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Comparing jobs and hobbies


Students learn about the differences between jobs and hobbies and then play a game to apply their understanding.

Big idea

Some things we do to earn money, and some things we do just for fun.

Essential questions

  • What’s a job?
  • What’s the difference between a job and hobby?


  • Understand the difference between a job and a hobby
  • Consider how hobbies can become jobs

What students will do

  • Discuss the difference between a job and a hobby.
  • Play a game where they’ll stand up if they think an activity is a job and stay sitting if it’s a hobby.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.