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Persuasive writing: The importance of work permits
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 1.5
In this lesson, students will read about child labor laws and work permits, and will write a persuasive paper based on what they've learned.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 English Language Arts)
By Andrea Fedon, Gail Frank, and Cindy Neininger.
Home renovation: Working with area
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 2.9
In this lesson for grade six, students will work together in cooperative groups using the internet to calculate the cost of finishing a basement.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6 Mathematics)
By Kim Abrams, Mike McDowell, and Barbara Strange.
Food service professionals: Working with fractions
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 2.2
This lesson for grade six demonstrates how an understanding of fractions is important in the food service industry. Students will use operations with fractions to determine how many recipes to make for a given scenario.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6 Mathematics)
By Kim Abrams, Mike McDowell, and Barbara Strange.
Defining career vocabulary
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 1.6
In this lesson, students learn vocabulary terms associated with careers.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 English Language Arts)
By Andrea Fedon, Gail Frank, and Cindy Neininger.
Understanding work in colonial Carolina
This lesson plan explores two forms of labor in colonial Carolina — indentured servitude and apprenticeships. Students learn about these forms of labor by reading and analyzing primary and secondary sources.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
"Card" Specialty
Students will make a greeting card for their pen pals or book buddies while studying specialization and division of labor in Social Studies.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–5 Social Studies)
By Pat Pennino.
Postal polynomials
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 2.6
In this lesson, students use polynomials to solve problems, and discuss how polynomials are relevant in some careers.
Format: lesson plan (grade 7 and 9 Mathematics)
By Debbie Brooks, Peggy Dickey, and Jan Sullivan.
A public relations campaign
In Alternative discussion formats, page 4
In Educator's Guides: North Carolina Digital History, page 4.4
By creating a PR campaign for a historial or literary figure, students can practice a wide range of thinking skills.
Format: activity
By Kathryn Walbert.
Working with matrices
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 2.8
In this lesson, students use matrices to organize sets of data.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9 Mathematics)
By Debbie Brooks, Peggy Dickey, and Jan Sullivan.
Career research and writing
In CareerStart lessons: Grade seven, page 1.2
In this lesson for grade seven, students will learn about a career that interests them and then share what they learned in peer groups. Students will then write a letter to the Better Business Bureau stating why they should be given an internship in their chosen career.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–8 English Language Arts and Guidance)
By Michelle Kimel.Adapted by Kenyatta Bennett, Anissia Jenkins, and Sonya Rexrode.
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.
Law enforcement careers: Working with decimals
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 2.1
In this lesson for grade 6, students will perform basic math operations with decimals and will understand how math is used in law enforcement careers.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6 Guidance and Mathematics)
By Kim Abrams, Mike McDowell, and Barbara Strange.
Tobacco bag stringing: Secondary activity one
This activity for grades 7–12 will help students understand what tobacco bag stringing was and why it was important to communities in North Carolina and Virginia. Students will read and analyze an introductory article about tobacco bag stringing.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–10 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
NASA spin-offs
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 3.7
NASA spin-offs are technologies and processes that were created by or for NASA but have been applied to everyday life. In this lesson for grade 6, students learn about NASA spin-offs and how they relate to various careers.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6 Guidance)
By April Galloway and Christine Scott.
TV careers: Reality vs. fantasy
In CareerStart lessons: Grade seven, page 1.6
In this lesson for grade seven, students discuss compare television portrayals of careers with reality.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–8 English Language Arts and Guidance)
By Jen Presley.Adapted by Kenyatta Bennett and Sonya Rexrode.
Careers in science
In CareerStart lessons: Grade seven, page 3.1
In this lesson for grade seven, students will sort careers into three groups -- mechanical physics, health sciences, and weather. Students will match careers with their descriptions.
Format: lesson plan (grade 7 Guidance and Science)
By John Boyd.Adapted by Mitzi Talbert.
Educator's guide: The arrival of Swiss immigrants
Teaching suggestions to help your students synthesize the information in the article "The Arrival of Swiss Immigrants."
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Interior designers: Working with area
In CareerStart lessons: Grade seven, page 2.4
In this lesson for grade seven, students will act as interior designers, and will measure the walls of the classroom to determine the area of each wall.
Format: lesson plan (grade 7 Mathematics)
By Peggy Dickey and Barbara Turner.Adapted by Sharon Abell.
Percent of change: What's the deal?
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 2.5
In this lesson, students calculate percent of change and discuss how percent of change is used in retail careers.
Format: lesson plan (grade 7 Mathematics)
By Debbie Brooks, Peggy Dickey, and Jan Sullivan.
The rise of labor unions
In North Carolina in the New South, page 3.9
Little of the wealth that industry produced went to workers, and improvements in technology further reduced wages without making work any easier or less dangerous. In the late ninenteenth century, workers began to organize to demand higher wages and better working conditions.
Format: article