Career Guidance Washington - Career and College Readiness - Grade 6
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Career Guidance Washington - Career and College Readiness


Grade 6

Curriculum Map

# Lesson Theme
1 What is Career Guidance Washington?
  • Introduce themselves to members of a small group.
  • Outline the role of their Career Guidance Washington Advisor.
  • Outline the key products of the 6th grade portfolio.
  • Commit to ‘take charge of your future’ in personal plan and portfolio development.
  • Commit to being ‘high school ready’ by the end of 8th grade.
Career and College Development
2 Welcome to Middle School
  • List key differences between elementary school and middle school.
  • Create at least three academic and two activity goals for 6th grade.
Ownership of Learning
3 Succeeding in Middle School
  • Define the three keys to academic success: attendance, performance, and assistance.
  • Define the elements of their ideal home-based study environment.
  • Compare personal methods for time/event management to those of others.
Ownership of Learning
4 Sharpening My Skills
  • Create a comprehensive list of things people can do.
  • Create a list of skills students possess and a list of skills they can acquire.
  • Identify skills required to be successful in various types of work and/or life activities.
Ownership of Learning
5 Time Management
  • Assess what occupies time.
  • Determine time efficiencies.
  • Use a time management tool.
  • Analyze their personal use of time.
  • Create a simple plan to improve time management.
Learning Techniques
6 Note-Taking from Assigned Reading
  • Demonstrate effective note-taking techniques from reading assignments.
  • Identify personal note-taking strengths and weaknesses by comparing notes with other people.
Learning Techniques
7 Effective Test Preparation
  • Identify the various types of questions on a unit test or final exam.
  • Identify effective and ineffective test preparation techniques.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of effective test attack skills.
Learning Techniques
8 My Bucket List of Careers
  • Create a comprehensive list of things people like to do.
  • Sort interests into groups with something in common.
  • Create a list of activities that they find interesting.
Career and College Development
9 The Wide World of Careers
  • Define paid activities as a “job” or “career.”.
  • List more than 40 different careers..
  • Sort careers into logical career fields.
Career and College Development
10 Academic Progress Review
  • Identify factors contributing to mid-year academic achievement.
  • Analyze mid-year academic progress and develop improvement goals.
  • Write a mid-year report on personal academic and activity goals.
Career and College Development
11 Who Will I Be in the Future?
  • Identify at least five former dreams for their future.
  • Identify key influences on future dreams.
  • Define a ‘perfect life’ 20 years in the future for work, education, recreation, leisure, volunteer and family.
Career and College Development
12 Career Interest Survey
  • Students will describe their career interests and goals.
  • Students will research and describe one potential career area.
Academic Eligibility
13 Six Steps to Success
  • Students will identify careers based on the tasks performed by people in those careers.
  • Students will describe how their interests relate to careers.
Career and College Development
14 Learning About High School
  • List 20 different high school courses.
  • List key differences between middle school and high school.
  • Define the attributes of an 8th grade student ready to enter high school.
Middle School and Beyond Plan
15 Income, Savings and Spending
  • Identify multiple sources of money.
  • Rate different uses of money as ‘need to have’ or ‘want to have’.
  • Outline several benefits of saving money.
  • Identify and examine several influences on how money is spent.
Transition Skills
16 Jobs, Occupations and Careers
  • Definition of the terms “job”, “occupation”, and “career”
  • Examples that illustrate the terms “job”, “occupation”, and “career”
  • Understanding of why it is important to know the difference between the terms.
  • Explain the differences between jobs, occupations, and careers.
Career and College Development
17 Reasons for College
  • Students will describe their goals for life after high school.
  • Students will accurately list basic facts about postsecondary. education and describe several reasons why postsecondary education is needed to achieve their goals.
Transition Skills
18 Student-Lead Conference Prep I
  • Understand the student-led conference structure.
  • Schedule conference and invite parents/significant adult to conference.
  • Organize Middle School and Beyond Plan and portfolio. materials to use as artifacts in the conference.
Ownership of Learning
19 Student-Lead Conference Prep II
  • Review the student-led conference structure.
  • Finalize outline and organization of Middle School and Beyond. Plan and portfolio materials to use as artifacts in the conference.
  • Finalize invitation of parents/significant adult to conference.
  • Conduct a practice student-led conference.
Ownership of Learning
20 Student-Led Conferences – How Did I Do?
  • Identify the strengths and challenges of their student-led conference.
  • List five ways to improve their student-led conference next year in 7th grade.
  • Define five benefits to student-led conferences.
Ownership of Learning
21 Explore Apprenticeship
  • Students will describe the attributes of an apprenticeship.
  • Students will identify reasons to consider an apprenticeship program after high school.
22 Career Pathways
  • Introduce the concept of a career path
  • Explore how personal decisions impact a life-long career path
  • List key decision points (criteria) that impact a satisfying, rewarding career path
23 Exploring Subject Area Course Options
  • Understand the concept of subject areas and different disciplines.
  • Research and share information regarding different content disciplines.
24 Creating a Safe Space for Learning
  • Comprehend the concept of creating a safe space in the classroom/community.
  • Possess a stronger sense of the importance of self-advocacy.
  • Initiate a safe space for themselves and others as a classroom community.
25 Voices of Doubt
  • Increase the strategies students have to deal with the voices of doubt in their family, peer group and community.
  • Apply personal action strategies to situations where others voice doubts about going on to higher education after high school.
26 Summer Goals
  • Project the amount of time required for summer month activities, using work, education, recreation, leisure, contribution, and family as categories.
  • Create three ‘possible summer projects’ that would be examples of “taking charge of their future.”
  • Summarize the top five achievements of 6th grade.
27 Earning a Living
  • Define the various ways people get paid for work, including salary, overtime, commission, bonus pay, and profit sharing.
  • Define common deductions from a paycheck, including federal tax, state tax, Medicare, social security, and retirement considerations.
  • Identify common expenses that support the cost of living independently.
28 Target Skills
  • Identify top five target skills.
  • Compare target skills with those of other students.
  • Identify ten different work, education, recreation, leisure, and/or volunteer activities where the target skills can be developed.
29 My Voice
  • Be able to define what “voice” means.
  • Understand why having a strong voice matters, especially in relation to going to college.
  • Assess the qualities of their personal voice.

   Updated 11/15/2016

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