twenty Questions"

Grades 9-11
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency PS3
: Integrate Personal Growth and Change into Your Career Development

"Sales Performance"

Grades 9-12
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency PS2: Develop Positive Interpersonal Skills Including Respect for Diversity

"Inventory of Me"

Grades 9-12
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 1: Understanding the Influence of a Positive Self-Concept

"Developing a Career Plan"

Grades 9-12
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 12: Skills in Career Planning

"Why Not?"

Grades 9-12
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 11: Understanding the Continuous Changes in Male/Female Roles

"Lifestyle Changes... Good or Bad?"

Grades 9-12
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 10: Understanding the Interrelationship of Life Roles

"Future Life Role Decisions"

Grades 9-12
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 9: Skills to Make Decisions

"Job Skills- What's the Big Deal?"

Grades 9-12
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 8: Understanding How Societal Needs and Functions Influence the Nature and Structure of Work

"Interviewing Techniques"

Grades 9-12
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 7: Skills to Prepare to Seek, Obtain, Maintain, and Change Jobs

"Worker Interviews"

Grades 9-12
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 6: Skills to Locate, Evaluate and Interpret Career Information

"Attitudes: Work and School"

Grades 9-12
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 5: Understanding the Need for Positive Attitudes Toward Work and Learning

"To Be Skilled or Not to Be Skilled"

Worksheet -

Matching Occupations and Skills

Grades 9-12
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 4: Understanding the Relationship Between Educational Achievement and Career Planning

"Stressed Out Even More"

Grades 9-12
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 3: Understanding the Impact of Growth and Development

"What Employers Want"

Grades 9-12
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 2: Skills to Interact Positively with Others

"Self Evaluation"

Grades 9-12
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 1: Knowledge of the importance of self-concept.

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