Grade 1 - All About Work

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Video Storyline:  What is money and what can it buy? We use money to pay for our needs and wants. People have to work to make money, and there are many jobs they can have.

Video length: 6:36 minutes.

Learning Resources with this Video*

Quizzes – PDF and online

Make a Dollar

Work Match-up Vocabulary Sheet

Needs and Wants Sort

I May Be…Worksheet

Draw a Scene

Universal Resources

National Standards

*Links are active on Full Video page.

Classroom Ideas 

All About Work

Making Change

Create a classroom “store” where students can use money to buy things. Classmates can take turns being the cashier to make change.

Video can be used as an introduction to a 3-Act Math Task.



Ask students to think or write about all the different way they can create $1 with coins.


Art and Social Studies

Draw a scene from the video you just watched.

Visual Learning

Offer videos to struggling learners as another means of creating knowledge and accessing information. 

Explore Vocabulary

Identify key vocabulary terms while previewing each video. Prompt students to find the meaning of each word as they watch the video. Example: What do the words volunteer, goods, and factory mean? Think about the meaning of these words as you watch this video.


A cloze piece has full sentences used in the virtual field trip with blanks where students can write in the information that is missing. This task requires close listening to the trip in order to complete it.

Coral reefs are the _______ type of ecosystem in the world. They’ve been around for over _____ million years.

Answers:  oldest; 240

Alternatively, you could have students create 5-10 cloze statements and they could share those with the class.

A third alternative is to distribute the cloze worksheets before watching the video.  Students can fill them in as they watch.



Classroom Ideas for ALL Videos

Here are dozens and dozens of ideas that you can use in your classroom along with our videos!

Topics Covered In This Video

Types of money – coins & bills

Concept of saving money to spend later

Needs & wants

People work for money

Types of jobs

Factories are where goods are made

Goods are traded for money

Money lets us buy things that makes life easier than it used to be

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Grade 1 - Families and Neighbors

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