Should Schools Have a Vocational Track?

This Should Schools Have a Vocational Track? lesson plan also includes:

To prepare for an informed discussion of whether or not public schools should include a vocational track, class members read an annotated academic text, examine a fact sheet, and develop a script for an interview. Pairs craft the script in such a way that each response challenges or builds on something in the previous statement. A sample script is included as a model for the skill-building activity. The activity builds on the previous instructional activity on how to craft and respond to challenges.

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Classroom Considerations
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  • Participants are provided with information so that they can focus on skill building
  • A grammar exercise is also included in the resource
  • The activities in the series build on one another and could be used weekly as skill building exercises


  • Consider ending the activity with a full-class discussion of the question