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Teachers As Advisors: SD My Life (Career Cruising)



  • 1.5" 3-Ring Binder with plastic cover slip on front. Please, do NOT write your name on it with a marker.

  • Pkg. of 50 plastic cover slips to go inside your binder.
  • Flash drive
  • 2-pocket folder

Unit 1

Chapter 1: Learning About Work

Ch 1 Student Notes:

1.1 Why People Work:

  • Reasons why people work

  • Difference: Work, Occupation, Job

1.2 Work Experience Education

  • Types of Work Experience Education

  • Benefits of Work Experience (and working)

Work, Occupation, Job Worksheet:

Terms, pg 15

Questions 16, 17, 19, 20

Work Skits to include: Work Tasks, Benefits of Work

Chapter 1 Test

Chapter 2: The Job Ahead

Ch 2 Notes:

2.1 Work Histories

  • Explain Work History

  • Describe how knowing about work histories aid career planning

  • Purposes of Jobs

2.2 Moving Toward a Stable Job

  • Discuss how different work histories lead to a stable job

  • List Characteristics of stable jobs

  • Identify 21st Century Skills

2.3 The Future Begins Now

  • Explain benefits of building a good school record

  • Identify what can do to shape own career

Future Flow Charts: Include skills needed, education/training required, habits/attitudes one should possess to be successful

Presidential Work History Essay: Use MLA documentation style ; Compare/Contrast 3 US Presidents' work history; Summarize how stable jobs combined together create a work history (& ultimately led them to hold highest position in US). For Research: American Presidents

Work History Interviews: Need 2 people total to compare

Terms, pg. 27

Questions 15, 17, 18 (for Q18, see Math Connection on pg 21)

Chapter 2 Test

Chapter 12: Career Decision Making

Chapter 12 Student Notes:

12.1 The Decision Making Process

  • List & Summarize each step in the decision-making process

  • Understand how to use the decision-making process when making occupational choices

12.2 Individuals & Decision Making

  • Identify and describe different decision-making styles

  • Discuss the need to accept responsibility for career planning

  • Explain three factors that can influence decision making

Decision Making Process Activity:

Dialog to portray decision making style

Review Math Connection (pg 164) & Answer Question 4.

Terms pg. 169

Questions 13, 14, 17

Chapter 12 Test

Chapter 13: Information About Yourself

13.1 Getting Self-Information

  • Discuss how self-information can help you make more satisfying occupational decision

  • Describe the three types of self-information and how they are measured

13.2 Working with Self-Information

  • Explain how interests, aptitudes, and work values may be similar or different

  • Illustrate how interests, aptitudes, and work values may be expressed outside of one's job

Gathering Self Information:

SD My Life (Career Cruising) Review & Revise!

Jung Typlology Test What is your personality type? How does this relate to career choices?

Values Questionnaire Values inventories are personal examinations of what motivates you and is important to you. These are not as well-defined tools as the Interest Inventories since they are so personal to you. Tip: One career coach suggests that since it's hard for many people to say what they want make a list of what you didn't like in the past.

Brochure About You/Occupational/Educational Opportunities: Use information gathered to create brochure. Rubric:

Terms pg. 183

Questions 11, 12

Chapter 13 Test

Chapter 14: Career Information

Google Docs: Notes

14.1 The World of Work

  • Explain how occupations and industries are grouped

  • Identify Career Clusters and related pathways for occupations

  • Describe trends in the growth of goods & service industries

  • Describe employment trends in occupations

14.2 Exploring Occupations

  • Use SD My Life to conduct occupational searches

  • Save careers to portfolio

  • Discover educational & training requirements as well as other aspects of careers

  • Identify applicable programs at post-secondary institutions & military options

Research: SD My Life

All students are required to research no less than 5 occupations. Occupational Search Form (SDMyLife)

All students are required to research no less than 3 post-secondary options. Post Secondary Profile: Post Secondary Research Form:

Career Essay: (Use MLA format) Using the Decision Making process, choose 1 career from saved careers in portfolio to write why this may be the career you'd like to have and why.

Terms pg. 201

Question 14

Unit 1 Test:

T/F, MC, Essay

Study Guide: (Chapters 1-2, 12-14)

Quarter 1 Portfolio Requirements:

Unit 2

Chapter 3: Looking for a Job

3.1 Preparing to Look for a Job

3.2 Finding Job Leads

Terms p. 41

Question 16

Google Docs Notes


Job Goals

Job Lead Cards: - need 4 total with titles on each side.

Chapter 3 Test

Chapter 4: Applying for a Job

4.1 Data Sheets & Job Applications

4.2 Writing a Resume

4.3 Conacting Employers

Terms pg. 61

Questions 15 & 16

Handouts: Notes

Newspaper Ad Types: Find Catch-Type, Open, Blind, & Agency Spot Ad types. Label & describe (for portfolio)

Newspaper Ad Definitions (Worksheet): Common Abbreviations used in Newspaper Help-wanted ads (for portfolio)

Personal Data Sheet

Job Application

Resume/References See links for examples. Sample Resumes & Letters for Teens Sample Student Resume Student Resume Examples

You can also check out the binder (in Keehn's room) of student resumes for examples.

Cover Letter See links for examples. You can also check out the binder (in Keehn's room) of student cover letter examples. Cover Letter to write:

Request for Letter of Recommendation: You are required to write 2. When you mail them out, you must include a Self-addressed Stamped Envelope. Also included in your mailing, a Recommendation Letter Request Form filled out. That way, your writer will have an idea of what to write for you.

Chapter 4 Quiz

Chapter 5: Interviewing for a Job

5.1 Before the Interview

5.2 During the Interview

5.3 After the Interview

Terms, pg. Questions #

Interview Preview Worksheet: fill out prior to each section of notes/compare answers to information provided in chapter.

Mock Interviews: Practice being the Interviewer, Interviewee, and Video Recorder. All interviews are critiqued - forms included in portfolio.


Follow Up Letter: You will need to write a follow up letter for the mock interview.


Unit 2 Test:

MC, TF, Essay

Cumulative Semester Final:

MC, TF, Short Answer, Essay