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

Lesson Plans

What Is Child Labor?
Appreciation Cards
Women and World War II
Career Bulletin Board
More Lesson Plans


Fields of Science Quiz

Language Arts Activities

Suggested Author Interview Questions
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Be a Journalist!
The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up
Let's Choose a Career
Appreciation Cards
Career Words
Labor Day Puzzle
My New Year's Resolutions (7-12)
Transcript of Authors Live with Jerry Spinelli
More Language Arts Activities

Math Activities

A Budget
Brad's Earnings
Count the Objects
Babysitting Earnings

Science Activities

Investigate a Career
Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
Second-Grade Soil Scientists
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Make a Set of Teeth
Science Careers and Symbols
More Science Activities

Jobs, Careers, & Art Connected

Firefighter's Hat
Make a Stethoscope
Appreciation Cards
Doctor and Dentist Patterns
Police Officer Hat
Police and Firefighter Wheel Pattern
Fire Engine and Police Car Puzzle
More Art Activities

Labor Day Resources

School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Labor Day Activities
What Is Child Labor?
Appreciation Cards
Career Words
Women and World War II
Kids at Work
More Labor Day Resources for Teachers

Career Counseling Resources

Brainstorming About Jobs
Appreciation Cards
Seven Necessary Occupations
Jobs That Depend on Other Jobs
Interviewing Successfully
Occupations with the Largest Job Growth, 2004–2014
Getting a Good Recommendation
More Career Counseling Resources

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Summer is almost over! Whether you still have several weeks until the first day of school, or just a couple, you can still focus on engaging students' minds while they're on vacation. Try our summer reading suggestions, math and science worksheets, and cross-curricular resource packets to prepare kids for what the next school year will bring!

August Calendar of Events
August is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Ice Cream Sandwich Day (8/2), Pres. Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), 2016 Summer Olympics (8/5-8/21), Friendship Day (8/7), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), Activist Lucy Stone's Birthday (8/13/1818), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month, Family Fun Month, Kids' Vision and Learning Month, Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

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