Famous Deaf People and Career Choices. What can I do when I graduate? For Middle School Students by Michele Wendling. Unit Design Process using Understanding By Design. Stage 1: Identify unit outcomes based upon authentic student needs and external standards.
What can I do when I graduate?
For Middle School Students
by Michele Wendling
Facet 1 Explanation
Present information on their famous Deaf person to their classmates. Explain how they are the same and how they are different from their famous Deaf person.
Complete a power point presentation containing no less than 6 slides that will describe the famous Deaf person’s career, their life growing up, what made him/her select the career they chose, what they had to do to accomplish their goal, what made him/her famous, and what the student will have to do in their future to have the same career as this person. Also complete a Venn diagram to show similarities and differences between the student and the person they researched. This can include hardships they both faced growing up (different or the same), things that were easier for each, family traits, school they attended etc.
Facet 2 Interpretation
Set future goals for themselves and understand why setting a goal is important.
Set no less than 3 future goals and a step-by-step plan to reach these goals—must include at least 3 steps for each goal.Stage 2: Identifying unit assessments across the six facets
Use the classified ads to write a resume and cover letter.
Students will look through the classified ads of the newspaper and identify at least 1 position they could see themselves applying for in the future. For this, they will need to develop a cover letter stating the job of interest, why interested, why they would be good for the job, and then a closing statement. Resume must include name, address, phone, Educational experience (fictional—what would be required for the position), and prior related job experience/qualifications (fictional)
Facet 4 Perspective
What was easy/difficult for the famous Deaf person? What events did their famous Deaf person live through?
Students must create a timeline to show what events took place in the life span of their famous Deaf person and describe what was easy or difficult from the person’s perspective for each event.Stage 2: Facets continued
Understand what was difficult for the person when they were growing up and what may have been easier and relate it to their own lives.
Identify how barriers or problems resulted in struggles in attaining goals and how the famous deaf person felt.
Facet 6 Self-Knowledge
Use the problem-solving model (pros/cons/unknown) to evaluate goals set for themselves.
With a class-developed rubric to compare successful goal setting, students must create a pros/cons/unknown list on accomplishing the goals they’ve set for themselves. For example, will steps 1 2 and 3 aid me in accomplishing my goal?Stage 2: Facets continued
vi. Maintain good pace and posture