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Community Helpers and Jobs - Resources for Teachers

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These cross-curricular lesson plans and printables on community helpers and jobs 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 job counseling resources.

Cool Jobs and Careers Videos

These video resources from Genius Plaza and Kidspiration.tv feature real-world, "day in the life" overviews of some of the most interesting jobs and careers in life science, the arts, public service, engineering, medicine, and technology. They are perfect for use in supplementing a careers unit, a guidance session, or curriculum unit - and can be watched in class, assigned as independent study, or included in a "Career Day" activity. The videos feature engaging interviews with people who have interesting jobs and careers, and include numerous tips and suggestions for students who want to develop the academic and 21st Century skills necessary for next-generation careers.

Printables

Teach your students about opportunities in the community along with available jobs with these printables. For example, students take a class survey to chart and graph the results.

Lesson Plans

Our Lesson Plans will help students understand careers with activities such as a collage for the bulletin board and what child labor is.

Language Arts Activities

Choose from these activities to help students expand their knowledge. Students will interview an author, create and write appreciation cards, or read warm-ups with comprehension questions.

Math Activities

Interconnect math skills with these activities. Includes counting, solving word problems, and finding percentages.

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    My New Year's Resolutions (7-12)

    This holiday-themed activity teaches teens what New Year's resolutions are and…
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    Castle Life

    Learn about building and living in castles during the Middle Ages with this…
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    Be a Journalist! Research and Writing Activity

    Extra! Extra! Help your students get the scoop on journalism This printable…
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    Job Fair

    Hold a job fair in your classroom! Teach your students about the various jobs…
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    Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8

    View this collection of our favorite Labor Day activities, lessons, and…
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  • DAILY WARM-UPS

    Clara Barton Reading Warm-Up

    In this printable warm-up, students read a short biography on Clara Barton,…
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    Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up

    In this nonfiction printable, students read a short biography on Florence…
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    The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up

    Students read a fictional passage about firefighters and answer comprehension…
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    Police Station Activities

    Use these activities to help students understand the job of a police officer and…
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    Choose an Occupation

    Distribute a printable social studies activity that focuses on identifying the…
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    Careers: Who Am I?

    Try a printable science activity that focuses on careers related to plants. Use…
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    Plants and Botany
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    Make a Set of Teeth

    Introduce your students to the work of a dentist, with these printable…
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