Recently I have been asking my students to make connections between their personal lives/chosen careers and those careers they choose to research in class. I ask them to to think about how semi-random research can be tied to meaning for them, personally. This week, among other things, we have researched two careers in the Government and Public Administration cluster. I would like to know why students chose to research the careers they did and how they "connect" to their own chosen career.
A mapping technician could relate to a farmer because they would most likely need to know what their property lines and where their animals might be. If they didn't have tracking systems then they wouldnt be able to tell where their animals were easy.