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Barack H. Obama Elementary
Magnet School of Technology

Dekalb County Schools

5th Grade Career Portfolio

5th Grade Career Portfolio

March 13, 2020

Dear Parents,

As part of the Georgia Department of Education initiative to bring career awareness to elementary students, grade specific career awareness lessons and activities have been developed for grades 1-5.  In addition to the lessons and activities, all 5th grade students are required to complete a Career Portfolio.  Each student’s Career Portfolio will consist of a research essay and project.  The Career Portfolio provides students the opportunity to conduct research and present information about a career of interest.  

The research essay must be single spaced, double spaced between paragraphs using the Times New Roman size 12 font.  The project will consist of a power point presentation.

A Research Paper Outline, cover page sample, career cluster list, and a power point template can be accessed through the school’s webpage at  All portfolios are to be completed and submitted to the homeroom teacher upon return to school.

It is very important that you work with your child to complete the Career Portfolio.  Please feel free to contact Mrs. Bennett, Counselor, at [email protected] or (770) 964-7221 if you have any questions.  You may also contact Ms. Keeton, Media Specialist, at [email protected].

Thank you for working with the school in providing the best education for your child.


Fifth Grade Team

Mrs. Ozella H. Bennett, Counselor

Ms. Jacqueline Keeton, Media Specialist


Students must complete the Career Research Paper and the Career PowerPoint.   Click the links below to open the Essay and the PowerPoint.  Save your completed assignments to your OneDrive in LaunchPad.  Submit your completed assignments to your homeroom teacher.
Fill in the required information based on the career of your choice.  Submit the completed form to your homeroom teacher.               
Fill in the required information for each heading based on the career of your choice.  Add at least one picture per slide that relates to your career choice and/or heading.  Adding slide transitions, changing the slide design, or color is permissible but not required.
Students may find the information about Career Clusters by clicking the following link.
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