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NEW LESSONS:

Unemployment Rates by Education Level & Age (Career Lessons)
Minimum Wage Map Activity (with map of U.S.) (Career Lessons)
Unions and Workers Map Activity (with map of U.S.) (Career Lessons)
Job Interviews: 7 Types (Career Lessons)
Future Trends in the Work World (Career Lessons)

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Welcome to U.S. Work Word Career Education Lessons

Classroom Ready U.S. Work World website contains PDF downloadable classroom-ready lessons and materials for use by educators who need to present Career Education topics for students in middle school, high school, or community college vocational programs.

Springboard U.S. Work World is not meant to be a total curriculum, but rather an enhancement to your Career Education curriculum and activities, and a springboard for your creativity in designing a curriculum for your students by combining U.S. Work World with your lesson ideas.

Career Education Infusion In addition, U.S. Work World lessons and handouts are designed to be shared with members of your staff for Career Education infusion across the various academic and vocational course curriculum offered at your school.

Parent Information And, U.S. Work World lessons and handouts may be shared as needed with parents and caregivers for counseling sessions, meetings, IEP conferences, etc.

For Your Information

Each U.S. Work World lesson is coded for Career Ready Practices (CRP).  For information about these standards, click the following link:

Career Ready Practices (CRP) Codes for U.S. Work World Lessons PDF

Common Career Technical Core PDF

How do I order and use U.S. Work World?

To use a scool credit/debit card or your personal credit/debit card: 1) Fill out the information requested in the rectangle boxes.  2) Select “Credit/Debit Card” from the drop down menu.  3) Enter the card information requested.  4) Click on REGISTER.

To use your PayPal account:  1) Fill out the information requested in the rectangle boxes.  2) Select “PayPal” from the drop down menu.  3) Click on REGISTER and follow the instructions to reach your PayPal account.

To use Purchase Orders:  1) Please include the subscribing educator’s name and email address on the Purchase Order. This will be the contact person for the school site.  2) There is no tax on subscriptions.  3) Email, fax, or regular mail the Purchase Order to: College and Career Publishing U.S. Work World Membership P.O. Box 8458 Alta Loma, CA 91701 FAX: 909-980-0314 Email: info@usworkworld.com

What is the cost?

The cost of U.S. Work World is $65 for a one-year subscription starting from the date of purchase.  We keep the price as low as possible so that U.S. Work World will fit into your career education budget.

May I share U.S. Work World lessons?

YES:  The U.S. Work World member subscription is a site license for your school.  You may share the U.S. Work World lessons with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and other staff at your school.  You may put the lessons in your school’s computer lab for students to use.  You may print out multiple copies of the lessons and flyers to distribute to parents or staff at meetings, open houses, or other events at your school.

NO:  You may not share your username and password with staff at another school, or electronically copy or email U.S. Work World to other schools or individuals.  We need each school to purchase the U.S. Work World site license so that we may stay in business!

 Are there sample lessons I may use?

Yes.  Click on the top navigation bar link to select and download Sample Lessons.  Use these sample lessons to determine if U.S. Work World meets your career education curriculum needs and students’ abilities.

How do I sign up for the free U.S. Work World Newsletter?

Click on the top navigation bar Free Newsletter link to submit your email address to receive future U.S. Work World Career Education Newsletters.  Also, click on the top navigation bar Free Newsletter link to view past issues of U.S. Work World Newsletters.

Who do I contact for questions?

Email your questions to:  info@usworkworld.com

What is the history of College & Career Publishing?

College & Career Publishing was launched for the school year of 1986 as a monthly printed newletter booklet (16 pages) called California Work World, created for work experience teachers and career guidance technicians.  California Work World newsletter was discontinued in 1995 due to the newsletter’s monthly printing and mailing costs.  In its place, U.S. Work World was launched and provided as a once-a-year set of two three-ring notebooks with over 500 pages of lessons that could be taken to the copy machine and copied for students, staff, and parents of the purchasing school site.  Inquiries from out-of-state teachers expanded College & Career Publishing nation wide as out-of-California teachers inquired about and purchased U.S. Work World for use in careers classes, vocational programs, continuation school programs, and some prisons.  In 2002, the first U.S. Work World website was launched with lessons in PDF format that educators downloaded from the website and printed out.  The shift to PDF web-based lessons, and the shift of printing costs from College & Career Publishing to the teacher’s printer enabled the yearly subscription price to drop 70% to $65 per year where it is today.  It is the goal of U.S. Work World to Prepare Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs with up-to-date and interesting, current event lessons and handouts that educators may use to supplement career education curriculums and share with staff and parents.  U.S. Work World is not designed to be a stand-alone career education curriculum.