Me in the Future
Home & Careers, Career Development and Occupational Studies
Elementary, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
- Students communicate what they want to be when they grow up.
- Class discusses the positive aspects of the “future people” shared by
CDOS Writing Team, Authors of Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Resource Guide with Core Curriculum.
Materials / Resources
- Art paper
- Drawing and coloring materials
Comments / Modifications
- Students can dress up as the person they want to be and give an oral
- “Me in 20 Years” can be used for older students or students with more advanced writing skills.
Who am I?
Objective: Students will picture themselves as competent and successful.
- Class participates in a discussion of what makes someone successful or important. Discussion can include identification of specific people and their traits.
- Students imagine themselves as people who are successful or important. Students think about what they would be if they could be anything, or do anything they wanted, when they grow up.
- Students draw pictures of themselves as they want to be when they are adults, including the setting.
- Students decorate a paper briefcase to represent the type of job they would like to have when they grow up.
- Class discusses what students can do to become the type of people they have identified.
- Students write a story called “Me in 20 Years.”
CDOS Writing Team. “Me in the Future.” In Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Resource Guide with Core Curriculum. New York State Department of Education, 16.