For Educators - 9th Grade

9th Grade Classroom Materials

If you’re looking for resources for 9th grade, then you’re in the right place. All the Own Your Own Future lesson plans and classroom activities can be accessed here. The materials are organized in the same structure as the student portion of the site:

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Classroom Materials for Why Go to College.

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The resources below are aligned with the student Why Go to College? section. Each lesson plan or activity can be downloaded separately.

Classroom Materials Title Description
Why Go to College? This lesson encourages dialogue about the importance of postsecondary education and the varied paths people take toward achieving that dream.
Making Your Parents Proud Use this lesson (and the accompanying video discussion guide) to help students understand that achieving a college education can have far-reaching effects on both them and their families.

Classroom Materials for Prep for College.

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The resources below are aligned with the student Prep for College section. Each lesson plan or activity can be downloaded separately.

Classroom Materials Title Description
College Admissions Testing Using a video that depicts three very different approaches to taking college admissions tests, students get a chance to learn more about the process and why they should take those deadlines seriously.
Working in Teams Students analyze the importance of teamwork and why it will come in handy in college.
Finding Interests through Community Service Involvement This lesson includes several activities highlighting the many benefits of community service involvement for students.
Building a College Portfolio This activity is an introduction to the planning process involved in building a college portfolio.
Maximizing Your Time Use the ideas in this lesson to help students with goal setting and time management—and to make them more aware of how to use time off to their advantage.
Building a Résumé Help students identify their strengths and interests, along with other information they should include in their résumés.

Classroom Materials for Find a College.

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The resources below are aligned with the student Find a College section. Each lesson plan or activity can be downloaded separately.

Classroom Materials Title Description
Language of College This lesson will give students a chance to review the lingo of college admissions and use it creatively in a classroom game-show activity.
College Tour Questions This lesson will acquaint students with a list of questions they could ask on a college tour and invites them to add to the list by researching the college in advance.
College Degrees Explained This lesson delves into information about different types of degrees students might pursue, possible length of study, and examples of careers related to each degree.
Choosing Your Own Path This lesson will help students understand that there are several ways to accomplish their postsecondary educational goals.

Classroom Materials for Pay for College.

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The resources below are aligned with the student Pay for College section. Each lesson plan or activity can be downloaded separately.

Classroom Materials Title Description
The Language of Financial Aid This document is an overview of basic financial aid terms.
Cracking Financial Aid Code Words This lesson will provide further practice for students in learning the common terms they (and their families) will encounter when applying for college financial aid.
Saving Money with Dual Credit This activity focuses on the costs of college and ways in which earning college credit in high school may help students save time and money in the future.