Planning For Your
Written by Cybrary Man
The first curriculum I wrote was a study of the neighborhood
where I taught. I included what life was like in that
community 100 years ago. I had the students compare the
jobs they had then with the ones now.
A School-Business Partnership
Cybrary Man wrote career education curriculum
for Open Doors in New York City in the 1970's and 1980's. This
organization helped the students in the New York City schools learn
about the economy, what makes the city function and what
possibilities exist for them.
Open Doors encouraged businesses to open their
doors to students through company tours, speakers, part-time jobs,
internships, the loan of transportation for class trips, and any other
approach that broke down the isolation of schools.
My wife was in charge of the very successful
“Lawyers in the Classroom Program.” This program not only had lawyers
speak to students but provided trips to the court system. Cybrary Man
is grateful to Open Doors for starting his writing career.
After young children are introduced to Community Helpers I feel
not enough is done in terms of showing students the possible
jobs available to them throughout their school journey.
Community Helpers page
Classroom Jobs page
I feel that career education should be infused into all subject
areas and on all grade levels.
Linking Core Subjects to Careers
"On January 23, 1974, Mr. Blumengarten's presentation at the New
York Times workshop was considered one of the best sessions
because teachers were inspired by a classroom teacher on how he
opened doors to the real world for his students..." (Patricia R.
Reilly - State Project to Implement Career Education)
Our inner city middle
school had a unique program that started in the seventh grade and
continued in the eighth grade. Students once a week went to a
facility. Read more about this award winning program here:
Middle School Health Careers Program