I use this project with my middle schoolers. Students reflect on the skill set, interests, and hobbies that they already have, and research if and how these skills could be useful in a future career. Students research salary, responsibilities, college programs, and more based upon the career choice they make. A fun way for students to think about the future, while practicing their research skills.
I used this to compliment Common Core Module 2 for the 7th grade which focuses on working conditions. The students found it dry, but were able to make many more connections and applications when they thought of the topics and concepts presented in the unit in relation to their own future employment.
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