Careers Grade 10 Assignment Sheet


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Assignments are due at the beginning of the class immediately after the posted due date.

Additional reading materials here in the folder Articles-Samples

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Course Overview
First Day of Class

  • This will give you an overview of the Careers Course

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Assignment 1: Ice Breaker
Due: Not Required Semester 2

  • This activity is designed so that you have an opportunity to meet and speak to your classmates. After you complete it, file it in your portfolio. I will evaluate it for completeness when your portfolio is evaluated.

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Assignment 2: E-mail Your Teacher
Due: Before the next class (homework)

  • I use the internet extensively for communications with students, such as reminders, changes and other such things, therefore you will need to provide me with your E-mail address. You do this by E-mailing me from the E-mail account that you check regularly as soon as possible. Follow the directions found at the link below.

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Assignment 3: Prepare your Portfolio/Notebook
Due: Sept 19

  • You will need to have a 1.5 inch binder, tab dividers and a few report folders with clear covers. Follow the instructions on the task sheet.
  • A section title page is required imediately after the section divider.
  • Details about the author, School, course code and section, department, Teacher, and (due/creation) dates should be on the lower right hand side of all cover and section title pages. See sample that is linked in the resources setion below

Resources:

  • Career Porfolio Evaluation Task handout here
  • Career Portfolio checklist here
  • Sample Cover Page/ Title Page here
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Assignment 4: Personal Mission Statement
Due: Sept 12

  • Reflect on your life - past, present and future.
  • Honest reponses will give the most accurate inventory of your personal traits, I am not making judgemental decissions.
  • This worksheet will be evaluated for completeness when your portfolio is marked.

Resources:

  • Personal Mission Statement Worksheet here
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Assignment 5: Class/School Study Skills
Due: At the end of class assigned

  • Include your full name and course code
  • Reflect on your study skills.
  • Honest reponses will give the most accurate inventory of your personal traits, I am not making judgemental decissions.
  • You will be more successful if you set your mind to doing your best to demonstrate the level 5 or always for each catagory.
  • Complete answers to questions a, b, and c on the back of the worksheet
  • This worksheet will be evaluated for completeness and accuracy.

Resources:

  • Study Skills Worksheet here
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Assignment 6: Interest Iventory
Due: At end of class assigned

  • Complete the worksheet that was handed out in class, or download from below.
  • These questions are designed to determine your pesonality type, there is no "correct" answer, each one of us are different!
  • Your personality type will change over time, and your mood when you answer the questions. This is for personal interest only, more detailed testing can be arranged through the Guidance Department.
  • It is best to answer with you initial feelings to the question.
  • Honest reponses will give the most accurate inventory of your personal traits, I am not making judgemental decissions.
  • This worksheet will be evaluated for completeness when your portfolio is marked.

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Assignment 7: Personal Achievement Report
Due: Oct 3

  • At this time I would like you to be aware os this assignment and be thinking about it, you will be given at least 1 weeks notice of a due date for this assignment.
  • Follow the instructions on the task handout sheet.
  • Each of you will have different achievements, some of you will have more or less than others. you are creating a list of what you consider achievements.
  • Honest reponses will give the most accurate inventory of your personal traits, I am not making judgemental decissions.

Resources:

  • Personal Achievement Report Sample here
  • Personal Achievement Report task handout here
  • Personal Achievement Report Grading Chart here
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Assignment 8 - Create a Portfolio in Career Cruising
Due: Sept 16

For this assignment you will need to go to the Career Cruising Website, I will send you an email with the log in and password or ask me or the Librarian for it. Once you log on follow the directions to create an account and then create a electronic Portfolio on that website.

You muststate your grade as Grade 10 even if you are in another Grade (this allows me to compile class lists accurately).

Please include an email account so that if you lose your password, you will be able to request Career Cruising to email you your password.

Do not create more than 1 account, if you need assistance in logging on to your account you can send me an email and I will try to help.

The purpose in doing this assignment is to prove to me that you able to follow written instructions and later that you are doing the assignments on Career Cruising.

