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LESSON 1 – JOB AND CAREER AWARENESS

“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 COMMUNICATION

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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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Ana Cerqueira – IT Project Manager – Lesson 2Ms. 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.

Alden Moreno – John I Smith 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 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.

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LESSON 3 – POSITIVE WORK HABITS

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 3Article: Mexican Janitor Success Story, Invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

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LESSON 4 – TEAMWORK AND INTERDEPENDENCE

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 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 LessonErica 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 4Marco De Medici – Lesson 4 / Wastes in ProductionDaniel Forehand – Lesson 4: Jobs at a Pizza Restaurant

LESSON 6 – OVERCOMING BIAS AND STEREOTYPE

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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KAPOW – Lesson 6 Adam Markow

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KAPOW – Lesson 6 Ana Cerqueira

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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KAPOW – Lesson 7 Ana Cerqueira

 LESSON 8- DECISION MAKING

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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KAPOW – Lesson 8 Ana Cerqueira

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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.