Mrs. Garcia's Class Visits the Hospital is an exciting career day adventure with a diverse group of characters where the students in Mrs. Garcia's class visit the local hospital for their class field trip. While touring the hospital with Mrs. Garcia and Dr. Johnson as their guides, the students learn about over twenty different healthcare careers, and they have lots of fun along the way!
I originally wrote this book while teaching my 4th grade students about various health care careers. I included them as the characters in the story and used it as a teaching aid for my career thematic unit to introduce them to jobs in health care. This is the teacher's guide that I have created to build vocabulary, problem solving, and critical thinking skills through career discovery education.
The teacher's guide can be used in addition to the student activity guide to create dynamic cross curriculum lesson plans based on a centralized unit theme. This story not only introduces children to careers in health care, but the book and activities can also be used to familiarize children with how hospitals operate. There is an additional student activity guide and PowerPoint slide available for download as well as the PDF version of the book. The hard copy of the book can be purchased via my website: www.kidmedic.com.
The book is a higher reading level due to the vocabulary; the grade level can vary between grades K-9 based on the activities that the teacher decides to include in the lesson. There are a variety of activities included in the teacher and student guides.
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