Author:
Mary Maderich
Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Level:
Lower Primary
Tags:
  • Career Exploration
  • Career Readiness
  • ELA
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    Elementary K-2 - ELA - Career Readiness - Look at Our Community

    Elementary K-2 - ELA -  Career Readiness - Look at Our Community

    Overview

    Students will recognize that basic educational skills are necessary in occupations throughout the community.

    Lesson Plan



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    Grade: K-2

    Unit: Career development

    Lesson Title: Look at Our Community

    Publisher: Nebraska Career Development

    Link to Original 

     

    Lesson Description:  Students will recognize that basic educational skills are necessary in occupations throughout the community.

     

    Learning Goals: 

    • Self Awareness

    • Career Exploration

     

    Employability Standards & SEL Competencies: (Link to Crosswalk

    •  Self Awareness

    • Career Exploration

     

    Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts 2020

     

    WI.2020.ELA.W.1.4  -  Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts 2020

    Grade 1

    Learning Domain: Writing

    Standard: With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are culturally-sustaining and rhetorically authentic to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

     

    WI.2020.ELA.SL.1.3  -  Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts 2020

    Grade 1

    Learning Domain: Speaking & Listening

    Standard: Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

     

    WI.2020.ELA.SL.1.4  -  Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts 2020

    Grade 1

    Learning Domain: Speaking & Listening

    Standard: Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas clearly.

     

    WI.2020.ELA.SL.1.5  -  Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts 2020

    Grade 1

    Learning Domain: Speaking & Listening

    Standard: Create an original or utilize existing visual displays to support descriptions to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

     

    Learning Activities

    Time

    Supplies Needed: 

    Markerboard Dry erase markers 

    Writing utensils 

    Paper 

    Crayons 

    Guest Speakers 

    Magazines (optional) 

    Glue (optional) 

    Scissors (optional) 

     

    Class Instructions: 

     

    1. Ask students to brainstorm the different types of jobs in their school and community. 

     

    2. List responses on the board. 

     

    3. Invite community members to the classroom to explain the duties of their job. 

     

    4. Ask the speakers to emphasize the type of education and training required for them to successfully perform their job. On the board, highlight for students the need for reading, writing and math to perform these duties.

     

    5. After community members leave, review with students the importance of reading, writing and math skills on the job. 

     

    6. Students can draw a picture of themselves in their favorite occupation. 

     

    Extensions: 

    • Have students find pictures of people that represent the occupations discussed by the guest speakers and other occupations of personal interest. Have students cut and paste the magazine pictures to make a collage of the occupations discussed. Have students explain their collage to a partner. Display the collages on the bulletin board. 

    • Students can participate in field trips to local community sites such as the firehouse, post office, dentist office, etc. 

    • Ask students to role-play one of their favorite occupations. Students may want to “dress the part” for the role-play activity. 

     

    Credits/Sources: Nebraska Career Guidance Handbook(out of print) Paws in Jobland, RUReady.ND.gov

     

     

    Optional discussion questions/Assessment/Reflection:  

     

    Who are the workers in your neighborhood and why are they important?

    What is your dream job?  Why?