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You and the Economy Classroom Based Assessment CAGE 2007 - 08
Overview What is a CBA? Review Page 4: Directions to Students Review Page 5: Scoring Rubric Review Page 9: Career Organizer Review Page 12: Annotated Bibliography Review Page 17: Suggested Resource list Timeline/due dates
Select three careers you are interested in using: www.careercruising.comwww.careercruising.com Id: shelton Password: career Complete handout (p. 9) on best career choices. Choose one career that you will base your CBA on. Write Section 1 of your paper. Section 1: Select careers
Go to Careercruising.com and explore careers that interest you.Careercruising.com Search for careers based on a variety of criteria. In the career selector box you can find careers by Earnings, working conditions or even school subjects. Choose three careers That Interest You: Title of Job What do they do How much do they make What training is necessary What are two related jobs Interviewers view of the future in this career Three Career Choices
Example: Carpenter Job description: Carpenters construct buildings, furniture, etc. from wood and metals. Skilled at building from beginning to end from plans or blue prints. Income: $33,000 - $56,000 Training: Apprenticeships, on-the-job training or carpentry and drafting classes. Related Jobs: Architect, General Contractor Future: Demand could decrease due to mass production of wood products, poor economy could cause reduction in new construction, concerns about environment could require new training and technology.
Section 2: Impact on local, national, and/or global economy Using sources such as those included on page 17, research the impact your chosen career(s) will have on the local, national, and/or global economy. Complete the graphic organizer Impact on the Economy. (P. 9) Write Section 2 of your paper, evaluating how your career choice(s) impact the economy with specific, supported examples
Example: Impact of Carpenter on the local economy Carpenter Timber Industry: Logging, Scale, trucking, etc. Retail Sales: Lumbermans, Miles Sand and Gravel More Tax Revenue for Mason County Revenue for local businesses like Roof Doctor. More people spending more money at McDonalds and DQ Increase amount of homes available in county = growth
Example: Impact of carpentry on the national economy Carpenter Transportation: Moving Goods between states State that is growing, draws more people and $ Gross domestic product increase for total output of goods and services Increased production of industrial tools New home = revenue for household goods produced Increased employment opportunities
Example: Impact of carpentry on the global economy Carpentry Increase in export of our natural resources Export of skill via Peace Corps Trade Increase (tools, wood products)
Section 3: Investment in Human Capital Human capital: Knowledge and skills, acquired on the job or through training and experience, that increase the employee's value in the marketplace. 1 Opportunity cost: The cost of passing up the next best choice when making a decision. For example, if an asset such as capital is used for one purpose, the opportunity cost is the value of the next best purpose the asset could have been used for. 2costassetcapital value 1. www.econoedlink.org 2. www.investorwords.com
Section 3: Investment in Human Capital Identify the costs associated with securing a job in your chosen career path: Education or Training Equipment Professional Development Dues or Fees Other? Complete graphic organizer Investment in Human Capital. (P. 9) Write Section 3 of your paper.
Example: Investment in human capital needed for carpentry Training: Initially start with on-the-job training or apprenticeship at a lower pay scale, as your skills increase your pay increases. Equipment: Carpenters may start with a hammer and tool belt, but eventually an outlay in power tools and even heavy equipment will increase profits. Professional Development: Keep abreast of new developments in building industry i.e., Green homes, solar power, etc. by reading trade journals, attending conferences and working with master builders. Dues: Union workers earn more pay and usually have better benefits but are required to pay dues. If self employed you will also need to invest in health insurance.
Section 4: Explain how laws or customs may affect your career choices Using sources such as those included on page 17, research how laws or customs affect your chosen career(s). Write Section 4 of your paper, using specific, supported examples. Complete Graphic Organizers Effects of Changes in Laws/Customs. (P. 9)
Example: How laws/customs affect carpentry In Washington: Growth Management Act. Mason County was out of compliance with regulations and as a result, permits were limited, causing a stall in growth of housing developments. Environmental impact concerns could require the building of homes, using alternative power or advanced septic systems.
Conclusion Write a conclusion to your paper. Make sure you have used in-text citations following MLA format. Revise and edit your paper using the scoring rubric as a reference point. Type your final draft. Attach your annotated bibliography. Turn in your CBA on May 6, 2008.