Digital Resource for Students
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This amazing project allows students to research, explore, learn, and prepare for life after high school. The project gives students three pathways to choose from (college, career, or military) and requires them to research their chosen path and complete activities to prepare for it. Students bound for college apply for school, find and complete scholarships, sign up for testing, and prepare for financial obligations, academics, and student life. Students bound for the military research their chosen branch, prepare for recruitment and training, and begin to think about life post-military or a military career. Students bound for the workplace apply for jobs, create a resume and cover letter, and prepare for interviews. I like to have students complete this project at the end of their junior year or near the beginning to middle of their senior year. I use this in my English class, but it would also be great in a career-oriented class or a senior seminar. This project closely ties with the goals of Common Core while preparing students for real life. Time after time, my students have cited this project as the most helpful and engaging assignment they completed all year.I hope you find great success with it as well.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.