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Instructional Materials in Career Studies

Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which focus on specific topics within Career Studies. CLN's theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.
Careers in Math Theme Page

Hunting Jobs Theme Page
This CLN theme page has a number of links to Internet sites which bring employers and employees together. Commonly, they give job hunters space to post resumes and employers the opportunity to post job openings. Students may find these sites useful for their employer profiles and career planning resources (e.g., searching tips/suggestions, advice on improving resumes). There is at least one link to a lesson plan in which students execute a job search.

Researching Occupations Theme Page
This CLN theme page has curricular resources and instructional materials for teachers and students interested in researching occupations. Students can find job descriptions/profiles, salaries, educational requirements, links to professional organizations for a wide range of occuations. Also, there are links to more general occupational information such as employement and labour market trends and occupational outlooks. Teachers will find a set of lesson plans for helping students to conduct this research.

Writing Resumes and Cover Letters Theme Page

General Career Studies Resources

Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information and/or other links related to Career Studies. Please read our disclaimer.

Cameras and Careers
A single lesson plan for grade 1 students on careers in photography.

A set of learning activities from IBM in which students use Internet resources to explore 10 different careers (Astronauts, Zoo keepers, Professional Chefs, Music Therapists, Marine Biologists, Pharmacists or Toxicologists, Architects, Veterinarians, Volcanologists, Meteorologists). A teacher guide is also provided.

Getting Started
An on-line guide from Human Resources Development Canada on planning and conducting successful career fairs.

This is a three part teaching unit on personal goal setting - expected to take about a week. Part 1 is on Dreaming Possibilities, Identifying Strengths and Finding a Match. Part II covers Writing Goals, and Part III focuses on Maintaining Motivation and Momentum. Materials can be downloaded free.

Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs)
These Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs) provide some of the basic information that teachers will require to implement the BC Ministry of Education Careers and Personal Planning curricula in K-12.

JHHS School to Career Project
In this project, a group of teachers conducted an investigation of what skills are found most valuable in a variety of workplaces, what valuable workplace skills high school graduates normally posses upon entering the job market, and what workplace skills high school students need to improve. They then designed more than 25 lesson plans to help students acquire those skills.

Job Search Manual
This BC site provides over 20 worksheets which can be used to supplement instruction (e.g., aptitude quiz, skills inventory, personality profile, action planning, developing contacts, job search tracking sheet, and interview planning form).

Taylor Road Middle School Guidance Center: Interdisciplinary Career Lessons
Lessons on careers that can be infused in science, math, language arts, social studies, and arts & humanities subject areas. Lesson Plan Exchange
Use's search engine to find over half a dozen lesson plans on career(s).

Using Labour Market Information: The Virtual LMI Toolkit
Over a dozen lessons (including worksheets) on using labour market information within career planning.

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