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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.


People Who Keep Us Safe Bulletin Board
Be a Journalist!
Careers: Who Am I?
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Choose an Occupation
Community Helpers: Matching
Curious George's First Day of School Teacher's Guide
More Popular Jobs/Careers Printables

Lesson Plans

Career Bulletin Board
What Is Child Labor?
Appreciation Cards
The Gingerbread Man
More Lesson Plans


Fields of Science Quiz

Language Arts Activities

Suggested Author Interview Questions
The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up
Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms
What Do You Want To Be? (¿Qué quieres ser?)
Career Words
Let's Write a Story
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Community Helpers Writing Activity
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Labor Day Newspaper
More Language Arts Activities

Math Activities

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

Science Activities

Investigate a Career
Storm Trackers
Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
Make a Set of Teeth
Science Careers and Symbols
Visit the Dentist
People Who Work With Animals
More Science Activities

Jobs, Careers, & Art Connected

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

Labor Day Resources

Women Inventors
Occupations with the Largest Job Growth, 2004–2014
Kids at Work
Labor Day Activities
Women and World War II
The Story of Labor Day
National Labor Organizations
More Labor Day Resources for Teachers

Career Counseling Resources

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


Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

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.

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 (and now in print!), 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.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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