The students will explore careers by occupational categories using the Occupational Outlook Handbook and research a specific career that is of interest to them. Then the student will write in their own words about the career using a word processing program.
In this lesson, the teacher will ask if the students have thought about the future in terms of career and lifestyle. Students will be introduced to Occupational Categories in the website of the Occupational Outlook Handbook. They will select a career and research what tasks are performed in that field, what education and experience is needed, the average salary and projected job growth. Then they will restate the information in a word processing document and make it look attractive and carefully proofread. This information will be used as content in a website they will design and develop.