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American Careers for Kids

ACK! – for Fourth and Fifth Grade Students

Provide students with a real-world context for learning with ACK! – American Careers for Kids. This academic and career development program includes 30 student publications, 30 student ACK!tivity Books and a Teacher’s Guide that connect science, mathematics, social studies and language arts with the world of work.

Inside the ACK! student publication, students will find high-interest articles about people at work in arts and communications, business, health, engineering, natural resources and more.
It’s the kind of content that builds reading, vocabulary and comprehension skills. And, at the same time, it’s content that supports Common Core English Language Arts standards for informational text and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.

The companion student ACK!tivity Book includes more than 40 lessons that support curriculum requirements and promote critical thinking and problem solving. The ACK!tivity Book also includes a self-assessment that links student interests with careers and a reflection activity that promotes future college and career planning.

In the Teacher’s Guide, teachers will find helpful teaching notes with a focus objective, integrated skills and a career development competency for each lesson, plus suggestions for alternative or additional activities. To wrap up the program, the Teacher’s Guide also provides suggestions for a concluding activity, plus a choice of student performance assessments, plus parent letters in English and Spanish.

Reading and writing across the curriculum

Grand Award Winner

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I just want to tell you how excited my fourth grade students were when we used the ACK! program in our classroom. In fact, in one of my classes, I watched a nonreader taking a leadership role in a problem-solving lesson. I could see her just blossom! I think many schools are searching for valuable standards-based programs like ACK! that motivate students and reinforce targeted skills. ACK! is an innovative approach to helping students see that skills they’re learning today will prepare them for the future.

Maureen Beaudet

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American Careers for Kids

Elementary Program - ACK!

Includes a Teaching Guide with standards-based lessons

$231.00 per classroom set of 30

Item AK41P (print) AK41D (digital)