Suggested Weekly Class Instruction

Fall Semester

Class Meeting

Topics Review

WEE Content Standard Handouts Due Dates
1 Class orientation.  Review of student portion of Training Agreement.  Went over Training Plan. Review of News Letter including Make Up Work, Office Hours, Visitations, and Required Assignments.  Also informed all students their Work Permit EXPIRED and it needs to be renewed. Work Permits covered. Explained year long PORTFOLIO assignment.  Resume and Letter of Introduction will be assigned this semester.Listen to lecture to earn RIA point. Orientation

1.6 Students will create a "Portfolio" that demonstrates skills and experiences for use when seeking employment.

 

Training Agreement

Training Plan

Work Permit Application

News Letter

Class Syllabus*

Due next week.  Training Agreement, Training Plan and Work Permit Application
2 Explained how credits and grades are earned.  Explained why progress reports are given.  Reviewed classroom rules and issued Student/Parent Contract.

Went over resumes and resume due date. Basic resume components reviewed..  Listen to lecture to earn RIA Point.

Orientation

1.5 Students understand and know how to create a properly formatted résumé and reference sheet.

Credit/Grade Chart

Reasons for Progress Reports

Student Class Contract

Student Contract Due Next Meeting
Letter of  Into DUE
 November 5

Resume DUE 12/10

3 How to get a job lecture.  "You Can't Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression" video shown in class. Given McDonalds employment application and told to return next week completed to earn RIA point. 1.4 Students will demonstrate how to appropriately complete job applications.

1.7 Students know how to identify and demonstrate effective job interview skills and techniques.

Job Search

Job Hunting Tips

Employment Application Forms

Completed McDonalds Application Due Next Week.
4 Lectured about job interviews.  If you missed the lecture or would like to review CLICK HERE to see a PowerPoint presentation on the Job Interviews.   Reviewed common interview questions.   Completed "Application Words" cross word puzzle in class to earn RIA point.

1.8 Students will identify and practice appropriate responses to potential interview questions.

1.9 Students will identify discriminatory practices related to the employment process including recognition of inappropriate interview questions and will practice actions/responses to such situations.

Resume Handout*

Resume Critique List*

Career Organizer

The Job Interview*

Possible Interview Questions*

 
5 Labor Laws Lecture:
  • Minimum Wage Order
  • Wage Orders
  • Reporting Time Pay
  • Split Shifts
  • Tips
1.1 Students understand basic labor laws and know how to contact government agencies when necessary. Required Postings

Labor Law Resources for Employers and Employees

 
6 Labor Laws Lecture:
  • Overtime
  • Cash Shortages & Breakages
  • Meal Periods
  • Rest Periods
  • Uniforms
  • Selling, Serving Alcohol
1.1 Students understand basic labor laws and know how to contact government agencies when necessary.    
7 Labor Laws Lecture:
  • Polygraph Test
  • Hazardous Occupations
  • Discrimination
  • State Disability Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance
  • Test Review
1.1 Students understand basic labor laws and know how to contact government agencies when necessary.

2.4 Students recognize and discuss laws, issues, and ethical practices relating to workplace privacy involving: communications, internet usage, workplace searches, video camera surveillance, personnel files, etc.

   
8 Test: Orientation, Getting a Job, Labor Laws 1.1 Students understand basic labor laws and know how to contact government agencies when necessary.    
9 Pass Back Test and Review with Students.  Assign "Letter of Introduction." 1.1 Students understand basic labor laws and know how to contact government agencies when necessary.

1.3 Students will understand how to properly compose and format a business letter and are able to compose one, such as a résumé cover letter and/or an interview thank you letter.

   
10 Lecture on "Keeping a Job"

2.3 Students know the common reasons why employees are fired and are able to identify steps to be taken to avoid being fired.

Attitude Survey

Getting a Raise- Developing an Action Plan

 
11 Sexual Harassment Session One  Show the "Miller Guide" video.

2.1 Students understand basic labor laws including safety regulations, sexual harassment, employment contracts, union agreements, etc.

2.7 Students know how to recognize sexual harassment when it occurs and know the appropriate actions that needs to be taken to have a non-offensive work environment.

 

"Miller Guide" Worksheet

 
12 Sexual Harassment Session Two  Show the "Sexual Harassment-It's Not Enough to Know Better" 2.1 Students understand basic labor laws including safety regulations, sexual harassment, employment contracts, union agreements, etc.

