Careers: Living and Working with Animals

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Science
Arts Education
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

What factors might influence a person’s career choice, and their satisfaction in a chosen career? How can a career make an impact on the common good? 

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Unit Overview 

Students explore making fulfilling career choices by focusing on careers with animals as examples. They research various careers with animals and share their findings. 

Service Experience 
The learners will conduct research on careers that promote the humane treatment of and respect for animals. As a service project, the learners will present their research of careers with animals to an appropriate student-selected audience during the “Careers with Animals Expo.”
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Careers: Living and Working with Animals
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

This lesson helps learners explore career decision-making based on the importance of job satisfaction, and to consider career options that help them make choices to best use their time and talents.  Learners will identify why people make career decisions and how “being of service,” especially related to animal welfare, might lead to job satisfaction.

Unit: 
Careers: Living and Working with Animals
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

In this lesson the learners will explore career options, especially those careers associated with animal welfare.  The learners will combine what they have come to understand about job satisfaction and use this information to guide their research and creation of a presentation about careers with animals in preparation for hosting a “Careers with Animals” Expo.

Unit: 
Careers: Living and Working with Animals
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

The learners will practice their audio/visual career research presentation in front of their peers, and use peer feedback to make adjustments and finalize their presentations.  They will plan, implement and reflect on a service project to inform others about careers with animals by hosting an informational Careers with Animals Expo.