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Published on March 26, 2008

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Slide1:  After finding a job, a home, and a car, you will take a virtual tour of Africa, Asia and Australia. Welcome to It’s Your World Are you ready? LET’S GO! Written by Jeanie Falls and David Kelly Copyright 2003 Slide2:  United States of America Australia Africa Asia Begin with the USA, then travel the world! HOME:  HOME Finances Home in the United States of America Click on the bricks at the base of the house for your assignments A Home A Car 1. Job assignments:  1. Job assignments Finding a job that makes sense for you is no easy task. The following assignments will help. Complete each assignment and include them in your portfolio. Some links will take you on the Internet; you may return to this page using the back button, or close the Internet browser window. If you get lost, just go home and click on the Job link to return to this page. Take a Career Interest Survey and print your results. Analyze the Pros and Cons of your top three careers. Choose your career, weighing the Pros and Cons. Create a Career Plan to make your career a reality. Write a letter of application. Design a personal resume Finding a Job 1-1 Career Interest Survey:  1-1 Career Interest Survey No one wants to be stuck in a job they don’t like. To prevent this from happening to you, take a Career Interest Survey: Print Career Survey Assignment Sheet 1-1. After following directions for the career survey link at the bottom of this page, choose three jobs that interest you. Print your results from the survey. 3. Follow the link to the U.S. Department of Labor information page for each job. Print the information for each job. 4. Complete the Assignment Sheet 1-1. http://www.careerkey.org/cgi/ck.pl?action=choices& Step 1 Finding a Job! What Career Interests You? 1-2 Pros & Cons:  1-2 Pros & Cons It is now time to choose the best career for you. 1. Print the Pros & Cons Graphic Organizer Activity Sheet 2. Use the activity sheet to compare and evaluate the three jobs. 3. Record your conclusion on which job you chose. 4. Include the Pros and Cons Activity sheet and your conclusion in your portfolio. Step 1 Finding a Job! 1-3 Career Plan:  1-3 Career Plan Step 1 Finding a Job! You Need a Career Plan Create a Flow Chart that illustrates the steps you will need to complete to make your career a reality. Be sure to carefully review the U.S. Department of Labor report to include steps for education and training. Also be sure to include the time frame for each step. Feel free to create your own flow chart if you need additional steps or information. Once complete, put your flowchart in your portfolio. 1-5 Letter of Application:  1-5 Letter of Application Step 1 Finding a Job! A Letter of Application will convince an employer to hire you Your letter should include your personal, educational and career related strengths. Follow the following steps for this assignment: Print the Steps to Follow in Writing a Letter of Application. Use the Template to create your first DRAFT Edit and revise your first draft. Type your final draft Include your first draft, revisions and final draft it in your portfolio. 1-6 Resume:  1-6 Resume Visit the Resume Tutor website, for information on how to develop your own resume. Please note that you will need to print as you proceed through this website. The website does not save your information. If you need additional help, check out sample resumes for ideas Use the website and the writing process to create a draft resume. Revise and edit your draft. Type your final draft. Include your final resume and all drafts in your portfolio. Step 1 Finding a Job Create Your Own Resume 1. Job Assignment Summary:  1. Job Assignment Summary Congratulations! You have completed the Job Module! Make sure the following assignments are in your portfolio: ____ Career Interest Survey (Activity 1-1) ____ Job Pros and Cons Chart (Activity 1-2) ____ Career Plan (Activity 1-3) ____ Letter of Application (Activity 1-4) ____ Your Own Resume (Activity 1-5) . Budget Assignments:  Budget Assignments Now that you have landed a job, you will need to make a budget. The following steps will show you how. Follow the links and complete each assignment. Note that some links will take you on the Internet; you may return to this page using the back button, or simply close the Internet browser window. How to create a budget Identifying Income Identifying Expenses How much Spending Money is left? What if Something Happens? Do I have to have a Savings Plan? Creating a Budget 2-1 Create Budget:  2-1 Create Budget 2. Finances How to Create a Budget A budget is simply a way to balance your income and expenses. You will need a budget to make sure you have enough income to pay your bills and living expenses. Print the Excel Budget Template and the Word Budget Worksheet. Use the template and worksheet as a guide to gather all of the information you need to complete your budget. After you have gathered all of the information, you will create and print your budget using Excel. The Budget and the Budget Worksheet will be included in your Portfolio. 