Lesson Plan

Goal Maps

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High school freshmen are asked to think about their future goals and reflect on what they have learned about the barriers they may face and the resources they have to overcome these barriers. Individuals then respond to questions on a "My Future" worksheet which they use to create a Goal Map poster.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask class members to bring in copies of newspapers, magazines, photographs, and a poster board
  • Display the completed Goal Maps around the classroom
  • Save several Goal Maps to use as models in subsequent years
Classroom Considerations
  • Instructors must create a rubric for the Goal Maps
  • Designed to be used after the "Resources and Barriers" lesson from the series
  • Requires copies of the "My Future" worksheet
Pros
  • The project asks participants to reflect on what they have learned so far in the unit
Cons
  • Neither directions nor models are provided for the Goal Map project