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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.


Careers: Who Am I?
Community Helpers: Matching
Choose an Occupation
Brainstorming About Jobs
Be a Journalist!
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Investigate a Career
More Popular Jobs/Careers Printables

Lesson Plans

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


Fields of Science Quiz

Language Arts Activities

Suggested Author Interview Questions
The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up
Career Words
Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Community Helpers Writing Activity
Juan's New Job
Iza Trapani's Tips for Aspiring Writers
What Do You Want To Be? (¿Qué quieres ser?)
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Labor Day Newspaper
More Language Arts Activities

Math Activities

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

Science Activities

Storm Trackers
Women in Aviation
Bringing Science History to Life
Science Careers and Symbols
Visit the Dentist
Second-Grade Soil Scientists
Make a Set of Teeth
More Science Activities

Jobs, Careers, & Art Connected

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

Labor Day Resources

Kids at Work
Women Inventors
Women and World War II
The Story of Labor Day
Occupations with the Largest Job Growth, 2004–2014
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
Assess the Program Before You Accept the Job: Seven Areas
Getting a Good Recommendation
Administrative Expectations
Jobs That Depend on Other Jobs
More Career Counseling Resources

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December Calendar of Events
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Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
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