Getting Paid

Your students will explore the relationship between education, careers, and income. During class activities, they will

  • Analyze the statistical relationship between income and education (math)
  • Research careers in their interest areas (English language arts)
  • Consider the merits of compulsory education (social studies)

For Educators

Planning For Future Careers

Watch this video for an overview of how education, earnings, and job outlooks relate to one another. You will also receive strategies for helping your student apply this information to their lives.

Companion Video for Students

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Use this video to help students make connections between education and income.

Classroom Activities

Classroom Activity
Math

Relationship Between Education and Income

Middle School
1 to 2 Class Sessions

Explore the relationship of income levels to education and calculate the percentages of the differences.

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Classroom Activity
English Language Arts

Career Planning

Middle School
1 to 2 Class Sessions

Engage your students in research on various careers to find key details including needed education, potential salary, and job prospects.

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Classroom Activity
Social Studies

The Compulsory Education Act

Middle School
1 to 2 Class Sessions

Investigate compulsory education laws with your students and lead a classroom discussion on their impact on individuals, businesses, and society.

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