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LESSON 1 – JOB AND CAREER AWARENESSIMG_8946

“Hangman” begins with students choosing three jobs they might like to do, then describing three qualities they have that would make them good at those jobs. Using the Hangman game, students spell out the names of different jobs.“Lots of Jobs!” gets students working in teams to come up with as many jobs as possible in a timed period. This one will help you get to know the students as well. Click here to download complete activity instructions for both activities.

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Resume and Jobs by Shane (4th grade)

Ana Cerqueira – IT Project Manager – Lesson 1

Ms. Cerqueira’s Powerpoint presentation for Lesson 1 introduces herself and her job to students. It provides background on how she became an IT Project Manager and shows how technology and education affect everyone. The format of this presentation can be adapted to any career as an intro to your first lesson. With it, students get a visual profile of you and see how your job/industry affects their lives.

Alden Moreno- John I Smith

Mr. Moreno’s Powerpoint presentation for Lesson 1 follows the outline of the What’s My Line activity, in which students guess his job title by asking questions. His slideshow offers visual examples of what his job as a Code Compliance Officer for the City of Doral looks like, and offers descriptions of the different functions a person in his job performs. Students will use communication skills and practice formulating effective questions in this activity.

Adam Markow – Lesson 1

LESSON 2 & 7 – RESUMES AND COMMUNICATIONTD Bank

This activity answers the questions what do you want to be when you grow up and how do you sell yourself on paper (resumes). Skills employed are writing, following directions, and verbal communication. Students will be constructing their own versions of a resume, do a job interview with the volunteer and get hired – or not! Click here to download complete activity instructions.

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Ms. Cerqueira’s Powerpoint for the Resume Card activity in Lesson 2 showcases examples of adult resumes and gives the students a chance to compare “hard skills” vs. “soft skills”. After viewing Ms. Cerqueira’s personal example of the student Resume Card, it provides a template that the students can fill out themselves. Students will use reading and writing skills, recall, self-reflection, and critical thinking in this activity.

Mr. Moreno’s Powerpoint for Lesson 2, Resume Cards, begins with a class discussion on students’ ideal jobs and what it would be like to work those jobs. Then the students build resume cards for those jobs and decorate them with pictures of anything related to the job they are “applying” for. The Powerpoint wraps up with a class discussion on the top ten weirdest jobs that pay very well. Students will use reading and writing, communication, creativity, and critical thinking skills for this activity.

Deborah Solana – Sylvania Heights

Ms. Solana’s Powerpoint provides a template students can use to fill out their resume cards. Students will use reading and writing skills, recall, self-reflection, and critical thinking in this activity.

Adam Markow – Lesson 2

Job Opportunities for Millennials and More: Here are six guiding precepts that will help your students understand what it takes to get a job. Handled properly these principles will help them achieve their dreams.

LESSON 3 – POSITIVE WORK HABITSIMG_8553

This activity is about the power of attitudes and how they affect your work- and life. Students role play and determine the consequences of good and bad habits in a workplace scenario. Click here to download complete activity instructions.

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Alden Moreno – John I Smith

Mr. Moreno’s Powerpoint presentation outlines the students creating a Good Habits vs. Bad Habits play in the classroom. His version builds on the classroom’s Code of Conduct and students create posters to keep themselves aware of the classroom rules of behavior. Students will use teamwork, communication, creativity, and teamwork skills for this activity.

Ana Cerqueira-Lesson 3

In Ms. Cerqueira’s Powerpoint about attitudes and communication, students will learn to compare and contrast the elements of good and bad attitudes. The slideshow includes information on non-verbal communication, body language in people and animals, and the effect of attitude on the students’ success. Students viewing this presentation can learn to apply the elements of attitude and non-verbal communication to their own work in the classroom.

Deborah Solana – Sylvania Heights

For Lesson 3, Ms. Solana’s Powerpoint presentation will guide students through creating a Good Habits vs. Bad Habits play. It supports class discussion on the consequences of behavior as students use creativity and communication skills to bring the play to life.

Adam Markow – Lesson 3

Article: Mexican Janitor Success Story, Invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

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LESSON 4 – TEAMWORK AND INTERDEPENDENCE1 MenworkingMJC

 Choose from two activities. Student teams in the first one compete to solve money problems using their math skills. In the second one, students role play the jobs at a fast food restaurant, the interactions with customers, and the rewards and consequences of their teamwork. Click here to download instructions for both activities.

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Ana Cerqueira – Lesson 4

Carolyn Campbell Teamwork Lesson

Erica Gonzalez – West Hialeah Gardens

Ms. Gonzalez designed a lesson in which students reenact the sequence of jobs involving a product: the chocolate chip cookie. Students work in groups, using teamwork and presentation skills to explain their part in the cookie’s journey from creation to consumption by customers. At the end of the project, the class discusses their experiences and draws conclusions about teamwork and jobs.

Adam Markow – Lesson 4

Marco De Medici – Lesson 4 / Wastes in Production

Daniel Forehand – Lesson 4: Jobs at a Pizza Restaurant

LESSON 6 – OVERCOMING BIAS AND STEREOTYPEIMG_8907

Social studies and geography skills are incorporated into this activities where students discuss the types of prejudice, bias and stereotypes in their own experience, people from other countries, and President Barack Obama. Click here to download complete activity instructions.

