Project: Lawyer Career Interests - Independent Research

Teacher: Lila Bartel
School: Topeka West High School
Location: Topeka, Kansas USA
Start Date: 09/22/2009
End Date: 12/18/2009
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

Mentor should have some knowledge/experience as a lawyer and has an invested personal interest in Special Needs/persons with disabilities. We are in need of a mentor that are familar with Gifted/Talented students with Speical Needs/Disabilties and able to exchange positive communication and encourage positive self-direction and motivation in academics and social life.


This project is a Independent Research on resources for Gifted/Talented Students interested in becoming lawyer and interested in the civil rights of people with special needs and disabilities.


1. Gifted/Talented Curriculum: Career Interests/Planning (Individual Education Plan) 2. Technology/Writing Skills 3. Social-Cooperation Skills 4. Self-Direction



Grade Level:


Content Area:

Gifted & Talented Education/Career Interests & Planning

Student Outcomes:

1. Weekly Reflection Essay that includes resources related to career/personal interests of students for the week 2. Final Reflection Essay that includes future personal/career planning goals and brief discription of action steps. Also a 1-page resource hand-out designed for people with Speical Needs/Disabilities.

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

1. Essay Rubric 2. Messages (Rubric) 3. Mentor Input

Teacher Role:

1. Faciliate Communication between student/mentor/teacher 2. Teach Gifted/Talented Curriculum 3. Evaluate Student Outcomes

Mentor Role:

1. Facilatate Communication 2. Provide additional academic/social resources to student 3. Provide additional feedback to teacher