# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies Collaborative Lesson Ideas

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Collaborative Lesson Ideas

“Building a Career Wardrobe”

Subjects: Business, English, Marketing, Technology Education

Objectives:

Students conduct research on career fashion and produce an insert with articles and photographs for the school newspaper. The students design the insert to contain articles about appropriate dress, interview skills, business correspondence, and effective self-presentation in preparation for a career fair attended by students and employers.

Related Academic Standards of Learning

This lesson plan came from

Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Tallwood High School, 757-474-8555
Pam Acklin, English teacher
Susan Motley, English teacher
Rona Berk, Marketing teacher
David Swanger, Technology Education teacher
Joy Kelly, Marketing teacher
Josephine Turner, Business teacher

“Children’s Read-Along Books”

Subjects: English, Business, Music, Art, Public Speaking, Drama, Special Education

Objectives:

Real-world application:
The development and presentation of folk tales in books, music, drama, and art are invaluable in teaching appreciation of the different cultures that make up a community.

Activities:

Evaluation of student performance:

Survey of audience (elementary school children and teachers) to determine appeal and suitability of books for young readers

Related Academic Standards of Learning

This lesson plan came from

Hampton City Schools
Bethel High School, 757-825-4400
Rhonda Boyd, TMR (Special Education) teacher
Helen Cowles, Business teacher
Diane Garner, Drama teacher
Sharon Hurwitz, English teacher
Gloria Smith, Art teacher
Ralph Snowden, Music teacher
Lori Wakefield, English teacher

and...
Create a Book Project
Hanover County Public Schools
Patrick Henry High School, 804-752-6023
Sallie Bedall, English teacher
Carolyn Bush, Business teacher
Karla Bloom, Special Education teacher
Susan Nester, Special Education teacher
Kevin Trent, Social Studies teacher

Children’s Literature
Powhatan County Public Schools
Powhatan High School, 804-598-5710
Kathleen Geyer, English teacher
Gail Timberlake, Work and Family Studies teacher

Children’s Chunk Books
Wythe County Public Schools
Fort Chiswell High School, 540-637-3437
Katherine L. Whalen, Chemistry teacher

“A Child’s Odyssey”

Subjects: Business, English, Geography, Elementary Geography (Grade 3)

Objectives:

Real-world application:

The abilities to learn new skills, to develop teaching/learning materials, and to help others learn new concepts are valuable communication skills regardless of career choice.

Materials needed:

Activities:

Evaluation of student performance:

Related Academic Standards of Learning

This lesson plan came from

Virginia Beach City Public Schools
First Colonial High School, 757-496-6711
Debbie Hague, Social Studies teacher
Donna Spence, Business teacher
Sandra Starkey, English teacher

and...
Linkhorn Park Elementary School, 757-437-4895
Bunky Manley, Department Chairman, Grade 3

“Healthy Choices”

Subjects: Biology, Catering, Mathematics, Business

Objective:

Students test the cholesterol levels of a random sampling of students at school and compare them to national statistics for the same age group. They plan and prepare a low-cholesterol, low-fat meal and survey the sample population as to the taste and quality of these foods. As a culminating activity, they prepare a brochure that contains their findings, explains how to read food labels, and discusses the benefits of a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet.

Related Academic Standards of Learning

This lesson plan came from

Suffolk Public Schools
Nansemond River High School, 804-925-5520
Jacqueline Coppage, Business teacher
Deborah Creekmur, Work and Family Studies teacher
Darlene Lascano, Biology teacher
Nancy Jones, Mathematics teacher

“The Play’s the Thing”

Subjects: Art, Business, Music

Objectives:

Students are given information about the school musical and create an advertising campaign, including fliers and electronic presentations, to promote the play. Art students collaborate on the project by designing the program for the play.

Related Academic Standards of Learning

This lesson plan came from

Suffolk Public Schools
Lakeland High School, 757-925-5530
Marsha Martin, Business teacher
Susan B. Rawls, Music teacher

“TRAN-Scripts: A Newsletter for Transition and Employment Information”

Subjects: Business, Education for Employment, Special Education

Objective:

Students create, produce, and distribute a newsletter to increase school system and community awareness of opportunities for students with disabilities. The newsletter focuses on student and business involvement in the Transition program and presents strategies and information submitted by students, staff, community agencies, and business partners.

Related Academic Standards of Learning

This lesson plan came from

Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Special Education Annex, 757-474-8641
Deborah Bozard, Supported Employment teacher
Sally Holloman, Transition Services teacher

Green Run High School, 757-431-4040
Nancy Dowding, Business teacher
Kerri Sabo, Education for Employment teacher