Introduction | Task | Process & Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion
Fast forward to the year 2030. You've just returned to TCS for a class reunion after getting your dream job. You walk in and see a room full of familiar faces (people don't change much after high school, do they?) that bring back a flood of memories. As you talk to some of your former classmates, you find that they've done some really interesting things since graduating from high school; Jeff is a neurosurgeon, Sue travels worldwide as a photographer for a nationally published wildlife magazine, and Robert is a United States Congressman. So, what stories will you have to tell your classmates about your life? What will be your occupation? This Web Quest will help you find possible answers to these questions.
In this Web Quest you will be taking several interest and personality assessments to decide what career you may want to pursue in the future. Then, you will research this career in depth to find out more about it. We will also be using the Delaware Career Compass to guide us. Based on your research, you will create a multimedia project to present during our own Career Fair.
Step 1: You will begin this project by taking at least two interest or personality surveys and printing the results. Please answer each of these surveys as honestly as possible. The following links may be used for these:
Step 2: Now it's time to begin work in your Delaware Career Compass. Complete "Step #1: Who Am I?" (pages 3 - 18).
Step 3: Complete "Step #2: What's Out There?" (pages 19 - 42) in your Delaware Career Compass.
Step 4: Continue your work in your Delaware Career Compass by completing "Step #3: How Do I Decide?" (pages 39 - 42).
Step 5: Finish your work in your Delaware Career Compass by completing "Step #4: How Do I Do It?"
Step 6: Now, on to the research phase. You are to take the career that you find to be interesting (from Delaware Career Compass, your survey results, or your personal opinions) and research it in more depth. Use the "Research Questions" worksheet to help you.
You should be able to find answers to your research questions at the following links:
Step 7: Based on your work in your Delaware Career Compass and your research, choose the career that you are most likely to pursue. You will create a 2 - 3 part multimedia presentation (slide show, imovie, etc.) to share with the class during our Career Fair.
Your presentation must include the following:
Part 1 - Interests
Slide 1 - Title and name
Part 2 - Possible Careers
Slide 12 - Job title and description
Once you have completed Parts 1 and 2 of your presentation, you maybegin working on Part 3.
Part 3 - Real World Application
Slides 19 - 24 - Monthly Budget (DCC page 37)
Your Dollars Across America
Slide 25 - Where will you live or go to school?
Have fun and be creative!
Your project will be graded according to the following criteria:
So, how did you enjoy becoming reacquainted with your classmates? Were you able to attend your class reunion with stories of how much you enjoy your career, or did you see someone else's that looked more interesting to you? The good news is, you have several years to think about what you want to do beyond high school and now you have the research skills to discover more about the diverse world of work.