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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.

Printables

Careers: Who Am I?
People Who Keep Us Safe Bulletin Board
Choose an Occupation
Community Helpers: Matching
Brainstorming About Jobs
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up for Grades 1 & 2
More Popular Jobs/Careers Printables

Lesson Plans

Career Bulletin Board
What Is Child Labor?
Women and World War II
Rocks in My Pocket
More Lesson Plans

Quizzes

Fields of Science Quiz

Language Arts Activities

Suggested Author Interview Questions
Be a Journalist!
Let's Write a Story
Creating Your Own Career Poem
Community Helpers Writing Activity
Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Career Words
Transcript of Authors Live with Jerry Spinelli
I'd Prefer... (Solving Conundrums)
Curious George's First Day of School Teacher's Guide
More Language Arts Activities

Math Activities

Career Survey
A Budget
Median Income of Households in the United States
Brad's Earnings
Count the Objects
Babysitting Earnings

Science Activities

Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Investigate a Career
Second-Grade Soil Scientists
Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
Storm Trackers
Bringing Science History to Life
Make a Set of Teeth
More Science Activities

Jobs, Careers, & Art Connected

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

Labor Day Resources

Kids at Work
Women Inventors
Jobs That Depend on Other Jobs
Occupations with the Largest Job Growth, 2004–2014
Labor Day Activities
National Labor Organizations
Work Stoppages Involving 1,000 People or More
More Labor Day Resources for Teachers

Career Counseling Resources

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

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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