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*Note that the first lesson and final lesson are mandatory for those teaching JA Inspire for 2+ hours.

MANDATORY: Lesson 1 – Introduction
A brief introduction to JA Inspire for teachers who have less than one class period for teaching, or for volunteers who are introducing JA Inspire.

MANDATORY: Final Lesson
Students are given the space to reflect on their JA Inspire journey and create a SMART goal roadmap for success.

All-in-one lesson
     Don’t want the hassle of creating your own curriculum? This all-in-one lesson gives students the JA Inspire experience in less time!

*Remaining lessons are for those teaching 1 hour of JA Inspire. They have been organized by CTE Standards.

Standard 1.0: Complex Communication

Heads Up
     Students craft questions to ask while on the JA Inspire Virtual Career Platform about a career or company that interests them.

Getting to Know You
     Students will share what they want to be in the future.

Social Network
     Students will get the opportunity to create their own business, and then market that business to their peers through social media.

Standard 2.0: Collaboration

Who Am I?
     Students will use critical thinking skills to analyze how their own belief systems might align well with certain jobs (or not align well at all)!

Career Plan
    Students learn about the importance of a career plan that matches their interests and talents with potential opportunities.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
    Students complete a group activity and reflect on collaboration skills.

What Do You Know?
     Students will answer several questions about their own understanding of their aligned career path by researching more about the profession.

Business Etiquette
     Students will learn about the importance of business etiquette and the impact on positive customer and employee relations.

Job Sensing
     Students will explore a career in terms of their five senses to gain a deeper understanding of the job choice.

List Label
     Students will brainstorm a list of everything they know about a career cluster to give better understanding of the careers available within that cluster.

My Jobs As…
    Students make a list of stores or restaurants that they attend frequently. They will research potential jobs on the JA Inspire Virtual Career Platform.

Standard 3.0: Thinking and Innovation

Grid Builder
     Students will write 9 jobs they are interested in doing across the vertical lines.

Board Game
     Students create a board game with their dream job being the end of the game.

High-Growth, High-Demand Jobs
    Students define and explore high-growth, high-demand jobs that require the use of technology.

Occupational Skills
     Students will examine occupational skills needed for a successful career.

Peripheral Vision
     Students use imagery and visualization to construct a narrative about a job they might have one day.

Standard 4.0: Professionalism

Understand Me
    Students role-play different scenarios to demonstrate empathy and the role it plays in communities and social networks. 

Standard 4.0: Initiative and Self-Direction

Follow the Leader
     Students will think about how leadership manifests in different scenarios, and reflect on how they can use their leadership skills to serve others and their community.

Standard 9.0: Financial Practices

Business and Customer
     Students will learn about the relationship between businesses and their customers, and the mutually beneficial exchange of products and services.


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