Note:  The focus of Career Education in Gr. K – 3 is as follows:

  • Goal setting
  • Talking about appropriate risk taking
  • Learning about roles and responsibilities at home
  • Learning about jobs in the community
  • Developing good work habits

Learning Commons Resources

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 MathThe Librarian of Basra, No Dragons For Tea (fire safety)

Full List of eBooks

We have a wide variety of books, curriculum and DVDs that cover this topic.

Curriculum Examples

  • Community helpers then and now
  • Helpers in my community

Search Terms

Use the following keywords to search for resources:

  • Occupations
  • Communities

To enter the Search Portal, click on the banner located at the top of this page.

Subscriptions

Log in to BrainPOP Jr. for the videos available for Gr. K-3 for topics such as Communities or Economics.

Go to BrainPOP Educators (no login required) which has the option to choose BC curriculum standards.

In BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. you will find short animated movies, to creatively engage students in learning.  (Gr. K-12)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Discovery Education Canada and search for topics such as Careers and Workplace Skills.  There will be topics such as:  Education, Engineering, Environmental Occupations, Financial, Health, Human Services, Workplace Skills, Marketing and Sales, Mechanics, Media and Arts, Personal and Building Services, Production Occupations, Professional Specialty Occupations, Scientific Occupations, Technical and Related Occupations, Technology, and Transportation and Material Moving Occupations.  Students can also search for topics such as goals, safety, skill achievement, home safety, job and road safety and outdoor safety

Discovery Education Streaming Plus offers students award-winning digital or multimedia content.  (K-12 content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Explora Primary.

EBSCOhost’s Explora is a site to encourage student research with extensive, reliable content and ease of use.  (K-12 content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Kidblog and learn how to create community online in a safe, scaffolded environment.

Kidblog is a secure, private blogging platform created specifically for educational use.  (Gr. K-7+)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to KnowBC and search by going to an encyclopedia or book and searching it.

KnowBC is the leading general reference site for British Columbia, including such resources as the Encyclopedia of British Columbia and other reference works.  (Gr. K-12)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

First log in to Learn360 before you choose a topic or “click” on a link.  Once in Learn360 select a topic such as Careers, Job Search, Guidance, Counseling or Technical & Vocational Education, then filter for the appropriate grade range.

Learn360 is a media-on-demand service or digital video library for Gr. K-12, with digital, audio and other support materials.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to World Book Early World of Learning (pre-K to Gr. 3) or World Book Kids (Gr. K-5) through the parent home page in Encom under “Curriculum Resources” or through the Subscriptions page in the Learning Commons Search Portal.  Both sites have information about working and careers for these ages.

World Book is our online encyclopedia with research sites for all ages from K to 12.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.