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Making connections between education and income

Students explore the connection between education and earning through two matching games.

Topic

Earn (Learning about careers, Making money)

Subject

CTE (Career and technical education)

Grade Level

Middle school (6-8)

Duration

45-60 minutes

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Big idea

Getting more education can often lead to earning a higher salary after you graduate. 

Essential questions

  • What education choices are open to students after completing high school?
  • How do different levels of education connect to occupational choices and income? 

Objectives

  • Identify several education pathways students can take after high school 
  • Understand how education and training choices influence occupations and possible income levels 

What students will do

  • Examine the different levels of education they can complete.
  • Match the levels and years of education to occupational choices and match occupations to median salaries.

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Teacher guide

cfpb_building_block_activities_making-connections-education-income_guide.pdf

Student materials

cfpb_building_block_activities_making-connections-education-income_worksheet.pdf

Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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