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LESSON 1 – JOB AND CAREER AWARENESS

“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

TeacherTube.comAdam Markow – Lesson 1Ana Cerqueira – IT Project Manager – Lesson 1

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LESSON 2 – SELF-AWARENESS

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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Ana Cerqueira – IT Project Manager – Lesson 2

Adam Markow – Lesson 2Job 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 HABITS

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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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KAPOW – Lesson 3 Ana Cerqueira

Adam Markow – Lesson 3 Article: Mexican Janitor Success Story, Invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

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 LESSON 4 – TEAMWORK AND INTERDEPENDENCE

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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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Ana Cerqueira – Lesson 4

Carolyn Campbell Teamwork LessonAdam Markow – Lesson 4

 LESSON 5 – WORK SITE VISIT

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“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.

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LESSON 6 – OVERCOMING BIAS AND STEREOTYPE

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.

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KAPOW – Lesson 6 Ana Cerqueira

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 LESSON 7- COMMUNICATION

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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KAPOW – Lesson 7 Ana Cerqueira

LESSON 8- DECISION MAKING

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. 

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KAPOW – Lesson 8 Ana Cerqueira

Bank of America: Better Money Habits Stock Markets in Plain English 

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This section can help teachers and volunteers teach students about the value of money. https://bettermoneyhabits.bankofamerica.com/en This link is great for middle school students and adults. tps://www.bettermoneyhabits.com/saving-budgeting/money-management-tips/steps-to-better-money-habits.html This is a good introductory video to middle school students about money. https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/young.html 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.