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WebQuests Created by On the Job

 

 

Activities ALL JOBS WITHIN "ON THE JOB" HAVE A RANGE OF ACTIVITIES SPECIFIC TO THAT JOB OR A SPIN OFF FROM THAT JOB.

 

CLICK HERE TO OBTAIN THE LATEST LISTING OF ALL ACTIVITIES WITHIN JOB AND WITHIN EACH OF THE 8 CATEGORIES

 

 

Teachers' Guide

Teachers' Guides for a range of lesson plans around or based on "On the Job".  All are Word Documents that can be downloaded and printed for you to use. All have been created or adapted by Frances Moore

All of the activities in 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.

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 & Full lessons:  

Guide Title Lesson Length Description
SCIENCE, MATHS, FRENCH    
1. Jigsaw Bingo

Teacher's Guide



Student Target: P, M

Ice-breaker
20 mins
Classification Activity.

There are 40 jobs and their names - which need to be matched. Students can complete in pairs or groups of 3. Teachers will need to cut up the jobs and their names from the sheets provided.

Extension (
20mins): get the students to put the jobs into the 8 categories from On the Job and discuss why they have put their jobs into these categories.




2. Jigsaw Bingo (more advanced)

Teacher's Guide


Student Target: P, M
Ice-breaker
2
5 mins
Classification Activity.

There are 66 jobs and their names - which need to be matched. Students can complete
in pairs or groups of 3. Teachers will need to cut up the jobs and their names from the sheets provided.

Extension (
30mins): get the students to put the jobs into the 8 categories from On the Job and discuss why they have put their jobs into these categories.
3. French Jigsaw Bingo

Teacher's Guide

Student Target: P, M

Thanks to Peggy Halas for the translations.
Ice-breaker
35 mins
Classification Activity.

Jigsaw Bingo - French.

There are 66 jobs and their names [in French] which need to be matched.

4. STEM Jigsaw Bingo (more advanced)

Teacher's Guide
Student Guide

Student Target: P, M
Ice-breaker
20 mins
Classification Activity.

Jigsaw Bingo with an additional activity of judging the amount of Mathematics in each job. Students have to justify their decisions. There are 60 jobs and their names.  
5. Understanding Job Categories

Teacher's Guide
Student Worksheet


Student Target: P, M
3 - 5
Lessons
Classification Activity.

Students are to explore the concept of classification and how the jobs within the website are classified.

Extension. Students are to create a new mural for the On the Job Activity pages.
6. Classification Index to Individual Lessons

Teacher's Guide

Student Target:  P, M
, H
1 - 9 Lessons Classification Activity.

The Science of Taxonomy is explored with activities around grouping, identifying a mystery animal, cladograms and dichotomous keys.
7. A Fire Survival Kit - A Fire Safety Budgeting Unit.
[Submitted by Jessie Callan, ACU Education Student]

For the Full Unit [.zip] - Lesson Plans, Unit Overview, Handouts, PPTs, and Assessment, click here.


Student Target:  P
6 - 8 Lessons. Mathematics

This is a Rich Task challenging students to design a survival pack for families whose homes are under threat from fires. They are to decide which items to take with them according to a limited budget.

This activity can also be found in the Firefighter.
8. Which Eggs to Buy?


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?”

This activity can also be found in the Marketing Research Analyst
9. Introduced Species: Pest or Resource? A Matter of Degrees – A philosophical exercise

Worksheet
Sheets to be Laminated

Student Target:  P, M, H
1 - 2 Lessons In pairs, students are given a card with an introduced species. They have to decide whether this introduced species is a Pest or a Resource and explain their response.

If you want to see this exercise at a glance, go to Environmental Scientist
10. You can be a Scientist


Student Target:
Middle (Years 7 - 9) M

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. Australian Science Curriculum

On the Job has added to this primary resource with articles about stereotying and careers from "The Conversation" for students to discuss and debate.  
SOCIAL JUSTICE    
1. 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.
ICT SPECIFIC    
1. 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.

CAREERS EDUCATION

USING "ON THE JOB"
   
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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
4. 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.
5. Job Search and Investigation

Student Target: P, M, H
1 - 3 Lessons Students are to search for a particular job and complete the activities
6. 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
7. "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
8. 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.
9. 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
On The Job

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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