This Career mini-unit was developed for a Gifted and Talented classroom, but could also be used in the regular classroom. It is designed for grades 3-5 but could be adapted for other grades as well. Every activity is common core aligned and the standards are listed on each activity intro page.
Included in this mini-unit:
Dream Job Journal - This journal prompt asks students to think of what they would do with their lives if they had all the money in the world. This encourages them to think of what they would LIKE to do if money didn't matter. Then students will look back at what they wrote and decide what a "dream job" might be, draw a picture of themselves doing it, and write pros and cons of the job. Journaling sheets are included. (GT: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Affective Development, Common Core Standards: W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.8, W.4.1, W.4.4, W.4.8, W.5.1, W.5.2, W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.8)
Career Inferences - Instructions are included for creating your own career inference packets using items you have around your home and classroom. Students will use their guide sheet (included) to determine which job each packet represents. (GT: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Teamwork, Common Core Standards: RI.3.3, RI.3.7, RI.4.3, RI.4.7, RI.5.3, RI.5.7)
Razzle Dazzle Words - Students will use the given vocabulary terms (career related) and definitions to create a visual dictionary sheet (included) that includes the word, definition, picture, a sentence, and synonyms. (GT: Vocabulary, Creativity, Common Core Standards: L.3.6, L.4.6, L.5.6)
Career Math Bingo - Students will solve math word problems (included) and cross off their answers on (included) bingo cards. (GT: Differentiation, Critical Thinking, Competitiveness, Common Core Standards: 3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.B.5, 3.OA.C.7, 3.OA.D.8, 4.OA.A.3, 4.OA.A.2, 4.NBT.B.4, 4.NBT.B.5, 5.NBT.B.6)
Career Logic - Students will solve a grid logic puzzle about careers (answer key included). (GT: Critical Thinking, Common Core Standards: RL.3.1, RL.4.1, RL.5.1)
Ingredients for Success - Students will watch as you follow this recipe to create play-doh. Each part represents something needed to be successful in life. (GT: Listening, Critical Thinking, Common Core Standards: SL.3.1, SL.4.1, SL.5.1)
Career Research - Students will research careers that seem interesting to them. They will use the given form to guide their research.