2.7 Students know how to recognize sexual harassment when it occurs and know the appropriate actions that needs to be taken to have a non-offensive work environment.

"Sexual Harassment-It's Not Enough to Know Better" Worksheet

 
13 The Trades- Review of Alternative to College  Show the videos "Trading Up." "AGC Career in Construction" and "Construction U"

5.2 Students will use a variety of resources such as ones found in print, the internet, and software based programs to investigate employment trends and hiring projections for careers of interest.

5.4 Students investigate training/education requirements for careers of interest as well as fees and entrance requirements of educational organizations.

List six trade unions and explain what jobs they do.  
14 Currency - Determining Counterfeit Bills $20's  $100  $10

2.6 Students understand and know how to respond to crime at work with emphasis on personal safety.

"Your Money Matters" Video Worksheet  
15 Decision Making-Group Work, Think up of 10 decisions you made since you woke up this morning.  Determine the Results of the decision and any consequences of not making that decision.  Class Discussion.  John Stossel Video clips #1 #4 and #6... Do Multi Choice work sheet on Stossel video.   In Class Group Work. Watch Video on Hype and Consequences.

Letter of Introduction Due November 5.

16 Privacy in the Work Place

2.4 Students recognize and discuss laws, issues, and ethical practices relating to workplace privacy involving: communications, internet usage, workplace searches, video camera surveillance, personnel files, etc.

Privacy Work Sheet  
17 Quitting a job, the proper procedure for resigning, writing a letter of resignation and re hiring policies.

3.1 Students understand basic labor laws pertaining to leaving a job including the legal concept of "Wrongful Termination".

3.2 Students know how to create a properly formatted letter of resignation from their job.

Quitting your job handout.  Writing a letter of resignation worksheet.

Resume Due December 10

18 Semester wind down.  Sign evaluations, review hours, credits earned and semester grade.

2.2 Students understand employer expectations of employees and will review their own performance evaluations to identify areas of improvement and plan steps to improve.

   
Spring Semester
1 Class orientation.  Review of student portion of Training Agreement.  Went over Training Plan. Review of News Letter including Make Up Work, Office Hours, Visitations, and Required Assignments.  Explained how credits and grades are earned.  Explained why progress reports are given.  Reviewed classroom rules and issued Student/Parent Contract. Explain Teleparent. Orientation Training Agreement

Training Plan

News Letter

Class Syllabus*

 

Due next week.  Training Agreement, Training Plan
2 Wage and Hour and Labor Law Review
  • Overtime
  • Cash Shortages & Breakages
  • Meal Periods
  • Rest Periods
  • Uniforms
1.1 Students understand basic labor laws and know how to contact government agencies when necessary. Labor Law Resources for Employers and Employees

Required Postings

Completed and signed Training Agreements and Training Plans are NOW DUE!
3 Wage and Hour and Labor Law Review
  • Selling, Serving Alcohol
  • Polygraph Test
  • Hazardous Occupations
  • Discrimination
  • State Disability Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance

 

1.1 Students understand basic labor laws and know how to contact government agencies when necessary.   Completed and signed Training Agreements and Training Plans are NOW DUE!
4 Introduction to the Internal Revenue Service-Federal and State Taxes and filing tax returns.  Review the 1040EZ form.

4.2 Given a W-2 Form and a Federal Income Tax 1040EZ Form, students know how to read their W-2 and use the information to complete the 1040EZ to file a basic tax return.

1040-EZ Form

1040-EZ Instructions

Completed and signed Training Agreements and Training Plans are NOW DUE!
5 Federal 1040EZ tax review.  Take quiz on doing a Federal Tax return on 1040EZ.  Use the W-2 forms provided to do two 1040EZ tax returns.   4.2 Given a W-2 Form and a Federal Income Tax 1040EZ Form, students know how to read their W-2 and use the information to complete the 1040EZ to file a basic tax return. Tax Worksheet

W-2 for Worksheet 1

W-2 for Worksheet 2

Progress Reports go out this week.  If you have not turned in your Training Agreement or Training Plan you will get one!
6 Robbery Lecture -- Robbery Lecture Notes

2.6 Students understand and know how to respond to crime at work with emphasis on personal safety.

Suspect Identification Handout

Robbery Memory Clue

 
7 Robbery Review and "Is It Worth Your Life?" video.

Pass out NEFE High School Financial Planning Program-Student Guide

2.6 Students understand and know how to respond to crime at work with emphasis on personal safety.   Students are to do Assignment 1-3 on page 8 and Exercise 1-D on page 10.
8 Review NEFE assignments from last week.  Assign new homework.  Show Common Cents video "Johnny Gullible."  Have students do Johnny Gullible while watching video.  Review worksheet in class.

