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Shared Lesson Plans
See how other educators are using their workplace experience to better prepare their students for future careers.

2013 Lesson Plans

  • Fifth Grade Science - Vicki Parker
    Overview: Students will access www.eia.gov/kids/energy. This site will allow them to explore different forms of energy, non-renewable sources, renewable sources, electricity, and energy efficiency. They will answer questions about what they are reading as they progress throughout the site. A certificate of completion is awarded at the end of the lesson.
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  • Sixth Grade Social Studies - Carrie Morrow
    Overview:The purpose of this lesson is to get students to realize the important of different types of jobs and the impact they have on our community.
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  • 10th Grade Anatomy - Robin Netherton
    Overview: Students in the 10th Grade Anatomy Class will be able to with a minimum of 80% accuracy be able to explain the steps and reasoning behind a total joint replacement. This outcome will be measured with a 1 page narrative paper from the prospective of an orthopedic surgeon.
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  • 12th Grade English Language Arts - Cantrice Voce
    Overview: Students will read Swift's “The Modest Proposal,” which is a satire on how society was trying to fix some of the time's problems. It makes of mockery of the people of the time and the leadership in England. After reading students and teacher will discuss the reading, Swift's approach to opening people's eyes (presentation), and problems our society currently faces. Students will then in groups research, create a working plan portfolio, present their portfolio to their class, and then individually go through an interview process pertaining solely to his or her plan.
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  • Seventh Grade Life Science - Lisa Campbell
    Overview: Students will compare their nutritional intake to their nutritional needs. We will explore the government’s recommended daily suggestions for the food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, dairy, and oils and their effects on the human body.
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  • Trigonometry in the Real World - Susan Sellers
    Overview: Students will find values of trigonometric functions and apply them to solve right-triangle problems such as those used in drafting and machining. Students will know that sin A = opposite/hypotenuse, cos A = adjacent/hypotenuse, and tan A = opposite/adjacent.
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  • Career Preparedness - Selena Skipper
    Overview: According to the Human Resource Manager at REHAU, at least 50% of applications are rejected on the first screening due to being incomplete. This lesson will not only teach students how to properly complete a job application but also how to interview and about employee expectations. Prior to this unit, students will have completed the following personal assessments: interest inventory and the skills and values assessments.
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  • Interview Skills - Kevin Sullins
    Overview: A real life demonstration of a badly prepared interview process and a successfull interview process with following discussion.
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  • Comparing, Adding, and Subtracting Decimals - Leslie Needham
    Overview: Students will order decimals from least to greatest and then modify decimals that don’t fit within a certain range by adding or subtracting.
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  • 8th Grade History - Cory Drummond
    Overview: To identify jobs that are available for high school and college graduates. To instruct students what qualities employers desire employees to possess.
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  • Work Ethics and Job Skills - Stacy Howards
    Overview: During each school year we host a Career Fair at our middle school. We always have the standard employment ideas: doctor, lawyer, veterinarian, cosmetology, etc. These are all wonderful paths to pursue, but I think it is important to incorporate what I have learned during my internship into this year’s fair. Along with our normal featured careers, I will be approaching my principal about introducing the following additional “booths.”
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  • Spanish: Common Errors When Looking for a Job - Sara McCutcheon
    Overview: Students will read an authentic Spanish graph to examine 18 common errors when looking for a job and will display their conclusions to the class.
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  • Spanish II - Crystal Askew
    Overview: Students will discover local career opportunities, choose a career and design a path to that career.
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  • Counselor Lesson - Karen Rowell
    Overview: Students will be knowledgeable about the job opportunities in the Cullman area and relate personal skills, aptitudes and abilities to educational planning for future employment decision making.
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  • Job Skills - DeLan Trimble
    Overview: Students will continue to develop an understanding of the job market.
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  • Algebra I - Sheila Mitchell
    Overview: This lesson contains a PowerPoint presentation about solving literal equations. There is an opportunity for the students to complete an interactive worksheet on the computer. There is also a worksheet provided for them to take home for extra practice if needed.
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  • How to Interview a Guest Speaker and Write an Article - Connie Hilton
    Overview: Students will create interview questions, interview a veteran, and write an article based upon their interview notes.
