From Teaching California: This lesson focuses on the topic of work and jobs to illuminate change over time. Kindergartners have some direct experiential knowledge of jobs today, which can be leveraged to learn about the differences and similarities of jobs and work in the past.
This supplemental set of materials digitized by California Revealed spotlights additional kinds of work and workers from all across the state. Images of agricultural, medical, retail, and public sector workers are complemented by documents highlighting aspects of job seeking and job training. While some of these materials may be more appropriate for older grade levels than the corresponding Teaching California Inquiry Set, we hope this sampling will be of interest to any California educators looking to incorporate primary source materials into their teaching of state and local history.