THE GET A LIFE PROJECT is one I developed for our 8th graders, but it can be used in high school too. It is a series of short research projects designed to prepare students after high school to make some major life choices: COLLEGE, A JOB, A HOUSE OR APARTMENT, A CAR, FURNISHINGS AND A BUDGET, AND A VACATION.
Students learn how to make these decisions based on their interests, abilities, and budget. They use popular web sites such as collegeboard.com, careerbuilder.com, cars.com, mlsonline.com, travelocity.com, etc., to research current information on making these life decisions. They love this project, as it allows them to project themselves into the lives they hope to create in a few years, and gives them the tools to do it!