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Lesson Plans: Teachers' Guides

All of the activities in “Life On the Job” have been aligned with the Australian Curriculum’s General Capabilities. They are meant to be fun and engaging for the student and introduce them to the world of work in a more concrete way.

"On the Job" builds on what students have learnt in their earlier years in Primary School about the world of work and helps students go from the concrete to the abstract in their thinking.

"On the Job" has challenging information, activities and links for students in

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary with information based on the Job Guide, JobOutlook, Jobs & Skills WA, "Did You Know" sections; Offline and Online Activities; and Links to Industry including YouTube videos.

 

PrimaryPrimary: Years 5 - 6 (could be used by Year 7)

MiddleMiddle: Years 7 - 9 (could be used by Year 6 or Year 10)

High SchoolSecondary: Years 10 - 12 (could be used by Year 9)

 

Click on the following links to obtain the Teacher's Guide to these lessons:  

Guide Title Lesson Length Description
1. Jigsaw Bingo

Teacher's Guide


Student Target: P, M, H
Ice-breaker
20 mins
There are 40 jobs and their names to be matched in pairs or groups of 3. Teachers will need to cut up the jobs and their names from the sheets provided. Extension (5mins): get the students to put the jobs into their categories
2. Exploring "On the Job"

Teacher's Guide and Student Worksheet are combined here.

Student Target: P
1  Lesson A single lesson for the whole class to explore the jobs within each category
Accompanying PPT if required.
3. Let's Analyse: How Jobs are Represented

Student Target: P, M
1 - 2 Lessons Compare a Video representation of different jobs; Stereotypes; and On the Job's representation.
4. Spot the Differences

Student Target: P
1 Lesson Game: Spot the difference between a video representation of 12 different jobs and On the Job's representation
5. Which Eggs to Buy?


Marketing Research Analyst

Teacher's Guide 
PPT
Table of Variety of Egg Products & Prices + Photos sheet
Student Worksheet


Student Target: M, H
1 - 2 Lessons Investigate caged, barn-laid, free range and organic eggs. Incorporating Mathematics and Ethics.

These lessons explore the Chicken and Egg Production Industry and our responses as consumers. Collaborative and Constructivist strategies are used to promote considered reasoning. Students are required to do a lot of reading amongst their group – to summarise and present evidence.

Students are to investigate and discuss the RSPCA’s Five Freedoms of Animals. Students are also asked to create an online survey to find out the reasons why their families buy particular eggs and the impact of marketing [on the egg cartons] on the buying decision.

The lesson ends with the philosophical discussion on “Is it ethical to buy or eat caged eggs?”
6. Who am I?

Student Target: P, M, H
1 - 3 Lessons There are a range of jobs for students to investigate more thoroughly. Select jobs that you think your students would like to know more about.
7. How "appt" is this for "On the Job"?

Separate:
Teacher's Guide
Student Worksheet


Student Target: M, H
1- 3 Lessons Designed for students in Years 8 - 10 to explore the possibilities of adding different apps to each job.

8. Job Search and Investigation

Student Target: P, M, H
1 - 3 Lessons Students are to search for a particular job and complete the activities
9. Understanding Job Categories

Teacher's Guide
Student Worksheet


Student Target: P, M
3 - 5
Lessons
Students are to explore the concept of classification and how the jobs within the website are classified.
10. Discovering "On the Job"

Teacher's Guide and Student Worksheet are combined here

Student Target: P, M, H
1- 10 Lessons Investigating the category Leisure & Entertainment of "On the Job" in great detail
11. "Just a Job?"

Teacher's Guide and Student Worksheet are combined here

Student Target: P, M, H
5 Lessons Students explore their parents, family or carers' jobs
12. Inspiring People "On the Job"

Teacher's Guide and Student Worksheet are combined here

Student Target: P, M, H
5 -10 Lessons Deadly Australians, other Famous or Historic Australians, to Real Life Australian stories. Personal Reflection is the resulting activity.
13. On the Job - Social Justice Considerations? A Global Education Focus

Teacher's Guide and Student Worksheet are combined here

Student Target: P, M, H
4 - 20 Lessons Exploring peoples' responses to social justice issues confronting them in their jobs or as a consequence of their jobs.
14. You can be a Scientist


Student Target:
Middle (Years 7 - 9)
Australian Science Curriculum

20+ Lessons Adapted from the Department of Education SA and Royal Institute resource "You can be a Scientist" - this is a Philosophy in Schools resource. The focus is Stereotyping of Scientists. Added to this primary resource are articles about stereotying and careers from The Conversation.
15. Unit-ed "On the Job"

Teacher's Guide Only but with explicit instructions for each activity within this six week program.

Student Target: P


30 Lessons
[6 weeks]
An integrated unit of work:


Week 1 - Understanding Job Categories
Week 2 – On the Way to Work
Week 3/4 – Career Path Components
Week 5 – The Good Manager
Week 6 - Parents & Work; Assessment

 

WebQuests - Retail

WebQuests created by On the Job
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WebQuests are Rich Tasks.

WebQuests are Lesson Plans with all the resources ready for you to use.

These WebQuests are Rich Tasks where students are asked to explore more deeply into a topic. Students use and develop their creative and critical thinking skills, discuss, debate and carry out Community of Inquiries.

The following WebQuests have been created or adapted by Frances Moore and On the Job

 

Gold Force [Reviewed 2020]

Gold Force

Three teams to solve "What is Gold?" "Why is it so important?"

Team Geographical   Team Economical    Team Technology

PrimaryPrimary
The Petrov Affair
Created for the Museum of Australian Democracy. This WQ introduces your students to the Cold War and Australia's part in it. The Museum maintains this WebQuest.

The Petrov Affair


High SchoolSecondary

Ivory Trade WebQuest [May 2016]

This WebQuest is based on the information provided initially by Behind the News [BTN].

BTN

 PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle

Much to Do About Costumes WebQuest [December 2015]

Much Ado


 High SchoolSecondary

 

Other Resources about Careers

The Conversation 18 June 2020

The Conversation
The Conversation 17 February 2020

The Conversation
The Conversation 20 August 2019 

The Conversation
 The Conversation 6 June 2019

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The Conversation 20 July 2016

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The Conversation 13 July 2016

The Conversation
4 Corners 4 July 2016 - Future Proof

4 Corners
 
   

 

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