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Lesson Description: Welcome to the thrilling world of smokejumpers – an exceptional branch of the U.S. Forest Service. The Forest Service is dedicated to fighting forest fires in California. As we delve into the incredible efforts of these brave individuals who parachute into remote fire zones, students will have the opportunity to contemplate their suitability for a future career as a smokejumper. By analyzing the demanding physical and mental requirements, students will express their thoughts on whether this challenging yet vital job aligns with their aspirations and capabilities.
Lesson Question: A close friend has suggested that you apply for a job as a smokejumper with the U.S. Forest Service. Write an informal letter to yourself reviewing the pros and cons of whether or not you have what it takes to become a smokejumper.
Text Types: Pros and cons; personal opinion; workplace communication