All resources in High School Special Courses/Electives

Math at Work: Using Numbers on the Job

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This resource provides an article that reviews how math factors into careers. The first section talks about some of the ways workers use math in the workplace. The second section focuses on three occupations that use math: cryptologists, health data analysis, and math teachers. A third section highlights reasons why workers enjoy their math-related careers. This information will assist students interested in math in designing a career plan.

Material Type: Reading

Author: U. S. Department of Labor

Careers for Music Lovers

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This resource provides an overview of different types of careers for music lovers. The first section profiles several occupations that involve music. The second section describes how you can prepare for a music-related career. The third section details some of the highs and lows of working in music. Employment, wages, and outlook are also reviewed.

Material Type: Reading

Author: U. S. Department of Labor

Career Exploration

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In this resource students are asked, "What are you interested in?" A variety of subjects are listed for them to select and a menu of associated careers in order for students to make connections between their interests and employment opportunities. Once a students clicks on their career choice the Occupational Outlook Handbook page for that occupation appears providing them with details about pay, education requirements, number of jobs, etc.

Material Type: Presentation

Author: U. S. Department of Labor

Over the Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

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This resource provides an interactive map of the United States that provides information about the unemployment rate change for a select period of time for each state. State and local governments use these estimates for planning and budgetary purposes and to determine the need for local employment and training services. Individuals use this data to assess localized labor market developments and make comparisons across areas.

Material Type: Interactive

Author: U. S. Department of Labor

Make the Most of the Internet

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In today’s competitive business world, employers are always looking for talent—like you! And they’re increasingly searching the Internet to find applicants. So if you’re not online, you’re largely invisible to these employers. This webpage teach you how to use the internet to get noticed.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: CareerOneStop

Post Your Resume Wisely

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Many job seekers focus on the big job boards like Monster. But according to experts, unless you're in a high-demand field, this is one of the least effective job search methods, with only about a 10% (at best) success rate. Here are guidelines for making good use of your time online.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: CareerOneStop

North Carolina Office of State Human Resources: Academic Assistance

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This resource serves to educate students about a program that can enhance their productivity in the work place should they become a manager or supervisor in the state of North Carolina at a state agency. The academic assistance program is available to them to support academic activities that directly relate to developing an organization's key competencies. This program provides reimbursement of approved academic costs if funds are available at the agency level.

Material Type: Reading

Author: N. C. Office of State Human Resources

Tissue Engineering

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In this problem-based biomedical engineering project, students answer the question: “How can you design low-cost synthetic tissues for low-resource medical schools and research labs?” This project, developed by Allen Distinguished Educator Alyson Nelson, integrates biomedical engineering and global health concepts and meets learning standards in engineering and life sciences.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

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This unit serves as an introduction to a course on Human Anatomy and Physiology.  It gives a brief overview of how the human organism is organized, and then introduces the body's 11 body systems.  Major anatomical terminology is presented in this unit including body regions, body planes, anatomical directions, and body cavities.  Major survival needs are discussed along with how these needs are continually balanced within the body as the human organism uses negative and positive feedback mechanisms to maintain homeostasis.

Material Type: Unit of Study

Author: Sara McGavin

Accounting Model

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Accounting covers accounting principles and practices, the complete accounting cycle and creation of financial reports. Use of the general journal and special journals, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and proper financial reporting.This course provides instruction in the basic accounting procedures used to operate a business including sole proprietorship, partnerships, and corporations. The accounting procedures presented will also serve as a sound background for employment in office jobs and preparation for further education and training. The complete accounting cycle is covered, students learn how to us generally accepted accounting principles to prepare, analyze, verify financial transactions, reports and economic information to make decisions for organizations.The course trains students in the basics of manual and computerized accounting. Students learn accounting topics including ethics, accounting principles, computing accounting, accounting terminology, job specific accounting, and clerical duties related to accounting. Students also gain real-world applications in income tax, personal finance, and stock market.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson Plan

An Acre in Your Pocket

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This lesson gives students a better perspective as to how acreage is determined. Using the computer in their pocket students learn to calculate area in feet and acres. Using their results the can calculate biomass, board feet per acre, or even the amount of electrical fencing needed to protect a meadow.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Kevin Woodard

Advanced Automotive Technology Model

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This automotive course is designed for the third- and fourth-year student, providing advanced training to students as well as necessary skills and knowledge about the internal combustion engine, diesel engines, advanced car systems, and new/emerging careers in the automotive service industry. Upon completion, students will have an increased background of knowledge and skills to make repairs and adjustments on the various systems of the modern automobile, using up-to-date equipment and tools.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson Plan