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High School Lesson Plans

DAY 1: START MAPPING OUT YOUR FUTURE TODAY!

Lesson 1 – Match Me to the Perfect Career

Find out what careers match your interests! Take 5 minutes to complete the online Interest Assessment quiz and then explore potential careers.

  • Category: Career Exploration
  • Type: Online Quiz
  • Time: 20 minutes

Lesson 2 – JA Career Decisions
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Create a career plan based upon your interests and talents and learn how to set SMART goals to achieve your plan.

  • Category: Career Exploration
  • Type: Interactive Slideshow and Activity
  • Time: 25 minutes

Lesson 3 – How to Craft an Elevator Pitch

How would you pitch yourself to a potential employer? Create and learn how to use an elevator pitch.

  • Category: Work Readiness
  • Type: Activity
  • Time: 15 minutes

Lesson 4 – How to Get and Keep a Job: Your Work Values and Responsiblities

Learn how your work ethic and making solid choices will help you get and keep a job.

  • Category: Work Readiness
  • Type: Interactive Slideshow
  • Time: 15 minutes

DAY 2: BUDGET FOR A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE

Lesson 1 – Pathway to Financial Success: Take Control of Your Financial Future

Explore three self-paced online modules (Imagine Your Financial Future, Money Habits, and Spending Wisely) that will give you the tools to start making sound financial decisions to meet your life goals.

  • Category: Financial Literacy
  • Type: Interactive Activity
  • Time: 30-45 minutes (each module 10-15 minutes)

Lesson 2 – JA Track Income and Spending Budget Sheets for Students

Create a budget and track your saving and spending.

  • Category: Financial Literacy
  • Type: Activity and Excel Budget
  • Time: 30 minutes

Lesson 3 – Can You Afford a Car Payment?

Learn how to calculate your future car payment using the rate, loan term and loan amount.

  • Category: Financial Literacy
  • Type: Activity
  • Time: 15 minutes

Lesson 4 – How to Plan for Unexpected High School Costs
*Download worksheet here

Discover how investing in an interest-bearing savings account can help you buy big-ticket items.

  • Category: Financial Literacy
  • Type: Activity Worksheet
  • Time: 25 minutes

 

DAY 3: ENTREPRENEURSHIP – Be Your Own Boss

Lesson 1 – Create a Business Plan to Become Your Own Boss

Take this opportunity to research, design, plan, and run your own business!

  • Category: Entrepreneurship
  • Type: Interactive Online Tutorial
  • Time: 45 minutes

Lesson 2 – JA Video Library

Select 2-3 young entrepreneur videos that interest you. Watch and listen to their stories and advice and hear why it’s cool to run a business.

  • Category: Entrepreneurship
  • Type: Videos
  • Time: 15 minutes (each video is 3-4 minutes)

Lesson 3 – Explore the Strengths and Talents of Entrepreneurs
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Examine the skills and traits of successful entrepreneurs and make a plan to develop them in yourself.

  • Category: Entrepreneurship
  • Type: Interactive Slideshow and Activity
  • Time: 25 minutes

 

DAY 4: CAREER OPTIONS: What is Your Dream?

Lesson 1 – Research Your Ideal Careers

Are you curious about the salaries, job outlook and education requirements of the careers you are interested in? Explore the answers here!

  • Category: Career Exploration
  • Type: Reading
  • Time: 15 minutes

Lesson 2 – Do You Have a Project You Need to Manage? Part 1: Learn Project Management, Steps 1-4

Learn the useful job skill of project management. Complete tutorials 1-4 to learn the basics.

  • Category: Work Readiness
  • Type: Interactive Tutorial
  • Time: 30 minutes

Lesson 3 – JA The Money Jar Podcasts: #146 Surviving and Thriving While Changing College Majors

One-third of students change their career majors in college. Learn from a successful entrepreneur who went from engineering to being a trumpeter in the San Francisco Symphony.

  • Category: Career Exploration
  • Type: Podcast
  • Time: 30 minutes

Lesson 4 – Do You Have a Project You Need to Manage? Part 1: Learn Project Management, Steps 5-8

Complete your journey to learn the basics of project management. Complete tutorials 5-8.

  • Category: Work Readiness
  • Type: Interactive Tutorial
  • Time: 30 minutes

DAY 5: MAKE SMART FINANCIAL DECISIONS

Lesson 1 – How Does Your Career Choice Impact Your Quality of Life?

This app will let you explore careers, their education requirements, tuition repayment cost, and break down your potential ROI (return on investment) into real and understandable numbers.

  • Category: Career Exploration
  • Type: App
  • Time: 15 minutes

Lesson 2 – How Do You Plan for Unexpected Expenses?
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Learn how unexpected expenses can impact your budget and how an emergency fund can help.

  • Category: Financial Literacy
  • Type: Interactive Slideshow and Activity
  • Time: 15 minutes

Lesson 3 – JA Grades Count!
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Do your grades really matter? Explore the consequence of grades and the other factors that can affect college options and scholarships.

  • Category: Prep for Your Future
  • Type: Reading and online activity
  • Time: 25 minutes

Lesson 4 – All About Credit: Credit Can Make Or Break You
*Download worksheet here

Money is fun to get and spend. Learn how to start saving and how to boost your earning power.

  • Category: Financial Literacy
  • Type: Reading and free online course
  • Time: 15 minutes
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