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Work, Rest & Play – Career & Lifestyle Choices

Posted in 11-12, Work and Home

Work, Rest & Play – Career & Lifestyle Choices

This lesson, which is informed by the big idea of Interdependence, asks students to reflect on the meaning of “work/life balance” and “quality of life” and to identify priorities for their future personal and working lives. Students examine the relationship between wellbeing and work, and identify the various characteristics of a job that might contribute to their overall health and happiness. Then, they research a job connected with the activities at the Port of Prince Rupert and analyze it with reference to their work/life goals and priorities. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 1-2...

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A Gateway to Regional Job Opportunities

Posted in 11-12, Work and Home

A Gateway to Regional Job Opportunities

In this business and career lesson, students explore the impact of the growth at the Port of Prince Rupert on economic activity in the region in general. Students learn about the concepts of direct, indirect, and induced employment. In small groups, students select a local business and research its past, present and anticipated future as well as its economic connections to the Port of Prince Rupert. The lesson is informed by the big idea of Interdependence. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 2 teacher-led sessions of 50 – 60 minutes; 3 or 4 sessions for the student-led research project; 1 session for...

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Now Hiring! Jobs in Trade & Transportation

Posted in 8-10, Work and Home

Now Hiring!  Jobs in Trade & Transportation

This lesson, which is informed by the big idea of Interconnectedness, introduces students to some of the work and career options in International Trade and Transportation. Starting with an activity that raises students’ awareness about the growth of the Port of Prince Rupert, students are asked to research and to teach each other about a port-related job. Students then create a job advertisement for a port-related job that describes the qualifications, experience and attributes of the ideal candidate. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 3-4 sessions of 45-60 minutes LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND...

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Charting a Course for Work in Trade & Transportation

Posted in 8-10, Work and Home

Charting a Course for Work in Trade & Transportation

In this lesson, students learn about the concept of a career roadmap and the various routes that might be taken towards the same job or career goal. Working in small groups, students select a port-related job and, assuming the role of career advisors, research possible education, training and work experience routes to that job. They present the findings of their research as a visual roadmap. The lesson is informed by the big idea of Interconnectedness. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 1-2 instructional sessions of 40-50 minutes, plus 2-3 sessions for the student-directed research project LEARNING...

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Who Works at Our Port

Posted in 4-7, Work and Home

Who Works at Our Port

This lesson is informed by the big idea of Connection. Students will create an original game (board game, domino game or card game) on the topic of careers and jobs at the Port. The game will depict the skills needed for each job, the equipment used to do the jobs, and how the jobs link together to fulfill the main tasks and activities at the Port of Prince Rupert. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED Two activities of 30-40 minutes, and 3 activities of 40-50 minutes LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES Students will: Classify jobs according to career clusters (e.g., type of work/industry, personal...

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The Port in My Town

Posted in k-3, Work and Home

The Port in My Town

This lesson on careers is informed by the big idea of Community. Students demonstrate, through art and writing activities, the skills of cooperation and collaboration as they learn about the jobs and technologies in the port community of Prince Rupert. The lesson is most suitable for Grades 2-3 but can be readily adapted for K-1. (Note that the images used in Activity 2 may also be used for the K-3 Trade, Transportation and Environment lessons.) CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED Two sessions of 40 – 50 minutes each LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES Students will: Develop an awareness about...

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