Big Ideas

  • Confidence develops through the process of self-discovery.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Effective collaboration relies on clear, respectful communication.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Learning is a lifelong enterprise.

Curricular Competencies:

  • Personal Development
    • goal-setting strategies
    • risk taking and its role in self-exploration
  • Connections to Community
    • cultural and social awareness
    • roles and responsibilities at home, at school, and in the local community
    • jobs in the local community

Resources for Gr. K-3:

OverDrive (digital or eBooks)

Log in to OverDrive and go to to “Collections” in the menu near the top of the home page.  There you can choose “K-Grade 1 for BC’s New Curriculum”, which will include books for Career Education.  Some of the books available are listed below:

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For K-2:  Let’s Meet a Police OfficerImportant Jobs, Jobs if You Like Building ThingsThe Fire StationThe Fire Station (fiction Robert Munsch), The Winning Goal, Fireman FredIf I Built a HouseIf I Built a CarMonkey with a ToolBelt and the Seaside Shenanigans.  The Boy who Loved Math, The Librarian of Basra, No Dragons For Tea (fire safety), One Hen, Fall Harvests, Down on the Farm.

For Gr. 2-3:   Kids Making MoneySaving for the FutureSharing with Others, What is Money?Work and More WorkKumak’s FishImportant JobsBuilding ThingsHelpers in my CommunityCommunity Helpers Then and NowCrafts for Kids Who Are Learning about Community WorkersLook Where we Live:  A First Book of Community BuildingFarmers (Community Helpers), Let’s Meet a Police OfficerLet’s Meet a DoctorLet’s Meet a Teacher; Super Smart ShoppingThe Good Garden

All About Me

Do Something for Others:  The Kids’ Book of Citizenship

Kenya’s Art

One of a Kind – Evan Moor

Here are descriptions of some of the books listed above:

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Citizen Miles by Phillip Walton (Grades K-3)

When it falls upon the gang to take over volunteer duties for their friend Miles, they don’t understand why they should volunteer in the first place. As they work in the community they see how much fun it can be and want to continue volunteering after Miles returns. They realize Miles is a great example of what it means to be a good citizen.

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Crafts for Kids Who are Learning About Community Workers by Kathy Ross (Grades K-3)

A community is a lot of people working together to help each other. In school you are learning about all of the things that community workers do to help you. The projects in this book are all about these workers. They include an Apple for the Teacher Pencil Topper, a Mail Carrier Dispenser for Stamps, a Sock-It Away Bank, a Jackhammer Puppet, a Squirting Hose Puppet, and even a pair of play Handcuffs! So get out your scissors and paste and a few household recyclables, and celebrate your community!

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Do Something for Others: The Kids Book of Citizenship by Anders Hanson (Grades K-3)

Learn how to support your community! Do Something for Others: the Kids’ Book of Citizenship will teach kids to follow the rules, be respectful and tolerant, take care of the environment and help others. This book will show kids how to use compassion, respect, responsibility, and honesty with those around them. Simple text and charming pictures will keep kids interested while they learn. It’s never too early to help kids stand up for what is right.

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Fire Station by Aaron Carr (Grades K-3)

Young readers will learn about the people and places that make up a community in the all new My Neighborhood series. Each book features easy-to-read text based on sight words, paired with vivid photos to stimulate and engage even the most reluctant readers.

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Helpers in my Community by Bobbie Kalman (Grades K-3)

This book introduces children to the important people who make our communities cleaner, safer, and better. Action shots feature people working in construction, at schools, in hospitals, fighting fires, doing police work, and volunteering. An activity asks children what kinds of things they could do to volunteer in their own communities.

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Important Jobs by Teresa Domnauer (Grades K-3)

Every day, workers are busy helping others. IMPORTANT! Jobs explores the roles of police officers, scientists, construction workers and other community members.

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Lemonade for Sale by Bettina Ling (Grades K-3)

Kate wants to buy her dad a birthday present. She sets up a lemonade stand to earn the money, and her friends all help. But things keep going wrong. Will she ever have enough money to buy a present for her dad?

