The Edu-Tasks & Jobs

Edu-Tasks and Jobs for Children
Aged 6 to 16

Job Designers design and publish edu-tasks and jobs for children aged 6 to 16. Your designs are relevant in the context of the real world based on a broad variety of different topics and subjects including the environment, geography, entrepreneurship, personal finance, and life.

Here are some examples of the type of edu-tasks and jobs you can design and publish to the Job Center on Life Hub Jobs.

See Job Topics
Jobs on Job Center
Job Designers

The Jobs on the Job Center

TITLE: It’s your choice

Ages: 7 to 14 years

SUBJECT: Personal Finance

Description: You will be given a paycheck and then provided choices to make on how you want to spend your money during the week.
The goal is to spend and save wisely so you have money left over at the end of the week.
So as an example, how much money can you save during the week? Were you able to avoid debt and pay your expenses that were required during the week?

Instructions: You earned $200 so congratulations! Use the attached sheet to answer questions on how you want to spend your money during the week. Take note of how you are spending your money because bills will come due along the way! Try to reach your savings goal and have money left over for the next week!

Goal: The goal of this job is to show that what you spend money on is a matter of personal choice and how it effects your money responsibilities that come due.
Tips: Save 20% out of each check for savings and 50% for necessities. Only 30% should go towards fun but unnecessary things.

TITLE: How much does my puppy cost?

Ages: 7 to 14 years

SUBJECT: Personal Finance

Description: We discuss the long-term costs and ongoing expenses of owning a puppy. You will look at other costs associated with owning a puppy such as food, vet care, and toys to give you an idea of how much a puppy can cost in addition to the cost of leaving the store with your new friend.

Instructions: Review the attached sheet and think about the questions on there – some will require some light research on the internet. Then you must answer the questions and think about how much you may need to budget for your new friend.

Goal: To understand the long-term costs of things before you buy them and how to budget to see if you can afford them. Planning and knowledge for long-term goals is so important.
Tips: Think of other things that are not on the attached sheet that you think you will need for your puppy.

TITLE: The Extinction of Polar Bears

Ages: 7 to 14 years

SUBJECT: Environment & Wildlife

Description: Polar Bears are beautiful animals that live in very cold regions of the world. Their numbers are dwindling, and they are heading towards extinction based on facts and science. That is a very bad problem because Polar Bears are a very important part of the eco-system in those regions.

Instructions: Research why Polar Bears are growing extinct and write a 30o word document in Microsoft Word on how and why they are becoming extinct. The last slide should summarize how we can first slow the process of extinction and then stop it altogether.

Goal: Understand why Polar Bears are growing extinct and how we can stop it.
Tips: Google has lots of information on Polar Bears.

TITLE: Appreciation of Depreciation

Ages: 7 to 14 years

SUBJECT: Personal & Business Finance

Description: Depreciation is an important part of personal and business finance. The definition of “depreciation” is an estimate of the decrease in the value of an item over time, caused by “wear and tear”, age, or general condition. The rate of depreciation is usually written as a percentage and items that depreciate are things like cars, bicycles, furniture, electronics, appliances, and sporting equipment.

Instructions: Go around your home and make a list of all the things you see like vehicles, furniture, electronics, appliances, and sporting equipment. Then find out what price your family paid for those items along with the date of purchase. Working with your family, estimate to determine what you think you can sell for those items for today. Then, you must figure out what the depreciation is on all the products you listed by subtracting the original cost by the current estimated value and use Microsoft Word to do this job.

Goal: Understand the basic concept behind depreciation by doing an exercise at home.
Tips: Depreciation is not perfect math and science.

TITLE: To be a Firefighter

Ages: 7 to 14 years

SUBJECT: Civil Service

Description: Firefighters are civil servants which means they work for the government. Firefighting is a dangerous but noble profession. Every town and city has a fire department with brave men and women who are there to protect you, your home and serve our communities. To be a firefighter, you must be qualified and have the proper skills and bravery to do this job.

Instructions: Go online and research what it takes to be a brave firefighter. There are things you need to do to become a firefighter so find out what those are and then write two or three short paragraphs on what those are using Microsoft Word.

Goal: Learn and understand what it takes to be a good and brave firefighter.
Tips: Search online by using these words – what does it take to be a firefighter?

TITLE: 1st Amendment in the Constitution

Ages: 7 to 14 years

SUBJECT: Government

Description: Imagine you live in a country where you are not allowed to say or write what you think or believe. The government controls what you see and read online, what you say in public, and voicing your opinion on things will land you in prison. Thankfully, that is not how things work in the United States. Many of our basic rights are protected by the First Amendment to The Constitution which has 5 separate freedoms.

