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Gloversville Enlarged School District

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CAREER PROJECTS

McNab fifth grade students complete a career project to expand their knowledge of the world of work. After exploring the career of their choice, students present their findings to their class, choosing one of the formats described below. Parents are invited and encouraged to work with their son or daughter on this project.

Choice A. Written Report

Choose a career to explore. Write a report describing the career, job skills, working conditions, training, job outlook, and impact of math, science and technology skills. Describe why you might like or dislike this career choice for yourself. Your report should be neat and easy to understand. Correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation are important.

Choice B. Personal Interview and Written Response

Choose a career that you would like to know more about. Conduct a brief personal interview with someone working in this career. Prepare questions and videotape the interview. The interview should cover the questions provided you in class as well as others you may wish to ask. You will hand in the tape plus a brief written response describing why you might like or dislike this career choice for yourself.

Choice C: Visual Display

Prepare an eye-catching and informative display about the career of your choice. You may wish to create a poster, display tools of the trade, have photos of people doing this work, pictures of a work site, Internet information, magazine articles, etc. Your display should contain information that conveys the career title, working conditions, skills and abilities, training, job outlook, and ways that math, science and technology impact this career. You will hand in the project plus a brief written response describing why you might like or dislike this career choice for yourself.

Choice D: Power Point Presentation

Prepare an informative Power Point presentation. Describe the career, working conditions, training or preparation, job skills, job outlook, and impact of math, science and technology skills. In your presentation include your personal response to this career. Do you think you might enjoy this type of work? Why, or why not?

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Check out these career sites on the web!

http://www.nycareerzone.org    

http://www.bls.gov/oco/

http://www.akropolis.net/~zeus/archcareers/index2.asp         

http://www.kids.gov/6_8/6_8_careers.shtml

http://www.kids.gov/k_careers.htm

www.careervoyages.gov/students-elementary.cfm                      

http://www.careerkids.com

http://careersinthemilitary.com

http://pathwaystotechnology.org

http://www.coolmath.com/careers.htm

http://engineergirl.org

http://www.health-care-careers.org/

http://www.careeroverview.com/what-i-want-to-be-when-i-grow-up-career-info-for-kids.html

 

                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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