Activity: Skills Become Majors

Florida State Standards

LAFS.1112.RL.1.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matter uncertain.

LAFS.1112.W.3.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

LAFS.1112.SL.2.5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

LAFS.1112.WHST.2.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

 

Introduction: Often students are confused by what their likes, dislikes, and passions for will translate into a college major.  This survey activity will help students better understand how their skills translate into a possible college major.

 

Teacher Needs

Laptop/desktop

Internet access

Video software for download and viewing

NEXT magazine – Skills Become Majors

 

Student Needs

Laptop/desktop

Internet access

Video software for download and viewing

NEXT magazine – Skills Become Majors

 

Teacher Transcript and Student Instructions:

  1. Teacher: Read the instructions for the section “Skills Become Majors” in NEXT magazine. Have students complete the survey. 
  2. Teacher: Place students in small groups of two. They are to chose one major from each of the partners survey results.
  3. Teacher:

Student Instructions:  Based upon results, have students research 2 of the majors indicated.

  1. Teacher:

Student Instructions:  Students research the college courses which must be completed in both majors according to the survey results.  The colleges may be state colleges or universities although the schools of interest should be used for this activity. 

  1. Teacher: If the courses of study are not listed on the school’s website suggest that the students call or email the admission office for this information. 
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Student Instructions:  Using the information gathered, write a transcript that will be used in creating a video as public relations for the school and the specific major of study.  (Hint:  cell phones or video cameras can be used and downloaded to computer for sharing with the class.)

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