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By Lyndsey

Hepworth and
Zoe Romero
7
TH
GRADE CAREER
DEVELOPMENT PLAN



Level: 7
th
grade


Lesson Topic: Career Exploration and
Intrapersonal Identity Formation

GENERAL INFORMATION

C:A1.2 Learn about the variety of traditional
and nontraditional occupations

C:B1.2 Identify personal skills, interests and
abilities, and relate them to current career
choice

C:B1.4 Know the various ways in which
occupations can be classified
ASCA STANDARDS
1. The student uses listening and observation
skills and strategies to gain understanding
2. The student uses communication skills and
strategies to interact/work effectively with
others
3. The student uses communication skills and
strategies to effectively present ideas and
ones self in a variety of situations
4. The student analyzes and evaluates the
effectiveness of communication
EALRS: COMMUNICATION

The program aims to assist in exploring
personal interests
as it relates to
career interests
and opportunities
LESSON OBJECTIVE

Students will be able to:
Identify their Holland typology
Identify their color representation of their
personality
Identify some occupations they currently enjoy
STUDENT COMPETENCIES
Enhance self-understanding
Increase awareness related to the influence of
a positive self-concept on career-related
behavior
Develop more advanced interpersonal skills
Learn how to engage effectively in educational
and occupational exploration
Understand the relationship between work and
learning
LESSON RATIONALE

Enough color quizzes for the entire 7
th
grade
Posters and markers
A resource to provide career examples, both
traditional and nontraditional
Paper for career activity worksheet
Paper for pre- and post-test
MATERIALS NEEDED


Pre-test, color quiz, brief discussion on
Holland types, career activity and group
discussion, and post-test
LESSON PLAN

1. What are your strengths?

2. What are some areas you struggle with?

3. List two to three of your current career
interests.
PRE-TEST
COLOR QUIZ
Realistic
Investigative
Artistic
Social
Enterprising
Conventional




HOLLAND STATION
Realistic: police office, fire fighter, electrician, pilot
Investigative: biologist, veterinarian, physician,
dentist
Artistic: comedian, dancer, actor, disc jockey
Social: counselor, teacher, social worker, parole
officer
Enterprising: lawyer, sales manager, real estate
agent
Conventional: bookkeeper, secretary, post office
clerk

JOB EXAMPLES

1. Name two reasons you chose this Holland
group.

2. Discuss with others in the group what color
you are.

3. What do you notice? Same colors/different
colors? Runner up colors?

4. What surprises you?
Students will record these responses and turn it in
CAREER ACTIVITY

Then students will return to their seats
and complete the post-test
POST-TEST (SAME AS PRE-TEST)
Modified to primarily pictures
Read to students
Translated
Transcribed
Smaller sessions
ACCOMMODATIONS
Hollands Theory and Career Choice Information
http://coachcullen.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/1/3/13
136251/h. _theory__career_choice.pdf
Non-Traditional Career Paths
http://www.quintcareers.com/non-
traditional_careers.html
Career Ship
http://mappingyourfuture.org/planyourcareer/career
ship/
CareerLaunch http://www.careerlaunch.net/
iSeek http://www.iseek.org/

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