If you are looking for a fun, new, and interactive way for your students to explore potential jobs and/or careers of interest, then THE GREAT CAREER ESCAPE is for you! There are five
career-themed (trivia) challenges included in this file. Of course, not every career of interest will be included in this activity, but there are a total of 50+ different careers that are mentioned, so students will have an opportunity to learn about some they may have already heard of and some they may not have. In addition to the five challenges, a career research activity
has been included, so students can explore any potential career of interest prior or after the completion of the challenges.
Do I have to complete ALL of the challenges?
No, you can mix- and-match
the challenges, as each puzzle is independent of the other. As the teacher, you can decide which puzzles you may want to use and in which order they will be completed. Several detailed and thorough teacher instruction pages
have been included, which provide differentiated instructions and suggestions for the various challenges. Answer keys have also been provided for ALL of the challenges!
: 3-5 students (Note: This can be completed as an individual and/or pair activity)
: Approximately 20 minutes per challenge (Provide hints along the way if time is a factor!)
: Aside from the materials that you would already have in your classroom (pencils, pens, and scissors), no
additional supplies are needed! These escape room-style games were created as a print-and-go
How to use this with your students
: (several, flexible options)
• One activity a day, for the # of activities used
• As a complete activity (over several, continuous class periods)
• As bonus work for students who finish their work early
• As a homework activity to promote critical thinking skills
You are NOT happy in your current job and would like to find something new, but where do you start? What kinds of jobs are out there that may be a good fit for you? Complete the various challenges to discover a new career of interest, then ESCAPE your current job and move into a new career!
Challenge #1: Name that Job!
In order to successfully complete this challenge, you will have to work together to decode the available positions in the building images provided. Three separate cryptogram activities have been included. You will then attempt to unscramble all of the shaded letter boxes from the answers, which will provide you with the answers to the three code words.
Challenge #2: Name that Tool!
In order to successfully complete this challenge, you will have to match up tools/devices/accessories to the careers that use them. A total of 18 different tools will have to be identified. A total of 34 different careers that use tools are mentioned.
Challenge #3: Career Terms Maze and Search
In order to successfully complete this challenge, you will have to sharpen your pencil (and eyes!) and pay attention to the letters within the maze to identify several career terms. You will collect letters along your way, which will spell out different words. In addition, you will have to search to find hidden career terms, including a hidden, mystery word.
Challenge #4: Career Picture Puzzles
Unscramble the puzzle pieces to reveal the various careers in the picture, then work together to put the photographs of the professionals together. Finally, unscramble the letters found in the puzzle pieces to complete the mystery career puzzles.
Challenge #5: Write that Paycheck!
In order to successfully complete this challenge, you will race to answer a bunch of career-related questions, then fill in the necessary sections on the paycheck according to the directions on the task cards.
*Upon completion of the challenges, one themed ("The Great Career Escape") editable certificate has been included, so you can easily type in a name and date and give each student who participated something for their efforts! In addition, station cards (for challenge organization), a sticky note editable template (for group member organization), and a post-challenge reflection has also been included!*
- Pre-activity reflection
- Career research activity
- Check handout
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