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ERIC Number: ED272445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Occupations: A Unit Designed for Grades 4 and 5.
Pugh, Georganne
This teaching unit is composed of six parts: (1) a content outline, (2) unit goals, (3) objectives, (4) activities, (5) evaluation procedures, and (6) an annotated bibliography. The content of this unit focuses on the personal attributes, education, interests and skills which go into choosing an occupation; the types of occupations; education and training opportunities; goal setting; and qualities of a good worker. Unit knowledge goals address this content. Skill goals focus on helping students learn to ask open-ended questions, set and revise goals, and develop good library skills. Affective goals deal with developing an appreciation for the importance of education, showing an appreciation for the freedom of choice, showing a belief that the qualities of a good worker also help make a good student and citizen, and showing a belief that one has the potential to achieve what one wants out of life. Activities which initiate the unit have the teacher dress and role play six different occupations which represent different categories of workers, including a construction worker, a laboratory scientist, an artist, a teacher, a business executive, and a secretary. Other unit activities include using microcomputer software to identify career interests, introducing trade and reference books to support independent research, playing Monopoly, viewing film strips, interviewing school district personnel, reading to the class, playing "What's My Line?" and role playing selected occupations. Evaluation procedures are closely matched to objectives and include a teacher-made objective test. The appended 27-item annotated bibliography contains a variety of print resources for student use. (JDH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A