Career Town Locations
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In Career Town, students explore six locations where characters have similar kinds of jobs or perform similar tasks because they have each taken the same career path.

Locations

Hospital

Learning Objective

Students learn about occupations in the Health career path. Students also demonstrate time management and prioritization skills as they work to help treat patients at the hospital.

Mini Game

Super Busy Hospital: In this game, students help hospital staff treat patients in the emergency room.

Screenshot of Career Town art painting of a tree

Career Town Hospital

Screenshot of Career Town art painting of a tree

To play: Students drag treatment options to patients’ beds.

Occupations and Characters

At this location, students meet or are told about the following characters and learn more about their occupations:

Character Occupation
Sean Nurse
Dr. Khadjah Doctor
Christine Paramedic

Hospital Location Extension Activity

  • Talk about these occupations and other health services occupations, asking students to tell the class about a time they went to see a doctor or dentist.
  • Create a “Health Jobs are the Same” bulletin board and ask students to draw pictures of ways in which health jobs are similar (e.g. caring for people, providing medical treatment).

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Art Gallery

Learning Objective

Students learn about occupations in the Creative career path. Students also develop art-related skills as they demonstrate their creativity, and practice basic color theory by mixing primary colors to make secondary colors.

Mini Game

You The Artist: In this game, students help the curator furnish the art gallery’s latest exhibition by painting some artwork.

Screenshot of Career Town art painting of a tree

Career Town Art Gallery

Screenshot of Career Town art painting of a tree

To play: Students use the drawing tools to create original works of art or build on one of the templates provided.

Occupations and Characters

At this location, students meet or are told about the following characters and learn more about their occupations:

Character Occupation
Rehan Curator
Maria Artist
Jermaine Photographer
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Art Gallery Location Extension Activity

  • Create a gallery wall in your classroom where students can display their favorite pieces of artwork (with name plates and descriptions) during parent-teacher conferences.
  • Discuss famous artists and have students act out tableaux vivants of their works of art.

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Farm

Learning Objective

Students learn about occupations in the Nature career path. Students also demonstrate observation, concentration, and memory skills.

Mini Game

Farm Match-Up: In this game, students help the farmer by matching pictures of farm equipment and animals.

Screenshot of Career Town farm matching game

Career Town Farm

Screenshot of Career Town farm matching game

Occupations and Characters

At this location, students meet or are told about the following characters and learn more about their occupations:

Character Occupation
Miguel Farmer
Heather Animal Trainer
Dr. Caitlin Veterinarian
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Farm Location Extension Activity

  • Arrange a class trip to a farm or a class visit from a farmer to initiate discussions about food sources and healthy eating.
  • Have students create posters for a local animal clinic about how to look after different types of pets.
  • Have students create a guidebook for a local park or nature reserve.

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Pet Grooming Shop

Learning Objective

Students learn about occupations in the Business career path. Students also demonstrate time management and hand-eye coordination.

Mini Game

Pet Grooming: In this game, students lend a hand at the pet grooming shop by grooming pets.

Screnshot of Career Town pet grooming shop

Career Town Pet Grooming Shop

Screnshot of Career Town pet grooming shop

To play: Students follow instructions to wash, rinse, dry, brush, and accessorize pets.

Occupations and Characters

At this location, students meet or are told about the following characters and learn more about their occupations:

Character Occupation
Quan Advertiser
Tina Business Owner
Enrique Accountant
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Pet Grooming Shop Location Extension Activity

  • Visit a community business or invite local business owners to talk to the class about their work.
  • Start a class business making bracelets (or some other activity) to raise money for charity

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Construction Site

Learning Objective

Students learn about occupations in the Fixing and Building career path. Students also develop skills in the areas of hand-eye coordination, shape recognition, and concentration.

Mini Game

The Crane Game: In this game, students help at the construction site by using the crane to build various buildings.

Screenshot of Career Town construction site

Career Town Construction Site

Screenshot of Career Town construction site

To play: Students select block shapes and place them in the correct place according to a blueprint.

Occupations and Characters

At this location, students meet or are told about the following characters and learn more about their occupations:

Character Occupation
Jasmine Architect
Bashiir Crane Operator
Maysa Engineer
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Construction Site Location Extension Activity

  • Have students act out various building steps (e.g. measuring, using a hammer, etc.).
  • Ask students to draw pictures of the tools and equipment that builders and fixers use.

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Park

Learning Objective

Students learn about occupations in the Helping career path, including volunteer work. Students also learn about being responsible community members and the importance of keeping parks and natural areas clean.

Mini Game

Clean Up!: In this game, students help clean up the park.

Screenshot of Career Town Park location

Career Town Park

Screenshot of Career Town Park location

To play: Students place garbage and recyclables in the proper containers, water the grass, rake leaves, and remind litterbugs not to throw trash on the ground.

Occupations and Characters

At this location, students meet or are told about the following characters and learn more about their occupations:

Character Occupation
Nuttah Volunteer
Officer Jan Police Officer
Mayor Josh Mayor
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Park Location Extension Activity

  • Organize a community park clean-up.
  • Create a display of all the helper occupations in your school and community.
  • Institute classroom helper jobs.

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