Comparing Careers - Grade 3 Supplementary Activity

About This Lesson

In this lesson, students learn about the Xello career groups through a flash card game and investigate career profiles within the software to help them understand the skills and knowledge needed to solve a fictional community problem.

Learning Skills
15-55 Minutes
3rd Grade

Learning Objectives

By the end of this activity, students will:

  • Understand some of the similarities and differences between jobs;
  • Demonstrate how people in different jobs work together.

Xello Entry Point

Xello’s career profiles describe a wide range of jobs in 6 career groups: building and fixing, business, creative, health, helping, and nature. You can use the career groups and profiles as an entry point to this lesson.

Driving Question

What are career groups for?

Future-Ready Skills

Career Awareness

Critical Thinking


Lesson Breakdown

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10-15 minutes

Activity 1 - Wave the Cards

In this activity, students demonstrate what they already know about careers by choosing a career card that matches a description.


Activity 2 - Career Venn Diagrams

In this activity students compare and contrast 2 careers to understand how some jobs are similar and different.


Activity 3 - Community Solvers

In this activity, students identify people in careers who can help resolve a problem in a fictional community.


Exit Activity - Explore Career Groups and Like Careers

Have students keep exploring the careers by the 6 career groups in Xello Elementary. Encourage them to like (save) the careers that interest them to see if careers in one group are more appealing to them than those in any other group.

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