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Middle 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 grade level and school subject area.

" Education and Salary – Is There a Connection?

Grades 6-8 Math, Instructional Technology Information, Literacy and Language Arts
National Career Development Guidelines
Goal ED1 : Attain educational achievement and performance levels needed to reach your personal and career goals .

" I Can Be Happy for Hours Just Doing . . . "

Grades 6-8 Language Arts
National Career Development Guidelines
Goal PS4 : Balance personal, leisure, community, learner, family, and work roles.

" Stress and Peer Pressure "

Grades 6-8 Instructional Technology, Health, Information Literacy
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency III: Knowledge of the importance of growth and change

" Chart This! "

Grades 6-8 Math, Social Studies, Science
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency : Develop positive interpersonal skills including respect for diversity (PS2)

" It’s My Time! "

Grades 6-8 Math
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency : Develop understanding of yourself and maintain a positive self-concept. (PS1)

" Basic Budgeting "

Grades 6-8 Math
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency : Integrate changing employment trends, societal needs, and economic conditions into your career plans.(CM 5)

" Skills For Success "

Grades 6-8 Language Arts
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency :Master academic, occupational and general employability skills in order to obtain, create, maintain and advance your employment (CM4)

" Community Careers "

Grades 6-8 Social Studies, Language Arts, and Information Literacy
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency : Use accurate, current, and unbiased career information during career planning and management. (CM3)

"Making Choices"

Grades 6-7 Math, Language Arts
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency : Use a process of decision-making as one component of career development (CM2)

"Becoming Biligual"

Grades 6-8 Language Arts - Social Studies - Languages
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency : Create and manage a career plan that meets your career goals. (CM1)

"Plan for Your Future"

Grades 7-8 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.

"How Am I Ever Going
to Use This
? "

Grades 7-8
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency : ED1
: Attain Educational Achievement and Performance Levels Needed to Reach Your Personal and Career Goals

"Changes, Goals and
Expectations"

Grades 6-8
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency PS3: Integrate Personal Growth and Change into Your Career Development

"Play the Market?"

Grades 7-8
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency PS2: Develop Positive Interpersonal Skills Including Respect for Diversity

"How Full is Your Basket?"

Grades 7-8
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 1: Knowledge of the Influence of a Positive Self-Concept

"Exploring Careers Game"

Grades 7-8
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 12: Understanding the Process of Career Planning

"Careers and Gender"

Grades 6-7
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 11: Knowledge of Different Occupations and Changing Male/Female Roles

"What Do You Do"

Grades 6-7
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 10: Knowledge of the Interrelationship of Life Roles

"Rules, Who Needs Them?"

Grades 6-8
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 9: Skills to Make Decisions

"Taxing Taxes"

Grades 6-8
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 8: Understanding how work relates to the needs and functions of the economy and society

"Apply Now"

Grades 7-8
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 7: Knowledge of Skills Necessary to Seek and Obtain Jobs

"Discover America"

Grades 6-8
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 6: Skills to Locate, Understand and Use Career Information

"Wages, Salaries, and Such"

Grades 6-7
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 5: Understanding the Relationship Between Work and Learning

"More Than Beef in Burgers"

Grades 6-8
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 4: Knowledge of the Benefits of Educational Achievement

"The Roles of the Family"

Grades 6-8
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 3: Knowledge of the importance of growth and change

"My Mental Health"

Grades 7-8
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 2: Skills to Interact Positively with Others

"Rate Yourself"

Grades 6-7
National Career Development Guidelines
Competency 1: Knowledge of the importance of self-concept.
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