ERIC Number: ED454395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
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Celebrating the World of Work: Interviews and Activities.
Thompson, Susan Conklin
This document, which is intended for use with students in grades K-5, profiles more than 40 far-ranging jobs and serves as a first step toward introducing students to the world of work while fostering an appreciation for cultural diversity and a job well done. Each of the book's 42 chapters is devoted to a different career and opens with an interview with an individual from the United States, Central America, or Mexico who is employed in the occupation. The individual chapters also include the following items: open-ended projects; stories and recipes; book suggestions; and numerous integrated activities designed to build on children's previous experiences, help them gain new experiences, and expand their understanding of other people and the world around them. The following occupations are among those profiled: anthropologist; antiques and flea market vendor; architect; art teacher; baker; batiker of Mayan Gods; beautician; biomedical equipment technician; candy store clerk; car factory worker and train engineer; carpenter; computer expert; dancer; doctor; fashion designer; folk artist; geologist; historical building window restorer; historical village actor; illustrator; librarian; lobster fisherman; Navajo medicine man; park ranger; Peace Corps worker; postal worker; prison teacher and director; river trip guide; secretary; sheepherder; truck driver; and weaver. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Needs, Elementary Education, Employment Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Integrated Activities, Interviews, Occupational Information, Occupations, Personal Narratives, Recipes (Food), Work Attitudes
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; United States