Saturday, October 31, 2015

To Careers Week and Beyond!

As I get ready to present at the Missouri School Counselor Conference next week and as my school gears up for a month of careers lessons and an amazing Careers Week I thought I'd put all of my resources in one location to help out my fellow counselors looking for more ideas!

Resources for Teaching Careers
Compiled by: Tosha Todd


Mahalia Mouse Goes to College – John Lithgow

What Shoes Will You Wear – Julia Cook

Careers for Kids – How to Help Your Kids Choose A Career – Robert Shewchurck

When I Grow Up – Weird Al Yankovic

I Can Be Anything – Jerry Spinelli

Someday – Eileen Spinelli

Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do – Heling, Hembrook, Davies

Dream It, Do It- Careers Quiz Book – American Girl

Career Discovery Encyclopedia
8 Volumes
7th Edition

The Berenstain Bears on the Job - Stan and Jan Berenstain

Curious George Takes a Job - H.A. Rey

Young Person’s Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career Day (picture book) - Anne Rockwell

When I Grow Up (picture book) - Tina Louise

Whose Gloves Are These? – Laura Purdie Salas

Whose Shoes Are These? - Laura Purdie Salas

Whose Hat is This? - Sharon Katz Cooper

Whose Vehicle is This? - Sharon Katz Cooper

Whose Tools Are these?  - Sharon Katz Cooper
First Facts Community Helpers at Work Series – Heather Adamson
A Day in the Life of a…
Series includes: dentist, farmer, fire fighter, garbage collector, librarian, nurse, police officer, teacher, zookeeper

Awesome Activities
Compiled by Arden Martenz
Unit on career awareness

Puzzle Pieces
Gwen Sitsch & Diane Senn
Unit on School to Work – career awareness activities

Teachers Pay Teachers

Career Fun – 14 Games to Interest & Educate Elementary Students – Marianne Vandawalker

Journey to Jobs – Debra Wosnik


www.scholastic.comFour Ways to Teach Kids about College

You Tube videos About Careers:

STEM Video

Sesame Street: Sonia Sotomayor and Abby – Career – explaining what a career is

Florida  Gulf Coast University video – about 30 minutes – kids interviewing scientists in careers specific to FL

Biz Kids: A closer look at careers (about 30 minutes) – 22 short videos (2-4 minutes each) explaining a variety of different careers

NEDS career day clip – about 5 minutes – about a professional dancer

NEDS career day clip – about 5 minutes – about a business owner who opened an ice cream shop

NEDS career day clip – about 5 minutes – about a graphic artist who works with video games

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