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CEW Curriculum Lesson Plans and Guides

PDE Standards Aligned System

The SAS system provides the Pennsylvania curriculum framework of big ideas, concepts, competencies, vocabulary, essential questions and exemplars for the Career Education and Work Standards at the benchmark and strand level.

Careers are Everywhere

Download this coloring book and use it with your elementary students. It is a fun resource.

Standalone Courses

One effective practice to implement the standards is the development of standalone courses for 8th and 9th graders, often linked with character education programs. Course outlines for Futures II suggest content these courses might include.

Integration of Career Education and Work and Literature

Through the artful selection of literature, teachers can meet the Career Education and Work standards by using the list of    Literature Aligned with CEW Standards 13.1 and 13.2.

CEW and Children's Literature Resources

Real Game Series

A set of five world-class programs, designed to bring the real world into the classroom. All programs are experiential and interactive and allow students to immerse themselves into the real world of work and life choices. A summary of the games and ordering information. Crosswalks that align the games with the Career Education and Work Standards, National Counseling Standards, SCANS skills and the National Career Development Guidelines can be found on this website in the Crosswalk section.

Curriculum Units (Older)

Aligned to CEW Standards only