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Embodying My Career


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Investigating the world of work supports teens to catch a vision of their future. This unit combines individualized research with vibrant group discussions and learning activities about the education and lifestyle connected to different career paths. As young people connect their personal values with potential careers, they seek out professional role models who embody these values. Interviewing professionals in their community launches learners on an extensive research project investigating a ‘top growth’ career. Learners gather information on the education required for their chosen profession, wages they can anticipate earning over a lifetime, and avenues for career advancement. Amassing the details to truly envision themselves in their chosen professional setting, teens illustrate their professional self-image through a “body biography.” Tracing the outline of their body, learners draw themselves as they imagine their life could be in their chosen career, surrounding their body with highlights from their research. These ‘career characters’ may be posted in a public gallery to inspire others to consider their vision of their professional selves.

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