Project 2 - Career Search

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): Dan Rixon
drixon@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca

Ed Bailey
ebailey@stemnet.nf.ca

Wayne Simms
wasimms@stemnet.nf.ca

School: ST. JAMES' JUNIOR HIGH
P.O. BOX 100
Port aux Basques, NF
AOM 1CO
Grade Level: grade 9
Number of Students: 86 students
Project Start and Finish Dates: October, 1998
December, 1998
Project's URL:

  Project Overview


Each unit in grade IX Social Studies textbook focuses on a particular career field. Students will search the World Wide Web for information regarding a particular career opportunity connected with any unit in their textbook. They will look for information about careers and why a particular career is appealing to them. During the Social Studies class time, the students will do their research, tabulate their findings, and present it to the class. The Web is one of the more prominent avenues today for checking requirements and qualifications needed for the various career opportunities. Students will use e-mail and news groups to contact people in different occupational fields across and the province and the rest of Canada for relevant information. This project will take place over a two month period du to the availability of the computer lab. This should be ample time for all grade IX classes to get access to the computer lab and gather the information they need.

  Curriculum Connections


This project will be connected to Social Studies, Computer Technology, Guidance and Language Arts.

  1. Social Studies - topic related to course content.
  2. Computer Technology - surfing the Internet and use software to organize and present information.
  3. Language Arts - organizing and presenting information, note taking, selecting appropriate information, ect.
  4. Guidance - Career Day, in connection with the "Choices" program, which is orchestrated every year by the Guidance Counsellor.

Connection to Curriculum School Plan:

This project will help teachers integrate technology across the curriculum area, which is one of our goals for this year. Also, we have set up a committee in our school to integrate Language across the curriculum. This project would allow students to demonstrate their writing and presentation skills. We also have implemented a research strategy in our school and this project will enable students to practice this strategy.

Provincial Learning Outcomes

A particular career is discussed in each chapter of the grade IX Social Studies textbook. As a focus of our guidance program for grade IX, the program "Choices" is used to help grade IXs check their on career opportunities. This project will help students to focus on a wide range of career opportunities. It will enable them to explore many details of a variety of interesting careers. Through the career focus, students will broade3n their personal career options and recognize the path leading to a particular career goal.

Intended Learning Outcomes for Technology Education

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the basic communication principals of encoding/decoding, transmitting /receiving, and storing information.
  2. Students will use the Internet and e-mail to develop their technological and communication skills.
  3. Students will use technology to organize and present their information

  Resource Connections


This Stellar School Internet connection will help students search the World Wide Web to gather information concerning their topic. The Internet provides an excellent index to resources on careers. The World Wide Web gives students access to numerous sites about their topic which is otherwise unavailable to them.

Other Resources:

Students will not only use the computers to gather this information, but they will use other available software and hardware to organize and present their findings.

Students will use:

  • magazines
  • newspapers
  • textbooks
  • television
  • radio
  • manpower
  • guest speakers

  Evaluation


Students will:

  • gather, evaluate, and synthesize their information.
  • present their information to the class.
  • locate sources of information on the World Wide Web.
  • use software and hardware to organize and present their information.
  • develop a use of the internet
  • develop a use of e-mail
  • e-mail other professionals concerning their topic
  • use news groups to gather information.

Students will become familiar with the use of different forms of communication on the Internet. They will understand that the Internet has a wealth of information and can be a great asset to them if used properly. Hopefully, this project will give students some insight in the skills they will need to enter the job market and what interest they have related to their future careers.

  Project Summary

Summaries will be added as they become available.

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