Workforce Solutions 4-5 Lessons

Four lessons focus on job opportunities in Texas. In the first lesson, scholars examine the geography of Texas in preparation for analyzing data that showcases the economy of different regions. Lesson three challenges pupils to research a common profession followed by a home-connection interview with an adult. Finally, class members write a persuasive essay to a high schooler about a specific job. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the same objectives with a different state, either one you live in or allow learners to choose one—this will require extra preparation
  • Invite professionals to speak to the class about their careers
Classroom Considerations
  • The final lesson in a series of four is designed for the fourth and fifth graders
  • Lesson material is specific to Texas
  • Each session takes approximately 45 to complete
Pros
  • Includes a school-home connection opportunity
  • Work allows for flexibility in partnerships or independent practice
  • Provides a writing rubric
Cons
  • None