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Scope & Sequence                                     2020-2021


Please see your CMTHS Schoology Account for the detailed Senior Seminar lessons for the 20-21 School Year.


Welcome to Senior Seminar

  • Senior Seminar Syllabus

  • Senior Information Survey

  • Senior Seminar Pre-Test

In this Module:

  • Students will learn about the Senior Seminar Program.

  • Students will read the Syllabus for Senior Seminar

  • Students will take a Senior Information Survey

  • Students will take a Pre-Test designed to assess their knoweledge


Big Ideas:  

  • A new class is like a new job where there are many rules and policies that must be followed in order to ensure a positive learning environment where all stakeholders are respected and encouraged to participate. 

  • Knowing what you know and don’t know can help you to figure out what you need to learn. 


  • Adhering to rules and policies makes a pleasant and safe work environment.  

  • Taking a pre-test can assist you in determining what you still need to learn. 


  • Students will follow rules and procedures in Senior Seminar. 

  • Students will take a pre-test on the Senior Seminar curriculum to determine what previous knowledge they possess. 

Essential Questions: 

  1. What rules are necessary to create a positive learning environment?

  2. What rules in a school are similar to rules in a workplace?

  3. How can following rules and policies make work more pleasant and safe?

  4. What do you already know about how to get and keep a job?

  5. What do you already know about supporting yourself and living on your own?

Mod 2

Workplace Vocabulary & Letters of Reference


  • Workplace Vocabulary

  • Letters of Reference

In this Module:

  • Students will learn basic employment vocabulary

  • Students will learn about letters of reference/reccomendation and learn the skills necessary to obtain two letters for their portfolio


Big Ideas:  

  • Just like any field, seeking and retaining employment involves its own vocabulary

  • Employers will want evidence that you are awesome as you say you are.   


  • Students will comprehend commonplace workplace vocabulary and teminology

  • Having references from people will improve the quality of your portfolio and allow employers to have a more favorable opinion of you.   


  • Students will learn employment vocabuluary through comprehension activities

  • Students will demonstrate comprehension by using the vocabulary throughout the year in the Senior Seminar Program.

  • Students will obtain two Letters of Reference throughout the school year which will be put in their portfolios.  

Essential Questions: 

  1. What vocabulary is used in the workplace?

  2. What terms are important to know when seeking employment?

  3. Why do I need Letters of Reference?

  4. What do people write in a Letter of Reference?

  5. Who makes a good reference?

  6. How do you ask for a Letter of Reference?

  7. What are “Resume Builders”?

Mod 3


Employment Process & Applications

  • Employment Process

  • Paper Applications

  • Online Applications & Screenings

  • Creating an Application Fact Sheet

In this Module:

  • Students will learn about the application process

  • Students will learn how to fill out a paper and an online application

  • Students will learn which tools they can use to assist them in their employment search


Big Ideas:  

  • In order to obtain employment, applicants must complete different types of job applications, which include demographic information as well as screening tests.

  • There are many tools available to a person seeking employment such as employment websites, job search checklists, and learning how to network with people.


  • Job applications provide employers with the information they need to determine if you will be a good fit for their workplace. Some of this information is demographic, other information includes screening tests.

  • Staying organized with an employment checklist will help a person to make the best of employment opportunities.

  • Knowing how to navigate the employment process will benefit your employment search.


  • Students will complete a paper information fact sheet similar to an application that they will use to fill out applications in the future.

  • Students will be able to complete an online application and know how to take online screening tests.

  • Students will understand the overall process of finding employment and how to utilize employment search tools.

Essential Questions: 

  1. Why do employers have applications?

  2. What information is necessary on an application?

  3. How must an application be filled out?

  4. What is a screening test and why do employers use them?

  5. What is the overall process for finding employment?

  6. How can a person network to create opportunities?

  7. What are some tools that will help in employment search?



  • Rules for Writing a Resume

  • Parts of a Resume

  • Creating YOUR Resume

In this Module:

  • Students will learn rules for creating a resume.

  • Students will create their own resume.


Big Ideas:  

  • A resume is a formal document that outlines your skills, abilities, and accomplishments. Resumes are required for most jobs.



  • A resume is a profesional document that summarizes a person's skills, certifications, employment history, education history, as well as other important information that an employer would want to know.

  • Your resume is a "living document" that you will add to and change over the course of your lifetime.



  • Students will gather the information necessary to create a resume.

  • Students will create their own resume.


Essential Questions: 

  1. What is a resume?

  2. Why does a person need to create a resume?

  3. What makes a solid resume?

  4. What should you avoid on your resume?



Job Interviews

  • Interview Basics: Appearance

  • Preparation

  • During the Interview

  • Closing

  • Practice Questions

  • Interview Rubric

In this Module:

  • Students will learn the basics for going on a job interview.

  • Students will  practice answering job interview questions.


Big Ideas:  

  • An interview is a meeting between you and a potential employer and is required for almost every job;  having good interviewing skills will allow you to present your best self at the interview and get the job.



  • A job interview is a meeting that allows the employer to get to know you better where they will ask you questions.

  • Making a positive first impression is crucial to a successful interview.

  • Being prepared for an interview will allow you to do your best and get the job.



  • Students will name and model appropriate behaviors for interviews.

  • Students will describe body language and how it can affect an interviewer's perception of you.

  • Students will practice creating answers for the most popular interview questions.

  • Students will evaluate their progress with an interview rubric.


Essential Questions: 

  1. What can a person do before a job interview to improve their chances of getting the position?

  2. What steps can a person take to ensure they will do well on an interview?

  3. What resources are available to practice interview questions?

  4. How should a person dress and act on a job interview?

  5. How can a person make a positive first impression during an interview?

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