Jobs people do in the community

Image:  Veterinary nursing by NYU-Brackenhurst on Flickr

We have selected these online resources to support you when you need information relating to what jobs people do in the community. SCIS 1698457


Fact Monster. Career guide

Summarises over 60 different jobs in the community from accountants to zookeepers. It covers what the job is like, and how you can get ready for it. Text only, no illustrations. Includes jobs that involve helping people. Has advertisements.

Suggested level: primary
www.factmonster.com/spot/careers.html


Kids.govt

This US site has a great selection of games and videos about people in different jobs ranging from vet, park ranger and chef to pilot, astronaut and marine biologist.

Suggested level: primary and intermediate
http://kids.usa.gov/jobs/index.shtml


 

ManyAnswers
To discover information on the school work site ManyAnswers, use the search term ‘community careers’.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://manyanswers.co.nz/


Scholastic. Listen and read

Eight simple books about community workers that can be listened to and read online. As well as community helpers, it includes librarian, utility worker (linesman), pizza maker and vet.

Suggested level: primary
http://teacher.scholastic.com/commclub/index.htm


Science Kids

The Science Jobs and Careers section of this colourful New Zealand site gives an overview of jobs such as biologist, mathematician and archaeologist. There is also a section focused on the available array of engineering jobs.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/careers.html


EPIC

Encyclopaedia Britannica School Primary has information about jobs in the community. Keyword examples: profession, industry, nursing, doctor, police, fire fighting, dentistry. School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: primary
www.tki.org.nz/epic2


Books

Have you thought about using fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Our corner grocery store, by Joanne Schwartz, 2009 (picture book)
New York's bravest, by Mary Pope Osborne, 2002 (picture book)
The postman's dog, by Lisa Shanahan, 2005 (picture book)

Video

Community Helpers Play & Learn | Top Best Educational Apps for Kids. Youtube. 8:45
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dCe6kWYFvk