All assignments and reports are to be word processed and in addition to handing in a hard copy, you must up load the file to your Career Cruising Portfolio.

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Assignment 8.5 - Modern Workplace Realities
Due: Late Sept.

For this series of assignments you will watch an number of videos and complete the worksheets

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Assignment 8.6 - Health & Safety - Young Workers Awareness Program
Due: Nov

  • In class we will view the video Things You'd Better Know... to work smart, work safe.
  • This activity is designed so that you have an opportunity to become familiar with the Health & Safety requirements and test yourself.
  • Read through the material using the YWAP on-line course and complete the on-line test.
  • Register on the Passport to Safety website using the Pin and password given to you by Mr. Campbell
  • Complete the activities on the Passport to Safety website.
  • Print out your Passport to Safety Certificate and add it to your Portfolio.

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Assignment 8.7: Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
Due: Apr. 20 there will be a 50 question multiple choice test on WHMIS and Health & Safety

  • In class we will view the video WHMIS.
  • This activity is designed so that you have an opportunity to become familiar with the WHMIS requirements and test yourself.
  • Read through the material using the WHMIS on-line course.
  • Complete the on-line WHMIS test.
  • Print out your WHMIS pass results and file it in your Portfolio.
  • Every worker must have successfully completed the WHMIS test and be retested every 3 years.
  • You could show your WHMIS test results when applying for a part time job.
  • We will be having a Health & Safety/WHMIS test in school after competing this section.

Resources:

  • What is WHMIS here
  • WHMIS On-line Course here
  • WHMIS On-line Test here
  • Another WHMIS On-line Test here
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Assignment 9 - Career Wheel
Due Sept. 19

Resources:

  • Read Building Careers from Choices
  • Career Wheel Report - report template here
  • Career Wheel Report - Student Sample report here
  • Career Wheel Instructions here
  • Career Wheel Evaluation sheet here
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Assignment 10 - Monthly Reflection
Due: At the end of each month

This monthly relection is due at the beginning of each month and will reflect on the previous months personal growth in the area of Career Studies. In addition to handing in a hard copy you will also upload an electronic version to your Career Cruising Portfolio.

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Assignment 11 - Complete Matchmaker in Career Cruising
Due: Early Nov.

You must go beyond the first series of questions and complete the whole sequence, evidence that you completed this task is indicated in your portfolio.

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Assignment 12 - Education Plan - Worksheet & Career Cruising
Due: Oct 24

  • Please download and complete the Educational Plan Form.
  • I only require the information on your courses for grades 9-12, however if you have your pre Secodary School courses and marks you could include them
  • If you are new to Ontario, do your best to enter what courses you took in your year previously to coming to Earl Haig.
  • For each course please use the proper course code and for marks use your most recent marks or your goal mark for each course.
  • Clearly print your full name and course code on the top right of the form.
  • You will also need to plan on when you are completing your community service hours.
  • Include this information on your Career Cruising Portfolio.

Subject Specific Prerequisite Charts with Course Codes:

  • Prerequisite Chart for the Arts, Grades 9 to 12
  • Prerequisite Chart for Business Studies, Grades 9 to 12
  • Prerequisite Chart for Computer Studies
  • Prerequisite Chart for Canadian and World Studies, Grades 9 to 12 Economics, Law, and Politics
  • Prerequisite Charts for English,Grades 9 to 12
  • Prerequisite Charts for English as a Second Language
  • Prerequisite Charts for French As a Second Language, Grades 9 to 12
  • Prerequisite Charts for Canadian and World Studies, Grades 9 to 12 Geography
  • Prerequisite Charts for Guidance and Career Education, Grades 9 to 12
  • Prerequisite Charts for Canadian and World Studies, Grades 9 to 12 History
  • Prerequisite Charts for Mathematics, Grades 9 to 12
  • Prerequisite Charts for Health and Physical Education, Grades 9 to 12
  • Prerequisite Charts for Science, Grades 9 to 12
  • Prerequisite Charts for Social Sciences and Humanities, Grades 9 to 12
  • Prerequisite Charts for Technological Education, Grades 9 to 12
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Assignment 13 - Enter Your Interests, Hobbies and Extra-Curricular Activies in Career Cruising
Due: Mid March

Provided you have followed direction and checked off all boxes to allow me full access to your portfolio I will be able to see your selections. If I do not see any indication that you completed this assignment I will notify you. If you had completed the assignment, most likely you have not checked all boxes and must send me another invitation. Please indicate in your message to me that you want me to update your invitation link.