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LESSON 7- COMMUNICATION

No volunteer lesson has been submitted for this topic yet. Please submit your lesson ideas here. Use this format or your own and e-mail as an attachment to john.casbarro@gmail.com

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 LESSON 8- DECISION MAKING3-23-07 Bensons Vineland - 27

In this activity students combine many skills to develop and market a new product. The marketing plan is developed in teams on this Power Point Presentation template and presented to classmates. Click here to download complete activity instructions.

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Stock Markets in Plain English 
 

EXTRA ACTIVITIES – URGENT SCHOOL ISSUES

These activities, created by a volunteer at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, address personal responsibility, ethics, stealing, fighting, and bullying, all urgent issues in our schools. Click here to download complete activity instructions.

EXTRA ACTIVITIES – WORK ETHIC

KAPOW Volunteer Rick Jolie uses powerful acronyms to teach the importance of taking pride in your work, doing it to the best of your ability, and transforming the pressure students feel to perform into a positive attitude! Click here to download complete activity instructions.

EXTRA ACTIVITIES – HOPES AND DREAMS ENVELOPE

Consider doing this activity anytime during your KAPOW year. Students decorate a “Hopes and Dreams” envelope with their resumes, lists, interviews, and any other things that the students have created to demonstrate what they have learned about themselves and others, i.e. talents, jobs they like, who they want to be like when they grow up, photos or anything else they want in order to. The envelope is sealed, with their names and instruction not to open it until their 18th birthday. Click here to download complete activity instructions. 

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LESSON 1 – JOB AND CAREER AWARENESSP1010734

“Why do I have to learn math?” Eric Proctor’s lesson helps students answer this question by utilizing the internet to research occupations within the community that utilize math to develop and balance budgets. Click here to download complete lesson.

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Connect Ed “A Day in the Life” Career Video Series

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Adam Markow – Lesson 1

Ana Cerqueira – IT Project Manager – Lesson 1

LESSON 2 – SELF-AWARENESSIMG_8847

In Marta Torres’ lesson “May I Be Of Service?” students explore their interests and abilities and how they connect to future jobs by designing and printing their own business cards, utilizing language arts, technology and social studies skills. Click here to download complete lesson.

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Job Opportunities for Millennials and More: Here are six guiding precepts that will help your students understand what it takes to get a job. Handled properly these principles will help them achieve their dreams.

LESSON 3 – POSITIVE WORK HABITSWSV Morningside Covanta

Niobis Andux’ “Good, Bad, and Ugly” lesson incorporates Language Arts, Art, Math, Technology and Social Studies skills. Students construct and present collages of good, bad and ugly work habits to the class. The lesson includes adaptions for ESE, and LEP, and low achievers, differentiated instruction for low and high level students, and adaptions for gifted students. Click here to download complete lesson plan.

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 LESSON 4 – TEAMWORK AND INTERDEPENDENCEP1020159

Math, Art, and Teamwork Skills are utilized in Regina King’s “Sand Castles” lesson. Using construction paper, tape, scissors, rulers, students construct 3 dimensional sand castles utilizing a list of geometric shapes provided on a work sheet. Click here to download complete lesson plan.

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 LESSON 5 – WORK SITE VISIT1 modelmaker

“Job Collage”, by Jean Kaufman, combines language arts, social studies and visual arts. Students describe different jobs they saw on their KAPOW work site visit, identify examples of teamwork, and describe the job they would most be interested in, and why.Students utilize writing and math skills, and practice teamwork.

In Esther Amador’s “Let’s Play” lesson, creating a board game based on their work site visit, present their creations to the class, then play the games.

Click here to download both lesson plans.

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LESSON 6 – OVERCOMING BIAS AND STEREOTYPEIMG_0387

Art, Music, and Language Arts are integrated into Rita Suarez’s lesson “Open Minds”. Students present a mock trial to demonstrate that job opportunities should exist for all people based on abilities and skill, not surface characteristics. 

In Jessica Chen’s lesson, “Open Your Mind” , students open their minds by reading the book “Gold Cadillac”, then discussing their experiences with bias, stereotypes, and prejudice.

Click here to download both lesson plans.

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KAPOW – Lesson 6 Ana Cerqueira

 LESSON 7- COMMUNICATIONIMG_0421

This lesson by Nancy Valdes, Meghan Ratcliff and E. Lewis stresses the importance of communication skills in conflict resolution via oral presentations using language arts and social studies skills. Click here to download the complete lesson.

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LESSON 8- DECISION MAKINGIMG_9584

In Mrs. Granada’s “Putting It All Together” lesson, students use Language Arts, Math and Social Studies skills to create a restaurant, deciding on the menu, who to hire, and how to market it.

In Regina King’s “Stars” lesson, students culminate their KAPOW year by creating laminated stars with thank you notes and “tips” (important learnings to remember), then give them as gifts to the volunteers. 

Click here to download both lesson plans.

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KAPOW – Lesson 8 Ana Cerqueira

Bank of America: Better Money Habits

Stock Markets in Plain English 

Money Management

This section can help teachers and volunteers teach students about the value of money.
This link is great for middle school students and adults.
This is a good introductory video to middle school students about money.

This is an FDIC website that has financial curriculum for elementary students.

See the attached coloring book and workbook.

This is ideal for 2nd and 3rd grade students.