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SkillsUSA Champions Magazine 
Fall 2008 – Read/Analyze Content 

Name: _________________        

Hour: __________________

Directions:
Read and analyze the articles in the printed version of SkillsUSA Champions magazine. In class, share what you learned through a presentation or written report. Follow up with classroom discussion to enhance this lesson.

1.

Describe how to get your question to “Ask Tim.” (Page 5)

2.

Explain how your career and technical education program has gone green or will go green. (“Hitting the Town and Painting it Green in D.C.,” Page 6)

3.

After reading the articles about the “Today” show, public service announcement and SchoolTube, where and how could you share more about SkillsUSA? (Page 7)

4.

Write a 30-second elevator speech, talking about the benefits of being a SkillsUSA member.

5.

What were the highlights of national conference? (“NLSC Sends Big Crowds Home Happy”, Pages 8-9)

6.

Review the list of gold-medal winners (Pages 10-11). Select a contest you would like to know more about.

 

Next, ask your teacher for the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards. Read about the contest, then list three steps you need to take to become a SkillsUSA competitor.

7.

Who can you most relate to in “Election Results”? (Page 13-16)

8.

Who do you admire in life and why?

9.

What is “It’s All in the Cards” talking about? (Pages 17-19) How can you nominate an outstanding advisor?

10.

Create a list of qualities and characters of an outstanding advisor.

11.

Create a list of what makes a great student. How can you be a better student?

12.

What is Katherine Jones’ story (“A Life Given Wings”, Pages 20-22)? What made a difference for her?

13.

What have college/postsecondary students gained in “Giving Students a Chance to Change Their Lives” (Page 23)?

14.

Brainstorm project ideas for your chapter. Next, describe how your chapter will promote it at upcoming events (Page 26).

EXTRA:

“Use Your Gray Matter To Clear Up a Gray Area.” In teams or small groups, do the activity described. (Page 25)

Lesson created by Deborah Kenn, former graphic communications teacher at Lyman High School in Longwood, Fla., and associate director of training for SkillsUSA

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