Here’s one solution: Make Language Arts the base for Career Exploration!
Here is a way to build a Career Exploration credit into Language Arts.
Literature: Read biographies
Whether teens choose a career after being inspired by a biography or not, they will have the vicarious experience of learning about a career through the book. This is important. The more different kinds of careers teens are exposed to, the better their brains are at honing in on one.
Think about it this way: Career Exploration is kind of like fitness. The more overall fitness teens have, the better their bodies are at honing skills in a specific sport. You can give your teens *career fitness*!
Literature: Read self-awareness books
Help teens get to know themselves. They can come to know themselves better if they read books like:
Also, teens should definitely be working through the Career Exploration Bundle. At the end of the year, have your teens write a personal essay about what they know about their gifts, talents, experiences, interests, values and goals.
Your homeschool high schoolers can record a Career Exploration elective credit when they have:
logged 120-180 hours (the number varies by state) or
read 8 books and logged 60-90 hours
read 8 books, logged 30-45 hours AND completed Career Exploration Bundle
Note: If you have a teen with special needs, adjust the times and rigor of activities to meet their goals and abilities.
Congratulations! Your homeschool high schoolers have earned a Career Exploration credit AND all those books and writing also count for their Language Arts! And the best thing is: They feel better about themselves and better prepared for life!
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Earn a Practical Language Arts Credit Based on Career Exploration