2-2 Sources of Income:  2-2 Sources of Income Use the Take Home Pay Calculation Sheet to calculate your Monthly Take Home Pay. Enter your annual salary in the worksheet and record the take home amount in your Monthly Budget Worksheet The Bank gives you interest on your Savings Account. How much simple interest will you earn on your $1,000 gift check from Uncle Lou? (The bank pays 4% per year.) Record Uncle Lou’s gift and the monthly interest in your budget. (Go to the next slide if you forgot how to compute simple interest.) 2. Finances INCOME What are your sources of Income? 2-3 Savings/Interest Income:  2-3 Savings/Interest Income The formula for simple interest is (Principal x Rate = Interest) To find the monthly amount of interest, divide the annual rate by 12. (There are 12 months in a year!) Take the amount of money you have to invest, (Principal) Multiplied by the monthly interest rate x Rate Amount represents monthly interest Interest Portfolio Assignment: Define a Savings Strategy 2. Finances Interest Income Slide15:  EXPENSES Have you listed all of your expenses? Use the following list to make sure you have included Everything in your personal budget: Place to Live Pets Personal Hygiene Utilities Cable Furniture Transportation Loans Laundry Food Gas Savings Clothing Telephone Water, Sewer Having Fun Trash Miscellaneous 2-4 List of Expenses 2-5 Place to Live:  2-5 Place to Live Finding A Place to Live Some budget experts recommend you should not spend more than 28% of your gross monthly income on your housing. 2. Finances Based on your monthly income, how much should you spend in rent? Use this amount as a guide to finding an apartment. Create a brochure of your apartment including a photo and floor plan. Include your brochure in your portfolio. 2-6 Buy A Car:  2-6 Buy A Car 2. Finances Buy a car from the following website: http://www.edmunds.com Using Microsoft Word create a Marketing Flier with the following: A picture of the car The total cost of the car A description of the car highlighting the top five features Use the loan calculator to find the monthly payment (Assume Aunt Mable gives you $2,000 for the initial down payment. Print the loan calculations and record the monthly payment on your budget worksheet. Your monthly car payment should not exceed 15% of your monthly take home pay. Can you afford the car you chose? 2-7 Budget - Food:  HOW MUCH FOOD DO YOU EAT IN A MONTH ? IS IT HEALTHY FOOD? Your food assignment includes the following: Using the Food Guide Pyramid, and a nutrition website, plan a healthy weekly menu. Click here for the template. Using your weekly menu, create a grocery list. Click on NETGROCER Take your grocery list to this cyber store and record prices for each item. Total the amount of your weekly grocery bill. 2-7 Budget - Food 2-8 Budget - Clothes:  Different companies have different norms in regard to business dress. Make a wardrobe plan with the following elements: Describe the type of clothes you will need to wear. Take an inventory of what your have, (list the outfits). List what you will need to purchase to get started, then click on the links below to shop. Women’s Clothing Men’s Clothing List optional items that you would like if you can afford them. Use your list as a budget item, (break out by month if needed.) 2-8 Budget - Clothes Do You Need a New Wardrobe? 2-9 Budget What’s Left?:  What is Left? OK…. Now that you have analyzed and budgeted EVERYTHING. Do you have money left over? 2-9 Budget What’s Left? What will you do with the left over? Choose one of the following options Save it Spend it Reserve it What will you do? Ignore it Borrow Money Start Using a Credit Card Revise Your Budget 2-10 Budget - What If? :  WHAT IF? The following circumstances will change your life. For each scenario, you must complete the following: Create an Adjusted Budget supporting your new scenario. Explain your adjustment strategy. What changed? Why? What other life changes might you make given your new circumstances? 2-10 Budget - What If? 2-10a Budget Salary Increases:  Congratulations! You are rewarded for leading a team of professionals up the Corporate Ladder! Increase your salary by 35%! 