ERIC Number: ED396145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Career Basics. An Integrated Approach to Career Exploration and Workplace Skill Development. Middle School/High School.
Kuckkan, Kevin G.
This book, which is intended for teachers of middle school and high school students, outlines a subject-integrated method for helping students explore concepts and situations encountered in the career world and recognize the connections that exist between classroom knowledge and the world of work. The book contains a brief introduction, list of career education-related vocabulary, and two sections of learning activities. The first section contains the following learning activities dealing with the language and exploration of careers: workplace word search, career scramble, workplace crossword, career word search, two-part career pyramid activity, and two-part career file activity. Among the 14 workplace skill applications and problem-solving activities included in the second section are activities requiring students to do the following: write a resume cover letter and resume; complete an employment application and employment interview; create a product mobile; develop a business budget plan, and identify logical locations for specific businesses. Appended are the following: classroom entrepreneurial activity; career basics portfolio guidelines and evaluation; student grade record; handouts dealing with resumes, business letters, and job interviews; lists of top careers for the year 2000 and beyond, state mailing abbreviations, and World Wide Web addresses; and answer key. (MN)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Education, Career Exploration, Classroom Techniques, Demand Occupations, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Integrated Curriculum, Intermediate Grades, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Records (Forms), Resumes (Personal), Secondary Education, Skill Development, Vocabulary, World Wide Web
Creative Educational Publishing, P.O. Box 268, Burlington, WI 58105 ($17.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For a related document, see CE 071 730.