Careers! It is what it is all about nowadays! While most counselors are able to link all of the skills that are taught to how students will utilize them in "real" life, teaching career clusters is a bit tedious and difficult to accomplish.
I created this READY TO USE (NO PREP) Powerpoint presentation because career clusters and career paths are tough concepts for kids to understand, and it is one of the most emphasized concepts in the elementary counseling curriculum. This 19 slide presentation introduces and explains the plethora of jobs that are out there- some of which you do not even know existed and helps students to relate to them.
It also defines the difference between a career cluster and a career path.
I have included links that will allow your students to explore clusters and discover the multitude of possibilities that exist for many different educational levels.
I have also included a link where students can explore clusters based upon their interests and personalities.
The links provide access to a site where students can explore the career clusters - with you at first during the lesson, and on their own later- the multitude of jobs under each cluster. Each cluster link contains many more links to jobs that would fall under that cluster and each has a video that describes the occupation. I have used this with K-5th grades, and it is so easy to use. The kids love it!
There is a worksheet to help students to determine strengths and areas of interest that you can copy and paste into a document to create your own, or you can just purchase it here:
I have included animation and transitions between slides so that it helps to hold the students' interest.
If you download the presentation and/or later find that there are broken links or other issues, please, please, please let me know so that I can rectify the situation not only for YOU, but for other buyers.
Please play fair. This should only be used as your classroom resource for teaching this lesson. It should not be published. Copyright- Counselor Bev