The following is a list of web pages or activities for Electives classes.
*CWT = Cooperative Work Training
*HLE = Housing & Living Environment
*CD = Child Development
*AL = Adult Living
*Health = Health
*ES = Employability Skills
Directions: Students may choose any 4 bonus activities that relate to their class. Ask the instructor for the worksheets that go along with the activity. The activities will be graded with pass/fail and must be completed to get class credit.
Countdown 9,8,7 (all classes) updated March 5, 2008
Examine your job interests through a survey. With the results of the survey, you will find information on careers and occupations suited for your interests.
Click on: Internet Countdown 9,8,7
Click on: Interest Survey (top of the page)
Click on: Interest Survey (bottom of the page)
Click on: Your answer to each question, then
Click on: Next (lower right-hand corner) to go to the next question
Fast Food Nutrition (CWT, CD, AL, Health)
This activity will enable you to learn more about good nutrition and how that related to fast food eating. Being healthy helps you in all areas of life, both work and personal. Get the worksheets from your instructor. Fill them out for credit.
*Click on: Fast Food Dining Guide
*Go to Health Links.
*Click on: Quick overview of daily nutritional needs
*Click on: Fast food finder
*Click on: Display all restaurants
*Click on: Fire up the deep fryer
Resume (all classes)
Computer Program: WinWay Resume
The WinWay Resume program is on the PC computers in the classroom. Use this program to create your own resume. Take time to review examples of resumes before you start. Print a copy for your instructor and a copy for yourself for credit. Be sure to have the instructor review your resume before you print it.
Reality Check (all classes)
After you finish school, you need to pay for housing, transportation, food, clothes, etc Find out how much money you will need to make and which occupation will pay for all your needs. Ask the instructor for worksheets. Complete the worksheets and hand in for credit.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and fill in your home city, zip code, and area code.
*Click on: Reality Check (left side of the page)
*Click on: Check here to continue (bottom of the page)
*Click on: Text Only site (right side of the page)
*Choose one of the three options: Get a Reality Check, Future Salary, or Occupation Direct
1. Get a Reality Check.
Don't know how much money you will need to earn in the future?
Don't know which occupation to choose? No Problem.
Get a Reality Check. Find out how much you will spend each year.
Buy "stuff" for a sample month. Let's start.
2. Future Salary
Already know how much money you want to earn?
Great. Enter the amount and get information on which occupations
pay that much. (e.g enter 45000)
3. Occupation Direct
Already know which occupation you want to pursue?
Click here to find out how much you can buy with your Chosen occupation.
*Click on: Next (lower right-hand corner) to go to the next question
HouseNet (HLE, AL)
Discover helpful household hints, what to do in case of household emerengcies, and other areas of interest. Ask the instructor for worksheets. Complete the worksheets and hand them in for credit
*Click on: Home & Garden
*Click on: Home Improvement
*Click on: How To's and Safe and Secure
Home Fire Safety (HLE, AL, CD)
This lesson will teach you how to prevent and deal with fire emerengcies, and how to instruct children on home fire safety. Ask the instructor for worksheets. Complete the worksheets and hand them in for credit.
Poster (all classes)
Show your creativity by designing a poster promoting some aspect of your class material. Spend the first hour researching and designing your poster. The second hour can be spend making the poster. When you are finished, write a summary of the information you are promoting with the poster. The instructor will provide you with materials and help you with ideas.
Good Health (all classes)
Mayo Clinic http://www.mayohealth.org
National Dairy Council http://www.nutritionexplorations.org
US Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov
Nutrition Federal Government http://www.nutrition.gov
Discovery Health http://discoveryhealth.com
Eat Right http://www.eatright.org
Quaker Oatmeal http://quakeroatmeal.com
Choose 3 of these websites to explore. Spend a class period visiting the sites. Write a one-page summary on what you discovered. Turn it in to the instructor.
House Design (AL, HLE, CWT)
*Click on: Homeplans
Create your own floor plans for a house. Money is no object. Whatever you can imagine, here's your chance to create. The instructor will give you graph paper. Turn in your project for credit.
Advertising Game (all classes)
Do you really understand how adertising creates a desire to buy? Through this activity, you can scan magazine ads and discover what underlying messages are created in the advertising world. Ask the instructor for worksheets.
Consumer Reports (AL, CWT, ES)
Looking for information on buying a new or used car? Go to this website and discover how to get a good deal, what to look for when inspecting a used car, and what the best and worst new and used cars are. Ask the instructor for the worksheets. complete and turn in for credit.
Read an Article 1/2 credit ( all classes)
Choose an article from one of the magazines or newspaper articles offered in the classroom that related to your class. Write a one page summary of the article and why the information was of interest to you.
Articles from the State Journal - Register can be found at http://www.sj-r.com
Articles for Child Development or Adult Living can be found at http://www.weeklyreader.com
*Click on: Parents Enter
*Click on: Advice
Read a Book (all classess)
Computer Program: AR Student
In the Library (Room 109), there are books set aside that pertain to your class. Ask the instructor or Librarian for a list of these books, or click here. Choose a book, and go to the library to check it out. After reading the book, take an Accelerated Reader (AR Student) test on the computer.
Illinois Career Information System
For high school students, college students and adults. A comprehensive guide to Illinois careers, training programs and schools. Examine your job interests through a survey. With the results of the survey, you will find information on careers and occupations suited for your interests.
Option 1. Quick Start
Go to CIS by clicking on the Quick Start button below. You will need
to login (see methods 2 and 3 below) to use some features such
as sorts, assessments and your My CIS Portfolio.
Option 2. Enter a user name and password to login.
Enter the user name and password that you got from your school or One Stop Center. You can also enter your My CIS Portfolio user name and password if you have created one in CIS.
Option 3. Illinois resident login.
Enter your town, zip code and telephone area code. Create a My CIS Portfolio and choose your user name and password.
Once you are have accessed the CIS website, click on: Interest Profiler