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Let’s Meet a Police Officer by Gina Bellisario (Grades K-3)

Do you want to learn more about police cars? Police dogs? Other tools the police use? Then it’s your lucky day! Officer Gabby is a police officer. She knows how to keep people safe. She shows a group of kids how she does her job. Three cheers for police officers!

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Our Community by Evan Moor (Grades K-3)

Four delightful pocket projects provide students with the opportunity to learn about people, places, and safety in the community. Pocket 1: Community Helpers Comparing Two Important Jobs—Firefighter/Police Officer; Pocket 2: The ABCs of Occupations Interview a Community Worker, ‘What Job Should I Do?’; Pocket 3: Places in Our Community, A Fold-Out Community Pocket; 4: My Safety Book, Do You Know Safety Signs?

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Work and More Work by Linda Little (Grades K-3)

Tom lives in the countryside in the mid 1800s and he’s curious — what is it like in the town, the city and the world beyond? It’s all “work and more work,” everyone tells him. Determined to find out for himself, Tom sets off with a bit of bread and cheese in a bundle…

One Hen

One Hen by Katie Smith Milway   (Gr. 2-5)

Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for many.

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Get Organized without Losing It by Janet S. Fox (Grade 3-4)

Kids today have a lot to keep track of—and keep organized. Schoolwork, friends, activities, chores…rooms, backpacks, lockers, desks…and what about fun? Here’s friendly, practical, humorous help for kids who want to manage their tasks, their time, and their stuff—without going overboard or being totally obsessed. Tips, techniques, strategies, and examples empower kids to conquer clutter, prioritize tasks, handle homework, prepare for tests, plan projects, stop procrastinating, and start enjoying the benefits of being organized: less stress and more success. Lists and steps make it doable; jokes and cartoons make it enjoyable. Recommended for any kid who’s frustrated, overwhelmed, and sick of hearing “Clean your room!” “Where’s your homework?” and “You’re going to be late AGAIN!”

L4U (campus library)

Health & Career, Grade 3 by Janis Scott, Living Books for Life 2012

This book has been created for teachers and home schoolers in BC. We have taken each learning outcome an paired them up with a list of interesting books from the public library system to fulfill each outcome. We have also written interactive and engaging activities for each outcome.

Health & Career, Grade 2 by Janis Scott, Living Books for Life 2012

This book has been created for teachers and home schoolers in BC. We have taken each learning outcome an paired them up with a list of interesting books from the public library system to fulfill each outcome. We have also written interactive and engaging activities for each outcome.


For enrolled families to access the thirty+ online subscriptions available to them, please go to your parent homepage in Encom.  From the menu along the top, choose “Curriculum Resources”.  Then scroll down to find the links and passwords for all the subscriptions available to you; the ones listed below are all free to you.  For more information go to subscriptions in the Learning Commons.

BrainPOP Jr. — — For Gr. 3:  Another Kind of Circus (Cirque du Soleil)

Discovery Education Streaming — Log in to Careers/Work Place Skills, and to the right, choose the grade: K-2 or 3-5. Students can can then choose from the following topics: Education, Engineering, Environmental Occupations, Health, Human Services, Marketing and Sales, Media and Arts, Personal and Building Services, Production Occupations, Professional Specialty Occupations, Scientific Occupations, Technical and Related Occupations, Technology, Transportation and Material Moving Occupations and lastly, Workplace Skills.

Kidblog — Start a blog with our subscription Kidblog (for K-8) and learn how to create community online in a safe scaffolded environment.

Learn360 — Log in at Learn360, then under “Browse Subjects” choose Careers & Job SearchGuidance & Counseling, or Technical & Vocational Education.  (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “Pre-K-2” or “3-5” as in the screenshot below.

Filter in Learn360

World Book Early World of Learning (pre-K to 3) — Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “Curriculum Resources”.  Machines; For the following links, scroll to right or left to move from one worker to another: People at WorkVroom! Vroom!  Or choose “It’s a Fact!” below.

World Book Kids (K-5) — Log in through the parent home page in Encom under “Curriculum Resources”.  Activities:  Working on a HouseArchitectural MazeChemistry SearchLesson Plans for ParentsImportant People.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


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