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MAPPING LIFE PATH LESSON PLAN LIFE SKILLS STUDENT EDUCATION PREPARATION TEACH SCHOOL WORK PLANNING RESOURCE COLLEGE TEACHING LEARNING CAREERS EMPLOYMENT

 

 

 

Students learn about thinking about their future careers.

 

 

CAREER EXPLORATION:

MAPPING YOUR LIFE PATH

 

A lesson plan and lesson on mapping your life path, and achieving balance between personal life, career, and other areas. This lesson is intended to help students prepare for their future and to develop the life skills they will need to be successful in all their endeavors.

 

Subject: Career Education, Preparation, and Exploration

Objectives

  • Examine various areas of your life
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses
  • Develop a vision that will lead to a balanced, happy and fulfilling life

Suggested/Recommended Grades:

9th-12th grade, Secondary Education, High School, and Special Education

 

 

 

THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE CAREER LESSON PLAN

 

Materials:

  • Poster boards
  • Glue
  • Research materials – magazines, catalogs, etc.

 

Instruction and Discussion

  • Discuss the lesson’s objectives with the students.
  • Instruct them to read the lesson and to answer the questions on the worksheet.
  • Lead a discussion and encourage students to share their feelings and ideas with one another. 

 

Suggested Assignments or Activities

  1. Art Activity

Materials:  Poster boards (one for each student), glue, magazines, newspapers, material, drawing materials, etc.   

Assignment:  Instruct students to make a collage of the life they envision.  Explain that a collage is a form of abstract art that developed in the early twentieth century when famous artists such as Braque and Picasso started gluing pieces of paper and other materials to their art pieces in order to give them character and texture.  The word collage comes from a French word “colle’” which means “to glue”. To create a collage of their future life they can use clippings from magazines or newspapers, photos, drawings, letters, poems, scraps of material, or anything else that represents special things they wish to have or experience in their lives such as an education, family, a home, a vehicle, a career, travels, etc. 

Activity:  Students should be given some time to create their collage and should be given the option to take it home with them as homework since they may have access to various materials at home that are not available in the classroom.  Once the collages are completed, each student can present their collage and explain what the various items in the collage mean to them.  Collages can also be displayed in the classroom. 

Grading Criteria: The grading criterion for this assignment would be extremely subjective; thus it should be graded only as pass or fail based upon participation.  If a presentation is part of the assignment students may be graded on presentation skills as well.  The primary purpose of the assignment is to encourage students to develop a personal vision for their future.     

 

 

Lesson Printable Materials - Worksheets

Print out the following career printable worksheet pages for use with this lesson:

 

LIFE PATH LESSON

Life Path Lesson *

Printable Future Career student lesson.

 

 

LIFE PATH WORKSHEET

Life Path Worksheet *

Lesson worksheet.

 

 

   

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