Instructions: Research what those 5 freedoms are in the First Amendment to The Constitution and use Microsoft Word to create 5-bullet points of what they are with a one-sentence explanation on each.

Goal: Learn and understand what the 5 freedoms are in the First Amendment to The Constitution.
Tips: 1. Freedom of ___. 2. Freedom of ___. 3. Freedom of ___.  4. Freedom of ___. 5. Freedom of ___.

TITLE: My Sunny Delight

Ages: 7 to 14 years

SUBJECT: Comparative Shopping

Description: Sunny Delight is a delicious drink that you can buy at any supermarket. Like many food and drink items, Sunny Delight bottles are available in different sizes and which means they also have different prices. The different sizes with the different prices give you, “the customer”, the opportunity to decide which is “THE” better deal. The small Sunny Delight is 200 milliliters and they come in a four-pack and costs two dollars per pack. The larger Sunny Delight bottle is 1.25 liters and costs three dollars.

Instructions: To figure out if the Sunny Delight bottle is a better deal than the four-pack. First find out how many milliliters there are in a liter and then figure out how many milliliters a dollar buys you on both to see which is the better deal. Then write down your answer on Microsoft Word.

Goal: To learn how to comparative shop, so you understand what the better deals are in supermarkets and stores.
Tips: Milli is a unit of measurement that means a thousand

TITLE: National Monuments

Ages: 7 to 14 years

SUBJECT: National Heritage

Description: A monument is a type of structure that was created to remember a person or event from the past historic times. Monuments become important to groups of people for many reasons and they are also always fun places to visit so the whole family can understand history.

Instructions: Research how many national monuments there are and make a list of your top 5 monuments you want to visit with your family or friends. Use Microsoft Word to make a list of your 5 favorite monuments and write one line why you like those monuments.

Goal: Learn about national monuments and know the reasons why they are important to history.
Tips: Monuments are different than landmarks.

TITLE: The 7 Wonders of the Modern World

Ages: 7 to 14 years

SUBJECT:  Monuments

Description: The new 7 Wonders of the World was a campaign started in 2000 to choose Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. In 2011, the NEW wonders of the modern world were voted on by 100 million people and then declared.

Instructions: To watch the attached video on what The Seven Wonders of the Modern World are and then pick your favorite wonder and then scroll down to the left to watch the video on your favorite wonder. Then, answer the six questions on the attached sheet.

Goal: To learn and understand what the New Seven Wonders are and why they are culturally important across the globe.
Tips: Think about of why the seven wonders were chosen by so many people.

TITLE: How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000

SUBJECT:  Personal Finance

Description: Learning the basics of earning, saving, spending, and investing money is the foundation of financial literacy. This book enables children to learn the four foundational elements of personal finance so they grow financially savvy children. It is packed with lively illustrations to make more complex concepts easy to understand all as a way of building financial literacy, good decision-making, and the appreciation of a hard-earned dollar.

Instructions: Click on the main image to popup one page of this great book and read it as many times as you can to understand the 4 basic ways you can turn $100 into $1,000,000. Then answer 4 simple questions about the 4 basic ways you can turn $100 into $1,000,000.

Goal: Learn how to you to can manage money well so you don’t have problems with it.
Tips: The more you read the pages from the book, the more valuable it is to you.

Coming Soon!

Ages: 7 to 14 years

TITLE: How to Start a New Business

SUBJECT: Entrepreneurship

Description: Starting a business as a kid is exciting! With it, comes an opportunity to learn life-long skills that will help you become a successful adult. And, of course, there is the money you can earn! But how do you start a business as a kid in your state? Well, regardless of your age, you will need to follow pretty much the same business-related rules as to when starting a business as an adult.

Instructions: Research what you must do to set up a new company or business in your State and write the things you need to do to set that up. Use Microsoft Word to create bullet points for the steps.

Goal: Learn and understand what is required to start a new business in your State.
Tips: First thing, search the government department that is responsible for new businesses.

Coming Soon!

Ages: 7 to 14 years

TITLE: Fun Physical Activities at Home

SUBJECT: Health & Fitness

Description: Young kids need physical activity to build strength so they can have a healthy life today and tomorrow. Kids can do a variety of physical activities, sports, and games that fit their personalities, abilities, age, and interests at home if they are encouraged to do so.

Instructions: Brainstorm what physical activities and sports you can do that feel right to you and then make a list in Microsoft Word of 5 separate fun activities you can do at home for that daily dose of fitness.

Goal: Learn to be aware of how important it is to stay active at home during these unusual times.
Tips: The more fun the activities are, the more you will want to do them.

Coming Soon!

Ages: 7 to 14 years