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Jobs & Careers Teacher Resources

These cross-curricular lesson plans and printables on jobs and careers will help students understand the breadth of opportunities available to them. Utilize these resources to teach them about the economy. Our Labor Day resources are perfect for back to school. Math activities will help students learn about managing a budget, while language arts activities provide insight into various careers. You'll also find quizzes, science and art activities, and career counseling resources.


Be a Journalist!
Labor Day Activities
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
People Who Keep Us Safe Bulletin Board
Labor Day Puzzle
Curious George's First Day of School Teacher's Guide
Choose an Occupation
More Popular Jobs/Careers Printables

Lesson Plans

Career Bulletin Board
Labor Day Newspaper
Appreciation Cards
What Is Child Labor?
More Lesson Plans


Fields of Science Quiz

Language Arts Activities

Suggested Author Interview Questions
Career Words
The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up
What Do You Want To Be? (¿Qué quieres ser?)
Community Helpers Writing Activity
Juan's New Job
I'd Prefer... (Solving Conundrums)
Daily Journal Topics: My Community
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
More Language Arts Activities

Math Activities

Career Survey
A Budget
Count the Objects
Brad's Earnings
Babysitting Earnings

Science Activities

Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
Careers: Who Am I?
Investigate a Career
Bringing Science History to Life
Science Careers and Symbols
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Storm Trackers
More Science Activities

Jobs, Careers, & Art Connected

Firefighter's Hat
Police Officer Hat
Fire Engine and Police Car Puzzle
Doctor and Dentist Patterns
Make a Stethoscope
Join the Firefighters!
Nurse/EMT Hat
More Art Activities

Labor Day Resources

The Story of Labor Day
Jobs That Depend on Other Jobs
Kids at Work
Occupations with the Largest Job Growth, 2004–2014
National Labor Organizations
Work Stoppages Involving 1,000 People or More
Persons in the Labor Force, 1840-2005
More Labor Day Resources for Teachers

Career Counseling Resources

Brainstorming About Jobs
Seven Necessary Occupations
Interviewing Successfully
Assess the Program Before You Accept the Job: Seven Areas
Getting a Good Recommendation
Administrative Expectations
More Career Counseling Resources

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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), World Teacher's Day (10/5), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

Happy Halloween! Kids love this holiday and all the spooky decorations, games, and stories that go along with it. (Not to mention the candy, of course!) Take advantage of their enthusiasm with classroom connections and fun activities.