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Mr. Steudeman from Buras LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Newscasting The Road Ahead With Career And College Guides

My students need a classroom library of career research guides and a step-by-step resume guide for use in a major project.

  • $178 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Breaking News! The recession has affected almost every part of the economy. Students already fighting to overcome the Achievement Gap must learn to make informed judgments about what careers to pursue. Otherwise, the cycle of poverty may only continue.

My students live in a rural area, and need access to information beyond the limited number of careers they encounter on a daily basis.

Thankfully, my students are constantly curious about their options! My inspiration for this project was that students keep popping into my classroom during lunch to browse the College and Career guidebooks I bought for them with my own money. In my career class, they show excitement for new types of careers every day. They become increasingly excited as they realize that so much of the world around them is affected by countless different careers, many of which connect to their skills and interests.

My Project

This collection of books will be available to students in a Recession Reports project. It is my belief that I can harness student enthusiasm and couple it with a fascination for using new technologies and visual media. Moreover, I think that I can foster a critical awareness in students of how economic factors beyond their control can affect their access to certain careers. I have read over each of the books here, and know that students can use them to look up highly specific information on whether the job they want today will still be around in five years when they graduate. WIth student surveys and inventories, I will group them according to career areas of interest. They will create their broadcast organizations (complete with call letters) and learn about script-writing, news research, and speaking for a video. The content, however, is what is most important: because students will learn about the outlook for their career of choice, and whether it is a truly viable option.

Thanks to you, a student may find the career that inspires them most!

This project will teach countless skills: teamwork, collaboration, scriptwriting, vocal delivery, technological usage, economics, and career awareness. YOU, the donor, can help us with the centerpiece of it all: the research. And I guarantee that these guidebooks will help us dramatically even beyond this project: I will bring them back for work stations and use them as reference guides for the rest of the semester.

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Mr. Steudeman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 42 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011 Manufactured by Us Dept of Labor • AKJ BOOKS $13.00 2 $26.00
100 Fastest-Growing Careers: Your Complete Guidebook to Major Jobs With the Most Growth and Openings Michael Farr • AKJ BOOKS $15.34 2 $30.68
Top 300 Careers, 12th Ed U.S. Dept of Labor • AKJ BOOKS $11.83 1 $11.83
Top 100 Careers Without a Four-Year Degree Michael Farr • AKJ BOOKS $12.62 1 $12.62
College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs: The Actual Jobs, Earnings, and Trends for Graduates of 60 College Majors Neeta P. Fogg, Thomas F. Harrington, Paul E. Harrington, Michael Farr, Paul Harrington • AKJ BOOKS $14.49 1 $14.49
Creating Your High School Resume: A Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing an Effective Resume for Jobs, College and Training Programs Kathryn K. Troutman, Kathryn Kraemer Trourman • AKJ BOOKS $9.35 1 $9.35

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