Title of Unit: Economics Everywhere Title of Lesson: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!Submitted By: Kelli Pavalon &
Nevada State College EDEL 453 - Spring 2013 Karen Powell- Instructor page 2
employment in our community and in the world. They will also be learning about thefactors that play a role in helping someone get a job or begin a certain career path.2.
This is funny video clip from the Cosby Show, where Mr. Huxtable teaches his son aneconomics lesson. Ask students to think about what they want to be when theygrow up, and how much money they think or how much they would like to earn.
Then, show a current list of various paying jobs in today’s economy and each job’s
respective average weekly, monthly, and yearly salary. Discuss students’ thoughts
and answer questions they have about the chart.3.
Pass out Job Description handouts. Discuss each job and thereasons why people work and individual contribution to the economy. Look over each job and income/wages it generates. Choose two jobs from the list you are mostinterested in learning more about, and begin constructing a Venn diagram or doublebubble map comparing and contrasting the skills and attributes of each job. (Studentswill use the job data sheets later on to create a budget for the job of their choice)4.
Ask students to do a stand up, pair up, and share with someone not in their team. Tell your partner about a new careers/job/skill you enjoyed learning about andwhy. Assign social studies HW: Ask students to interview a relative or a family friendabout their job, and the reasons they chose this career. Students will be given aworksheet with specific questions and room for responses so they may write directly onthe WS when conducting the interview.
What will you use to measure student understanding?
Making sure all students are actively engaged and listening/participating in discussionis so important to assess student understanding.
Explain how you will know students understand the concepts from the lesson.
I will know students understand the concepts from the lesson if they are producingquestions and wonderings about jobs and the ways people contribute to economics.Also, we will do a closure activity so I can get an idea of what students learned.
Which part of the lesson do you think will be the easiest for you to teach?
Discussing money and allowances in the beginning of the lesson because I think students will be eager to share.2.
Which part will be most challenging for you to teach?