2-10a Budget Salary Increases 2-10b Budget Salary Increases:  UGGGGHHHHH! Corporate Layoffs! Quick! Find Another Job! Your salary decreases by 20% 2-10b Budget Salary Increases 1. Job Assignment Summary:  1. Job Assignment Summary Congratulations! Creating a Budget is Tough Work! Budget Worksheet Completed (Activity 2-1a) Budget (Excel Spreadsheet) (Activity 2-1b) Take Home Calculation Sheet (Activity 2-2) Savings Strategy & Calculations (Activity 2-3) List of Expenses as Percent of Total (Activity 2-4) Apartment Brochure and Floor Plan (Activity 2-5) Car Flier (Activity 2-6) Monthly Grocery List (Activity 2-7) Wardrobe Plan (Activity 2-8) What is Left? (Activity 2-9) WHAT IF questions and answers (Activity 2-10a & 2-10b) Please make sure you have the following in your portfolio: Slide25:  International Travel Alert Before traveling outside of the country, you will need to apply for a U.S. Passport. Visit the U.S. State Department Page to see what you need to do to get your passport. List six things you must have in order to receive your passport. U.S. State Department Passport Website Slide26:  Before You Begin Your Tour, Let’s Review the 5 Geographical Themes Slide27:  Theme #1 LOCATION The first task of a geographer is to determine and describe the location of places on our planet. This is done with the use of maps and globes. An absolute location is a latitude and longitude (a global location) or a street address (local location). Slide28:  Type your address in Mapquest, click “Get Map.” This is the absolute location of your house. Slide29:  Theme # 2 PLACE What do you imagine when you think of Asia, Australia, and Africa? Places have both human and physical characteristics, as well as images. Slide30:  Theme # 2 PLACE Physical characteristics include mountains, rivers, soil, beaches, wildlife, soil. Humans add other characteristics to our earth, such as buildings, fences, and roads. How would describe the place in which you live? Take this virtual tour of downtown Wilmington. What physical and human characteristics can you name? #3 Human Environment Interaction:  #3 Human Environment Interaction How do humans and the environment affect each other?  We depend on our environment. We modify our environment. We adapt to our environment. Slide32:  Theme # 4 Movement Movement is transportation of an object from one place to another. There are three different types of things that are transported in our world: people, goods, and ideas. As you “tour” your three continents, think of how these three types of things have been transported. Slide33:  Theme # 5 REGIONS Regions are areas that can be grouped together by a set of things special to that region. We have countries, ruled by governments, areas speaking the same language, or having the same religion, and we have areas served by a particular service, such as a school district. Slide34:  Now you’re ready for your tour! Have fun! Australia 1:  Australia 1 You are on a mission of discovery for the Smithsonian Institute. You have been assigned to document the scientific characteristics of the continent. Enjoy your trip, and be sure to collect data! Welcome To Australia Mate ! Australia 2:  Australia 2 The Smithsonian Institute needs you to conduct research regarding the recent history of Australia. Visit this Australian history link to find the required data. Click here for the template and questions. Slide37:  Click on the map at this link. Identify the regions of Australia where you find the three cities you read about in the article about Australia's history. Write your answers on the History Template. Slide38:  Listen to one of the Australian radio stations. Click here. How are they alike/different from ours? Listen to this song from Australia. Identify four Australian words you didn’t know. Guess their meaning. Australia 3:  Australia 3 Your family is going to visit you while you are working in Australia. They are very curious about the unique features of this country. Create a travel brochure that tells them exciting information about Australia. Use this Australia link to find the information necessary for your brochure. Slide40:  Your Brochure should do the following: 1) Tell why Australia is called the land down under. 2) Tell what aboriginal means. Describe the aboriginal people. 3) Identify the capital of Australia and name the 6 states. 4) Tell how many people live in Australia. 5) List three marsupials. 