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2012 Shared Lesson Plans
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  • Surface Area and Volume - Anita Forrest
    Overview: Students will be put into groups. Each group will be given a rectangular prism such as a cereal box. Using various sizes of other rectangular prisms, students will determine the maximum number of prisms original container will hold. A video of a trucking company will be shown to introduce students to the lesson.
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  • Geometry Lesson Plan - Sheila Mitchell
    Overview: Students will understand the relationship of similarity between an image and preimage through dilation.
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  • Auto Industry Career Research - Sherry Bailey - Holly Pond High School
    Overview: Students will research their choice of jobs in the auto-related industry, fill out an application for that job, interview for the job, and prepare a culminating project presentation for the career of their choice.
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  • Workplace Communication & Writing Skills - Cantrice Voce - Cold Springs High School
    Overview: It is evident that students have no idea what it will take to get a job, keep a job, and attain promotions in today’s workplace. This unit requires students to work individually, in a group, meet deadlines, make suggestions, and present what they produce in a week’s time to our classroom.
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  • Robotics/Marketing Presentation - Wilma Whateley - Holly Pond High School
    Overview: Marketing as a corporation vs. marketing as a student team.
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  • Mathematics - Elaine Wren
    Overview: Today we will be discussing the importance of graduation and basic skills needed to be effective in any career technical or academic.
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  • The Benefits of Speaking a Second Language Today's Work Force - DeAnn Schafer, Cullman Middle School
    Overview: The purpose of this lesson is to help students better understand the benefits of being able to speak a second language in the job market and understanding different cultures. Through research they can see how many global plants are now in the U.S. and those planning to open businesses here in the future. Many are hiring U.S. workers to come to their job market over seas.
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  • Choosing A Career That You'll Really Enjoy - DeAnn Schafer, Cullman Middle School
    Overview: The purpose of this lesson is to help students see the value of getting a proper education and finding the job/career that will make them want to go to work each day and look forward to doing their job. People who like what they do are more productive and have a better attendance at the job site
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  • Real World Math - Trig Functions - Byron Smith, Cold Springs High School
    Overview: The students will learn how to solve triangle using trig. Functions to find the missing parts of a triangle. The Students will then have to find how much cable is needed for an power pole order given the length of the pole and the distance for the base the cable is set.
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  • Helping Teens Find, Get, and Keep Jobs - Amy Chambers, Hanceville High School
    Overview: Help students not only prepare for entering the workforce, but also the life skills required to keep a job.
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  • How to Give a Successful Interview - Jennifer Carmack, Vinemont High School
    Overview: Teaching students how to prepare for and execute a successful interview
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2011 Shared Lesson Plans
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  • Helping Teens Find, Get and Keep a Job - Susan Sapp, Cullman High School
    Objective: Students will know the labor laws for teens, where to look for job openings and how to pick up job applications.
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  • Hydraulic Pressure - Nathan Ayers, Holly Pond High School
    Objective: See real life situations where hydraulic pressure is used. Use a speaker to link the practical uses of hydraulic pressure to the ALCOS and text book.
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  • My Life in the Headlines - Marlene Hancock, Good Hope Middle School
    Objective: To promote an enjoyable habit of reading through newspapers, to motivate students to read real-world text in newspapers, and to improve students knowledge and comprehension level of the real world through the use of newspapers.
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  • Using a Tape Measure - Kim Kanady, Hanceville Middle School
    Objective: Students should learn how to read a tape measure and compare answer to see if it fits in the spec requirements.
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  • Careers in Science - Hobson Hite, West Point High School
    Objective: Explore careers in science field. Design and create an exhibit. Plan and give a 3 to 5 minute oral
    presentation about the career selected.
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  • Data Collection, Organization of Data, and Graphing - Bama Turner, Cullman Middle School
    Objective: Alabama Course of Study (8th Grade Physical Science) - 1a: Apply process skills to interpret data from graphs, tables, and charts.
    Download this lesson plan. (PDF) Download Survey Questions. (PDF) Download Survey Graphing Ruberic. (PDF) Download Survey Form. (PDF) Download Scientific Method Form. (PDF) Download Project Graph. (PDF)
  • Graphing/Computational Fluency/Compare and Contrast - Audra Knop, Hanceville Middle School
    Objective: Constructing a graph of the students choice and comparing and contrasting electricity usage.
