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Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Activities

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I Can Be... Accountant

Introduction to the Accountant Occupation

 

 

 

I Can Be... Architect

I Can Be an Architect

 

 

 

I Can Be... Artist

I Can Be an Artist

 

 

 

I Can Be... Astronaut

I Can Be an Astronaut

 

 

 

I Can Be... Baker

I Can Be... Baker

 

 

 

I Can Be... Banker

I Can Be... Banker

 

 

 

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First and Second Grade Activities

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Careers Build a Community -Artist

 Artist

The Careers Build a Community Lesson plans are intended to expose students to a variety of careers and provide time for them to reflect upon what they have learned.

 

Careers Build a Community - Astronaut

 Astronaut

The Careers Build a Community Lesson plans are intended to expose students to a variety of careers and provide time for them to reflect upon what they have learned.

 

Careers Build a Community - Baker

 Baker

The Careers Build a Community Lesson plans are intended to expose students to a variety of careers and provide time for them to reflect upon what they have learned.

 

Careers Build a Community - Banker

 Banker

The Careers Build a Community Lesson plans are intended to expose students to a variety of careers and provide time for them to reflect upon what they have learned.

 

Careers Build a Community - Bus Driver

 Bus Driver

The Careers Build a Community Lesson plans are intended to expose students to a variety of careers and provide time for them to reflect upon what they have learned.

 

Careers Build a Community - Cashier

 Cashier

The Careers Build a Community Lesson plans are intended to expose students to a variety of careers and provide time for them to reflect upon what they have learned.

 

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Third and Fourth Grade Activities

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Career Heroes: Find your career type

Before starting the Career Heroes activities, take this self-assessment to determine what categories your child/student falls into. The top three career types are likely to be a close match to your child/student’s interests.

 

 

Career Heroes: Doers (Carpet Installers)

Careers for Doers
Doers like to work with things, using their hands, play sports, using tools and machines.
 

  • Occupation: carpet installers
  • Academic concept: math 

 

Career Heroes: Doers (Electrical Engineers and Veterinarians)

Careers for Doers
Doers like to work with things, using their hands, play sports, using tools and machines.

  • Occupations: electrical engineers and veterinarians
  • Academic concept: science

 

Career Heroes: Doers (Roofers, Etchers and Engravers, Desktop Publishing)

Careers for Doers
Doers like to work with things, using their hands, play sports, using tools and machines.

 

  • Occupations: Roofers, Etchers and Engravers, Desktop Publishing
  • Academic concept: Writing and design

 

Career Heroes: Thinkers (Dieticians and Nutritionists)

Careers for Thinkers:
Thinkers like to explore and understand things or events. They are usually good at math and science and like to work alone to solve problems.

  • Occupations: dieticians and nutritionists
  • Academic concept: food science

 

Thinkers - Plant Scientist

Careers for Thinkers:
Thinkers like to explore and understand things or events. They are usually good at math and science and like to work alone to solve problems.

  • Occupations: Plant Scientist
  • Academic concept: Science

 

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Fifth and Sixth Grade Activities

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Career Cluster Word Search: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Career Cluster Word Search

 

 

MCIS Jr 8th Grade: Education Pays

Education Pays Game

 

 

MCIS Jr 8th Grade: College Bingo

College Bingo Game.

 

 

MCIS Jr 8th Grade: What Can I Do to Prepare for College

This worksheet will help you to prepare for college.

 

 

MCIS Jr 8th Grade: If I Want To Be

An occupation is a group of jobs that have many things in common. For example, people employed as registered nurses need the same skills and abilities. They take the same courses in high school. They attend college for at least two years. They go back to college to get better jobs and more pay.

 

 

MCIS Jr 8th Grade: Paying For College

Many groups want to help you go to college. Some will give you money for free. Other groups will give you money, but you will have to pay them back after you finish college. Some will give you money for college only if you serve in their organization.

 

 

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Middle School through High School Activities

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MCIS High School Curriculum: In-depth Occupational Research

Students conduct informational interviews to learn about occupations first-hand. Time: 75 minutes, across two days.

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MCIS High School Curriculum: I Am A Special Person

Students explore the concept of personality, identify their own strengths and talents, create a plan to use their strengths to help them succeed at a goal, and then create a PowerPoint slide to communicate those personality characteristics to others. Time: 100 minutes (across two days).

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MCIS High School Curriculum: I Have Skills

Students identify skills they possess with assistance from classmates, and learn about transferable skills. Time: 50 minutes.

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MCIS High School Curriculum: I Have a Dream

Students develop videos depicting their career dreams and goals. Time: 200 minutes (can vary across several days).

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MCIS High School Curriculum: Get Some Ideas

Students complete the IDEAS assessment and learn about their interests and personality types and how these relate to occupations. Students learn about using the Holland typology to categorize occupations and interests. Time: 75 minutes. Note: IDEAS may not be available at all sites.

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MCIS High School Curriculum: Get a Reality Check

Students identify the financial costs associated with their lifestyle preferences and discover how much money they will need to pay for their desired lifestyles. Students also identify occupations that allow them to have this lifestyle. Time: 100 minutes.

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