This TED Talk lesson is intended to be used with Emilie Wapnack's TED Talk, Why Some of Us Don't Have One True Calling." It is appropriate for both middle and high school "Life Skills" courses, English, and Social Studies courses. I use this lesson in my alt-ed Life Skills course at the beginning of my college and career readiness unit.
TED lessons can be used as mini-lessons or to supplement a prepared unit. I often assign TED lessons as make-up work or extra credit. TED Talks also make great lesson plans on "sub days."
What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you're not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you're not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls "multipotentialites" — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. Are you one?