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Assignment 14 - Job Posting Response, Resume & Coverletter
Due: Mar. 28

A Resume is also often referred to as a Curriculum Vitae or CV.

The purpose of this assignment is to identify and respond to a job posting that you would be able to apply for today, with the skills that you have. Many students will be looking for part-time or summer employment and this assignment could be useful in finding that employment, as a matter of fact students have told me that after doing this assignment they did apply for the posting and now have a job at that place of employment. The instruction sheet says you may select a job you could apply to in the next five years, please ignore those instructions. The job MUST be one you could do now, or in the summer, with your current skills.

Possible Summer Jobs password is summer

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Assignment 15 - Reading Response on a Career-Related Article
Due: This assignment is only for students who require extra work

For this assignment you are to identify an article that you think has some impact on your career, now or in the future. Keep in mind the definition of a career basically includes everything you do in life. Be sure to identify the impact, that the article you have choosen, will have on you.

Resources:

  • Sample layout of report here
  • Reading Response instructions here
  • Reading Response Evaluation sheet here
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Assignment 16 - Application Form, Interviewing & Your Workplace rights
Due: Mar 30 Test

A completed application form gives employers information about you and your skills. It will be used to see if you are the right person for a work opportunity with an employer. The person reading your application will be deciding if you can do the work, if you will fit into the company environment, if you are dependable, reliable, and honest, and if you have the necessary education, training, skills, and experience.

Before You Fill Out the Form

  • Make a photocopy so that you can complete a draft version before filling in your good copy. Some employers may give you two forms if asked. Or take along your sample application form.
  • Remember to read over the application completely before writing anything. Use a blue or black pen only. Make sure it writes darkly and smoothly.
  • Have a folder to keep forms clean and uncreased.

On the Form

  • Print clearly- block print is best. If your printing is illegible, have someone else fill it in according to your directions.
  • Make sure all information you put on your form is truthful and as complete as possible.
  • Be specific when stating the position for which you are applying. If you are looking for a summer or part-time position make sure to state this on the application form.
  • Record all information accurately. Include dates and postal codes.
  • Do not leave any areas blank-try to respond to all questions.If a particular section does not apply to you, simply write N/A (not applicable) in the space provided.

Last Check

  • Make sure there are no spelling or grammatical errors.
  • Remember to sign and date your form.
  • Return your application form uncreased-do not fold.
  • Attach a copy of your résumé and a cover letter when you return your application form.

You have been given a sample application to complete for homework, after about a week we will have a period to complete a final application for marking, you may use your rough copy to assist in completing the final application.

Resources:

  • You will find the sample application here.
  • Valid questions on an application here.
  • Valid questions for an interview here.
  • Preparing for the interview here.
  • Your Rights at Work here.
  • Five ways to invest in yourself here.
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Assignment 17 - Budget
Test: May 11 & Spreadsheet Due: May 17

The purpose for the Budget assignment is to make you aware of your future financial resposiblities and assist you in developing some money management skills.

Due to time and resource limitations we will not be doing a complete Budget report for this term, instead we will have a 50 question multiple choice questions test on May 11 and you will hand in a balance Budget speadsheet due May 17th. In addition to the information and links supplied in detailed instruction I have also found this site, Money 101, and have resourced questions from this site using the topics of Setting Priorities, Making a Budget, Basicis of Banking, Buying a House, Health Insurance, Buying a Car, Taxes, Home Insurance, Life Insurance and Car Insurance. This site is information on USA residence, Canadian laws are similiar, however different.