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  • Creating a Newspaper - Amy Chambers, Hanceville High School
    Objective: Students can identify the parts of a newspaper, the format of a news article, write a newspaper story, edit newspaper articles, and layout and publish a classroom newspaper.
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  • The Importance of Proper Shop Safety - Lucas McCollum, Cullman Middle School
    Objective: Upon the completion of this lesson, students will be able to identify general shop safety rules, and explain and evaluate shop safety scenarios.
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  • Which healthcare-related job is right for me? - Sherry Bailey, Fairview High School
    Objective: Students will use the research process to locate, select, retrieve, evaluate, and organize information to support a thesis on a nonliterary topic. Students will present their research to the class, including the use of visual aids. Students will correctly fill out a job application for the job of their choice.  Students will display proper interview skills when interviewing for the job of their choice. .
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2010 Lesson Plans
  • Employment Benefits - Lori Andrews, Cullman High School
    Objective: The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize students with the variety of benefits available through employment.
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  • Electricity - Nathan Ayers, Holly Pond High School
    Objective: In this lesson I hope to show how electricity is gathered and condensed before entering the home.
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  • English Class - Susan Boyd, Cullman High School
    Objective: Identify and interpret literary elements and devices; read with literal and inferential comprehension a variety of informational and functional reading materials including newspapers; write in persuasive, expository, and narrative modes using an abbreviated, process in timed and untimed situations, and other objectives.
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  • Safety in the Classroom and Work - Amy Chambers, Hanceville High School
    Objective: In this lesson, students will learn that the safety rules and issues that are learned in the classroom are the same that are applied in large manufacturing plants.
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  • Anatomy - Mark Cornelius, Holly Pond High School
    Objective: To identify and determine the percentage of each type of white blood cell in prepared blood smear.
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  • Energy Conservation and Transformation - Greg Ennis
    Objective: Identifying energy transformations such as electrical to heat and understanding how energy is transmitted will help students to conserve energy in their own homes.
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  • 8th Grade Physical Science - Nick Feldner, Fairview Middle School
    Objective: This lesson provides a problem scenario, related to a manufacturing issue, that allows students to physically collect and interpret data in order to reach a solution. Proper lab technique, measurement standards, and graphing are required to move through the scientific process in order to satisfy scenario.
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  • 7th Grade Math - Kim Kanaday, Hanceville Middle School
    Ojbective: Students will be able to use comparing decimals to see if car parts or other items will fit into the spec requirements.
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  • Exploring Agriscience - Lucas McCollum, Holly Pond High School
    Objective: This lesson is used to instruct students in the use of a standard "English" ruler for determining measurements. The students will read a standard ruler accurately to the nearest 1/16 of an inch. The student will measure different items to gain proficiency in measuring.
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  • 2nd Grade Math - Karen McReath, Cool Springs Elementary School
    Objective: Bar graphs are used to readily show valuable information. Show a poster of ice cream to engage students. Then ask them their favorite flavors. Show them tally marks as they are telling their flavors. Discuss that the knowledge I just gained will help me know how much ice cream to buy for them to have an ice cream cone when we finish the lesson on Bar Graphs. Show them how to turn tally marks into a bar graph. Show a video from the internet about how bar graphs are used in the work place to show workers how much progress they are making.
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  • Multimedia Design - Beth Parker, Vinemont High School
    Objective:In this module, students will use Adobe Photoshop to create a political ad for a political candidate.
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  • Business Technology Essentials - Selena Skipper, Fairview High School
    Objective: After teacher instruction, students will be able to use math skills, spreadsheet skills, desktop publishing skills and prior information discovered through research and class discussion to correctly complete a spreadsheet that will calculate how much time the average smoker spends smoking and the cost that they incur when they smoke. Additionally students will prepare a visual using powerpoint or word that will reflect what they have learned. This visual will be used as part of the anti-smoking campaign.
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  • Lab Safety - Bama Turner, Cullman Middle School
    Objective: The students will become familiar with and follow science laboratory rules.
