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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.


My New Year's Resolutions (7-12)
Careers: Who Am I?
Community Helpers: Matching
Choose an Occupation
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Be a Journalist!
Brainstorming About Jobs
More Popular Jobs/Careers Printables

Lesson Plans

The Gingerbread Man
What Is Child Labor?
Career Bulletin Board
Women and World War II
More Lesson Plans


Fields of Science Quiz

Language Arts Activities

Suggested Author Interview Questions
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Charlie Parkhurst Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Career Words
Judge Roy Bean Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up
I'd Prefer... (Solving Conundrums)
Labor Day Newspaper
Business Then and Now
More Language Arts Activities

Math Activities

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

Science Activities

Investigate a Career
Storm Trackers
Bringing Science History to Life
Second-Grade Soil Scientists
Science Careers and Symbols
Visit the Dentist
People Who Work With Animals
More Science Activities

Jobs, Careers, & Art Connected

Firefighter's Hat
Appreciation Cards
I Want to Be a Carpenter
Equipment Operator Puzzle
Police and Firefighter Wheel Pattern
Make a Stethoscope
Make a Set of Teeth
More Art Activities

Labor Day Resources

Kids at Work
The Story of Labor Day
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
Mothers in the Labor Force
More Labor Day Resources for Teachers

Career Counseling Resources

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

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February Calendar of Events
February is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Chinese New Year (2/8), Mardi Gras (2/9), Valentine's Day (2/14), Presidents' Day (2/15), Eating Disorders Awareness Week (2/21-27), and Leap Day (2/29). Plus, celebrate Black History Month, Library Lovers' Month, National Heart Month all February long!

Black History Month
Black History Month (February) is here. Make sure you have the materials to help you teach this important topic, from historical figures (Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks) and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, to slavery and the Civil War, to racism, discrimination, and the Black Lives Matter movement in America today.

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: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.