4.5 Students demonstrate a basic understanding of personal money practices (budgets, banking) including the establishment and use of credit.

  Students are to do Assignment 2-1 on page 17; Exercise 2C on page 19 and Assignment 2-2 on page 20 of NEFE Student Guide.
9 Show "Master Your Future" video first two segments only..  Making a simple budget for the PROM. dealing with a check register and writing personal checks. 4.5 Students demonstrate a basic understanding of personal money practices (budgets, banking) including the establishment and use of credit.   Student complete Master Your Future Worksheets 1 and 3
10 Show "Master Your Future" video final segment.  Student will learn how to balance the bank statement with the check register and read/understand a simple credit card statement. 4.5 Students demonstrate a basic understanding of personal money practices (budgets, banking) including the establishment and use of credit.   Students complete Master Your Future Worksheets 4 and 5.  Assign Chapter 3 fo the NEFE Student Guide.  In class check of Student Guide next week.
11 Students will view the first half of a PBS special called "The Secret History of Credit Cards."  Students are expected to fill out a worksheet after viewing the film. 4.5 Students demonstrate a basic understanding of personal money practices (budgets, banking) including the establishment and use of credit.   Pass out video work sheet.  After viewing film, students should have the information to answer questions 1-3.
12 Students will view the second half of a PBS special called "The Secret History of Credit Cards."  Students are expected to fill out a worksheet after viewing the film.  There will be an in class discussion of the importance of credit, credit card, credit history and credit ratings. 4.5 Students demonstrate a basic understanding of personal money practices (budgets, banking) including the establishment and use of credit.   Pass out video work sheet.  After viewing film, students should have the information to answer questions 4-6.

Students are assigned Chapter 4 of the NEFE Student Guide.  Due on week 13.

13 The Federal Reserve - Minimum Wage 4.5 Students demonstrate a basic understanding of personal money practices (budgets, banking) including the establishment and use of credit. Minimum Wage Work Sheet-( Thank you Jo Ann Henkel)  The Fed Today Work Sheet Students will do the Minimum Wage Work Sheet as a sponge activity.  After 15 minutes, pass out The Fed Today worksheet and show film.  Collect all worksheets.
14 Insurance - Students will learn how the history of insurance, how insurance companies work and how insurance works.  Students will view the " Choice-Chance -Control" video and complete the work sheet.  Students will do a crossword puzzle sponge activity on insurance terms.

4.4 Students will identify, describe and differentiate forms of compensation and benefits including required insurance such as: State Disability, Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment, Social Security and Medicare as well as understand other forms of insurance the employee may obtain.

 

Crossword puzzle, Choice-Chance-Control Work Sheet Students will turn in both worksheets.  Chapter 5 of the NEFT Student workbook is assigned and all assignments are due next meeting.
15 Insurance- Next Generation Video  Complete worksheets after watching the first two segments of the video.  Health Insurance Disability Insurance

4.4 Students will identify, describe and differentiate forms of compensation and benefits including required insurance such as: State Disability, Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment, Social Security and Medicare as well as understand other forms of insurance the employee may obtain.

  Students will complete the worksheets in class and turn in if required.
16 Insurance- Next Generation Video  Complete worksheets after watching the second two  segments of the video.  Income Gap Insurance and Life Insurance. 4.4 Students will identify, describe and differentiate forms of compensation and benefits including required insurance such as: State Disability, Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment, Social Security and Medicare as well as understand other forms of insurance the employee may obtain.   Students will complete the worksheet in class and turn in if required.
17 Work Place Safety - Watch three videos.  

2.5 Students can identify the most common work place accidents and steps to take to avoid these potentially hazardous situations.

  Students will complete the worksheet in class and turn in if required.
18 Final Thoughts - Course Evaluation, Traditional and Non Traditional Career options. 2.2 Students understand employer expectations of employees and will review their own performance evaluations to identify areas of improvement and plan steps to improve.

5.3 Students will demonstrate knowledge of resources available to access wage/ salary information relating to personal careers of interest.

Course Evaluation  
 

* Handout available on line not given out in class.