Select a Career
There are several ways to implement this first task. It is up to you what constraints you place on the students’ career selection process. Here are two scenarios you can use, depending upon your goals for the lesson.
Offer a pool of different jobs to select from. Working in pairs, students can randomly draw a career from the pool. You can choose to give students information about the salary of the jobs as well as provide information about the cost of education. This is a good approach if you want to streamline this first stage.
Let the students, working in pairs, choose careers based upon their interests and goals. Be sure the students choose job categories that are broad enough to support salary research, and that they research the average salary associated with their desired jobs.