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This is an outline for an integrated Medical Careers Unit


Language Arts, Math, Social Studies  


9, 10, 11, 12  

Title – Lesson Plan Outline for a Health/Medical Career Exploration
Integrated Academic Unit
By – Laura Civitano
Primary Subject –¬†Language Arts, Social Science, Math
Secondary Subjects –
Grade Level – 9-12

Total number of sessions:

    First Marking Period – 8 weeks

Time estimate:

    45 minutes per day

Goal/purpose/objectives of session:

    Students will be able to:

    • Describe personal characteristics of a health care worker from a perspective of a consumer
    • Review health careers within the therapeutic, diagnostic, informational, and environmental systems
    • Identify the technology utilized in each of the four systems
    • Identify the collaborative role of team members between the systems to deliver quality health care
    • Utilize keyboarding skills to access, process, and retrieve information
    • Organize, write, and compile ideas into reports, summaries, and student portfolios
    • Enhanced study habits using flash cards and collaborative study groups

National Standards:

      4.4 Career Decision-making

      4.41 Key Employability Skills

    4.42 Consider levels of education, credentialing requirements, employment opportunities, workplace environment, and career growth for a service area.

Product(s) student work:

  • Research paper
  • Oral presentation
  • Portfolio development

Teacher collaboration suggestions:

  • English teacher will guide students on how to write a research paper using various methods and media skills.
  • Social Studies teacher will introduce the topic and offer a suggested list of historical medical visionaries.
  • Math teacher will introduce graphing and charts to later compare various careers.
  • The Library/Media Specialist will introduce research resources and skills.
  • The Inclusion Teacher will assist English, SS, Math, and Media.

Prior learning:

  • Technology web-searching
  • Listening skills
  • Note taking
  • Organizational skills
  • Writing processes
  • Basic reading comprehension
  • Summarizing
  • Oral communication skills

Lesson activities:

  • Ice Breaker Activities to establish peer relationships
  • Discuss importance of education in comparison with careers
  • Begin developing portfolio-CDOS folders
  • Identify interests and abilities of students
  • Career exploration using technology
  • Discuss various career opportunities
  • Identify key terms
  • Discuss career categories
  • Discuss Health care trends
  • Career Related Activities:
        o Word search puzzle

        o Career matching quizzes

        o Problem solving/scenario activities

        o Critical thinking activity

      o Career exploration activities


  • Distributed Worksheets
  • Notebooks
  • Pen/pencil


  • Quizzes
  • Class work
  • Participation


  • Continue to research health careers of your interest

Classroom management:

  • Based on student interest, encourage students to research their careers using the internet, library, and/or magazines during class.
  • Continuously acknowledge successful work
  • Incorporate cooperative learning for common career interests.

Techniques for differentiating instruction:

  • Use of Technology
  • Video
  • Worksheets


  • Self produced worksheets
  • A. C. Green’s Game Plan Guide – Scott Phelps and Libby Gray
  • Mosby’s Lifeline’s Health Careers Video Series
  • H.O.P.E. CD-ROM
  • The Job Club – Distributed by Yonkers Public Schools
  • Parke Davis Prints

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