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North Carolina Essential Standards: Guidance
Format: (multiple pages)
CareerStart lessons: Grade six
This collection of lessons aligns the sixth grade curriculum in math, science, English language arts, and social studies with potential career opportunities.
Format: (multiple pages)
Map skills and transportation careers
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 4.1
In this lesson for grades six and seven, students will create maps to assist their understanding of relative and exact location and will conduct research on transportation careers.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–7 Social Studies)
By Mandy Matlock.
Guidance counselors: Working with scatter plots
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 3.10
In this lesson plan, students read about the life earnings of people with a variety of educational backgrounds and visualize the information using a scatter plot and line of best fit.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Guidance and Mathematics)
By Valerie Davis, Sonya Rexrode, and Monika Vasili.
Careers in medicine and the ancient Greeks
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 4.4
In this lesson for grade six, students will learn about ancient Greek medicine and the Hippocratic Oath and will research contemporary medical careers.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6 Social Studies)
By Mandy Matlock.
Demonstration
This education reference article explains the demonstration method of teaching.
Format: article
By Heather Coffey.
About the North Carolina Standard Course of Study
An explanation of the state curriculum and how LEARN NC aligns resources to it.
Format: article/help
Are you listening?
Students will learn the importance of listening and how to listen effectively.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–5 Guidance)
By Linda Bazemore.
Sharing with others
In this guidance lesson plan for grades 2 and 3 students will focus on the concept sharing and using their manners. They will complete an activity and then discuss their thoughts.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–5 Guidance and Healthful Living)
By Janelya M. Lewis.
Building a support network
Every teacher needs support networks, both formal and informal. This guide to LEARN NC's collections will point you to resources that show you how to build your own and get the help you need.
Format: bibliography/help
Let's take a trip: Careers in tourism
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 4.10
In this lesson for grade six, students will create advertisements for travel destinations in Europe and South America and will research careers in travel and tourism.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6 Guidance and Social Studies)
By Shea Calloway.
The power of a portrait
The students will use the portrait Mending Socks by Archibald Motley to explore how objects can be used to tell about a person's attributes and life.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 Guidance and Social Studies)
By Evika Sturdivant.
Around the world, a multicultural unit
The students will listen to stories from different cultures. They will participate in directed discussion, followed by a related art activity.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 English Language Arts, Guidance, Healthful Living, and Social Studies)
By Judy Cliver.
Who's unique?
Encourages students to examine their ideas about how they are different and similar to each other by participating in an activity and then discussing their thoughts.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–5 Guidance and Healthful Living)
Cause and effect in the workplace
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 1.10
This lesson for grade 6 will help students understand cause and effect and how these concepts apply to the workplace.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–8 English Language Arts and Guidance)
By Jennifer Brookshire and Julie McCann.
Delayed gratification
This lesson plan teaches students that although a college education can be expensive, it can provide greater earnings for them in the future.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–9 Guidance)
Women's ACC Basketball Tournament School Day curriculum
Four collections of basketball-based units for grades K–8 teach all areas of the curriculum through the lens of the 2013 Women's ACC Basketball Tournament.
Format: activity/lesson plan
2015 Women’s ACC Basketball Tournament School Day curriculum
Four collections of basketball-based units for grades K–8 teach all areas of the curriculum through the lens of the 2015 Women’s ACC Basketball Tournament.
Comparing and contrasting careers
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 1.9
This lesson for grade six will help students understand comparing and contrasting. Students will conduct career surveys with adults and will use the results to create Venn diagrams.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–8 English Language Arts and Guidance)
By Jennifer Brookshire and Julie McCann.
European and South American agriculture
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 4.3
In this lesson for grades six and seven, students conduct research about agriculture in South America and Europe and organize the information on a compare/contrast map.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–7 Social Studies)
By Mandy Matlock.Edited by Julie McCann.