Introduction to Work and Why People Work
NH Curriculum Standards for Career Development- Career Learning
Curriculum Standard: Students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to make a successful transition from school to the world of work and adult life.
CD - 188.8.131.52 - Demonstrate an understanding of how work is important to all people.
Why People Work- ( pdf file) - using Mayer Johnson Boardmaker Picture/Symbols, illustrates the basics of:
- THINGS WE WANT
- TO BE WITH OTHERS
Basic concept is people need jobs to earn money to buy the basics in life first ( food, clothing, shelter) and then they can use their money to buy things they want. To be with others moves into the social reasons people work. Introduction level activities could include.
- making a page for each category by cutting pictures out of magazines ( save in vocational notebooks)
- make a group poster on each area: food, clothing, homes, things we want and to be with others.
- Teacher- make up index cards with pictures from the categories and have students sort them by group.
- cut out pictures of various types of housing and have students identify them ( vocabulary). ex. condo, split level home, apartment, duplex, mansion, log cabin, mobile home, ranch style home,
Rewards from Work- This is a list of 20 rewards from work, some are monetary, some social and some personal satisfactions. The student can identify rewards that are meaningful to them.
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