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Government Jobs Lesson Plan
Objectives
Teach students about different careers in the federal government.

Discuss ways students can get exposure to careers of interest
Learn about different career paths based on interests
Understand the importance of government jobs
Time Required: 60 minutes

Recommended Grade Level: 4-6

Topics: Careers, Government

Preparation
Review career information from the Bureau of Labor Statistic's Student section. Have students complete Likes and Dislikes worksheet (PDF, Download Adobe Reader) to get students thinking about careers.

Activities
Ask students about their future job goals.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
What subjects in school do you think would be helpful for that job?
What are some things you could start doing now to learn more about a certain career?
Organize students into groups; each group is assigned a video.

Have groups watch the videos and complete the complementary quiz.
Have each group share with the class what job they were assigned, the answers to the quiz questions, and why they think that job is important.Aerospace Engineer (YouTube Video)  |  Video Quiz (PDF, Download Adobe Reader) |  Answer Key (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
Archeologists (YouTube Video)  |  Video (PDF, Download Adobe Reader) (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)Quiz (PDF, Download Adobe Reader) |  Answer Key (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
Army Dentist (YouTube Video)  |  Video Quiz (PDF, Download Adobe Reader) |  Answer Key(PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
Brain Scientist (YouTube Video)  |  Video Quiz (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)  |  Answer Key (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
Developer (YouTube Video)  |  Video Quiz (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)  |  Answer Key(PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
Dog Trainer (YouTube Video)  |  Video Quiz (PDF, Download Adobe Reader) |  Answer Key(PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
Federal Wildlife Officer (YouTube Video)  |  Video Quiz (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)  |  Answer Key (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
Fine Arts Specialist (YouTube Video)  |  Video Quiz (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)  |  Answer Key (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
Learn Coding and Build a Future (YouTube Video)  |  Video Quiz (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)  |  Answer Key (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
Marine Biologist (YouTube Video)  |  Video Quiz (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)  |  Answer Key (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
Marine Pilot (YouTube Video)  |  Video Quiz (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)   |  Answer Key(PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
Nutritionist (YouTube Video)  |  Video Quiz (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)  |  Answer Key(PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
Physical Therapists (YouTube Video)  |  Video Quiz (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)  |  Answer Key (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
Veterinarian (YouTube Video)  |  Video Quiz (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)  |  Answer Key(PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
White House Chef (YouTube Video)  |  Video Quiz (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)  |  Answer Key (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
Wildlife Biologist (YouTube Video)  |  Video Quiz (PDF, Download Adobe Reader) |  Answer Key (PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
Zoo Keeper (YouTube Video)  |  Video Quiz (PDF, Download Adobe Reader) |  Answer Key(PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
Assign this for homework to be completed the next school day.

Resources
Career Exploration - Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Pros and Cons of Working in the Government