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36. Exploring Career Choices with the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

Activity Description

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook (License: CC0/Public Domain)
 

The Occumational Outlook Handbook is created and maintained by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It includes an up-to-date description of occupations, job summaries, entry-level education, median pay, and projected job growth

For this project, using the OOH, students will investigate three jobs of their choice and engage in project based learning activities to delve into various careers and discuss future trends. 

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Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education, ESL: English as a Second Language, ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation, ASE: High School Diploma, CTE: Career Technical Education, AwD: Adults with Disabilities

Levels

Intermediate, High, Beginning High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced
37. Exploring Vocabulary through Word Clouds

Activity Description

Using the Web site Word It Out, students will create a word cloud from newly-learned vocabulary (colors, transportation, feelings, clothing, places in a city, rooms in a house, etc.).

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Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Beginning Literacy, Beginning Low, Beginning High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced, All Levels
38. Fact-Checking Using Online Tools: Snopes, FacCheck and Politifact

Activity Description

 

Students Using a Computer
Source: Flickr by Berkeley Lab by flickr (License: Creative Commons 4.0)
 

A skill we need to teach our students is to fact-check those things they read, hear, or see in the media. Using online checkers:  snopes, FactCheck and Politifact, students will investigate a current story presented in the media.

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Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education, ESL: English as a Second Language, ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation, ASE: High School Diploma, CTE: Career Technical Education

Levels

Intermediate, High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced
39. Fact-Checking Using the CRAAP Test, SIFT Method, or SMART Check

Activity Description

 
The CRAAP Test
Source: Evaluating Resources and Misinformation: the CRAAP Test (License: CC0/Public Domain)
Our students need digital skills and one of the most pressing skills is how to evaluate resources and misinformation. In this activity, students will first study the information at the UChicago Library for three tests that can be used: The SIFT Method, The CRAAP Test, and the SMART Check. Then students will practice using these tests.

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Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education, ESL: English as a Second Language, ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation, ASE: High School Diploma, CTE: Career Technical Education

Levels

Intermediate, High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced
40. Fantastic Places in the Golden State

Activity Description

Hollywood Sign
Source: Pixabay by David Mark (License: CC0/Public Domain)
 
Students have conversations, learn trivia about California, practice passive voice, and research and present on an interesting place to visit in California.

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Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.