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    Download Alabama Safety Rules for All Students document. (PDF)
    Download a lab safety quiz. (PDF)
    Download a Presentation for Lab Safety Situations. (PowerPoint)
2009 Lesson Plans:
  • Customer Service Skills in the Workplace - Alison Schug, Cullman High School
    Objectives: Students will identify essential customer service skills; understand the need for customer service skills; and work through scenarios dealing with service in practice.
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  • Middle and High School Social Studies - Rodney Terry, Vinemont High School
    Objective: For 9th grade students - to inform and inspire students regarding skills and traits needed to work at an organization like Cullman Electric Cooperative. For 7th grade students - Reaching an understanding of the civic responsibility to follow laws regarding payment of fees and theft of services/materials.
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  • Metric Conversions - Tammy Whittle, Vinemont High School
    Objective: Students learn fundamentals of converting metric measurements.
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  • 5th Grade Language/Writing - Brenda Ring, Fairview Elementary School
    Objective: This lesson will help students identify the elements of a newspaper article, including: using a good lead, addressing the who, what, when, where questions, and using a good wrap-up sentence.
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  • Analyzing Data by Using Tables and Graphs - Sheila Mitchell, Fairview High School
    Objective: Students will analyze data given in tables and graphs.
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  • Leer y Hablar: Los Accidentes, Los Desastres y La Medicina - Sara McCutcheon, Cullman High School
    Objective: Students will read “Gripe porcina: comienzan a probar vacuna” and discuss their opinions on the swine flu and the precautions seen in various countries.
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  • Melting Chocolate - Nathan Ayers, Holly Pond Middle School
    Objective: Answer the question, "How does the temperature of chocolate change the melting time?".
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  • Reading Measurement Scales - Bama Turner, Cullman Middle School
    Objective: This lesson will enable students to define and identify various units of measurement and identify the unmarked increment between the labeled intervals on a scale, such as the units between 1 and 2 centimeters on a ruler.
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  • Communicating Healthcare Needs in French or Spanish - Crystal Askea, Cullman High School
    Objective: (Lesson Plan 1) Students give and collect personal information in the target language. (Lesson Plan 2) Students describe illness or pains in the target language.
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  • Environmental Health and Safety Regulations - Pat Floyd, West Point High School
    Objective: 1. Explore the various health and safety regulations that are used in today’s plant workforce. 2. Be familiar with EPA, ADEM, and OSHA.
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  • Interview Skills - Selena Skipper, Fairview High School
    Objective: After teacher instruction and several mock interviews, students will be able to successfully complete an entry level job interview scoring 80% or higher.
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  • How to Use Spreadsheets - Selena Skipper, Fairview High School
    Objective: After teacher instruction, students will be able to use math skills, spreadsheet skills and prior knowledge of the newspaper industry to correctly complete a spreadsheet that will calculate percentages and allocate expenses based on these percentages.
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  • Test for Accounting Students - Selena Skipper, Fairview High School
    Objective: After completion of an introductory Accounting I class, students will be able to complete with 85% accuracy a basic accounting test used by industry for entry level employment. Ultimately, students will realize they have a marketable skill.
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  • Creating Purchase Order Schedules - Sandra Tucker, JAG Specialist/Cullman Area Career Center
    Objective: Students learn how to create a purchase order schedule that will maximize profits for the company.
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  • Intercultural Communication in the Workplace - Lori Andrews, Cullman High School
    Objective: Students learn how culture affects language acquisition, behavior and perceptions, and how to understand cultural differences in the workplace.
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2008 Lesson Plans:
  • Environmental Careers – Susan M. Sapp, Cullman High School
    Objective: (1) Explore various careers in the environmental field.(2) Describe an environmental career that is of interest to them, and explain why.
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  • Cycles in Nature – Susan M. Sapp, Cullman High School
    Objective: To understand the cyclic nature of water, carbon and nitrogen in the natural environment. Download this lesson plan.
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  • Recycling Methods in the U.S. and Germany – Misti Bressette, Cullman High School
    Objective: Students will compare and contrast recycling methods in both Germany and the United States. They will take at look at the recycling efforts within their homes, our school, and in the community.
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  • Comparing Metric Systems: U.S. and Germany – Misti Bressette, Cullman High School
    Objective: Students will use metric situations and conversions to compare and contrast the US metric system to that of Germany while discussing the process of manufacturing a BMW and learning terms for car parts and plant terms.
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