Follow this link for detailed instructions on how to complete the Budget Assignment

Resources:

  • Sample Budget Assignment Report #1 here
  • Sample Budget Assignment Report #2 here
  • Budget Assignment instructions here
  • Budget Assignment Evaluation sheet here
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Assignment 18 - Portfolio/Notebook
Due: When you present your summative

  • Your Portfolio/Notebook is due to be marked at the same time as you are presenting your Culminating Activity.
  • When you present me with your Portfolio please ensure that the original evaluation form is included.
  • If your cover pages and dividers have improved, I will increase that mark.
  • Include the printout (that I do for you) of your "online" Portfolio from Career Cruising. Look for the the link to the Printer Friendly Version and view those pages to see what your Portfolio will look like. There is probably about 5-7 pages that need to be printed out and included in your Portfolio notebook, I will do a mass printing (everyone's Portfolio ) and distrubute them to you the period before the presenations begin.
  • All worksheets that were handed out or assigned must be completed.
  • Marks will be lost for incomplete or unfiled (loose papers) documentation.

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Assignment 19 - Culminating Activity - 30% of Final Mark
Due: To be presented in May.

Library Presentation

We will spend 1 day in the Library to learn about "Turn it In", MLA style bibliography and available Web based and Library resources. Below is a listing of the websites we visited.

Presentation Schedule

  • We will begin the presentations 3 weeks before the end of the semester, you may see me at any time to schedule the day of your presentation.
  • I have reserved a computer and projector for your use ( Power Point presentation etc.) to assist in your presentation.
  • Presentations will be about 15 minutes in length, therefore I can only schedule 4 per day, if there is time available at the end of class you may present earlier than scheduled.
  • If you are absent or unprepared to present on your assigned day, you will be rescheduled for the next class. If after 3 classes you are still unprepared and have not presented there will be marks deducted.
  • When you are giving your presentation you will present to me your Culminating Activity Report and your Portfolio for final marking.
  • Once you have done this you are basically finished the Careers course and your final mark will be recorded, however you are expected to be in class to hear the presentations of the other students, failure to do so will result in loss of marks.
  • If for some unforseeable reason we have not completed all the presentations by the end of scheduled classes, then tutorial day will be the final day for presentations. Classes that day will start at 9:00 a.m. sharp and no other students will be allowed in the room past that time. Only students who did not present during regular scheduled classes must attend and must stay until all presentations have been completed.

Presentation Schedule

Resources:

  • Career Profiles
  • Culminating Activity instructions here
  • Library Survey at Faces of Earl Haig
  • Library file folder
  • How to Write a Bibliography - Examples in MLA Style Web Link or EHSS Library
  • Website to assist in preparing bibliography Easybib.com
  • Culminating Activity Report Sample here
  • Culminating Activity Power Point Presentation Sample here
  • Culminating Activity as a Web Page here
  • Culminating Activity sample #2 here
  • Culminating Activity Evaluation sheet here, please include this sheet at the end of your report.
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There are five components to the career portfolio for the sophomore year:

  • Decision Making and Career Research – During health classes, students will research three careers of interest and write career and life goals.
  • Update Resume- In 9th grade, students created and uploaded a resume into Career Cruising. Students are expected to update their resumes each year. 
  • Digital Drivers License - All sophomore students including BCTC students will be expected to obtain a Digital Driver’s License (DDL) as a part of their Career Portfolio requirements. A Digital Driver’s License is a program that educates students on nine themes focused on proper use of technology. In order to obtain this DDL, students will have to complete a series of online courses as well as complete a culminating constructed response essay. 
  • Career Matchmaker – Students will answer questions about their likes and dislikes to find careers that match up with their interests. Students will meet with the secretary in the school counseling department to complete this online activity.
  • Business Visit – In conjunction with the BBEC, all students will visit a local business during the school day. This visit focuses on employability skills needed to be successful in any career choice. The day culminates with debriefing sessions and reflective writing. If a student is unable to participate in the visit, an alternative assignment is required.

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