6) Tell the length of the Great Barrier Reef. 7) Name who claimed Australia for England and the year he claimed it. Brochure Directions Australia 4:  Australia 4 The Smithsonian wants to establish research stations in the different regions of Australia. The research station managers need to know general climate information so their staff can pack the appropriate types of clothing. The research teams will be located in 1) Darwin, 2) Alice Springs, 3) Brisbane, 4) Melbourn, 5) Perth, 6)Broken Hill, 7) and Townsville. Use the Australia link to find the necessary information. Your task for each of the 7 locations is to list the type of climate found in the area and the type of clothing you think the researchers will need to pack. Click here for the template. Slide42:  Pack your bags. You’re headed to Africa now! Africa 1:  Africa 1 You are a scientist studying the continent of Africa. You have been assigned to document the scientific characteristics of the continent for the U.S. State Department. There are five tasks: 1. Identify major regions in Africa 2. Explore the Sahara 3. Explore the Rainforests 4. Document the animals 5. Go on a safari Welcome To Africa ! Africa 2:  Africa 2 You have arrived in Africa and your employer has some important tasks that you must complete. Click here for the template. Name 8 regions in Africa Find the average temperature and rainfall in the Sahara Describe the topography of the land in Africa’s Sahel Region Name an ecological problem faced in Africa’s Ethiopian Highlands Region Find the average temperature and rainfall in the Rainforest Describe a topographic feature of Africa’s Savanna region Name 2 important lakes found in the Great Lakes region of Africa Name the 4 countries that are found on the Swahili Coast Name 2 major resources found in Southern Africa Africa 3:  Africa 3 The Sahara is a very important region of Africa. You will need to identify these vital characteristics to survive. Answer these question by clicking on this link: Sahara Link Africa 4:  Africa 4 You are visiting the rainforest region of Africa. You will need to find out some important information before you go. Use this rain forest information link to find the answers to these questions. Click here for the Rainforest Template. The Rainforest Africa 5:  Africa 5 You have been asked by the State Department to document some of the animals found in Africa. Use this animal link to complete the task. Be sure to visit the animal check list before starting the game: While you are on safari document the common name, scientific name, and habitat of three different animals. Click here for the Safari Template African Animals Africa 6:  Africa 6 You will keep a learning log of your journey identifying the problems you encounter and the solutions you use to solve them. Click here for your Learning Log Template. Enter “The Ways of Knowing Trail” Slide49:  Pack your bags. You’re headed to Asia now! Asia 1:  Asia 1 Asia is a vast region of the world representing many countries and cultures. The music star 50 cent needs your expertise as a tour manger for his Asian tour. Proceed to the next slide to see how to get paid! Welcome to Asia! Asia 2:  Asia 2 Countries of Asia Historical informationabout the countries on the tour Climate information Get paid with 50 Cent. Find this information for him. Asia 3 :  Asia 3 Use this Asia link to identify the various countries in Asia Answer these questions: Name 5 countries in Central Asia Name 5 countries in South Asia Name 5 countries in East Asia Name 5 countries in South East Asia Help 50 Cent understand which countries are in Asia Asia 4 :  Asia 4 50 Cent will tour China, Japan, India, Iran, and Vietnam and wants to know these facts. Click here for the Template to help him with his tour. 50 Cent loves history. Help him find interesting facts about the countries on the tour. Asia 5:  Asia 5 Beijing,China in December Tokyo, Japan in February New Delhi, India in May Tehran, Iran in June Hanoi, Vietnam in July Click here for the Template. Give 50 cent the weather information for each country on the tour and what clothes he should bring Slide55:  Click on this link and print the passport template. Choose five facts you’ve learned about each of the three locations you have visited and add illustrations if you’d like. Create Your Own Passport Slide56:  You’ve completed the tour. Be sure to complete your Passport. Make sure that you’ve included everything in your portfolio for your teacher to grade. Congratulations!! Slide57:  Do You Have Money Left after All Expenses Are Paid? Yes! No! How Much? If you saved the same amount each month, how Much would you earn at the end of one year if the Bank paid you 3% annual interest? (Show work.) A. If you choose to spend it. What will you spend it on and Why? B. To set up a reserve means to set aside the money To use a a future time. What would you reserve for and why? C. What do you think would happen if you ignored the situation? A. What steps will you need to follow to borrow the money? B. Do you have a Credit Card? What steps will you Follow to get one? C. How much more do you need to “break even”? I think I need to Revise my Budget! Print a blank copy of the budget and find expenses That can be reduced. Come up with strategies to balance your budget. Show your work. D. Back

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