|Students should be equipped
with the following prior knowledge and skills for this unit:
1. Media Center Orientation
- students should be familiar with the available research materials, Internet
access and creating a Web page.
2. GCIS - students
should be trained in using the GCIS software program and reference materials.
GCIS is program offered to Georgia that is a combination of software and
print resources that evaluates and provides career focus interests for
students. The program also offers information about each career. In addition,
it also provides higher education information regarding the education necessary
for specific careers. For this project one may modify any aspect of a career
resource to fit the model. Use handout #4 for some specific information
you may want the students to locate.
3. English - Students
should be able to recognize the differences among slang, colloquial, and
formal oral expression, and should have participated in formal and informal
classroom discussions using standard English. Students should be aware
of the steps in the writing process which includes multi-paragraph compositions.
Students should be able to write a expository discourse using appropriate
diction and standard English.
4. Math - Students
should be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with real numbers
and using unit measurement.
5. Science - Students
should be able to collect and interpret data, to summarize data verbally,
to communicate and defend a scientific argument based on research. They
should have a working knowledge of the various forms of energy, energy
conversion, motion, and forces