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This activity is designed to get young students thinking about different occupations and reflecting on what they may want to be when they grow up.
After completing this activity, students will have a better understanding of these occupations based on items used for each job. Additionally, the teacher will become more familiar with the Occupational Outlook Handbook so that they may use it as a career resource in the classroom when students inquire further about these occupations.
Cut out workers from the worker page. Think about items each worker uses or works with to perform their jobs. On the activity page, paste the worker in the box under the appropriate items.
You can use the BLS Career Exploration webpage as a source of career information to help students identify the types of careers they may be interested in. Students may also learn about the variety of occupations categorized within the various career fields.
The Department of Labor’s Career One Stop webpage is another excellent source of career information that includes tools and links to help students learn more about different careers.
Have fun playing games while learning about BLS data.