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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?
Choose an Occupation
Community Helpers: Matching
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Brainstorming About Jobs
More Popular Jobs/Careers Printables

Lesson Plans

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


Fields of Science Quiz

Language Arts Activities

Suggested Author Interview Questions
Curious George's First Day of School Teacher's Guide
Career Words
The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up
Labor Day Puzzle
What Do You Want To Be? (¿Qué quieres ser?)
I'd Prefer... (Solving Conundrums)
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Community Helpers Writing Activity
Saving the Movies Reading Warm-Up
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
Make a Set of Teeth
Second-Grade Soil Scientists
Bringing Science History to Life
Visit the Dentist
Science Careers and Symbols
More Science Activities

Jobs, Careers, & Art Connected

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

Labor Day Resources

Labor Day Activities
Kids at Work
The Story of Labor Day
Labor Day Newspaper
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
Getting a Good Recommendation
Interviewing Successfully
Assess the Program Before You Accept the Job: Seven Areas
Administrative Expectations
Jobs That Depend on Other Jobs
More Career Counseling Resources


Back to School Headquarters
August is Back to School Month and many of you will be returning to the classroom very soon. Feeling unprepared? We have you covered! Check out our very best resources and advice for New Teachers (applicable for the new and experienced), as well as Bulletin Board ideas, Icebreakers, Open House materials, and general Classroom Management tips for a successful new school year.

Special Offers for Teachers Newsletter
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Discounts for Teachers
Start the new school year with cash in your pocket! We have some great ways to save money on the supplies that keep your classroom running: Money-Saving Tips for Teachers and Free & Cheap Rewards for Students. Plus, check out our Discounts for Teachers so you can save on office supplies, clothing, books, crafts and fabric, travel, and more!

August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

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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